Science

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Science at Quaritch is broadly defined, ranging from medicine, anatomy, pharmacology (including herbals) and natural history to astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

An interest in the origins of modern chemistry has led to a specialisation in works on alchemy and distillation, and from there we have also branched out into occultism and hermeticism. We have developed an interest in gastronomy and books on nutrition and wine, an area which over the years has become one of our specialities.
  1. DOPPLER, Christian.

    Über eine bei jeder Rotation des Fortpflanzungsmittels...

    Prag, Borrosch und André, 1844.

    extremely rare first edition of doppler’s...

    £1450

  2. FONTANA, Francesco.

    Novae coelestium terrestriumq[ue] rerum...

    Naples, Gaffaro, 1646.

    very rare first edition, complete with...

    £38000

  3. FROST, Percival.

    Newton’s Principia, First Book, Sections...

    London, Macmillan, 1880

    Second imprint of the third edition. This...

    £75

  4. [KEPLER.] REITLINGER, Edmund, and Carl Woldemar von NEUMANN.

    Johannes Kepler. Vier Bücher in drei Theilen....

    Stuttgart, Carl Grüninger, 1868.

    first edition of the first part of a projected...

    £700

  5. LOMONOSOV, Mikhail Vasilievich.

    [Spine label:] Opera academica.

    St. Petersburg, Typis Academiae Scientiarum,...

    I. Panegyricus Elisabetae Augustae Russiarum...

    £16500

  6. NEWTON, Sir Isaac.

    Optice: sive de Reflexionibus, Refractionibus,...

    London, Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, 1706.

    first latin edition, translated from the...

    £9000

  7. PICCOLOMINI, Alessandro.

    Della sfera del mondo ... divisa in libri...

    Venice, Nicolo de Bascarini, 1552.

    A collected edition, using the same woodcuts,...

    £2500

  8. PLUCHE, Noël-Antoine.

    The History of the Heavens, considered...

    London: Printed [by Samuel Richardson]...

    First edition in English of Histoire...

    £1000

  9. SAVÉRIEN, Alexandre.

    Histoire des philosophes modernes, avec...

    Paris, Brunet, François, la veuve François,...

    A very appealing copy in a contemporary...

    £6000

  10. STRUVE, Otto Wilhelm.

    Übersicht der Tätigkeit der Nicolai-Hauptsternwarte...

    St. Petersburg, Buchdruckerei der Kaiserlichen...

    First edition of Otto Struve’s description...

    £750