Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 by Maria Celeste Galilei

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When she was thirteen, Virginia Galilei, eldest daughter of the great scientist Galileo, was placed in a convent in Florence and took the name Suor Maria Celeste. Unable to see him except on his occasional visits, she wrote him continually, as her 124 surviving letters (which Galileo kept) attest. Now, for the first time, all of these letters are reproduced in English, translated by Dava Sobel, and in their original Italian, and Ms. Sobel has also written an introduction and annotations placing the letters in historical context.

Viking: 2001.
ISBN: 9780670043064. 377 pp.
Translated by Dava Sobel.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.
Gift inscription on front free endpaper.