How Galileo’s Invention Caused an Academic Scandal

In the early 17th century, Galileo Galilei enjoyed a celebrity status at the University of Padua, where he published his first work in 1606. But, when an eager rival accused him of plagiarism shortly theafter, Galileo’s integrity was called into question. In this First Look video, discover how the father of modern physics restored his good name and quashed claims of illegitimacy. Sotheby’s sale of The Erwin Tomash Library offers the rare opportunity to own the three seminal texts at the heart of this historic controversy (18–19 September | London)