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. BUQUOY, Georg Franz August de Longueval, Freiherr von Vaux, Graf von.

    Die Theorie der Nationalwirthschaft nach...

    Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1815.

    First edition of all four parts of this...

    £12500

  5. CARBONARO, J.

    A. Nouveau traité d’arithmètique.

    Tournay, Blanquart, 1800.

    First edition, very rare, of a book on...

    £1200

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. FISHER, George.

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

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

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

    £850

  9. FROST, Percival.

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

    London, Macmillan, 1880

    Second imprint of the third edition. This...

    £75

  10. HURRY, Thomas.

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

    One of two editions published in 1786,...

    £350

  11. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    Studies in Deductive Logic. A Manual for...

    London, Macmillan and Co., 1880.

    First edition. Jevons had been preoccupied...

    £500

  12. JEVONS, William Stanley.

    Remarks on the Australian Gold Fields....

    London, H Baillière, 1862.

    First edition. Jevon’s contribution is...

    £150

  13. LANDO, Giovanni Giacomo.

    Aritmetica mercantile … Nella quale...

    Naples, [Alexander Gratianus for] Tarquinio...

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

    £3250

  14. LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm.

    Oeuvres philosophiques latines & françoises...

    Amsterdam et Leipzig, J. Schreuder, 1765.

    First edition of Leibniz’ fundamental...

    £1750

  15. LEYBOURN, William.

    Panarithmologia: or the trader’s sure...

    New corrected and enlarged edition, first...

    £150

  16. [MABBUT, George].

    Sir Isaac Newton’s tables for renewing...

    London, printed for Thomas Astley, 1742

    Sixth edition, first published in 1686,...

    £125

  17. MARZAGLIA, Gaetano.

    Fascetto di pratiche matematiche spiegato...

    Verona, Ramanzini, 1780.

    Much enlarged second edition of a rare...

    £1150

  18. 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

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

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

    86 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, 24 April 1935.

    [together with:]

    £600

  20. SACCHI, Giovenale.

    Del numero e delle misure delle corde musiche...

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

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

    £2250