1st Folio printing, 2013. As new and unread. Interior is clean and unmarked aside from 1.5cm x 1.5cm circular stain to the front flyleaf. Green buckram boards are clean and unmarked. Corners are sharp and square. Bright gilt titles and illustration to the spine with an extraordinary bright gilt & ink illustration to the front board. Plain black paper slip case has light shelfwear to show. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour photos, line drawings and historical documents. Absolute stunner of a book. A giant of science, Galileo was an astronomer, physicist, engineer and inventor, all of which got him tried by the inquisition. He was found “vehemently suspect of heresy", barely avoiding the noose, he spent the remainder of his life under house arrest.