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. BOTTO, Giuseppe Domenico.

    Observations microscopiques sur les mouvements...

    [Turin], Imprimerie Royale, [1840].

    An extremely rare offprint from the Memorie...

    £675

  2. CARON, Jean-Charles-Félix.

    Compendium institutionum philosophiae,...

    Paris, N. M. Tilliard, 1770.

    Very uncommon guide, by the Parisian surgeon...

    £875

  3. CATANEO, Girolamo.

    De arte bellica, sive de designandis ac...

    Lyons, Jean de Tournes, 1600.

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

    £1850

  4. FROST, Percival.

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

    London, Macmillan, 1880

    Second imprint of the third edition. This...

    £75

  5. [GUARINI, Giambattista Lascaris].

    Ragionamenti filosofici.

    Rome, Gioacchino Puccinelli, 1785 [-6].

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

    £1500

  6. JANSSEN, Pierre Jules César.

    A Collection of 58 Offprints.

    Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1874-95

    an outstanding collection of offprints...

    £11000

  7. [LITURGY.]

    Cerimonie piu’ notabili della messa privata;...

    Turin, Gianfranco Mairesse, 1739.

    As far as we are aware unrecorded edition...

    £335

  8. 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

  9. MARZAGLIA, Gaetano.

    Fascetto di pratiche matematiche spiegato...

    Verona, Dionisio Ramanzini, 1780.

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

    £850

  10. 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

  11. MORTON, John.

    The natural History of Northampton-Shire,...

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

    First edition of Morton’s systematic...

    £775

  12. NEWTON, Isaac.

    Opuscula Mathematica, philosophica et philologica....

    Lausanne and Geneva, Bousquet & soc., 1744.

    First edition of Newton’s collected works...

    £6000

  13. PADOVANI, Giovanni.

    Opus de compositione et usu multiformium...

    Venice, Francesco de Franceschi, 1570.

    Scarce first edition of Padovani’s treatise...

    £3750

  14. [RICCI, Pellegrino].

    Dissertazione sul costume di suonar le...

    Faenza, Lodovico Genestri, 1787.

    An attractive copy of this rare dissertation...

    £485

  15. RIEMANN, Georg Friedrich Bernhard.

    Ein Beitrag zu den Untersuchungen über...

    Göttingen, Dieterichsche Buchhandlung, 1861.

    the very rare offprint issue from the abhandlungen...

    £750

  16. [ROYAL PRUSSIAN SOCIETY OF SCIENCES.]

    Miscellanea berolinensia ad incrementum...

    Berlin, Johann Christoph Papen, 1723.

    First continuation of Leibniz’s Miscellanea...

    £575

  17. SACCHI, Giovenale.

    Del numero e delle misure delle corde musiche...

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

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

    £2250

  18. SCHÖFFLER, Benedict.

    Die Phototelegraphie und das Elektrische...

    Wien und Leipzig, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1898.

    A treatise by a German artillery officer...

    £750