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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. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

    London : 1872

    First edition, Freeman's first issue, with "that", rather than the second-issue misspelling "htat" on the first line of p. 208. This copy has the plates lettered with Roman numerals, with another state in Arabic numerals, without priority of issue; Freeman believes that the Arabic plates were printed first, but notes that "the two states seem to occur... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 139478

  2. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

    London : 1872

    Sixth edition, second issue, printed simultaneously with the first issue, which is marked as the "eleventh thousand" on the title page. Freeman notes that the second issue is "notably less common". The sixth edition is the last lifetime edition. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this edition featuring a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 139480

  3. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.
    BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.

    Leipzig : 1942

    First edition, first printing. The third and final book in Blossfeldt's acclaimed series of photographs of plants. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139445

  4. Materials for the Study of Variation:
    BATESON, William. Materials for the Study of Variation:

    London : 1894

    First edition. "William Bateson read the newly discovered paper by Mendel and recognized immediately its relevance to the unsolved problem expounded in his Materials for the Study of Variation variation is the cause of the evolution of species; but what causes variation, and how does it happen? Bateson was convinced that species evolve as the result... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139728

  5. 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

  6. Our Plundered Planet.
    OSBORN, Fairfield. Our Plundered Planet.

    Boston : 1948

    First edition, first printing, of one of the founding texts of modern environmentalism, the best-selling work of the conservationist Henry Fairfield Osborn Jr (1887-1969) and one of the first popular environmental books.
    Dedicated "to all who care about tomorrow", Our Plundered Planet urges its readers to recognize humankind's silent but systematic... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 138301

  7. D'Arcussia's Falconry.
    (ARCUSSIA, Charles d'.) LOFT, John, trans. D'Arcussia's Falconry.

    Louth, Lincolnshire : 2003

    First and only edition of the first English translation of d'Arcussia's La Fauconnerie, first published in 1599, Loft's translation from the 1643 edition; signed and dated by the translator on the half-title. Uncommon: a search of online institutional holdings produces just five locations: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, McGill and the US Air Force Academy.... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 136151

  8. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

    London : 1873

    Sixth edition, fourth issue, marked, like the third issue of 1872, as the "thirteenth thousand" on the title page. The sixth edition is the last lifetime edition. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this sixth edition subsequently featured a new chapter, chapter VII, as well as a glossary by W. S. Dallas. "The edition was aimed at a wider... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 127700

  9. The Writings.
    BURROUGHS, John. The Writings.

    New York : 1904

    The Autograph edition. Number 62 of 750 copies only, signed by the author and publishers. John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an American naturalist and essay writer active in the early American conservation movement. Immensely popular in his time, Burroughs was described by his biographer, Edward J. Renehan, as a "literary naturalist with a duty to record... Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 138373

  10. Wirbelstürme, Wetterstürze, Hagelkatastrophen und Marskanal-Verdoppelungen.
    HÖRBIGER, Hanns. Wirbelstürme, Wetterstürze, Hagelkatastrophen und Marskanal-Verdoppelungen.

    Kaiserslautern : 1913

    Scarce first edition. WorldCat and Library Hub locate no copies in UK institutions and just one in the US (University of Chicago). Ten copies were traced in continental Europe (predominately Germany, but also Denmark, the Netherlands, and France).
    The Austrian engineer, inventor, and amateur astrologist Hanns Hörbiger (1860-1931) is best remembered... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139363

  11. 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

  12. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe.
    HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe.

    London : 1851-60

    A uniformly bound set of Otté's English translation of Humboldt's magnum opus, its third appearance in English, here in a mixed edition: volumes three and five in first edition, the remainder printed in 1860.
    First published in German 1845-62, Humboldt's magnum opus "erupted onto the scientific scene in Europe and triggered a massive shift in cultural... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 139341

  13. Hereditary Genius:
    GALTON, Francis. Hereditary Genius:

    London : 1869

    First edition of the author's most significant work. This copy has an interesting association linking Galton to his almost exact contemporary and fellow statistics pioneer Florence Nightingale, being from the estate of the author and politician Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (1809-1885), Nightingale's favourite, persistent, but ultimately... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 139155

  14. The Works.
    BOYLE, Robert. The Works.

    London : 1772

    A handsome collected edition of the works of the chemist Robert Boyle, attractively bound in contemporary russia, profusely illustrated with scientific diagrams, and here in very desirable condition. Lowndes calls this the "best edition"; the first collection of Boyle's works was published in 1699 under Richard Boulton's editorship, followed by Thomas... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 135989

  15. The Natural History of Sokotra and Abd-El-Kuri.
    FORBES, Henry O., ed. The Natural History of Sokotra and Abd-El-Kuri.

