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  1. The complete set of Friedmann's solutions to Einstein's field equations.
    FRIEDMANN, Alexander. The complete set of Friedmann's solutions to Einstein's field equations.

    Brunswick : 1922 - 23 - 24

    First editions, first impressions, of Friedmann's four cosmological papers in which he correctly derived the solutions to Einstein's field equations to determine that the universe is expanding. A beautiful copy of this rare set, handsomely bound, each volume a complete issue of the journal.

    Einstein believed the universe to be static, and had... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 85061

  2. A Brief Account of Microscopical Observations.
    BROWN, Robert. A Brief Account of Microscopical Observations.

    London : 1828 & 1829

    First editions, the Brief Account being preceded only by the scarce privately printed edition of the same year, of Brown's "pioneering work on pollination and fertilization, which caused sufficient stir so as to be mentioned in George Eliot's Middlemarch" (ODNB).

    "In 1927 Brown, while making microscopical observations, saw that pollen grains...... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 146594

  3. Book Auction Dinner.
    EINSTEIN, Albert; Thomas Mann; A. S. W. Rosenbach. Book Auction Dinner.

    New York : 1938

    First edition, signed by Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach under their respective forewords and prefaces; the catalogue for a charity rare book auction for the benefit of German refugees, held on December 8, 1938.

    The sale was arranged by legendary American rare book dealer A. S. W. Rosenbach, who for decades supplied the... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 146456

  4. [Four papers on thermometry.]
    FAHRENHEIT, Daniel Gabriel. [Four papers on thermometry.]

    London : 1726

    First edition of four important papers on thermometry by Fahrenheit, in Latin, contributed to volume 33 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. The entirety of Fahrenheit's published writings comprises five papers; apart from a brief description of one of his early thermometers published by Christian Wolff in Acta Eruditorum (1714),... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 142741

  5. Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light.
    NEWTON, Isaac. Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light.

    London : 1730

    Fourth edition, the final and definitive edition, revised by Newton and published three years after his death. The Opticks, first published in 1704, heralded a revolution in the scientific understanding of visible light. "All previous philosophers and mathematicians had been sure that white light is pure and simple, regarding colours as modifications... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 141301

  6. The Theory of Relativity.
    EINSTEIN, Albert. The Theory of Relativity.

    London : 1920

    First edition in English, first impression, translated from the third German edition (1918) by Robert W. Lawson. This is the first appearance of any of Einstein's works in English. The additional chapter (Appendix III) written by Einstein for this edition was added at Lawson's urging, who thought the book would be more accessible if its author could... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145494

  7. Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.
    EINSTEIN, Albert. Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

    Evanston, IL : 1949

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 132 of 760 copies signed and dated '49 by Einstein. This is the only Einstein signed limited edition, a handsome volume produced on the occasion of Einstein's 70th birthday.

    The collection contains laudatory essays by many of Einstein's contemporaries including Max Born, Wolfgang Pauli, and Niels Bohr,... Learn More
    £13,750.00

    Stock Code: 145463

  8. Japanese fan depicting Watt's experiments with steam.
    WATT, James. Japanese fan depicting Watt's experiments with steam.

    [c.1870]

    An attractive, delicate, and understandably scarce Japanese fan depicting the popular scientific myth of James Watt timing the condensation of steam from a boiling kettle, the Japanese caption reading "an illustration of Mr. Watt, born in Scotland, conceiving the idea of the steam engine". We have been unable to locate any comparable fans either institutionally... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141941

  9. Elementary Theory of Nuclear Shell Structure.
    GOEPPERT MAYER, Maria, & J. Hans D. Jensen. Elementary Theory of Nuclear Shell Structure.

    New York : 1955

    First edition, first printing, of a classic text on nuclear shell structure. "The authors of this monograph shared the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physics for the nuclear shell model of atomic nuclei. In addition to theoretical work, the book includes a large body of experimental data interpreted with the aid of the shell model. As the second author admitted... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140350

  10. Versuch einer Theorie der electrischen und optischen Erscheinungen in bewegten Körpern.
    LORENTZ, Hendrik Antoon. Versuch einer Theorie der electrischen und optischen Erscheinungen in bewegten Körpern.

    Leiden : 1895

    First edition of this seminal paper on the relationship of matter to electricity, introducing the Lorentz Force in electrodynamics.

