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. BERNOULLI, Daniel.

    Q.D.B.V. Specimen inaugurale de usu medico...

    Basel, J.H. Decker, 1771.

    First edition of Daniel Bernoulli’s doctoral...

    £1650

  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. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  4. BUQUOY, Georg Franz August de Longueval, Freiherr von Vaux, Graf von.

    Die Theorie der Nationalwirthschaft nach...

    Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1815.

    First edition of all four parts of this...

    £12500

  5. CARBONARO, J.

    A. Nouveau traité d’arithmètique.

    Tournay, Blanquart, 1800.

    First edition, very rare, of a book on...

    £1200

  6. CARROLL, Lewis [i.e. Charles Lutwidge DODGSON].

    Symbolic Logic. Part I. Elementary [all...

    London & New York, Macmillan & Co., 1896.

    First edition. ‘The first part of Symbolic...

    £1650

  7. DUVILLARD DE DURAND, Emmanuel Étienne.

    Nouvelle formule pour trouver la hauteur...

    Paris, Deterville and widow Desray, 1826.

    First edition of a rare and neglected work...

    £500

  8. FABBRONI, Adamo.

    Dissertazione sopra il quesito Indicare...

    Faenza, Archi for Antonio Marcheselli...

    Second edition of a paper which won the...

    £400

  9. FISHER, George.

    The instructor: or, young man’s best...

    London, for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch,...

    Second edition, (first, 1727). ‘Volumes...

    £850

  10. FROST, Percival.

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

    London, Macmillan, 1880

    Second imprint of the third edition. This...

    £75

  11. [FUOCO, Francesco]. DE WELZ, Giuseppe.

    La Magia del credito svelata. Istituzione...

    Naples, Stamperia francese, 1824.

    First edition, presentation copy; the sheets...

    £4750

  12. HURRY, Thomas.

    Tables of interest, from one pound to five...

    One of two editions published in 1786,...

    £350

  13. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    Studies in Deductive Logic. A Manual for...

    London, Macmillan and Co., 1880.

    First edition. Jevons had been preoccupied...

    £500

  14. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    Remarks on the Australian Gold Fields....

    London, H Baillière, 1862.

    First edition. Jevon’s contribution is...

    £150

  15. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    The principles of science: a treatise on...

    London, Macmillan and Co., 1874.

    First edition of Jevons’ ‘most important...

    £1500

  16. [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

  17. LANDO, Giovanni Giacomo.

    Aritmetica mercantile … Nella quale...

    Naples, [Alexander Gratianus for] Tarquinio...

    Very rare first edition of one of the most...

    £3250

  18. LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm.

    Oeuvres philosophiques latines & françoises...

    Amsterdam et Leipzig, J. Schreuder, 1765.

    First edition of Leibniz’ fundamental...

    £3750

  19. LEYBOURN, William.

    Panarithmologia: or the trader’s sure...

    New corrected and enlarged edition, first...

    £150

  20. [MABBUT, George].

    Sir Isaac Newton’s tables for renewing...

    London, printed for Thomas Astley, 1742

    Sixth edition, first published in 1686,...

    £125