he extraordinary adventure which has freed man from the "closed world", projecting him into the incommensurable spaces of the "infinite universe" has certainly had Galileo Galilei among its most outstanding protagonists.
The National Edition of his works represents a veritable monument to the genius and to the singular tenacity of the scientist. The 11,500 pages contain not only all that Galileo wrote but also all the documents useful to perfectly understand the often dramatic events of a life entirely devoted to the intellectual and moral progress of humanity. In these works Galileo, one of the classics of Italian literature, offers the reader splendidly written pages.
His crisp, fluent, lively prose, proves to be an invaluable instrument to express the most complex thoughts with extraordinary naturalness, as well as an unequalled masterpiece of scientific language.
The National Edition originated from an initiative of the publishing house Barbčra and was entrusted to the care of the great Galileo scholar Antonio Favaro. As such, it gathers in orderly arrangement the published and unpublished writings of the scientist from Pisa, including the whole bulk of his correspondence and the participation of supporters and detractors in the debate provoked by the new discoveries in astronomy. It also includes the most accurate and precious reproduction of Galileo’s star charts, of the drawings and sketches employed by him in order to clarify graphically his own thought, and finally the biographical accounts by his contemporaries. The volumes are complemented by an extensive critical and philological apparatus.
The works are in 20 volumes in 21 tomes (size 215 x 295 mm) printed on handmade paper for a total of 11,500 pages, with numerous illustrations, facsimiles and plates. The edition is available in paperback, half leather and full leather