    "In applying Maxwell's electromagnetic theories to moving bodies, Lorentz made the fundamentally new assumption that the behaviour of light and matter could be understood in terms of charged particles. The present... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 144413

  11. Problema poleta pri pomoshchi raketnykh apparatov: Sbornik statei pod red. M.K. Tikhonravova.
    ROCKETRY - ZANDER, Friedrich. Problema poleta pri pomoshchi raketnykh apparatov: Sbornik statei pod red. M.K. Tikhonravova.

    Moscow : 1947

    First and only edition of this important collection of articles by rocketry pioneer Friedrich Zander (Fridrikh Arturovich Tsander; 1887-1933), edited by a prominent co-worker at Group for the Study of Reactive Motion (Gruppa Isutcheniya Reaktivniya Dvisheniya - GIRD). Zander perfected the Soviet Union's first liquid propelled rocket GIRD-X, which was... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143547

  12. Opticks: or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions, and Colours of Light.
    NEWTON, Isaac. Opticks: or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions, and Colours of Light.

    London : 1704

    First edition, first issue, without Newton's name on the title. Newton's Opticks expounds his corpuscular or emission theory of light, and first contains his important optical discoveries in collected form. It also prints two important mathematical treatises (omitted in later editions) describing his invention of the fluxional calculus, which are the... Learn More
    £85,000.00

    Stock Code: 137818

  13. A Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use.
    NAPIER, James. A Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use.

    London & Glasgow : 1855

    First edition. Highly interesting practical work with 56 small fabric samples mounted in the text, which immediately predates the massive expansion of the German synthetic dye industry. This is an excellent copy of this attractive book, which is moderately uncommon institutionally, with just a dozen copies on Library Hub, and rarely encountered on the... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 139284

  14. General Chemistry.
    PAULING, Linus. General Chemistry.

    Pasadena : 1941

    First preliminary edition of this classic first year chemistry textbook by one of the 20th-century's greatest and most versatile scientists. It comprises 13 mimeographed chapters, and was not officially published until 1947, delayed by many rewritings, Pauling's mounting fame, and his meticulous reviewing of all ten publishers competing for the opportunity... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 140733

  15. Substance and Function and Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
    CASSIRER, Ernst. Substance and Function and Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

    Chicago and London : 1923

    First edition in English, first printing, in the scarce jacket. The two works were first published in German as Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff in 1910 and Einsteinschen Relativitätstheorie in 1921. Both relate Cassirer's Neo-Kantian approach to developments in science, the former in line with late-19th century developments which were still fundamentally... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141886

  16. Science at the Crossroads.
    DINGLE, Herbert. Science at the Crossroads.

    London : 1972

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to "Desmond King-Hele, with kindest regards and best thanks, for unique help (p.74), Herbert Dingle." Professor Dingle questions Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, in that just because the mathematics are impeccably sound, other forces of nature should be taken into consideration and uses... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141578

  17. Manual of Qualitative Analysis: Reagent and Combustion Methods.
    HOYT, Wilbur F. Manual of Qualitative Analysis: Reagent and Combustion Methods.

    New York : 1913

    First edition, first printing. Wilbur F. Hoyt (1864-1930) "established a reputation as a prominent member of the teaching profession by writing numerous textbooks and scientific articles. He was a fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, an active member of the National Education Association, and served as secretary of the Nebraska... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 141398

  18. The Making of Asbestos-Cement Roofings.
    ROBINSON, W. Heath. The Making of Asbestos-Cement Roofings.

    No Place : [c.1930]

    Rare first edition, first impression, of one of Robinson's commercial work, this one on asbestos, from its extraction to its transformation into roofing tiles, featuring some of the gadgets and contraptions for which he was to become famous. "Mr. W. Heath Robinson, the well-known artist, recently visited the works at Trafford Park, Manchester, and in... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 140698

  19. Traité de radioactivité.
    CURIE, Marie. Traité de radioactivité.

    Paris : 1910

    First edition of a milestone of 20th-century science. "Marie Curie's first major treatise is based upon her lectures at the Sorbonne as professor of physics. Almost 1,000 pages in length, the text is the most comprehensive summary of the period. Volume one treats measurements and laboratory practice and volume two describes the nature of radiations... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140286

  20. On A New Form of Telegraph Cable Intended to Reduce the Effects of Inductive Action.
    HEARDER, J. N. On A New Form of Telegraph Cable Intended to Reduce the Effects of Inductive Action.

