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. ALEXIS OF PIEDMONT (i.e. Girolamo RUSCELLI?).

    The Secretes of the reverende Maister Alexis...

    London, Henry Bynneman, for John Wight, 1568.

    The Secrets of Alexis of Piedmont in...

    £4500

  2. ALLEN, John.

    Principles of modern Riding for Gentlemen,...

    London, C. & C. Whittingham for Thomas...

    First and only edition of an uncommon...

    £350

  3. [ANATOMY.]

    ‘Breve compendio anatomico’.

    [Italy, c. 1720.]

    A handsome set of apparently unpublished...

    £1750

  4. [ANON.]

    The Gentleman’s compleat Jockey, with...

    London, Peter Parker, 1711.

    Fifth edition, very scarce, of an anonymous...

    £1750

  5. [ANON].

    Elogio del corno. Dell‘ autore della...

    Venice, Stamperia Graziosi, 1796.

    Only edition, as far as we can tell unrecorded,...

    £275

  6. [APPERLEY, Charles James.] ‘NIMROD’, and Henry ALKEN (illustrator).

    The Chace, the Turf, and the Road.

    London, A. Spottiswoode for John Murray, 1837.

    First edition of a series of articles...

    £350

  7. ARM’S OF TILLY (The).

    The Virtues and Effects, of the Remedy,...

    [Colophon:] Printe [sic] by John Enschedé,...

    Unrecorded printing of an advertising...

    £1500

  8. ASTRUC, Jean. 

    Tractatus de motus fermentativi causa novam...

    Montpellier, Honoratus Pech, 1702. 

    A dissertation on fermentation published...

    £500

  9. AUGIER DU FOT, Anne Amable.

    Catechismo d’ostetricia per istruzione...

    Venice, Stamperia Graziosi, 1787.

    Uncommon first Italian edition of this...

    £550

  10. [BALLANTINE, E.]

    Natural History of Quadrupeds, for Children,...

    London, Harvey & Darton, 1824.

    A scarce work, second edition, the first...

    £400

  11. BARBIERI, Lodovico.

    Trattato di psicologia nel quale si ragiona...

    Venice, Pietro Valvasense, 1756.

    First edition of the polymath Barbieri’s...

    £350

  12. BELL, Charles, Sir.

    Letter signed to ‘the Treasurer of the...

    Soho Square, London, 18 March [probably...

    The neurophysiologist Sir Charles Bell...

    £375

  13. BENZI, Ugo.

    Regole della sanità et della natura de...

    Turin, heirs of Giovanni Domenico Tarino, 1618.


    Scarce first edition of the vernacular...

    £2500

  14. BERENGER, Charles Random de.

    Helps and Hints how to protect Life and...

    London, J. & C. Adlard for T. Hurst ‘for...

    First edition, with advice on riding...

    £180

  15. 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

  16. BINGLEY, William.

    Animal Biography, or authentic Anecdotes...

    London, R. Taylor & Co. for Richard Phillips,...

    Third edition of Bingley’s most popular...

    £175

  17. BLAINE, Delabere Pritchett.

    The Outlines of the veterinary Art, or...

    London, A. Strahan for T.N. Longman &...

    Very rare first edition, with contemporary...

    £1400

  18. BLAINE, Delabere Pritchett.

    An Encyclopaedia of rural Sports, or, complete...

    London, Spottiswoodes and Shaw for Longman,...

    Second edition of Blaine’s comprehensive...

    £275

  19. BLANCHON, Jacques.

    Iacobi Blanchoni ucessiensis adversus Ludovicum...

    Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1550.

    First edition of a very rare work of...

    £950