A History Recorded in the Margins

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Science  30 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5671, pp. 686
DOI: 10.1126/science.1097380

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The Book Nobody Read Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus. by Owen Gingerich. Walker, New York, 2004. 320 pp. $25, C$38.95. ISBN 0-8027-1415-3.

Gingerich describes the reception accorded Copernicus's De revolutionibus and his own adventures chasing extant copies and examining them for annotations and marginalia in order to refute Arthur Koestler's claim that the book was essentially unread.