    May 1859

    Offprint from the Philosophical Magazine for May 1859. Jonathan Nash Hearder (1809-1879) was a Plymouth electrical engineer who contributed significantly to the development of the induction coil. In 1850 he was consulted on the Atlantic telegraph cable and proposed several improvements. This paper was read at the Plymouth Institution in 1859 and discusses... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 60890

  21. Electric Waves.
    HERTZ, Heinrich. Electric Waves.

    London & New York : 1893

    First edition in English of Hertz's important series of papers on electromagnetic waves, originally published between 1887 and 1890, first published in this collected form in German in 1892. The papers include "experimental proof by Hertz of the Faraday-Maxwell hypothesis that electromagnetic waves can be projected through space" (PMM) and "Hertz's... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139652

  22. Ensayo de una memoria sobre un nuevo método de medir las montañas,
    CALDAS, Francisco José de. Ensayo de una memoria sobre un nuevo método de medir las montañas,

    Burdeos : 1819

    First edition of the posthumously published work in which Caldas describes his principal scientific achievement, the discovery of a method for measuring altitude by the boiling point of pure water. Caldas (1768-1816), a self-taught scientist - and a lawyer and military engineer - from Popayán, New Granada, independently discovered the hypsometric principle... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 139366

  23. Radiation Theories of Tomonaga, Schwinger, and Feynman.
    DYSON, Freeman. Radiation Theories of Tomonaga, Schwinger, and Feynman.

    Lancaster, PA and New York, NY : 1949

    First editions, first impressions of the papers that demonstrated the equivalence between Richard Feynman's diagram-based approach to quantum electrodynamics and Julius Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga's operator method approach. Both theories were presented for the first time at the Pocono Conference in April 1948, with Feynman and Schwinger going... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 86336

  24. Abhandlungen uber Thermometrie von Fahrenheit, Reaumur, Celsius (1724, 1730-1733, 1742).
    THERMOMETRY - OETTINGEN, A. J. von (ed.) Abhandlungen uber Thermometrie von Fahrenheit, Reaumur, Celsius (1724, 1730-1733, 1742).

    Leipzig : 1894

    First edition of this collection of treatises on thermometry, here published in German as volume 57 of Ostwald's "Classics of the Exact Sciences", series. The collection includes five papers by Fahrenheit, translated from the Philosophical Transactions of 1724, two papers by Réaumur on the construction of thermometers with comparable scales, and on... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 138421

  25. Guide to Rockets, Missiles, and Satellites.
    NEWELL, Homer E. Guide to Rockets, Missiles, and Satellites.

    New York, Toronto, London : 1958

    First edition, first printing, the author's own copy with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Scarce. This layman's guide to rocket science, rocket warfare and the incipient space age comes from the library of the author, Dr Homer E. Newell Jr. (1915-1983). Newell was a mathematics professor and author who became a powerful US government... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 114393

  26. A General Account of the Development of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.
    SMYTH, Henry DeWolf. A General Account of the Development of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.

    Washington DC : 1945

    The lithoprint edition, the earliest obtainable edition of the Smyth Report, with the ownership inscription and ink stamps of the Manhattan Project's principal metallurgist Frank Foote (1906-1998), a member of the Physics Group headed by Enrico Fermi and one of the Project's leading scientists, "renowned for his contribution to the Manhattan Project... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 83329

  27. Ministry of Munitions of War. H.M. Factory, Gretna.
    WORLD WAR I. Ministry of Munitions of War. H.M. Factory, Gretna.

    Dumfries : 1918

    First and only edition. The massive factory site, which included the two purpose-built townships of Gretna and Eastriggs, was established as a response to the Shell Crisis of 1915. The plant's product was cordite - a smokeless propellant explosive comprised of a mixture of nitro-glycerine and nitro-cellulose, or gun cotton, and described by Sir Arthur... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 79783

  28. Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,
    DUCREST, Charles Louis, marquis de. Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,

    Paris : 1777

    First edition. On hydraulics, the construction of hydraulic machines, and shipbuilding, illustrated with a fine set of technical illustrations, this work includes the general principles of the resistance of fluids, and of the mechanics of paddle-wheels and their application in mills and pumps. One chapter is devoted to the resistance of fluids against... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 68900

  29. Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps.
    DU PUGET D'ORVAL, Edmé Jean Antoine. Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps.

