ADAM OF A NEW WORLD.
Price: $75.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: Ivor Nicholson & Watson.
Date Published: 1936.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Condition: Very Good in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 303554
First Edition. Octavo, original brown cloth titled in black on spine panel. 393 pp. Irregular browning of endpapers, some slight foxing to page edges, else a fine copy in the original pictorial dust jacket which has small tears at the edges and a small waterstrike on the spine panel. An attractive copy.
¶ A biographical novel of the final years of Giordano Bruno [1548-1600], burned at the stake for heresy by the Roman inquisition. Cosmologist, Astrologer, Neoplatonist and Hermeticist, Bruno formed scientific world views - such as the sun being a star, and the universe being comprised of millions of stars, each of which could support a planetary system and possibly extraterrestrial life - which were at direct odds with the teachings of the Catholic church. He is a major figure in the evolution of modern scientific thought. An excellent book, including a chapter set in a 16th Century Italian bookshop.