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. ALDROVANDI, Ulisse.

    De quadrupedibus solidipedibus volume integrum...

    Bologna, Vittoria Benacci for Girolamo...

    First editions of Aldrovandi’s works...

    £9500

  2. [ANDREAE, Johann Valentin.]

    Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio ...

    Strasburg, heirs of Lazarus Zetzner, 1619.

    a fine sammelband of four first editions...

    £12500

  3. [ANON.]

    The Gentleman’s compleat Jockey, with...

    London, Peter Parker, 1711.

    Fifth edition, very scarce, of an anonymous...

    £1750

  4. [ARISTOTLE – ELIAS.]

    Biblioteca Armeno-Georgica. I. Commentarii...

    St Petersburg, Academiae Imperialis Scientarum,...

    Uncommon edition, published by the Imperial...

    £250

  5. [ARITHMETIC.]

    Libretto di abbaco per istruzione de’...

    Roma, Si vende da Pietro Aureli alla Catena...


    Unrecorded issue of a printed ‘abacus’,...

    £240

  6. [ARNAULD, Antoine, and Pierre NICOLE.]

    La logique ou l’art de penser, contenant,...

    Paris, Jean Guignart, Charles Savreaux,...

    Scarce first edition of the work known...

    £2000

  7. ASTLEY, Philip.

    Astley’s System of equestrian Education,...

    London, T. Burton for S. Creed, [c. 1801].

    Fifth edition of a work on horse-training...

    £350

  8. ATABEY, Sefik E. – Leonora NAVARI.

    The Ottoman World. The Sefik E. Atabey...

    London: Bernard J. Shapero, 1998.

    First and only edition, limited to 750...

    £600

  9. BALDUINO, Girolamo.

    Quaesitum novum pulcherrimum, ac optatissimum...

    Naples, Raymundus Amatus, 1557.

    Scarce first editions of two early works...

    £1950

  10. [BALLANTINE, E.]

    Natural History of Quadrupeds, for Children,...

    London, Harvey & Darton, 1824.

    A scarce work, second edition, the first...

    £400

  11. BARBIERI, Lodovico.

    Trattato di psicologia nel quale si ragiona...

    Venice, Pietro Valvasense, 1756.

    First edition of the polymath Barbieri’s...

    £500

  12. BARET de Rouvray, René.

    La marechallerie françoise, où le traitté...

    Paris, Sebastien Piquet, 1654.

    Third edition, expanded, of a very rare...

    £1200

  13. BARTHOLIN, Thomas, and Caspar BARTHOLIN the younger (editor).

    De unicornu observationes novae. Secunda...

    Amsterdam, Henricus Wetstein, 1678.

    First illustrated edition (second overall)...

    £1500

  14. BARTJENS, Willem.

    De vernieuwde cyfferinge … waer uyt men...

    Amsterdam, Michiel de Groot, 1677.

    Rare, early edition of Bartjens’ classic...

    £3750

  15. BARTLET, John.

    Pharmacopoeia hippiatrica, or the Gentleman...

    Eton, J. Pote for T. Pote, 1764.

    First edition, published at Eton....

    £850

  16. BARTLET, John.

    The Gentleman Farrier’s Repository of...

    Philadelphia, Joseph Crukshank, 1775.

    Rare first American edition of Bartlet’s...

    £850

  17. [BERKENHOUT, John].

    Clavis anglica Linguæ botanicæ; or, a...

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

    First edition, dedicated to John Hope of...

    £325

  18. 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

  19. BIGLAND, John.

    Letters on natural History, exhibiting...

    London, James Cundee for Longman, Hurst...

    Scarce first edition of Bigland’s...

    £200