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. [ANDREAE, Johann Valentin.]

    Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio ...

    Strasburg, heirs of Lazarus Zetzner, 1619.

    a fine sammelband of four first editions...

    £12500

  2. AUBREY, John.

    Miscellanies, viz. I. Day-Fatality. II....

    London: Printed for Edward Castle … 1696.

    First edition of Aubrey’s entertaining...

    £950

  3. BALBIAN, Josse van (also Justus a Balbian).

    Tractatus septem, de lapide philosophico...

    Leiden, Christoffel Raphelengius at the...

    Very rare first edition of Balbian’s...

    £3500

  4. BECHER, Johann Joachim.

    Institutiones chimicae prodromae, id est...

    Amsterdam, Elizeus Weyerstrat, 1664.

    first edition (?) becher’s oedipus chimicus,...

    £2700

  5. 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

  6. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £1500

  7. BÖHME, Jakob.

    The Way to Christ Discovered.

    Manchester, Joseph Harrop, 1752.

    The scarce and handsomely printed first...

    £650

  8. ECKARTSHAUSEN, Karl von, Hofrath.

    Die zehn Gebothe des Herrn, in sittlichen...

    Augsburg, Johann Bapt. Balthasar Merz, 1790.

    First edition of Eckhartshausen’s exposition...

    £450

  9. FLUDD, Robert.

    Philosophia Moysaica. In qua sapientia...

    Gouda, Petrus Rammazenius, 1638.

    a very good copy in contemporary vellum...

    £8500

  10. GICHTEL, Johann Georg and Johann Georg GRABER.

    Eine kurtze Eröfnung und Anweisung der...

    [N. p.], 1723.

    scarce first edition, published posthumously....

    £1900

  11. KUNCKEL VON LÖWENSTERN, Johann.

    Collegium physico-chemicum experimentale,...

    Hamburg and Leipzig, Samuel Heyl, 1716.

    the rare first edition of a famous chemical...

    £4000

  12. MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION OF ALCHEMICAL TREATISES AND RECIPES IN LATIN.

    Northern Italy [?Genova], late 17th –...

    a superb collection of alchemical texts.

    £42500

  13. MUNDY [MUNDAY], Henry.

    Novum physicae hodiernae lumen quo mira...

    Leipzig, Typis Nisianis apud Johannem...

    Second edition of a rare work on chemistry,...

    £1000

  14. [PARACELSUS.] [NEOTECHNUS, Henricus, editor.]

    Deus, qui transfert & stabilit regna. VI....

    [n.p., 1620.]

    A very rare edition of this collection...

    £850

  15. PARACELSUS, Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim.

    Archidoxa ... zwoelff Buecher, darin alle...

    Munich, Adam Berg, 1570.

    a very rare and apparently unrecorded issue...

    £4500

  16. POMPONAZZI, Pietro.

    Opera.

    [Basel, Henricus Petri, 1567].

    Rare first edition of Pomponazzi’s essay...

    £7500

  17. PORTA, Giovanni Battista della.

    De occultis literarum notis seu artis animi...

    Montbéliard, Jaques Foillet for Lazarus...

    Third edition (the second authorised),...

    £2500

  18. RESCH, Johann Ulrich.

    Osiandrische Experiment von Sole, Luna...

    Nuremberg, heirs of Johann Andreas and...

    Very rare first edition of Resch’s account...

    £1800

  19. RHENANUS, Johann.

    Solis e puteo emergentis: sive dissertationis...

    Frankfurt, Anton Hummius, 1613-15.

    first edition of Rhenanus’ influential...

    £3000

  20. RICHARDUS ANGLICUS.

    Correctorium alchymiae ... Das is reformierte...

    Strasbourg, Bernard Jobin, 1581.

    first edition of ‘a very rare collection’...

    £6000