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. ALLEN, John.

    Principles of modern Riding for Gentlemen,...

    London, C. & C. Whittingham for Thomas...

    First and only edition of an uncommon...

    £350

  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. [APPERLEY, Charles James.] ‘NIMROD’, and Henry ALKEN (illustrator).

    The Chace, the Turf, and the Road.

    London, A. Spottiswoode for John Murray, 1837.

    First edition of a series of articles...

    £350

  5. [ARISTOTLE – ELIAS.]

    Biblioteca Armeno-Georgica. I. Commentarii...

    St Petersburg, Academiae Imperialis Scientarum,...

    Uncommon edition, published by the Imperial...

    £250

  6. [ARITHMETIC.]

    Libretto di abbaco per istruzione de’...

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


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

    £240

  7. [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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. BACON, Francis.

    Francisci Baconi, Baronis de Verulamio,...

    London, Edward Griffin [and John Haviland]...

    First edition, first issue, a copy from...

    £4500

  11. [BADCOCK, John.] ‘HINDS, John’.

    Veterinary Surgery and Practice of Medicine,...

    London, R. Gilbert for Whittaker, Treacher,...

    Second edition of a pseudonymous work...

    £200

  12. BALDUINO, Girolamo.

    Quaesitum novum pulcherrimum, ac optatissimum...

    Naples, Raymundus Amatus, 1557.

    Scarce first editions of two early works...

    £1950

  13. [BALLANTINE, E.]

    Natural History of Quadrupeds, for Children,...

    London, Harvey & Darton, 1824.

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

    £400

  14. BARBIERI, Lodovico.

    Trattato di psicologia nel quale si ragiona...

    Venice, Pietro Valvasense, 1756.

    First edition of the polymath Barbieri’s...

    £500

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

    De unicornu observationes novae. Secunda...

    Amsterdam, Henricus Wetstein, 1678.

    First illustrated edition (second overall)...

    £1500

  16. BARTJENS, Willem.

    De vernieuwde cyfferinge … waer uyt men...

    Amsterdam, Michiel de Groot, 1677.

    Rare, early edition of Bartjens’ classic...

    £3750

  17. BARTLET, John.

    Pharmacopoeia hippiatrica, or the Gentleman...

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

    First edition, published at Eton....

    £850

  18. BARTLET, John.

    The Gentleman Farrier’s Repository of...

    Philadelphia, Joseph Crukshank, 1775.

    Rare first American edition of Bartlet’s...

    £850

  19. BERENGER, Charles Random de.

    Helps and Hints how to protect Life and...

    London, J. & C. Adlard for T. Hurst ‘for...

    First edition, with advice on riding...

    £180