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. [ANATOMY.]

    ‘Breve compendio anatomico’.

    [Italy, c. 1720.]

    A handsome set of apparently unpublished...

    £1750

  3. [ANDREAE, Johann Valentin.]

    Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio ...

    Strasburg, heirs of Lazarus Zetzner, 1619.

    a fine sammelband of four first editions...

    £12500

  4. [ANON.]

    The Gentleman’s compleat Jockey, with...

    London, Peter Parker, 1711.

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

    £1750

  5. [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

  6. [ARISTOTLE – ELIAS.]

    Biblioteca Armeno-Georgica. I. Commentarii...

    St Petersburg, Academiae Imperialis Scientarum,...

    Uncommon edition, published by the Imperial...

    £250

  7. [ARITHMETIC.]

    Libretto di abbaco per istruzione de’...

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


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

    £240

  8. ARNALDUS DE VILLANOVA.

    Computus ecclesiasticus et astronomicus...

    [Colophon:] Venice, Bernardino Vitali,...

    Rare first edition, the Erwin Tomash...

    £4500

  9. [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

  10. ARNOTT, Neil; Alexander BAIN and Alfred Swaine TAYLOR (editors).

    Elements of physics or natural philosophy....

    London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1876.

    Presentation copy of the seventh...

    £250

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. AUGIER DU FOT, Anne Amable.

    Catechismo d’ostetricia per istruzione...

    Venice, Stamperia Graziosi, 1787.

    Uncommon first Italian edition of this...

    £550

  14. BACON, Francis.

    Francisci Baconi, Baronis de Verulamio,...

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

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

    £4500

  15. [BADCOCK, John.] ‘HINDS, John’.

    Veterinary Surgery and Practice of Medicine,...

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

    Second edition of a pseudonymous work...

    £200

  16. [BALLANTINE, E.]

    Natural History of Quadrupeds, for Children,...

    London, Harvey & Darton, 1824.

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

    £400

  17. BARBIERI, Lodovico.

    Trattato di psicologia nel quale si ragiona...

    Venice, Pietro Valvasense, 1756.

    First edition of the polymath Barbieri’s...

    £500

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

    De unicornu observationes novae. Secunda...

    Amsterdam, Henricus Wetstein, 1678.

    First illustrated edition (second overall)...

    £1500

  19. BARTJENS, Willem.

    De vernieuwde cyfferinge … waer uyt men...

    Amsterdam, Michiel de Groot, 1677.

    Rare, early edition of Bartjens’ classic...

    £3750