Galileo Galilei – Sidereus Nuncius

In 1999 the editor Alessandro Sartori wrote “C’è da raccontare il cielo” (There’s to tell the sky) to introduce the print of “Siderus Nuncius” of Galilei. He imagined the great scientist studying the secrets of the sky in the dark of the night.

The Sidereus Nuncius (usually Starry Messenger) is an astronomical treatise published in 1610. It is based on studies and experiments made through a telescope..

The observation led to the discovery of: mountains and patches on the moon, satellites of Jupiter and the structure of Milky Way. The book, written in Latin, was dedicated to the international community of European intellectuals.

This edition, introduced by Cesare Barbieri and Francesco Bertola, features reproductions of drawings, notes and writings of Galileo, “Canzoni e rime per le stelle” (Songs and rhymes for the stars) of Andrea Salvatori.


Features: 35 full-page illustrations and 4 dry embossing, including Galileo’ signature
Languages: Italian and English
Format: 7,5×13,5 cm
No. of pages: 160
Paper: Alcantara 130 gr
Composition: movable type Monotype
Print: printing press
Binding: full leather in brown, red and blue colors
Edition: 1.500 copies, 500 of which are decorated with a relief of Cecco Bonanotte, each numbered and signed by the artist
Packaging: cardboard box, cloth box and wooden box