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. 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

  3. BECHER, Johann Joachim.

    Institutiones chimicae prodromae, id est...

    Amsterdam, Elizeus Weyerstrat, 1664.

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

    £2700

  4. [BERKENHOUT, John].

    Clavis anglica Linguæ botanicæ; or, a...

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

    First edition, dedicated to John Hope of...

    £325

  5. BERNOULLI, Daniel.

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

    Basel, J.H. Decker, 1771.

    First edition of Daniel Bernoulli’s doctoral...

    £1650

  6. 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

  7. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £1500

  8. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  9. BOTTO, Giuseppe Domenico.

    Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements...

    [Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

    An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie...

    £675

  10. 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

  11. BRUECKMANN, Franz Ernst.

    De Cervo Volante et eius Hybernaculo.

    Wolfenbüttel, [for the author], 1739

    First and only edition of the earliest...

    £475

  12. BUNON, Robert.

    Essay sur les maladies des dents, ou l’on...

    Paris, [Joseph Bullot for] Briasson, Chaubert,...

    A fine sammelband of all of Bunon’s separately...

    £2750

  13. CHOYSELAT, Prudent le.

    Discours oeconomique, non moins utile que...

    Rouen, Martin le Menestrier 1612 [but...

    Early edition of an interesting ‘way...

    £550

  14. C[OLOMBO]. A[POTHECARIES]. CO. LTD.

    Caryota Urens (Kitul), Botanical Study,

    circa 1880–90s.

    Charles Scowen arrived in Ceylon around...

    £250

  15. 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

  16. DVIGUBSKII, Ivan Alekseevich.

    Opyt estestvennoi istorii vsekh zhivotnykh...

    Moscow, University Press, 1831

    First edition, rare, one of a series of...

    £2000

  17. ECKARTSHAUSEN, Karl von, Hofrath.

    Die zehn Gebothe des Herrn, in sittlichen...

    Augsburg, Johann Bapt. Balthasar Merz, 1790.

    First edition of Eckhartshausen’s exposition...

    £450

  18. ENGELMANN, Gottfried.

    Lithograph portrait of François Quesnay...

    c. 1830.

    This portrait of Quesnay in a characteristically...

    £350

  19. EYRE, Henry.

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

    London: Printed for J. Roberts … 1731.

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

    £750

  20. FISHER, George.

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

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

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

    £850