    Liverpool : 1903

    First and sole edition of this handsome book, a decidedly uncommon and beautifully illustrated monograph. Socotra lies off the Horn of Africa, south of the Arabian Peninula. Formerly part of the Aden Governate it has been officially part of Yemen since 1967. It is described by the Socotra Conservation Fund as "a jewel of biodiversity in the Arabian... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139057

  16. Manchester University Computer - Inaugural Conference - July 1951.
    (TURING, Alan.) Manchester University Computer - Inaugural Conference - July 1951.

    Manchester : 1951

    First edition of the brochure marking the official inauguration of the Ferranti Mark I computer. "The machine had been delivered to the University in February 1951 and by the time of the conference it was at the centre of a flourishing computer laboratory. The Ferranti Mark I was the first commercially manufactured computer in Britain (and arguably... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 138710

  17. Tableaux du système métrique accompagnés d'un livret explicatif.
    TARNIER, Étienne Auguste. Tableaux du système métrique accompagnés d'un livret explicatif.

    Paris : 1865

    First edition of this striking exposition of the metric system, with the colour tables illustrating the system's measuring instruments, and the units of measurements of surface, volume, liquids, and weight, its application for measuring grain and other dry matter, and finally the metric system of coinage, illustrated with the coins of Napoleon III.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138436

  18. The Little Flower Maker.
    PEACHEY, Emma. The Little Flower Maker.

    London : 1869

    First edition. A rare, beautifully produced work designed by 'Mrs Peachey, a first rate artist in her department... favourably known to the public, by a former work on Modelling Wax Flowers to enable her youthful friends, who have often admired specimens of her skill, to become adepts in the charming art of paper flower making'. The techniques of paper... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 136827

  19. La Voliere de la Jeunesse,
    CUVIER, Georges, & Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon. La Voliere de la Jeunesse,

    Paris : 1817

    First and only edition of this charming juvenile guide to the world's birds, based on the work of Cuvier and Buffon, attractively illustrated with a suite of lively and well-executed, if unsophisticated, plates. Uncommon, with just four sets located in an online search of institutional holdings: no copies traced in the UK, just one in the US. This copy... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 136054

  20. Geometry for Technical Students.
    SPRAGUE, E. H. Geometry for Technical Students.

    London : 1904

    First edition, first impression, of this survey of plane and 3-D geometry with an emphasis on aspects that would be relevant for students going into technical professions such as engineering. WorldCat and Library Hub locate just six copies: British Library, National Library of Scotland, Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Chicago, and Hong Kong. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 124189

  21. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Mammals.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Mammals.

    London : 1873

    First edition, second issue, variant. Ruse noted Freeman's copy as being a "later variant bind-up with 1878 advertisements", the present copy's advertisements are dated January 1885. The first edition, first issue, was published the previous year.
    The reader's ink notes on p. 121 are about their "old Collie Dog" who would "laugh (partly opening the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138917

  22. Womanhood and Health.
    MURRELL, Christine M. Womanhood and Health.

    London : 1923

    First edition, first impression, of Murrell's series of lectures which she gave at the London County Council over a period of 20 years. Born in London, Christine Mary Murrell (18741933) was a British medical doctor, women's rights activist, and the first female member of the British Medical Association's Central Council. She graduated from the London... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 137330

  23. Elogio storico di Da. Maria Gaetana Agnesi
    (AGNESI, Maria Gaetana.) FRISI, Antonio Francesco. Elogio storico di Da. Maria Gaetana Agnesi

    Milan : 1799

    First edition of "the most valuable source of information" (Mazzotti, p. 658) on the life of the Italian mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi, the first woman to publish a mathematical work. Written by her friend Antonio Frisi and published the year of her death, it is the earliest biographical work about her. Though relatively well represented institutionally... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138353

