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Antiquariat - Kunsthandlung Johannes Müller
Stand E06

Kepler`s longest and most influential work

Kepler Johannes

Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae usitata forma quastionum & responsionum conscripta, inque VII libros digesta, quorum tres hi priores sunt de doctrina sphaerica. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Linz, J. Plancus 1618. 8°. 14 Bll., 417 (recte 409) S., mit zahlr. Textholzschnitten, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit., [ 1618 ]

VD17 39:120913U - Caspar 55 - Houzeau-L. 11831 - Zinner 4662 - PMM 112.-
First edition of the first part (book 1-3 of 7).- The work was intended as a textbook, divided into seven books. The „Epitome“ covers much of Kepler's earlier thinking, as well as his later positions on physics, metaphysics and archetypes. „The first three books of this compendium deal mainly with spheric astronomy. Occasionally Kepler went beyond the conventional subject matter, considering, for example, the spatial distribution of stars and atmospheric refraction. Of special interest are the arguments for the motions of the earth; in describing the relativity of motion, he went considerably further than Copernicus and correctly formulated the principles later given more detailed treatment in Galileo`s ,Dialogo’ (1632). Because of these arguments, and as a result of the anti-Coperican furor stirred up by Galileo`s polemical writings, the Epitome was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum in 1619“ (DSB VII, 302f.).- Partly slightly brown-spotted, title & first leaf with small supplemented wormholes, pastedown with worming, contemporary vellum.

Erste Ausgabe des ersten Teils (Buch 1-3 von 7) enthält in sich abgeschlossen die Sphärenlehre (die Tle. 2 „Physica coelestis“ u. 3 „Doctrina theorica“ mit den Büchern 4-7 erschienen 1620/21).- Keplers groß angelegtes Lehrbuch der kopernikanischen Astronomie ist seine zusammenfassende Darstellung des astronomischen Weltbildes. Das Werk wurde sofort nach Erscheinen auf den Index gestellt.- Titel mit hs Besitzvermerk „Ex libris Pauli Hayteri 1620“, tls. leicht braunfleckig, Titel u. erstes Bl. mit kl. ergänzt. Wurmlöcher, Ebd. etw. fleckig, Innendeckel mit kl. Wurmgängen.
£5,510