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. [ARISTOTLE – ELIAS.]

    Biblioteca Armeno-Georgica. I. Commentarii...

    St Petersburg, Academiae Imperialis Scientarum,...

    Uncommon edition, published by the Imperial...

    £250

  2. [ARITHMETIC.]

    Libretto di abbaco per istruzione de’...

    Roma, Si vende da Pietro Aureli alla Catena...


    Unrecorded issue of a printed ‘abacus’,...

    £240

  3. [ARNAULD, Antoine, and Pierre NICOLE.]

    La logique ou l’art de penser, contenant,...

    Paris, Jean Guignart, Charles Savreaux,...

    Scarce first edition of the work known...

    £2000

  4. BALDUINO, Girolamo.

    Quaesitum novum pulcherrimum, ac optatissimum...

    Naples, Raymundus Amatus, 1557.

    Scarce first editions of two early works...

    £1950

  5. BARTJENS, Willem.

    De vernieuwde cyfferinge … waer uyt men...

    Amsterdam, Michiel de Groot, 1677.

    Rare, early edition of Bartjens’ classic...

    £3750

  6. 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

  7. [BOLZANO, Bernard].

    Bolzano’s Wissenschaftslehre und Religionswissenschaft...

    Sulzbach, J.E von Seidels, 1841.

    First edition of this critical summary...

    £600

  8. BOSE, Johann Andreas.

    Introductio generalis in Notitiam Rerum...

    Jenae, J. Bielki, 1676.

    First edition of a pioneering work of statistics...

    £3000

  9. BROGGI, Ugo.

    Die Axiome der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung.

    Göttingen, Dieterischen Universitäts-Buchdruckerei,...

    Rare first edition of this doctoral dissertation...

    £375

  10. CARROLL, Lewis [i.e. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson].

    A tangle tale ... with six illustrations...

    London, Macmillan and Co., 1885.

    First edition. A collection of ten amusing...

    £200

  11. [CONDORCET, Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de].

    Vie de Monsieur Turgot …

    London, [i.e. Paris, n.p.], 1786.

    First edition, an uncut copy in wrappers,...

    £1250

  12. [EXCHANGE.]

    Cours de change & d’arbitrage fait par...

    [Montpellier, 1783].

    A lovely manuscript course of exchange...

    £1500

  13. FISHER, George.

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

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

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

    £850

  14. FROST, Percival.

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

    London, Macmillan, 1880

    Second imprint of the third edition. This...

    £75

  15. GRANDI, Guido.

    Instituzioni delle sezioni coniche …...

    Venice, Gio. Battista Recurti, 1746.

    Uncommon third edition with numerous...

    £400

  16. HURRY, Thomas.

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

    One of two editions published in 1786,...

    £350

  17. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    Studies in Deductive Logic. A Manual for...

    London, Macmillan and Co., 1880.

    First edition. Jevons had been preoccupied...

    £500

  18. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    ‘Preliminary account of certain logical...

    London, Longman …, Liverpool, Marples, 1867.

    First edition of the account of Jevons’...

    £350

  19. LEYBOURN, William.

    Panarithmologia: or the trader’s sure...

    New corrected and enlarged edition, first...

    £150