The Ash Wednesday Supper [ La Cena De Le Ceneri ].
The Hague: Mouton, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 174pp. Purple cloth with gilt lettering to spine, b&w illustrations, index. Includes an Introduction and notes which place him in the history of science. "The Ash Wednesday Supper," is the first and best known of the six philosophical dialogues in Italian that Bruno published while living in London. It grew out of his debate with leading scholars of Oxford, who suspected that Bruno's largely supported Copernicus' theory as a way of promoting his own hermetic reform. In addition to the scholarly/philosophical argument presented "Bruno's acrimonious description of life in the London of his day shows him at his best as an writer and makes his book a valuable source for social history as well." A hint of discoloration to the boards and a touch of bruising to their bottom edge, edges of text block a little dusty, owner's name on front free endpaper, else a tight, bright, VG+ copy in VG+ dust jacket. (Dust jacket has a short closed tear to the back panel and is a little rubbed at the edges. Not clipped, now protected by removable mylar cover. ). Item #70751