Video Fridays: Conversing with the Starry Messenger

Credit: IC6.G1333.610s, Houghton Library, Harvard University, via Wikipedia.

Printer’s device from Sidereus Nuncius, 1610.

Sharing today a one-hour presentation on Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius (Venice, 1610) in which Nick Wilding, professor of history at Georgia State University, and Jason W. Dean, vice president for special collections at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri, discuss intriguing recent discoveries about the early ownership of Linda Hall’s Sidereus Nuncius that provide insight into the production of the book and into Galileo’s world.

Conversing with the Starry Messenger from Linda Hall Library on Vimeo.