4to, mm. 310x230; Contemporary binding in boards, double frame with floral motifs at the corners and a large florist at the center of the covers; pp. (4), 133, 4, 183, XC; 22 copper plates engraved by F. Lasinio, Dotti e Bedetti, all mounted on a small guard of the width of the vol. Specimen n. 377 with sending autograph of the secretary F. Tartini to prof. Pietro Conticini. Fresh specimen, spine remounted.
Precious edition illustrated. It is the best edition of the only publication of the Cimento Academy: it contains the descriptions of the experiments carried out by scientists in the 17th century, Borelli, Steno, Redi, Cassini and the two students of Galileo, Viviani and Torricelli. The text is written by Count Lorenzo Magalotti, and includes reports of experiments on air temperature and pressure, including the Torricelli barometer invention, velocity of sound and light, phosphorescence, magnetism, amber And other electrical organs, freezing water. This edition was printed in a few hundred copies at the Third Congress of Italian Scientists, held in Florence in 1841.
Riccardi: â€œInteressantissime sono in particolare le notizie dellâ€™Antinori per la storia delle matematiche in Toscana e per la storia della scuola Galileiana.â€ Le 22 tavole incise su rame da Lasinio, Dotti e Bedetti, illustrano le piu importanti scoperte scientifiche del XVII secolo.