London and New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1959. 1st edition in English. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of the definitive biography of Johannes Kepler (1571-1630); the author, Max Caspar, is considered “the dean of Kepler scholars.” The volume focuses on Kepler’s scientific work, but is also inclusive of his life as a whole.

"Scholars and general readers will be delighted not only with the erudition of this work but also with the way in which Professor Caspar treats both Kepler's public life, as assistant to Tycho Brahé, the Danish astronomer, and as Court Mathematician at Prague, Linz and Ulm and his private life: his mother's trial as a witch, his own lifelong fear of persecution for his religious beliefs and his difficulties in choosing one of eleven possible young women as his second wife" (Caspar, Kepler dustjacket).

CONDITION & DETAILS: London & New York: Abelard-Schuman. Translated & edited by C. Doris Hellman. First published in German. Blue cloth hardcover with dustjacket. The binding is solid, tight, and in perfect condition. The dustjacket is bright and clean with minor scuffing at the edges. The interior is also bright and clean. 401pp. 8vo. 23 cm. Item #1198

Price: $55.00