    Amsterdam : 1771

    First editions, both uncommon. Of the first named, Library Hub has only the Bodleian and British Library copies, WorldCat has nine locations and also a number of manuscript copies, including one made as late as 1812 held by Princeton. Of the second, Library Hub lists just the BL, while WorldCat locates six and one copy bound together as here. Du Puget... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 38650

  30. A Brief History of Time.
    HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.

    London : 1988

    First UK edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the US edition on 1 April 1988. One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularization, A Brief History of Time details for a lay readership the origin and eventual fate of the universe.

    Loosely inserted... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 137407

  31. Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate.
    FRANKLIN, Rosalind E., & R. G. Gosling. Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate.

    London : 1953

    First edition, offprint issue, of crystallographer Rosalind Franklin's groundbreaking research paper contributing to the identification of the double helix structure of DNA, the most revolutionary discovery in the fields of molecular biology and all other life sciences, appearing alongside equally landmark articles by James Watson, Francis Crick, and... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 126905

  32. Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors.
    SHOCKLEY, William. Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Thornton Read: As an introduction to germanium research. Bill Shockley. Dec '50". The recipient Thornton Read was an American physicist who with Charles Frank formulated what came to be known as the Frank-Read mechanism for generating dislocations... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 132838

  33. Isotopes.
    ASTON, F. W. Isotopes.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, of Aston's key work on isotopes, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1922. Aston, building on the work of J. J. Thomson at Cambridge, developed modern mass spectrograph technology to investigate inconsistencies in the atomic weights of elements. He discovered that "the elements are composed of atoms of varying... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 132759

  34. Radiations from Radioactive Substances.
    RUTHERFORD, Ernest, James Chadwick, & C. D. Ellis. Radiations from Radioactive Substances.

    Cambridge : 1930

    First edition, first impression, in the notably uncommon dust jacket. Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) was a pioneer in the study of nuclear physics, the discoverer of the structure of the atom and the first scientist to split the atom. This work updates his 1913 work Radioactive Substances and their Radiations (a concise account of the whole subject of... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 131167

  35. Observation of a Rapidly Pulsating Radio Source.
    BELL, Jocelyn; A. Hewish; J. D. H. Pilkington; P. F. Scott; R. A. Collins. Observation of a Rapidly Pulsating Radio Source.

    London : 1968

    First edition, the extremely rare offprint, of the landmark paper which announced the discovery of pulsars, co-authored by British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell and her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish, and three others; with a meaningful provenance, being bound eleventh in a volume of related offprints from the library of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory,... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 131009

  36. Rockets.
    GODDARD, Robert H. Rockets.

    New York : 1946

    First edition, first printing, of this posthumously printed collection of Goddard's famous papers on rocketry; "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes" and "Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development", first published by the Smithsonian Institute in 1919 and 1936 respectively. This work also contains a new foreword by Goddard, the father of modern rocket... Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 130701

  37. Cytology and Cell Physiology.
    CRICK, Francis (owner); Bourne, Geoffrey. Cytology and Cell Physiology.

    Oxford : 1945

    Francis Crick's copy, with his pencilled signature to the pastedown, of an important cell biology textbook, outlining the biological worldview which Crick was schooled in and which he would ultimately overturn with his joint discovery of DNA in 1953. Though books from Crick's library do appear, relevant scientific texts published before the 1953 paradigm... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 130399

  38. Chemical and Physical Researches.
    GRAHAM, Thomas. Chemical and Physical Researches.

    Edinburgh : 1876

    First edition, presentation copy to James Prescott Joule, with the printed presentation on the half-title "From James Young and R. Angus Smith" continued by hand "to Dr Joule FRS &c&c". The book later passed to the Chemical Laboratory of the University of Cambridge and then into the library of Churchill College, Cambridge, with their marks. Graham (1805-1869)... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 130394

  39. Tractatus Physicus
    ROHAULT, Jacques. Tractatus Physicus

    London : 1682

    First London edition, following the Geneva Latin edition of 1674; originally published as Traité de physique (Paris: Charles Savreux, 1671). This edition is dedicated to the physician Thomas Short (1635-1685); Pepys owned a copy (item 1278 in the catalogue of his library). Through the English version of the theologian and philosopher Samuel Clarke... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 127068

  40. The Theory of Relativity.
    MØLLER, Christian. The Theory of Relativity.

    Oxford : 1952

    First edition, first impression. Danish theoretical physicist Christian Møller (1904-1980) intended this book to be a textbook on relativity and to clearly lay out the theories of general and special relativity.

    Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 125579

  41. Vvedenie k polnomu izucheniyu organicheskoy khimii (Introduction to the Complete Study of Organic Chemistry).
    BUTLEROV, Aleksandr Mikhailovich. Vvedenie k polnomu izucheniyu organicheskoy khimii (Introduction to the Complete Study of Organic Chemistry).

    Kazan : 1864

    First edition, extremely uncommon with two copies only on WorldCat, Deutsches Museum, Munich, and North Carolina; the first edition of the first textbook of organic chemistry to be based on the theory of chemical structure. It is impossible to credit Alexander Mikhailovich Butlerov (1828-1886) as the sole discoverer of chemical structure: the Scot Archibald... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 125476

  42. X-Rays and Electrons.
    COMPTON, Arthur Holly. X-Rays and Electrons.

    New York : 1926

    First US edition, first printing, of the Nobel Prize-winning author's first book, scarce in such bright, fresh condition and with the dust jacket, which is rarely seen in commerce. "In his early days at Princeton, Compton devised an elegant method for demonstrating the Earth's rotation, but he was soon to begin his studies in the field of X-rays. He... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 119916

  43. Six Discourses delivered before The Royal Society.
    DAVY, Sir Humphry. Six Discourses delivered before The Royal Society.

    London : 1827

    First edition of this series of lectures from the British chemist, famous for his invention of a miner's safety lamp, including his 1820 inaugural lecture on the progress of science. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 116704

  44. The Biological Activity of Insulin Peptides.
    NICOL, D. S. H. W. The Biological Activity of Insulin Peptides.

    Cambridge : 1958

    The doctoral dissertation of the eminent physician, polymath, and UN delegate Davidson Nicol. Inscribed from the author to his Cambridge mentor Frederick Sanger on the front free endpaper, "To Fred Sanger, with many thanks for your help and inspiration over this work, from, Davidson Nicol. Return address: University College of Sierra Leone, Freetown".... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 114809

  45. Chemical Studies on some Disulphides of Biological Interest.
    RYLE, Andrew Peter. Chemical Studies on some Disulphides of Biological Interest.

    Cambridge : 1955

    Dissertation from the library of two-time Nobel Prize winner Frederick Sanger, who supervised the author's PhD research. Signed by the author at the end of the acknowledgements. This is likely one of the earliest theses that Sanger oversaw, as he had only obtained his own PhD in 1943, about ten years earlier than Ryle would have joined his lab. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 114810

  46. A Study of Some Egg Proteins.
    WILLIAMS, John. A Study of Some Egg Proteins.

    Cambridge : 1962

    Dissertation from the library of Frederick Sanger, who supervised the author's PhD research. Signed and dated by the author at the end of the acknowledgements. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 114814

  47. Nouvelle construction de cheminées,
    GENNETÉ, Claude Léopold. Nouvelle construction de cheminées,

    Liège : 1760

    Second edition, preceded by the rare Paris edition of 1759. An important work on chimneys and their ventilation: "the latest technology on making chimneys draw properly and preventing smoke in rooms" (Deborah Howard, William Adam, Architectural Society of Scotland, 1990; who also notes that James Adam acquired a copy in Belgium "at the start of his... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 113696

  48. Raum und Zeit.
    MINKOWSKI, Hermann. Raum und Zeit.

    Leipzig and Berlin : 1909

    First separate edition, first printing, of Minkowski's revolutionary paper which "introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). The technical description of Minkowki's hypothesis is the four-dimensional space-time continuum." (PMM). The lecture was read... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 112561

  49. Elogi di Galileo Galilei e di Bonaventura Cavalieri.
    FRISI, Paolo. Elogi di Galileo Galilei e di Bonaventura Cavalieri.

