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. BOTTO, Giuseppe Domenico.

    Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements...

    [Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

    An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie...

    £675

  2. BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE.

    Report of the First [-Eighth] Meetings.

    London, John Murray, 1833-39.

    ‘The principal effort in the initial...

    £1200

  3. FROST, Percival.

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

    London, Macmillan, 1880

    Second imprint of the third edition. This...

    £75

  4. [GARDONE Valtrompia].

    COMINAZZI, Marco. Cenni sulla fabbrica...

    Brescia, F. Speranza, 1850.

    First edition, very rare, with apparently...

    £1000

  5. HELMHOLTZ, Hermann von.

    Das Denken in der Medizin.

    Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1877.

    first edition of a wide-ranging philosophical...

    £350

  6. JANSSEN, Pierre Jules César.

    A Collection of 58 Offprints.

    Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1874-95

    an outstanding collection of offprints...

    £11000

  7. LOMONOSOV, Mikhail Vasilievich.

    [Spine label:] Opera academica.

    St. Petersburg, Typis Academiae Scientiarum,...

    I. Panegyricus Elisabetae Augustae Russiarum...

    £16500

  8. MARZAGLIA, Gaetano.

    Fascetto di pratiche matematiche spiegato...

    Verona, Ramanzini, 1780.

    Much enlarged second edition of a rare...

    £1150

  9. MEITNER, Lise and Otto R. FRISCH.

    On the Products of the Fission of Uranium...

    Copenhagen, Ejnar Munksgaard, 1939.

    first edition of this highly important...

    £1100

  10. PARKER, Thomas Netherton.

    Leaves out of the book of a country gentleman.

    Oswestry, printed and sold by W. Price...

    First and only edition of this very rare...

    £1950

  11. RIEMANN, Georg Friedrich Bernhard.

    Ein Beitrag zu den Untersuchungen über...

    Göttingen, Dieterichsche Buchhandlung, 1861.

    the very rare offprint issue from the abhandlungen...

    £1400

  12. ROY, William.

    Experiments and observations made in Britain...

    London, J. Nichols, 1778.

    First separate edition of these papers,...

    £850

  13. SACCHI, Giovenale.

    Del numero e delle misure delle corde musiche...

    Milan, [Giuseppe Mazzucchelli (colophon)],...

    First edition of Sacchi’s first work:...

    £2250

  14. SAVÉRIEN, Alexandre.

    Histoire des philosophes modernes, avec...

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

    A very appealing copy in a contemporary...

    £6000

  15. SCHÖFFLER, Benedict.

    Die Phototelegraphie und das Elektrische...

    Wien und Leipzig, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1898.

    A treatise by a German artillery officer...

    £750

  16. ST-THOMAS, Auguste de.

    L’inondation de Saint-Pétersbourg. Le...

    St Petersburg, de l’imprimerie du Département...

    First edition, and the second copy recorded,...

    £850

  17. WATT, James.

    PORTABLE COPYING MACHINE.

    [Birmingham], James Watt & Co., [1795].

    ‘An outstanding piece of copying equipment...

    £22500

  18. WOOD, John George.

    The Principles and Practise of Sketching...

    London, printed for the author, 1813 [-1815].

    First edition of J. G. Wood’s last and...

    £2250