  24. A Treatise of Fruit-Trees,
    AUSTEN, Ralph. A Treatise of Fruit-Trees,

    Oxford : 1665

    Third edition, first published in 1653. The third edition includes the text of Austen's observations on Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum, which he had published in 1658. The life of the horticulturist Ralph Austen (1612-1676) was an odd mix of Anabaptist radicalism and gardening. "Austen contributed to three areas which, in the millenarian atmosphere... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129007

  25. Elementa Geometriae.
    EUCLID. Elementa Geometriae.

    Venice : 1482

    First edition of "the oldest mathematical textbook still in common use today" (PMM) and one of the earliest printed books with geometrical figures. The text is the standard late mediaeval recension of Johannes Campanus of Novara, based on the 12th-century translation from the Arabic of Adelard of Bath. The text is preceded by a dedicatory letter by... Learn More
    £150,000.00

    Stock Code: 136914

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. Signed photograph.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Signed photograph.

    [London : 1938]

    Freud reads the manuscript of Moses and Monotheism. A superb signed photograph of Freud at work taken by the Austrian-British psychoanalyst Wilhelm Hoffer (1897-1967), depicting Freud seated at his desk in London.
    Freud had begun working on his Moses book in 1934 and partly published it in German in 1937. He arrived in London on 6 June 1938, announcing... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 132013

  29. Abhandlungen uber Thermometrie von Fahrenheit, Reaumur, Celsius (1724, 1730-1733, 1742).
    (THERMOMETRY). OETTINGEN, A. J. von, editor. 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,... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 138421

  30. De decoratione
    MERCURIALE, Girolamo, & Giulio Mancini. De decoratione

    Venice : 1585

    First edition of a history of plastic surgery, which includes the earliest published reference to Tagliacozzi's pioneer work in rhinoplasty, preceding by a dozen years the publication of his major work, De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem (Venice, 1597). Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137158

  31. De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem.
    TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare. De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem.

    Berlin : 1831

    Fourth and last edition of Tagliacozzi's pioneering work on plastic surgery (1st ed., Venice 1597), revised and edited with preface by Maximilian Troschel. The edition is dedicated to the German surgeon Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach, and reflects the revival of interest in rhinoplastic procedures that Dieffenbach and von Graefe inspired in Germany. Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 137138

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

    New York : 1988

    First US edition, the suppressed first printing, published simultaneously with the UK edition on 1 April 1988. The first printing was recalled from shops due to a number of errors: it lacks the contents and dedication pages, and figures 2.5 and 2.6 on page 27 are reversed. The dust jacket was also changed, with that of the suppressed printing being... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 138762

  33. [Novum Organum sive indicia vera de interpretatione naturae.] Instauratio Magna.
    BACON, Francis. [Novum Organum sive indicia vera de interpretatione naturae.] Instauratio Magna.

    London : 1620

    First edition of this "monumental work on the philosophy of science, on the systematic organization of knowledge, and on the inductive method" (Grolier/Horblit). Bacon's Novum Organum (a "new instrument" to replace the old Organon of Aristotle) had a revolutionary impact on early modern science by laying the foundation of the inductive method.
    "Bacon's... Learn More
    £65,000.00

    Stock Code: 138351

  34. De Curtorum Chirurgia per insitionem.
    TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare. De Curtorum Chirurgia per insitionem.

    Venice : 1597

    First edition of "the first book devoted entirely to plastic surgery" (Norman), second issue on ordinary paper, with the licence printed on the title page verso. Hook & Norman note the existence of a very few copies which they term the first issue, printed on large and thick paper, without the licence, and suggest that these were intended for presentation.
    Gaspare... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 135968

  35. 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

  36. The Logic of Scientific Discovery.
    POPPER, Karl R. The Logic of Scientific Discovery.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing of one of the most significant works in the philosophy of science. The Logic of Scientific Discovery was originally published in Germany in 1934, and Popper rewrote and republished it in English in 1959, with this New York edition preceding the UK edition. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 138566

  37. Genes, Girls, and Gamow: After the Double Helix.
    WATSON, James D. Genes, Girls, and Gamow: After the Double Helix.

