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. BERNOULLI, Daniel.

    Q.D.B.V. Specimen inaugurale de usu medico...

    Basel, J.H. Decker, 1771.

    First edition of Daniel Bernoulli’s doctoral...

    £1650

  2. 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

  3. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  4. CARROLL, Lewis [i.e. Charles Lutwidge DODGSON].

    Symbolic Logic. Part I. Elementary [all...

    London & New York, Macmillan & Co., 1896.

    First edition. ‘The first part of Symbolic...

    £1650

  5. DUVILLARD DE DURAND, Emmanuel Étienne.

    Nouvelle formule pour trouver la hauteur...

    Paris, Deterville and widow Desray, 1826.

    First edition of a rare and neglected work...

    £500

  6. FISHER, George.

    The instructor: or, young man’s best...

    London, for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch,...

    Second edition, (first, 1727). ‘Volumes...

    £850

  7. FROST, Percival.

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

    London, Macmillan, 1880

    Second imprint of the third edition. This...

    £75

  8. HURRY, Thomas.

    Tables of interest, from one pound to five...

    One of two editions published in 1786,...

    £350

  9. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    Studies in Deductive Logic. A Manual for...

    London, Macmillan and Co., 1880.

    First edition. Jevons had been preoccupied...

    £500

  10. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    Remarks on the Australian Gold Fields....

    London, H Baillière, 1862.

    First edition. Jevon’s contribution is...

    £150

  11. LANDO, Giovanni Giacomo.

    Aritmetica mercantile … Nella quale...

    Naples, [Alexander Gratianus for] Tarquinio...

    Very rare first edition of one of the most...

    £3250

  12. LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm.

    Oeuvres philosophiques latines & françoises...

    Amsterdam et Leipzig, J. Schreuder, 1765.

    First edition of Leibniz’ fundamental...

    £1750

  13. LEYBOURN, William.

    Panarithmologia: or the trader’s sure...

    New corrected and enlarged edition, first...

    £150

  14. [MABBUT, George].

    Sir Isaac Newton’s tables for renewing...

    London, printed for Thomas Astley, 1742

    Sixth edition, first published in 1686,...

    £125

  15. MARZAGLIA, Gaetano.

    Fascetto di pratiche matematiche spiegato...

    Verona, Ramanzini, 1780.

    Much enlarged second edition of a rare...

    £1150

  16. MEITNER, Lise and Otto R. FRISCH.

    On the Products of the Fission of Uranium...

    Copenhagen, Ejnar Munksgaard, 1939.

    first edition of this highly important...

    £1100

  17. MOORE, George Edward (1873-1958), philosopher.

    Autograph testimonial signed (‘G. E....

    86 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, 24 April 1935.

    [together with:]

    £600

  18. SACCHI, Giovenale.

    Del numero e delle misure delle corde musiche...

    Milan, [Giuseppe Mazzucchelli (colophon)],...

    First edition of Sacchi’s first work:...

    £2250

  19. SAVÉRIEN, Alexandre.

    Histoire des philosophes modernes, avec...

    Paris, Brunet, François, la veuve François,...

    A very appealing copy in a contemporary...

    £6000

  20. SCHRÖDER, Ernst.

    Abriss der Algebra der Logik. Bearb. im...

    Leipzig and Berlin, B.G. Teubner, 1909.

    First edition of the first of two parts...

    £200