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. 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

  2. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £950

  3. [ECKER UND ECKHOFFEN, Hans Heinrich von.]

    Freymäurerische Versammlungsreden der...

    Amsterdam [but Leipzig], 1779.

    First edition of a Rosicrucian emblem book...

    £1500

  4. KUNCKEL VON LÖWENSTERN, Johann.

    Collegium physico-chemicum experimentale,...

    Hamburg and Leipzig, Samuel Heyl, 1716.

    the rare first edition of a famous chemical...

    £4000

  5. MERULA, Gaudenzio.

    Nuova selva di varia lettione di Gaudentio...

    Venice, Giovanni Andrea Valvassori, 1559.

    First edition in Italian of Merula’s...

    £475

  6. RICHARDUS ANGLICUS.

    Correctorium alchymiae ... Das is reformierte...

    Strasbourg, Bernard Jobin, 1581.

    first edition of ‘a very rare collection’...

    £6000

  7. [ROSICRUCIANISM.]

    Fortalitium scientiae, das ist:...

    [Nuremberg], 1617.

    First edition of this tract on Rosicrucianism...

    £2850

  8. ROSSELLI, Cosimo.

    Thesaurus artificiosae memoriae, concionatoribus,...

    Venice, Antonius Paduanius, 1579.

    an unusually well preserved copy of the...

    £2250