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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to science, medicine, and natural history.

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  1. 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

  2. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;
    BERTHELOT, Claude-François. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;

    Paris : 1782

    First edition. Described on the title as "Ingénieur-Mécanicien du Roi", Berthelot (1718-1800) rose from humble origins to the professorship of mathematics in the Military School in Paris, where in 1763 he invented a famous gun carriage for use in coastal artillery, though the invention was generally credited to Gribeauval who was largely responsible... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 108958

  3. 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

  4. Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie … New Illustrations of Zoology,
    BROWN, Peter. Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie … New Illustrations of Zoology,

    London : 1776

    First edition. This is a very well coloured copy of a book which often suffers from indifferent colouring. Peter Brown (fl. 1758-1799), thought to be Danish, was court painter to the Prince of Wales. It is not certain if he studied as a pupil of Georg Ehret (1708-1770), the famous botanical artist from Germany, but he was most certainly influenced by... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 111330

  5. From under the Cloud at Seven Gables, 1878-1885.
    AGNEW, Anna - KING, Lucy Jane. From under the Cloud at Seven Gables, 1878-1885.

    2002

    First Edition. Current diagnosis of Agnew and historical and therapeutic contextualization of her Under a Cloud by the Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 39421

  6. Report on Manoeuvres held in the Aldershot Command
    [MILITARY] Report on Manoeuvres held in the Aldershot Command

    1913]

    First edition of this extremely uncommon report, print-run of 400, but no copies found on Library Hub or WorldCat. It seems that apart from providing exercise for the medical units involved, the manoeuvres were intended to test "the capabilities of the divisional train and supply column (mechanical transport) in evacuating wounded during field operations."... Learn More
    £295.00

    Stock Code: 67256

  7. My Life.
    ELLIS, Havelock. My Life.

    Boston, : 1939

    First edition, first printing of Ellis's autobiography, the central subject of which is Ellis's marriage and open relationship with the lesbian and women's rights activist Edith Lees. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 82383

  8. Relativistic Cut-Off for Quantum Electrodynamics,
    FEYNMAN, Richard. Relativistic Cut-Off for Quantum Electrodynamics,

    Lancaster, PA and New York : 1948

    First edition of Feynman's very first paper on quantum electrodynamics, in which he proposed a mechanism (the 'cut-off') for removing the divergences which had plagued the theory since its development by Dirac. This paper pre-dates his work on Feynman diagrams, which was not published until the following year. This issue also contains the competing... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 83253

  9. 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: 83290

  10. The Mismeasure of Man.
    GOULD, Stephen Jay. The Mismeasure of Man.

    New York & London : 1981

    First edition, first printing of one of Gould's most famous and controversial books. Here he analyses craniometry and IQ testing to point out the unconscious biases and a priori assumptions built into much "scientific" research. Though researchers recently made the case that Gould was incorrect about one aspect of the book's argument, it still stands... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 83307

  11. 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

  12. Atomic Transmutation. The Greatest Discovery Ever Made.
    SODDY, Frederick, & Muriel Howorth. Atomic Transmutation. The Greatest Discovery Ever Made.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Soddy on the half-title, "Frederick Soddy, May 20th 1953" and also by his co-author, "Love from the author, Muriel Howorth". Frederick Soddy, the discoverer of isotopes, began his career in the laboratory of Ernest Rutherford. "Together they published a series of papers on radioactivity and concluded that... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 83467

  13. 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

  14. A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic.
    KRIPKE, Saul A. A Completeness Theorem in Modal Logic.

    New Brunswick, NJ : 1959

    First edition, first impression of the author's first major work, published when he was only eighteen years old. Saul Kripke (1940- ) is one of the most original and influential logicians and philosophers of the present day. In 1977 the New York Times magazine described him as "one of the most penetrating minds of our time. His achievements span the... Learn More
    £1,700.00

    Stock Code: 86372

  15. Metallic Phase with Long-Range Orientational Order and No Translational Symmetry.
    SHECHTMAN, Daniel, et al. Metallic Phase with Long-Range Orientational Order and No Translational Symmetry.

