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. AUBREY, John.

    Miscellanies, viz. I. Day-Fatality. II....

    London: Printed for Edward Castle … 1696.

    First edition of Aubrey’s entertaining...

    £950

  4. BALBIAN, Josse van (also Justus a Balbian).

    Tractatus septem, de lapide philosophico...

    Leiden, Christoffel Raphelengius at the...

    Very rare first edition of Balbian’s...

    £3500

  5. BECHER, Johann Joachim.

    Institutiones chimicae prodromae, id est...

    Amsterdam, Elizeus Weyerstrat, 1664.

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

    £2700

  6. [BERKENHOUT, John].

    Clavis anglica Linguæ botanicæ; or, a...

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

    First edition, dedicated to John Hope of...

    £325

  7. BERNOULLI, Daniel.

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

    Basel, J.H. Decker, 1771.

    First edition of Daniel Bernoulli’s doctoral...

    £1650

  8. 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

  9. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £1500

  10. BÖHME, Jakob.

    The Way to Christ Discovered.

    Manchester, Joseph Harrop, 1752.

    The scarce and handsomely printed first...

    £650

  11. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  12. BOTTO, Giuseppe Domenico.

    Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements...

    [Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

    An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie...

    £675

  13. 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

  14. BRUECKMANN, Franz Ernst.

    De Cervo Volante et eius Hybernaculo.

    Wolfenbüttel, [for the author], 1739

    First and only edition of the earliest...

    £475

  15. BUQUOY, Georg Franz August de Longueval, Freiherr von Vaux, Graf von.

    Die Theorie der Nationalwirthschaft nach...

    Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1815.

    First edition of all four parts of this...

    £12500

  16. CADE, Tom J. and R. David DIGBY, artist.

    The Falcons of the World.

    London: William Collins and Co. Limited, 1982.

    First British edition. A comprehensive...

    £45

  17. CARBONARO, J.

    A. Nouveau traité d’arithmètique.

    Tournay, Blanquart, 1800.

    First edition, very rare, of a book on...

    £1200

  18. CARROLL, Lewis [i.e. Charles Lutwidge DODGSON].

    Symbolic Logic. Part I. Elementary [all...

    London & New York, Macmillan & Co., 1896.

    First edition. ‘The first part of Symbolic...

    £1650

  19. CHOYSELAT, Prudent le.

    Discours oeconomique, non moins utile que...

    Rouen, Martin le Menestrier 1612 [but...

    Early edition of an interesting ‘way...

    £550

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

    Caryota Urens (Kitul), Botanical Study,

    circa 1880–90s.

    Charles Scowen arrived in Ceylon around...

    £250