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. [BALLANTINE, E.]

    Natural History of Quadrupeds, for Children,...

    London, Harvey & Darton, 1824.

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

    £400

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

    De unicornu observationes novae. Secunda...

    Amsterdam, Henricus Wetstein, 1678.

    First illustrated edition (second overall)...

    £1500

  3. [BERKENHOUT, John].

    Clavis anglica Linguæ botanicæ; or, a...

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

    First edition, dedicated to John Hope of...

    £325

  4. 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

  5. BIGLAND, John.

    Letters on natural History, exhibiting...

    London, James Cundee for Longman, Hurst...

    Scarce first edition of Bigland’s...

    £200

  6. BINGLEY, William.

    Animal Biography, or authentic Anecdotes...

    London, R. Taylor & Co. for Richard Phillips,...

    Third edition of Bingley’s most popular...

    £175

  7. BODDAERT, Pieter.

    Epistola ad … Hier. Dav. Gaubium …...

    Amsterdam, apud M. Magerum, 1772.

    First and only edition of Boddaert’s...

    £350

  8. BOTTO, Giuseppe Domenico.

    Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements...

    [Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

    An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie...

    £675

  9. [BUFFON.]

    The natural History of Insects, compiled...

    Mudie, and Leith, W. Coke, 1792.

    Uncommon first edition of an anonymous...

    £175

  10. CLUSIUS, Charles (de l’Écluse).

    Rariorum plantarum historia.

    Antwerp, Jan Moretus ‘ex officina Plantiniana’,...

    First edition of Clusius’s magnum...

    £4800

  11. CUVIER, Georges, and Edward BLYTH (editor).

    The animal Kingdom, arranged after its...

    London, William S. Orr & Co., 1851.

    Third Blyth edition of Cuvier’s Règne...

    £175

  12. DARWIN, Charles.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants under...

    London, John Murray, 1868.

    First edition, first issue, of both volumes.

    £17500

  13. DVIGUBSKII, Ivan Alekseevich.

    Opyt estestvennoi istorii vsekh zhivotnykh...

    Moscow, University Press, 1831

    First edition, rare, one of a series...

    £2000

  14. EDWARDS, James.

    The hemiptera-homoptera (cicadina and psyllina)...

    London, Ballantyne, Hanson, & Co. for...

    First edition of Edwards’s survey...

    £75

  15. [FARSARI, Adolfo, Studio of.]

    Japanese flower seller.

    [Yokohama?, c. 1887.]

    A striking image of a Japanese flower...

    £200

  16. GARSAULT, François-Alexandre de.

    Le nouveau parfait maréchal, ou la connoissance...

    Paris, Moreau for Hochereau, 1770.

    Fourth edition of one of the most popular...

    £650

  17. HARRIS, Moses.

    An Exposition of English Insects, including...

    London, White and Robson, 1782.

    Second edition of Harris’s ‘principal...

    £950

  18. JUSSIEU, Antoine Laurent de.

    Genera plantarum secundum ordines naturales...

    Paris, widow Herissant, and Theophile...

    An extensively annotated copy of the first...

    £350

  19. KEOGH, John.

    Zoologia medicinalis hibernica, or a Treatise...

    Dublin, S. Powell for the author and sold...

    First edition of a scarce text on the...

    £950