    New York : 1984

    First editions, first impressions of the paper announcing the discovery of quasi-crystals by Daniel Shechtman and the follow-up paper that confirmed his results. Chemist Daniel Shechtman (1941- ) of the Israel Institute of Technology was spending a sabbatical at Johns Hopkins University during the early 1980s when he discovered quasiperiodic crystals,... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 86384

  16. 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

  17. Le Pilote Expert.
    DASSIÉ, F. Le Pilote Expert.

    Havre de Grace : 1683

    First edition. Uncommon, WorldCat locates copies at BnF, BL, Newberry, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, Paris Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and the University of Rostock only. No copies recorded at auction. A comprehensive manual of marine navigation including a glossary of navigational terms, methods of establishing longitude, the... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 90835

  18. The Naturalist in Nicaragua:
    BELT, Thomas. The Naturalist in Nicaragua:

    London : 1874,

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed verso of the front free endpaper, "P. Brown Esqre, M.D. with the kind regards of the Author", with Brown's ownership inscription to the title page. The son of a Newcastle seedsman, Belt (1832-1878) was educated at a private school conducted by by John Storey, a secretary of Tyneside Naturalists' Field Club,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 114155

  19. Observations on the Deranged Manifestations of the Mind, or Insanity.
    SPURZHEIM, J. G. Observations on the Deranged Manifestations of the Mind, or Insanity.

    Boston : 1833

    First US edition, originally published at London in 1817. William Blake possessed a copy and annotated it: "Spurzheim's book of 1817 on insanity begins with a criticism of the public attitude toward and the medical treatment of madness... He argues that insanity and its symptoms have as many causes as any other disease and that it has no one specific... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 115247

  20. 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

  21. Logic Without Metaphysics.
    NAGEL, Ernest. Logic Without Metaphysics.

    Glencoe, Illinois : 1956

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author to Carl Hempel on the front free endpaper: "To Peter, with affectionate regards, Ernest". An excellent association copy: Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1997), known as "Peter" to his friends, was a German writer and philosopher, and a major figure in logical empiricism. Willard Van... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 122872

  22. The Anatomy of Melancholy,
    [BURTON, Robert.] The Anatomy of Melancholy,

    Philadelphia : 1836

    First US edition, uncommon in the publisher's cloth. First published in 1621, the title page indicated that this is the "first American edition, from the thirteenth English edition, corrected". The Anatomy "was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour - and its pedantry - are there.... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 122454

  23. The Descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex.

    New York : 1871

    First US edition, later issue without errata. First published in the UK earlier that year, it was in this work that the word "evolution" appears for the first time, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species the following year. Darwin had hoped that one of his supporters might tackle the thorny question of human evolution,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 117907

  24. A Century of Orchidaceous Plants selected from Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
    HOOKER, Sir William Jackson, & John Charles Lyons. A Century of Orchidaceous Plants selected from Curtis's Botanical Magazine.

    London : 1849

    First edition, from the Knowsley library of the Earl of Derby, with his armorial bookplate, and the shelf mark of the Back Library at Knowsley noted on the front free endpaper verso; also annotated at the head of the half-title "from Boone April 15th 1849" (just shaved by the binder) - almost certainly a reference to the London booksellers/publishers... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 118950

  25. The Orchid Album,
    WARNER, Robert, Benjamin Samuel Williams, & Thomas Moore. The Orchid Album,

    London : 1882-97

    First edition of this magnificent work, one of the great orchid books of the nineteenth century; bibliographies call for 528 plates but overlook the fact that the only folding plate (which appears in volume I) is double-numbered as 9-10 - this is a complete set and includes the four-page obituary for Benjamin Samuel Williams in volume IX.

    The... Learn More
    £16,000.00

    Stock Code: 119040

  26. Solution of Linear Systems of High Order.
    VON NEUMANN, John - BARGMANN, Valentine, Deane Montgomery, & John von Neumann. Solution of Linear Systems of High Order.

    [Washington, D.C.] : 1946

    First edition of this report on computer-oriented numerical analysis, a key document in charting the early development of von Neumann's understanding of the work of Carl Friedrich Gauss. The statistician Harold Hotelling had discredited Gauss's approach to numerical analysis and "advocated using an iterative method to eliminate numerical instability... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 118844

  27. The Life and Habits of Wild Animals.
    WOLF, Joseph. The Life and Habits of Wild Animals.

    London : 1874

    First edition, large paper issue. Wolf's "pictures are often noted for the astonishing realism of feet, fur, and feather texture, and for their backgrounds, which often include small but perfectly painted subsidiary creatures bickering or otherwise associating in a lively fashion. In the opinion of Sir Edwin Landseer he was 'without exception, the best... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 120461

  28. Geschichte der Arabischen Aerzte und Naturforscher.
    WÜSTENFELD, Ferdinand. Geschichte der Arabischen Aerzte und Naturforscher.

