Galileo's Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror

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Introduction: The Hague, 1608

1. On this transformation, see Mario Biagioli, Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), 10–12, 27–44, 77–34· For enlightening recent discussions of craft secrecy and humanist openness, and the relationship of artisanal knowledge to scientific practice, see Pamela O. Long, Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001), and Pamela H. Smith, The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004).

2. Stillman Drake, “Galileo and the Telescope,” in Drake, Galileo Studies (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1970), 140–155; Drake, Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), 137–139; Gaetano Cozzi, Paolo Sarpi tra Venezia e l'Europa (Turin: Giulio Einaudi, 1979), 179–180; Galileo Galilei, Sidereus Nuncius or The Sidereal Messenger, trans. and annot. Albert van Helden (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989), 4–5; Galileo Galilei, Le Messager céleste, trans. with introduc

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