The Stillman Drake Collection
The Thomas J. Fisher Rare Book Library at the university of Toronto houses the Stillman Drake colleciton of Galileana. The late Stillman Drake, one of the most renown Galileo scholars and professor at IHPST, bequeathed his world-class colleciton of books, pamphlets, and ephermera to the Fisher library where this resource is now available to researchers.

A selection of the collection is presented below.





Galileo Galilei
Portrait from Il Saggitore
Dialogue Concerning Two Chief World Systems
Sagredo, Simplicio, and Salviati
Il Saggitore
Title Page
Discourses (Two New Sciences)
Title Page
Stillman Drake believed that this Note in the Fisher Copy of Il Saggitore was in Galileo's own hand.





Copernicus, De Revolutionibus
Title Page
Johannes Kepler, Hyperaspisted
Title Page
-- in defense of Tycho Brahe
Guidobaldo del Monte
on the Archimedean Screw
Christiaan Huyghens, Kosmographia (1671)
Title Page
Santucci, On Comets
Title Page





Helvetius, Selenographia
Title Page
Gregorius's Problemata??
Borelli, De Motu Animalium
Title Page
Strength of Materials
Dialogo (detail) Salviati holds a model of the universe while in the background, the Venetian Arsenal may be seen.





Evangelista Torricelli
Borelli
Human Mechanics
Borelli
The Body as Lever
Borelli
Springs in Amimals
Borelli
Hydrostatics





Helvetius' full moon
Causberg's proposed book on Copernican astronomy (MS)
Santucci's Motion of a Comet
Christiaan Huyghens
Planetary Orbits
Christiaan Huyghens
Planets' Dimensions





Christiaan Huyghens
Saturn
Kepler's Platonic Solids
Kepler's Platonic Solids (detail)
Heavily Annotated Sphaera of Sacrobosco
Heavily Annotated Sphaera of Sacrobosco

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The Drake Collection is available to qualified researchers at the Fisher Rare Book Library. For more information on opening times and access, please visit their web page.

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For information on obtaining photographic reproduction of these or other images in their extensive scientific book holdings, please contact the photoreprographic division. Sincere thanks to Richard Landon, Fisher's chief librarian for permission to mount these images.