The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, stands as one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.
De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium – Copernicus | Easton Press 1993
Nicolaus Copernicus; A. M Duncan translator
Easton Press, 1993
De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres) by Nicolaus Copernicus. Easton Press, 1993. Bound in full leather, gilt decorations. All edges gilt. A beautiful copy in Mint condition, LIKE NEW.