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October 19, 2019, 7:56 pm UTC    
September 07, 2018 10:55AM
The story of the, at first, successful forgery of
Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius Martayan and Lan" is quite
interesting. Below, there are an interesting lecture
about, which is initially overly academic, and an
open access book to read about the forgery. It is
interesting how the expectation of a "great discovery"
might have led expert to overlook some "red flags"
about its authenticity.

Some articles are:

A Very Rare Book
The mystery surrounding a copy of Galileo’s pivotal treatise.
By Nicholas Schmidl, The New Yorker, December 13, 2018
[www.newyorker.com]

How a Book Thief Forged a Rare Edition of Galileo’s Scientific
Work, and Almost Pulled it Off in Books | February 11th, 2014
[www.openculture.com]

Unmasking a Galileo Forgery
Albert Van Helden, First Published July 25, 2014
[doi.org]
[journals.sagepub.com]

An online lecture mostly about this forgery”

"Fake, Facsimile, Print: The Techniques and Technologies
of Textual Reproduction, 1450 To The Future.
CAS MillerComm 2015 Nick Wilding
[www.youtube.com]

The open-access book is:

A Galileo Forgery: Unmasking the New York Sidereus Nuncius
Horst Bredekamp,Irene Brückle & Paul Needham. Vol. iii of
Galileo’s O, edited by & Horst Bredekamp (Walter de Gruyter,
Berlin, 2014). Pp. 102. ISBN 978-3-11-035464-5.
[www.degruyter.com]
[www.degruyter.com]

Yours,

Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)
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The Forgery of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius Martayan and Lan"

Paul H. September 07, 2018 10:55AM



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