    New York : 2002

    First US edition, first printing, signed by the author - "Jim Watson" - on the title page. This is Watson's report on the aftermath of his and Crick's revolutionary discovery of the structure of DNA, following on from his classic memoir, The Double Helix. The UK edition preceded it the previous year. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138562

  38. Of Molecules and Men.
    CRICK, Francis. Of Molecules and Men.

    Seattle : 1966

    First edition, first printing, signed by Francis Crick on the title page. The fifth book in the John Danz Lectures series, Of Molecules and Men expands on Crick's three lectures on vitalism delivered at the University of Washington in February and March 1966. Crick, co-discoverer of DNA with James Watson, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138557

  39. The Double Helix.
    WATSON, James D. The Double Helix.

    New York : 1998

    Signed by the author on the title-page; later edition, first published in 1968. Watson's personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, The Double Helix is one of the most important first-hand accounts of the practice of science during the 20th century, chronicling not only the wonder and beauty of a major breakthrough, but also... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 138554

  40. On the Trail of the African Elephant.
    SANCHEZ-ARIÑO, Tony. On the Trail of the African Elephant.

    London : 1988

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,250 copies signed by the author on the title page. A comprehensive survey of elephants and the colorful characters who, throughout the years, have hunted them. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 129468

  41. Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles J. F. Bunbury, Bart.
    (BUNBURY, Charles James Fox.) BUNBURY, Frances Joanna (ed.) Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles J. F. Bunbury, Bart.

    London : 1894

    First and sole edition of this highly uncommon memoir of the distinguished palaeobotanist Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury, eighth baronet (18091886), printed for private circulation among friends and relatives only. It includes a generous gathering of his letters and substantial selections from his journals, of which ODNB remarks, "few other journals... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 123689

  42. Chirurgorum comes: or the Whole Practice of Chirurgery.
    (TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare.) READ (or REID), Alexander. Chirurgorum comes: or the Whole Practice of Chirurgery.

    London : 1687

    First edition, a work notable for containing the first translation into English of Tagliacozzi's pioneering work on plastic surgery. "The practice of chirurgery. Part IV. Book VIII. Of supplying defects in the body", pages 645-704, is a summary of Book 2 of Gaspare Tagliacozzi's De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem, first published in Venice in 1597... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137136

  43. 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

  44. The Study of Instinct.
    TINBERGEN, Nikolaas. The Study of Instinct.

    Oxford : 1951

    First edition, first impression, of the Dutch Nobel Prize-winner's hugely influential introduction to the biological study of innate behaviour, formed from a series of lectures delivered in New York in 1947. Tinbergen (1907-1988), regarded as one of the founders of modern ethology, shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Karl von... Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 128515

  45. 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

  46. Symbolic Logic and Intelligent Machines.
    BERKELEY, Edmund C. Symbolic Logic and Intelligent Machines.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing, of this comprehensive survey of Boolean logic and symbolic logic, and their applications to computer design and programming. American computer scientist Edmund Callis Berkeley (1909-1988) was a member of Howard H. Aiken's Harvard Mark II team, a co-founder of the Association for Computing Machinery, and the author of the... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 137075

  47. Behavior.
    WATSON, John B. Behavior.

    New York : 1914

    First edition, first printing, of Watson's first book on behaviorist psychology, of which he was the principle proponent. Behaviorism as a movement in American psychology had its origin in an article Watson wrote the previous year in the Psychological Review, "Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It", and was developed in eight lectures which Watson... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 136444

  48. The Criminal Mind.
    FLEURY, Maurice de. The Criminal Mind.

    London : 1901

    First edition in English, inscribed by the author on the half-title "A mon excellent ami le D Joe Stedman a Boston, heu affectueux souvenir, Dr Maurice de Fleury". Fleury argues for criminality being physiological, rather than conditioned, and proposes eugenics, segregation, and wider (though more humane) capital punishment. Originally published in... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 136443

  49. [Drop head title:] Articles of Agreement governing collaboration between the authorities of the U.S.A. and the U.K. in the matter of Tube Alloys, 1943.
    (WORLD WAR II; ATOMIC BOMB.) [Drop head title:] Articles of Agreement governing collaboration between the authorities of the U.S.A. and the U.K. in the matter of Tube Alloys, 1943.