    Göttingen : 1840

    First edition of the work which was long considered the first Western history of Arabic science and medicine, and though in fact preceded by an obscure work in French by Pierre Joseph Amoreux, published in 1805, it remains the foundational work on the subject (see Arcadian Library p. 216). The last 16 pages are lithographed extracts from three Arabic... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 117640

  29. Motor Bodywork; the Design and Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types.
    BUTLER, Herbert J. Motor Bodywork; the Design and Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, of the most comprehensive contemporary book on the subject, with a preface by Sir Herbert Austin. The 30 chapters cover open bodies, racing and sporting bodies, cape hoods, closed bodies, bodies with folding heads, shooting and luggage breaks and protected phaetons, seat fittings, windscreens, private bodywork, materials,... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 122003

  30. Charities of France in 1866.
    [LAWRENCE, William Richards.] Charities of France in 1866.

    Boston : 1867

    First and only edition, printed for private distribution. William Richards Lawrence (1812-1885) was a Boston philanthropist who, after studying medicine at Harvard Medical School, travelled to France and spent several months visiting hospitals and clinics in Paris. This account provides a historical survey of a variety of different hospitals and charities... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 119396

  31. Marine Atlas.
    LOUGHLAND, Ronald A., & Khaled A. Al-Abdulkader. Marine Atlas.

    Dhahran, Saudi Arabia : 2011

    First edition. An exhaustive scientific survey of the marine and coastal habitats found along the Saudi Arabian portion of the Gulf, an area covering some 1,200 miles of diverse coastline (including islands) from Ra's al-Khafji on the Kuwaiti border in the north to Ra's Abu Qamis on the border with the UAE in the south; also included is an in-depth... Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 102570

  32. Tycho Brahe Sistemi Hakkında XVII. Asır Başlarına Ait Far[s]ça Bir Yazma.
    BRAHE, Tycho; SAYILI, Aydın. Tycho Brahe Sistemi Hakkında XVII. Asır Başlarına Ait Far[s]ça Bir Yazma.

    Ankara : 1958

    Offprint from the Annual Review of the Institute of Archaelogy at the University of Ankara, describing a manuscript in the Vatican Library (MS Vat. Pers. 9), namely a 1631 copy of renowned explorer Pietro della Valle's Persian translation of a short pamphlet by one Christophoros Borrus, a Milanese Jesuit and astronomer, defending the planetary system... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 104031

  33. [Patch label on front cover:] Matériels & Outils de Sondages pour les mines & les colonies (Materials and Survey Tools for Mines and Colonies).
    DRU, Léon & Saint-Just, & Louis-Georges Mulot. [Patch label on front cover:] Matériels & Outils de Sondages pour les mines & les colonies (Materials and Survey Tools for Mines and Colonies).

    Paris : [c.1890]

    A handsomely presented and apparently unique album of 21 striking original albumen prints showing test rigs and drilling machinery, largely for use in artesian exploration, assembled for one of the leading French engineering concerns of the period, Mulot & Dru, described by a contemporary as "acknowledged in France to be masters of the art of boring"... Learn More
    £12,750.00

    Stock Code: 123046

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. The Malay Archipelago:
    WALLACE, Alfred Russel. The Malay Archipelago:

    London : 1869

    Second edition, first published earlier that year, of "one of the finest scientific travel books ever written" (DSB). Wallace's account of his path-breaking eight-year collecting expedition was a huge success on first publication and has drawn praise for its artistic format and literary style in addition to its scientific merits, and has been shown... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 128819

  37. Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.

    Leipzig and Wien : 1905

    First edition, first impression. In Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious, Freud distinguishes between jokes, the comic, and humour, arguing that the formation of jokes like dreams can be traced to the unconscious. Divided into three parts, the investigation psychoanalyses the technique of jokes, the motives behind them, and the relationship... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 126431

  38. 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

  39. Fractions Anatomized:
    RAMSBOTTOM, Richard. Fractions Anatomized:

    London : 1762

    First edition of this guide to calculating sums involving fractions, intended for the use of young excise officers. The author seems to have left little trace, and they published no other known books. Uncommon, with ESTC locating eight copies in British and American institutional holdings. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 131614

  40. 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

  41. A Naturalist's Life Study in the Art of Taxidermy.
    WARD, Rowland. A Naturalist's Life Study in the Art of Taxidermy.

