Galileo The Starry Messenger
Two points: This book is well constructed inside and out.
It is an excellent addition to my library.
February 7, 2014
Perhaps the best version ever available.
I would recommend this book for anyone interested in history, astronomy or science. Its place in history is unquestionable, this excellent representation and context is unique. The additional material adds perspective and understanding previously left to the reader to assume or invest time and energy into discovering. Here in one volume is the original material, an excellent translation, historical perspective, provenance and fantastic printing and binding! A tremendous value! Such a wonderful book!
December 31, 2013
Thank you for this book. The intellectual side of me appreciates the ability to view the original text, as well as read the translation and the scholarly papers in one place. The sensual part of me loves the feel of the paper, the quality of the print, and the clarity of the images. The only reason I dropped a star on Quality is that I would have preferred either a leather or fabric cover.
I hope that there will be more collaborations between Levenger and the Library of Congress and/or other great libraries in the future.
October 4, 2013