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HARRISON, John. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same.
London : 1767First edition of the primary account of the invention of the marine chronometer, which revolutionized the science of navigation. "There was no comparable advance in navigational aids until the development of radar in the twentieth century" (Norman).
In 1714, the Board of Longitude offered a substantial reward of 20,000 to anyone who could find... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 138402
GALILEI, Galileo; SALUSBURY, Thomas, trans. Mathematical Collections and Translations:
London : 1661First 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
MOORE, Patrick. The Amateur Astronomer.
London : 1957First edition, first impression, issued the same year that Moore's programme The Sky at Night was first broadcast.
Patrick Moore (1923-2012) was an astronomer, broadcaster, and presenter of The Sky at Night for 55 years, from 1957 until his death. His "enthusiasm for astronomy was infectious", and the programme "drew large audiences of amateur... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 146471
QUINE, Willard Van Orman - WHIPPLE, Fred L. Earth, Moon, and Planets; [together with:] The Mystery of Comets.
Cambridge, MA [& Washington D.C.] : 1963 Revised (first 1941) and first editions respectively, both volumes from the library of American philosopher Willard Van Quine, a colleague of Whipple's at Harvard University; Earth, Moon, and Planets with Quine's ownership signature to front free endpaper, The Mystery of Comets with a Christmas card from Whipple and his wife signed "love Babbie & Fred".... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 150109
HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.
London : 1988First 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
FRISI, Paolo. Elogi di Galileo Galilei e di Bonaventura Cavalieri.
Milan : 1778First 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
PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. Quadripartitum, translated by Plato Tiburtinus.
Venice : 1484First edition in Latin. Ptolemy's treatise on astrology, the Tetrabiblos, was the most popular astrological work of antiquity and also enjoyed great influence in the Islamic world and the medieval Latin West. The translation was made from Arabic to Latin in 1138 by Plato of Tivoli, the 12th-century Italian mathematician, astronomer and translator who... Learn More£47,500.00
Stock Code: 119247
HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.
London : 1988First 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. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 149729
ARAGO, François. Annuaire pour l'an 1842,
Paris : 1842Second edition, the only procurable one, presentation copy inscribed by Arago on the title page to "James Watt, de la part de son ami F. Arago". The recipient is James Watt (17691848), son of the renowned Scottish inventor of the same name for whom Arago wrote his Historical Eloge, which was read at the Academy of Sciences in 1834.
The French... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141018
ROCKETRY - ZANDER, Friedrich. Problema poleta pri pomoshchi raketnykh apparatov: Sbornik statei pod red. M.K. Tikhonravova.
Moscow : 1947First 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). Just a single copy of this attractive publication traced worldwide in the holdings... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143547
GRASSI, Orazio. Ratio ponderum librae et simbellae:
Naples : 1627First Italian and first corrected edition, very rare, of Grassi's anti-Galileian contribution, published to take care of "the numerous errors and omissions in the mangled Paris edition 1627" (Feingold, p. 152). Since Galileo did not reply to Grassi's points, this book marked the last in the series of publications known as the "controversy of the comet",... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135096
HALDANE, J. B. S. My Friend Mr Leakey.
London : 1937First edition of this collection of fantasy stories for children by the eminent British scientist John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892-1964). Haldane was chiefly distinguished for his work in genetics, but also contributed to many other fields of science, ranging from cosmology to the physiology of diving. His intention in writing the book about Mr Leakey,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 134918
DYSON, Sir Frank Watson. Autograph letter signed, to Hugh Frank Newall, on astrophotography.
London : 1926Two 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