    London : 1913

    First edition, first impression. Rowland Ward was the Michelangelo of Victorian taxidermy, that most Victorian of art-forms. An innovator who developed many techniques still used today, basing his work on painstaking observation he brought the techniques of naturalistic display to their high point. He was a friend of many of the greatest sportsmen of... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 132698

  42. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,
    DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

    London : 1869

    Fifth edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman). "The fifth edition of 1869 was of 2,000 copies and was again much revised. It is in this one that Darwin used the expression "the survival of the fittest", Herbert Spencer's term, for the first time; it appears first in the heading of Chapter IV" (Freeman). This copy with... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 120387

  43. Kaleidoscope cat.
    WAIN, Louis. Kaleidoscope cat.

    [c.1930s]

    A rare, superbly coloured "kaleidoscope" cat by the beloved "asylum artist" Louis Wain, presumed to have been created during his later years at Napsbury Asylum when his fluctuating psychological state was profoundly transforming his art. In this case, the image retains the realistic form of a mischievous cat but with the psychotic gleam and unnaturally... Learn More
    £18,500.00

    Stock Code: 125094

  44. ...A Scientist in Tartary: from the Hoang-ho to the Indus
    FILCHNER, Wilhelm. ...A Scientist in Tartary: from the Hoang-ho to the Indus

    London : 1939

    First English edition following the German of the previous year. Well represented institutionally, but decidedly uncommon on the market. "English translation of Bismillah!: Vom Huang-ho zum Indus. Wilhelm Filchner, scientist and explorer, at the age of 21 participated in his first expedition (1900), which led him to Russia. In 190305 made an expedition... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132910

  45. La Ménagerie Royale,
    ZOOLOGY. La Ménagerie Royale,

    Paris : 1814

    First edition published under this title, second overall. This work was first published in 1812, under Napoleon's reign as emperor, as "La Ménagerie Impériale." Napoleon abdicated in 1814, to be succeeded by King Louis XVIII, and so the menagerie was reclassified as "royale," prompting Saintin to reissue the book from the same sheets with a suitably... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134214

  46. Finger Prints; Decipherment of Blurred Finger Prints; Finger Print Directories.
    GALTON, Francis. Finger Prints; Decipherment of Blurred Finger Prints; Finger Print Directories.

    London : 1892, 1893, 1895

    First editions of Galton's three publications on fingerprints, this a very scarce presentation set with the first work inscribed by Galton to his brother, "Erasmus Galton, from F.G.", on the half-title, the second work with Erasmus's ownership inscription "E. Galton, Oct 9 1893" to verso of front free endpaper. Erasmus (1815-1909) was named after their... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 134448

  47. Al gioco cinese chiamato il rompicapo. Appendice di figure
    TANGRAM. Al gioco cinese chiamato il rompicapo. Appendice di figure

    Florence : 1818

    First edition of this uncommon and early work on Chinese tangrams, the Florentine issue. There was also an issue published in Milan the same year by Pietro and Giuseppe Vallardi (no priority established, though the Milanese issue appears to have had hand-coloured plates rather than sepia).

    Both issues are scarce in commerce and institutions,... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 134823

  48. The True History of the Ghost;
    PEPPER, John Henry, "Professor". The True History of the Ghost;

    London : 1890

    First and only contemporary edition, inscribed by the author on the title, "Mr. John Bailey, July 25 1893, With the Author's kind regards, J. H. Pepper". The work gives his exposition of the famous stage illusion that came to be known as "Pepper's Ghost", in which a spectral image of an actor was projected before the audience.

    Pepper (1821-1900)... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 133346

  49. Biological- or artery flaps of the face:
    ESSER, Johannes Fredericus Samuel. Biological- or artery flaps of the face:

    Monaco : no date [c. 1934]

    First edition of this rare work on reconstructive facial surgery by pioneering Dutch physician Johannes "Jan" Esser (1877-1946).

    During the First World War, Esser was designated Special Surgeon for Plastic Operations and assigned to a hospital in Vienna. There, he operated on soldiers who suffered facial injuries in trenches, and pioneered the... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 133441

  50. Travels Through Spain,
    DILLON, John Talbot. Travels Through Spain,

    London : 1782

    Second London edition, third overall, of Dillon's earliest work which was first published in 1780 in London, and the following year in Dublin.

