Title: Galileo, illustration from Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche (Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations concerning the Two New Sciences of Mechanics and Local Motions), Leiden, 1638
Original Format: photograph: negative
Description: The illustration is from the second day of Galileo’s Discourses, and shows that the resistance of a solid body to breaking is dependent upon its length and thickness.
Collection: Rare Books
Caltech Archives ID: RB-GG1638-2