IN my review of the Salusbury translation of Galileo's “Dialogue”, revised by Giorgio de Santillana, in Nature of September 7, I wrote that this was the first modern edition of the work in the English language. Mr. J. B. Mack, librarian of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has, however, directed my attention to an earlier English translation, which was published in 19531. I hasten to repair the injustice involuntarily done to the author of the latter work.
“Galileo Galilei, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems—Ptolemaic and Copernican”. Translated by Stillman Drake. Foreword by Albert Einstein. Pp. xxvii + 496. (University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1953.)
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DIJKSTERHUIS, E. Galileo on the Ptolemaic and Copernican Systems. Nature 180, 1374 (1957). https://doi.org/10.1038/1801374b0
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