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. ADAMS, John Couch.

    The scientific Papers … edited by William...

    Cambridge, University Press, 1896 [– 1900].

    First edition of the posthumously published...

    £175

  2. ANDREWS, Mark E.

    The Science and Engineering of Water: An...

    Toronto, A.E. Publications, 2022.

    A lavishly illustrated catalogue, tracing...

    £85

  3. ANDREWS, Mark E.

    The Science and Engineering of Materials:...

    Toronto, AE Publications, 2023.

    An extraordinary survey of four centuries...

    £85

  4. BESSEMER, Henry.

    Autograph letter, signed, to the editor...

    165 Denmark Hill, Surrey, 5 May 1896.

    The steelmaker Sir Henry Bessemer (1813–1898)...

    £200

  5. BONET, Nicolas.

    Habes Nicholai Bonetti viri p[er]spicacissimi...

    Venice, Boneto Locatello for the heirs...

    First collected edition of the works...

    £4000

  6. BOTTO, Giuseppe Domenico.

    Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements...

    [Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

    An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie...

    £675

  7. CARON, Jean-Charles-Félix.

    Compendium institutionum philosophiae,...

    Paris, N. M. Tilliard, 1770.

    Very uncommon guide, by the Parisian surgeon...

    £750

  8. CATANEO, Girolamo. 

    De arte bellica, sive de designandis ac...

    Lyons, Jean de Tournes, 1600.

    First Latin edition, scarce on the market,...

    £1850

  9. CREVE, Carl Caspar. 

    Vom Metallreize, einem neuentdeckten untrüglichen...

    Leipzig and Gera, Wilhelm Heinsius, 1796.

    First edition of this uncommon contribution...

    £550

  10. FINÉ, Oronce. 

    Opere di Orontio Fineo … divise in cinque...

    Venice, Francesco Franceschi, 1587. 

    First Italian edition of the works of...

    £2750

  11. [GUARINI, Giambattista Lascaris].

    Ragionamenti filosofici.

    Rome, Gioacchino Puccinelli, 1785[-6].

    Only edition, very uncommon, of this collection...

    £875

  12. HEADRICK, Rev.

    James. View of the Mineralogy, Agriculture,...

    Edinburgh: Printed by D. Willison, for...

    First edition. The eccentric clergyman...

    £250

  13. HUMBLOT, F.

    Journal de voyage ...

    France, June-September 1866.

    A handsome manuscript on mining engineering,...

    £3500

  14. HUTTEAU, Jean Baptiste Louis Philippe.

    Trattato dei contratti per le condotte...

    Milan, Francesco Sonzogno, 1806.

    A lovely copy of this rare Italian translation...

    £225

  15. MAPLET, John, and W.H. DAVIES (editor).

    A greene Forest, or a naturall Historie,...

    London, Hesperides Press, 1930.

    Limited edition, numbered 31 of fifty...

    £75

  16. MARZAGLIA, Gaetano.

    Fascetto di pratiche matematiche spiegate...

    Verona, Dionisio Ramanzini, 1780.

    A lovely copy of the second edition, considerably...

    £650

  17. MEITNER, Lise, and Otto R. FRISCH. 

    On the Products of the Fission of Uranium...

    Copenhagen, Ejnar Munksgaard, 1939. 

    First edition of this highly important...

    £850

  18. MORTON, John.

    The natural History of Northampton-Shire,...

    London, R. Knaplock and R. Wilkin, 1712.

    First edition of Morton’s systematic...

    £775

  19. NEWTON, Isaac.

    Opuscula Mathematica, philosophica et philologica....

    Lausanne and Geneva, Bousquet & soc., 1744.

    First edition of Newton’s collected...

    £3500

  20. PARKER, Thomas Netherton.

    Leaves out of the Book of a Country Gentleman.

    Oswestry, W. Price, London, Longman &...

    First and only edition of this very...

    £1950