    London : 1943

    An extraordinary survival relating to the development of the atomic bomb, one of very few top secret copies made at the time of the Quebec Agreement, approved by Churchill and Roosevelt on 19 August 1943. The text was published by HMSO in 1954, itself only represented by a single copy at the British Museum and another at Global Affairs Canada. "Tube... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 127047

  50. The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication.

    London : 1868

    First edition, second issue (with the one-line erratum in volume I); 1,250 copies were published in February 1868 and the two issues have "considerable textual differences" (Freeman). "The term 'survival of the fittest' (borrowed at Wallace's insistence from Herbert Spencer's 1866 Principles of Biology) first appeared in the Variation and in the fifth... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 113772

  51. Specimen inaugurale de usu medico tabularum baptismalium, matrimonialium et emortualium,
    BERNOULLI, Daniel. Specimen inaugurale de usu medico tabularum baptismalium, matrimonialium et emortualium,

    Basel, : 1771

    First edition. An attractive copy of the doctoral thesis of the Swiss mathematician Daniel Bernoulli (the second, 1751-1834), presented to the university of Basel in 1771. Bernoulli offers a pioneering approach to the medical application of statistical and mathematical data, proposing the use of demographic data from baptism, marriage, and death records... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138321

  52. Events of a Military Life:
    HENRY, Walter. Events of a Military Life:

    London : 1843

    First UK edition; this uncommon, lively and engaging autobiography was originally published in Canada as Trifles from My Portfolio in 1839. A native of Donegal, Henry studied medicine at Glasgow, St. Thomas', Guy's and St. George's. In 1811 he qualified as a regimental surgeon and joined the 66th in the Peninsula, seeing action at the Siege of Badajoz... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 135267

  53. Wide Line Reader. Prayers and Promises.
    (MOON, William.) Wide Line Reader. Prayers and Promises.

    London : [c.1920s]

    An appealing example of a book employing William Moon's system of type, in which the letters of the alphabet are reduced to their simplest unique elements and then embossed on paper for touch-reading. Moon had contracted smallpox at the age of 4 and lost the sight in one eye, retaining some vestigial vision in the other. In 1840, aged 22, despite several... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 130011

  54. 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 print... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 126210

  55. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
    FEYNMAN, Richard P. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

    New York & London : 1985

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title by Feynman to Alice Zorthian, daughter of Jirayr Zorthian, Feynman's close friend and artistic mentor, "To Alice Zorthian for Christmas 1985 Richard P. Feynman". Only two other signed copies of the first printing have appeared at auction, neither specifically inscribed to... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 136532

  56. Behaviorism.
    WATSON, John B. Behaviorism.

    New York : 1924-25

    First editions of this series of lectures given by Watson, the chief proponent of behaviorism in the US, giving an overview of the discipline. The 12 lectures were given for the non-profit People's Institute as part of their adult education programme, with each lecture printed in pamphlet form afterwards, with the publisher's chemise subsequently issued... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 136448

  57. Shell Shock in France 1914-18.
    MYERS, Charles S. Shell Shock in France 1914-18.

    1940

    First Edition. Timely contribution to the literature of the treatment of war neuroses by one of its most sympathetic practitioners. "In 1915 Myers was given a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps and in 1916 he was appointed consultant psychologist to the British armies in France. Frustrated with opposition to his view that shell-shock was a treatable... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135190

  58. Essai philosophique sur les probabilités. Seconde édition, revue et augmentée par l'auteur.
    LAPLACE, Pierre Simon. Essai philosophique sur les probabilités. Seconde édition, revue et augmentée par l'auteur.

    Paris : 1814

    Second edition, first published the same year, of Laplace's Essai, a more mature and accessible summary of his work on probability theory. "Inevitably, Laplace's technical writings have come to have the same sort of relation to the later development of the discipline of probability that, for example, Newton's Principia mathematica had for the later... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 133666

  59. Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phänomene.
    JUNG, Carl G. Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phänomene.

    Leipzig : 1902

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the front board, "Herrn Dr. Hoch mit den besten Grüssen, der Verfasser." This is the true first edition of Jung's doctoral dissertation, published in advance of the book version issued later the same year.
    A superb association: the recipient Dr August Hoch (1868-1919)... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 128837

  60. Modern Fortification: or, Elements of Military Architecture.
    MOORE, Sir Jonas. Modern Fortification: or, Elements of Military Architecture.

    London : 1673

    First edition, uncommon, just five locations on Copac, OCLC adds ten. As a boy Jonas Moore (1627-79) "became a clerk in Durham city" (Taylor), but resolved to follow a career in mathematics, in which ambition he was encouraged by the prominent local Shuttleworth family of Gawthorpe Hall. Brought to the attention of Charles I "when the king was in the... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 126903

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