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. [ANON.]

    The Gentleman’s compleat Jockey, with...

    London, Peter Parker, 1711.

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

    £1750

  3. [ARITHMETIC.]

    Libretto di abbaco per istruzione de’...

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


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

    £240

  4. [ARNAULD, Antoine; Pierre NICOLE.]

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

    Paris, Jean Guignart, Charles Savreaux,...

    Scarce first edition of the work known...

    £2500

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. BALDUINO, Girolamo.

    Quaesitum novum pulcherrimum, ac optatissimum...

    Naples, Raymundus Amatus, 1557.

    Scarce first editions of two early works...

    £1950

  8. BARET de Rouvray, René.

    La marechallerie françoise, où le traitté...

    Paris, Sebastien Piquet, 1654.

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

    £1200

  9. BARLOW, Francis.

    Barlow’s Birds and Beasts in sixty-seven...


    An extremely rare edition of this...

    £10500

  10. BARTLET, John.

    The Gentleman Farrier’s Repository of...

    Philadelphia, Joseph Crukshank, 1775.

    Rare first American edition of Bartlet’s...

    £850

  11. BARTLET, John.

    Pharmacopoeia hippiatrica, or the Gentleman...

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

    First edition, published at Eton....

    £850

  12. BEAUGRAND, Nicolas, and de l’ESPINEY.

    Le mareschal expert, traictant du naturel...

    Paris, ‘Anthoine Alazert’, 1640.

    Very rare imprint of a popular but discredited...

    £1200

  13. BECHER, Johann Joachim.

    Institutiones chimicae prodromae, id est...

    Amsterdam, Elizeus Weyerstrat, 1664.

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

    £2700

  14. [BERKENHOUT, John].

    Clavis anglica Linguæ botanicæ; or, a...

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

    First edition, dedicated to John Hope of...

    £325

  15. 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

  16. BLAINE, Delabere Pritchett.

    The Outlines of the veterinary Art, or...

    London, A. Strahan for T.N. Longman &...

    Very rare first edition, with contemporary...

    £1400

  17. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £1500

  18. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  19. BOTTO, Giuseppe Domenico.

    Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements...

    [Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

    An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie...

    £675

  20. BRACKEN, Henry.

    Farriery improv’d, or a compleat Treatise...

    London, J. Clarke and J. Shuckburgh, 1745.

    Fifth edition of Bracken’s ‘most...

    £350