    John Talbot Dillon (1734-1806) was a traveller and historian. He was also "clearly proud to be a baron of the Holy Roman empirea title conferred on his father, Francis, and passed down on his death in... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 133535

  51. Sammlung aller Handlungen und Schriften, welche zu hochverdienten Ehren und ewigem Gedächtnisse des wohlseligen Herrn Geheimen Raths D. Christoph Jakob Trew,
    TREW, Christoph Jakob. Sammlung aller Handlungen und Schriften, welche zu hochverdienten Ehren und ewigem Gedächtnisse des wohlseligen Herrn Geheimen Raths D. Christoph Jakob Trew,

    Altdorf : 1770

    First edition of a collection of publications marking the donation by Christoph Trew of his library and natural history collection to the University of Altdorf in June 1768.

    A city solicitor, court physician, Count Palatine of the Holy Roman Empire, advisor to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Christoph Trew (1695-1769) had an academic passion... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 134947

  52. Mathematical Collections and Translations:
    GALILEI, Galileo; SALUSBURY, Thomas, trans. Mathematical Collections and Translations:

    London : 1661

    First edition in English of Galileo's Dialogo, the major work to be included in volume I, and the first vernacular translation in any language. The Systeme of the World, followed by the short but important Epistle to the Grand Dutchesse Mother concerning the Authority of Holy Scripture in Philosophical Controversies (known today as the Letter to Christina),... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 128763

  53. "Symposium on automatic digital computation" del National Physycal Laboratory, Teddington. (Londra, 25-28 marzo 1953.)
    DE FINETTI, Bruno; G. Rodinò; N. Kitz. "Symposium on automatic digital computation" del National Physycal Laboratory, Teddington. (Londra, 25-28 marzo 1953.)

    Rome : 1954

    Original offprint, number 403 in the series of publications of the Instituto per le applicazioni del calcolo. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135238

  54. The Ways of Behaviorism.
    WATSON, John B. The Ways of Behaviorism.

    New York and London : 1928

    First edition, first printing. The chief proponent of behaviorism in the US, Watson here gives an overview of the discipline for a popular readership and its application in everyday problems; much of the book was previously published in Harper's Magazine. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 136446

  55. Alan M. Turing.
    TURING, Sara. Alan M. Turing.

    Cambridge : 1959

    First edition, first impression, of this biography and memorial volume written by the mother of the great computer science pioneer. Uncommon, especially so in the jacket, and apparently issued in an edition of as little as 500 copies, it is an interesting work which strives to establish Turing's credentials without reference to his then still-classified... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 133628

  56. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.
    NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.

    London : [1860]

    First edition, second issue, this copy with an autograph letter signed from the author tipped in at the rear to Gaetano Meo, dated January 1887. Meo (18501925) was a painter, mosaic artist, and an artist's model associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Meo left his home in southern Italy at the age of 14, taking only his harp as a means of earning.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 122640

  57. The Jewel House of Art and Nature:
    PLAT, Hugh. The Jewel House of Art and Nature:

    London : 1653

    Revised edition, expanded from its first appearance in 1594 under the same title, the second overall. The "most significant book" (ODNB) of the inventor Hugh Plat (1552-1608), The Jewel House is an extraordinary handbook of experiments, recipes, and how-to-guides, ranging from the useful (putting out chimney fires, killing vermin), to the suspicious... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 137766

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

    Lancaster, PA and New York, NY : 1949

    First edition, first impression of the paper that demonstrated the equivalence between Richard Feynman's diagram-based approach to quantum electrodynamics and Julius Schwinger and Sinltiro 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 head-to-head,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 86342

  59. Autograph letter signed, to Hugh Frank Newall, on astrophotography.
    DYSON, Sir Frank Watson. Autograph letter signed, to Hugh Frank Newall, on astrophotography.

    London : 1926

    Two page autograph letter by Astronomer Royal Sir Frank Watson Dyson (1868-1939) to fellow astronomer Hugh Frank Newall, director of the Solar Physics Observatory at Cambridge, on the practical details of a joint astro-photography project. With pencilled notes by the recipient in reply to Dyson's questions.

    "My dear Newall, I enclose a specimen... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 126210

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

    London : 1989

    First UK edition, later impression. The title page with a thumb print of Hawking, next to which his personal assistant has inscribed in blue ink, "Thumb print of, S. W. Hawking, witnessed by, Susan Masey."

    One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularisation, A Brief... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 134236

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