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A Universal Lexicon.

Somerville, MA: Sarah Hulsey, 2018. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "In one of the most important scientific treatises of his era, Galileo compared the act of understanding the universe to reading a book in the language of mathematics. By comprehending the symbols and figures of this “grand book,” one could avoid wandering about in a dark labyrinth of confusion. This artist’s book uses the vehicle of translation—between languages, of text to image, and across domains of language—to illuminate the mathematics and science of linguistics underlying Galileo’s text. Illustrations representing the sounds, syntax, and logic alternate between Italian and English, providing a route through the arguments of the text." [artist statement]. Fine in Fine Slipcase. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Quarterbound, brown leather spine, printed paper boards, black ink lettering, two fold-out leaves; matching slipcase in brown cloth. 12mo. np (approx 8pp). Illus. (b/w plates). Limited edition, signed by the author. Item #10516

Price: $850.00

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