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. ANSELMI, Giorgio, the younger

    Georgii Anselmi nepotis Epigrammaton libri...

    Venice, Maffeo Pasini, September 1528. 

    The definitive edition of the epigrams...

    £875

  2. ARNALDUS DE VILLANOVA. 

    Computus ecclesiasticus et astronomicus...

    Venice, Bernardino Vitali, 17 February 1501. 

    Rare first edition, the Erwin Tomash...

    £4500

  3. 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

  4. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £950

  5. GASPARIN, Agénor Étienne, Comte de.

    Des tables tournantes du surnaturel en...

    Paris, Bonaventure and Ducessois for E....

    Scarce first edition of Gasparin’s...

    £1500

  6. [GRICK, Friedrich.] 

    Fortalitium scientiae, das ist: die unfehlbare,...

    [Nuremberg,] 1617. 

    First edition of this provocative tract...

    £2850

  7. [KRÜDENER, Barbara Juliane de Vietinghoff, Baronne de.]

    Valérie, ou Lettres de Gustave de Linar...

    Paris, Henrichs, 1804.

    Rare first edition of Valérie, the...

    £800

  8. KUNCKEL VON LÖWENSTERN, Johann.

    Collegium physico-chemicum experimentale,...

    Hamburg and Leipzig, Samuel Heyl, 1716.

    the rare first edition of a famous chemical...

    £4000

  9. LIEBIG, Justus von.

    Autograph letter to the publishers Heinrich...

    Darmstadt, 16 September 1847.

    Letter from the German chemist Justus...

    £750

  10. LISTER, Joseph.

    Three autograph letters, signed, to Sir...

    London, 12 Park Crescent, Portland Place,...

    Three letters by the great surgeon Joseph...

    £750

  11. MILL, John Stuart, and Edward Livingston YOUMANS.

    Новѣйшее образованiе:...

    St Petersburg, Izdanie “Russkoi knizhnoi...

    First edition in Russian of these two works,...

    £100

  12. PASTEUR, Louis. 

    Études sur la bière, ses maladies, causes...

    Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1876.

    First edition.  In his Études...

    £750

  13. PASTEUR, Louis.

    Visiting card with autograph note.

    [No place, undated.]

    With the autograph note ‘Avec ses remerciments...

    £400

  14. REFELL, A. 

    Trugbilder: Eine Anleitung Erscheinungen,...

    Stuttgart, Rieger, 1865. 

    First German edition, rare, of this...

    £1250

  15. STIRLING, A.M.W.

    Ghosts vivisected. An impartial inquiry...

    London, Robert Hale, 1957.

    First edition, a very readable account...

    £40

  16. [WALL, Thomas].

    A Second Christian Warning-Piece; wherein...

    London, 1681-2.

    First edition, very rare, of a vehement...

    £1750