    Milan : 1778

    First collected edition, scarce: not in Library Hub, WorldCat locates ten copies. Paolo Frisi (1728-1784) was an Italian mathematician, astronomer and physicist who is best know for his work in hydraulics. "His most significant contributions to science, however, were in the compilation, interpretation, and dissemination of the work of other scientists...... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 110130

  50. Medicina Hydrostatica: or, Hydrostaticks Applyed to the Materia Medica.
    BOYLE, Robert. Medicina Hydrostatica: or, Hydrostaticks Applyed to the Materia Medica.

    London : 1690

    First edition of "the first tract in English upon the determination of specific gravity" (Fulton, p.128). At the end is "A catalogue of the philosophical books and tracts, written by the Honourable Robert Boyle Esq." (Wing B3928A) at end, which has been marked by a contemporary hand. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 108077

  51. IG Farben.
    SASULY, Richard. IG Farben.

    New York : 1947

    First edition, first printing. A history of the German chemical conglomerate which was co-opted by the Nazi regime to become the driving industrial force behind the war effort. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 107459

  52. Television.
    DINSDALE, Alfred, & J. A. Fleming. Television.

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression, of the first book in English on television. This volume covers all aspects of early television and was written, as the author put it in the preface to the second edition, "in a popular, non-technical manner, with the object of interesting the man in the street". Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 103484

  53. Ontogeny and Phylogeny.
    GOULD, Stephen Jay. Ontogeny and Phylogeny.

    Cambridge, MA & London : 1977

    First edition, first printing of the author's first book. Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), a professor of zoology and paleontology at Harvard, was a leading light among biologists at the end of the previous century. His development of the theory of punctuated equilibria, the argument that evolution occurs in rapid bursts of speciation separated by long... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 101441

  54. Œuvres.
    FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Œuvres.

    Paris : 1773

    First collected edition in French of the author's collected works. The first part is entirely devoted to electricity and includes previously unpublished pieces. Translated by Jacques Barbeu-Dubourg (1709-1779) from the fourth edition in the original English. A close friend of Franklin and his translator and publisher in France, Barbeu-Dubourg was also... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 98387

  55. The Interpretation of the Atom.
    SODDY, Frederick. The Interpretation of the Atom.

    London : 1932

    First and only edition of Soddy's Interpretation of the Atom, a major revision of his Interpretation of Radium, which first published in 1909, and had been out of print since the fourth edition of 1922. Soddy was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his investigations into the origin and nature of isotopes. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 95939

  56. Book of Practical Television.
    DOWDING, G. V., ed. Book of Practical Television.

    London : 1935

    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy, rare in the dust jacket. This detailed and copiously illustrated volume covers in-depth the early history and technology of the television, with numerous practical examples and instructional diagrams. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 87832

  57. The Fractal Geometry of Nature.
    MANDELBROT, Benoit B. The Fractal Geometry of Nature.

    San Francisco : 1982

    First revised edition, first printing. Inscribed by Mandelbrot on the half title, "To Richard Garwin, with the compliments of Benoit Mandelbrot, Au 17, 1982". A beautiful copy of this volume, substantially revised from the original 1977 publication titled Fractals. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 87142

  58. Notes on the Theory of the Interaction of Field and Matter.
    OPPENHEIMER, Robert J. Notes on the Theory of the Interaction of Field and Matter.

    Lancaster, PA, & New York, NY : 1930

    Rare offprint of the paper which pointed out that the quantum electrodynamics of the time led to false predictions of the frequency of the absorption and emission spectra of atoms. This led directly to the breakdown of theory and the revolutionary work in quantum electrodynamics by Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 86339

  59. A Potentially Realizable Quantum Computer.
    LLOYD, Seth. A Potentially Realizable Quantum Computer.

    Washington D. C. : 1993

    First edition of the first paper proposing a technologically feasible quantum computer. Author Seth Lloyd (1960- ) is a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT and a pioneer in the realm of complex information systems. Quantum computers, which utilise quantum phenomena rather than circuits to store and manipulate data, were introduced on a theoretical... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 86340

  60. Experimental Quantum Teleportation.
    ZEILINGER, Anton, et al. Experimental Quantum Teleportation.

    Washington D. C. : 1997

    First edition of the first paper describing successful quantum teleportation, the transmission of information using quantum entanglement, in which the quantum states of a pair of particles are linked so that a change in one alters the other, even at large distances. Quantum teleportation was first proposed theoretically in 1993 by a team led by the... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 86343

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