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. [BERKENHOUT, John].

    Clavis anglica Linguæ botanicæ; or, a...

    London: Printed for the Author. Sold by...

    First edition, dedicated to John Hope of...

    £325

  2. BERRYAT, Jean, et al., editors.

    Receuil de Mémoires, ou Collection de...

    Dijon, Auxerre, Paris and Liège, F. Desventes,...

    The scarce first collected edition of these...

    £6000

  3. BOTTO, Giuseppe Domenico.

    Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements...

    [Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

    An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie...

    £675

  4. BRUECKMANN, Franz Ernst.

    De Cervo Volante et eius Hybernaculo.

    Wolfenbüttel, [for the author], 1739

    First and only edition of the earliest...

    £475

  5. CADE, Tom J. and R. David DIGBY, artist.

    The Falcons of the World.

    London: William Collins and Co. Limited, 1982.

    First British edition. A comprehensive...

    £45

  6. C[OLOMBO]. A[POTHECARIES]. CO. LTD.

    Caryota Urens (Kitul), Botanical Study,

    circa 1880–90s.

    Charles Scowen arrived in Ceylon around...

    £250

  7. COOK, Captain James – Johann Reinhold and (Johann) Georg Adam FORSTER.

    Characteres generum plantarum, quas in...

    London: B. White, T. Cadell, & P. Elmsly, 1776.

    First edition. Johann Reinhold Forster...

    £5000

  8. DVIGUBSKII, Ivan Alekseevich.

    Opyt estestvennoi istorii vsekh zhivotnykh...

    Moscow, University Press, 1831

    First edition, rare, one of a series of...

    £2000

  9. ESTRIDGE, Henry Watley.

    Six Years in Seychelles; with Photographs...

    [?London: ?the author], 1885.

    First edition. Following a period in the...

    £6000

  10. HENREY, Blanche Elizabeth Edith.

    British Botanical and Horticultural Literature...

    London: Oxford University Press, 1975.

    First edition. Henrey’s comprehensive...

    £250

  11. MEŸER, Henry Leonard.

    Coloured Illustrations of British Birds,...

    London: S. & J. Bentley, Wilson, and Fley...

    Second octavo edition. Meÿer’s...

    £2800

  12. [NORTH, Roger].

    A discourse of fish and fish-ponds…

    London, E. Curll, 1713.

    First edition. A popular treatise on freshwater...

    £650

  13. RAUCH, François Antoine.

    Harmonie hydro-végétale et météorologique,...

    Paris, Levrault, 1802.

    the scarce first edition of one of the...

    £2700

  14. RÉAUMUR, René-Antoine Ferchault de.

    Pratique de l’art de faire éclorre et...

    Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1751.

    The third edition (first 1749) of one of...

    £250

  15. REDOUTÉ, Pierre Joseph.

    Les Roses, peintes par P.J.R. Descrites...

    Paris, C.F.L. Panckoucke, 1824.

    First 8vo edition of Redouté’s gargantuan...

    £22500

  16. [SCHLOSSER, Johann Albert]. BODDAERT, Pieter.

    Epistola ad virum celeberrimum Johannem...

    Amsterdam, apud Cornelium van Tongerlo, 1770

    First and only edition of Boddaert’s...

    £675

  17. [SCHLOSSER, Johann Albert.] BODDAERT, Pieter.

    Epistola ad virum amplissimum W. Roell...

    Amsterdam, Kornelis van Tongerlo, 1770.

    First and only edition of Boddaert’s...

    £675

  18. [SCHLOSSER, Johann Albert]. BODDAERT, Pieter.

    Epistola ad … Hier. Dav. Gaubium …...

    Amsterdam, apud M. Magerum, 1772.

    First and only edition of Boddaert’s...

    £675

  19. SCOWEN & CO.

    Kigelia Pinnata,

    circa 1880s, printed 1890s.

    Charles Scowen arrived in Ceylon around...

    £500

  20. SQUIRES, Richard F.

    Typescript letter to John Derek Smith,...

    dated Gladsaxe [Denmark], December 7, 1965.

    Squires’ main research was into multiple...

    £180