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De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres), written by Nicolaus Copernicus and published in 1543, presents Copernicus's evidence and arguments in support of heliocentric theory, principally that the Earth revolves around the sun, contrasting with the Ptolemaic, or geocentric model, which maintained the Earth was the center of the universe. 

This copy contains extensive marginalia from a circle of astronomers located in Paris in the decade following the book's publication.  Additionally, Georg Rheticus's Narratio Prima, published in 1540 as a primer to De rev, was bound into this volume. 

 
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