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. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £1500

  4. BOTTO, Giuseppe Domenico.

    Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements...

    [Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

    An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie...

    £675

  5. CHOYSELAT, Prudent le.

    Discours oeconomique, non moins utile que...

    Rouen, Martin le Menestrier 1612 [but...

    Early edition of an interesting ‘way...

    £550

  6. DOPPLER, Christian.

    Über eine bei jeder Rotation des Fortpflanzungsmittels...

    Prag, Borrosch und André, 1844.

    extremely rare first edition of doppler’s...

    £1450

  7. ENGELMANN, Gottfried.

    Lithograph portrait of François Quesnay...

    c. 1830.

    This portrait of Quesnay in a characteristically...

    £350

  8. ESTIENNE, Charles.

    De dissectione partium corporis humani...

    Paris, Simon de Colines, 1545.

    an unusually clean, crisp, and unsophisticated...

    £32500

  9. EYRE, Henry.

    A Brief Account of the Holt Waters, containing...

    London: Printed for J. Roberts … 1731.

    First edition. The waters from Bath, Bristol...

    £750

  10. HENREY, Blanche Elizabeth Edith.

    British Botanical and Horticultural Literature...

    London: Oxford University Press, 1975.

    First edition. Henrey’s comprehensive...

    £250

  11. HIPPOCRATES.

    Opera Omnia [in Greek].

    Venice, Aldine Press, May 1526.

    a superb copy of the first edition in the...

    £65000

  12. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    The principles of science: a treatise on...

    London, Macmillan and Co., 1874.

    First edition of Jevons’ ‘most important...

    £1500

  13. KEELY, Patrick Cokayne.

    SEPSIS Get First Aid. The Ministry of Labour...

    London, Loxley Bros., 1943.

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of...

    £300

  14. [KEENE, Marian].

    The History of a tame Robin. Supposed to...

    London: Printed for Darton, Harvey, and...

    First and only edition. The tame Robin...

    £325

  15. KÖLLIKER, Albert von.

    Handbuch der Gewebelehre des Menschen für...

    Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1852.

    first edition, scarce. ‘A Swiss by birth,...

    £1600

  16. [MANTUANUS, Baptista].

    [MANTUANUS, Baptista]. De patientia aurei...

    Brescia, Bernardinus de Misintis, 30 May 1497.

    First edition of Mantuanus’s work containing...

    £10000

  17. MARSHAK, Samuil and Evgney Charushin.

    Les Poupons du Jardin d’Acclimatation...

    Moscow, Iskra Revolutsii, 1954.

    Handsome edition of this enduringly popular...

    £200

  18. MAYER, Ludwig.

    Studien über die Anatomie des Canalis...

    Munich: E. Stahl for J.J. Lentner, 1866.

    First edition. Studien über...

    £750

  19. MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista.

    Epistolae anatomicae duae, novas observationes,...

    Leiden, J. à Kerkhem, 1728.

    FIRST EDITION. ‘The two anatomical essays...

    £1200

  20. MUNDY [MUNDAY], Henry.

    Novum physicae hodiernae lumen quo mira...

    Leipzig, Typis Nisianis apud Johannem...

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

    £1000