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. BACON, Francis.

    Francisci Baconi, Baronis de Verulamio,...

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

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

    £4500

  2. CARON, Jean-Charles-Félix.

    Compendium institutionum philosophiae,...

    Paris, N. M. Tilliard, 1770.

    Very uncommon guide, by the Parisian surgeon...

    £875

  3. FROST, Percival.

    Newton’s Principia, First Book, Sections...

    London, Macmillan, 1880

    Second imprint of the third edition. This...

    £75

  4. [GUARINI, Giambattista Lascaris].

    Ragionamenti filosofici.

    Rome, Gioacchino Puccinelli, 1785 [-6].

    Only edition, very uncommon, of this collection...

    £1500

  5. [LITURGY.]

    Cerimonie piu’ notabili della messa privata;...

    Turin, Gianfranco Mairesse, 1739.

    As far as we are aware unrecorded edition...

    £335

  6. MERULA, Gaudenzio.

    Nuova selva di varia lettione di Gaudentio...

    Venice, Giovanni Andrea Valvassori, 1559.

    First edition in Italian of Merula’s...

    £475

  7. [ROYAL PRUSSIAN SOCIETY OF SCIENCES.]

    Miscellanea berolinensia ad incrementum...

    Berlin, Johann Christoph Papen, 1723.

    First continuation of Leibniz’s Miscellanea...

    £575

  8. WELLS, Edward.

    The young Gentleman’s Astronomy, Chronology,...

    London, James & John Knapton, 1725.

    Third edition of Wells’s successful...

    £350