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ALDISS, Brian - BREEN, James. The Planetary Worlds:
London : 1854First and only edition, Brian Aldiss's copy, with his ownership inscription to front free endpaper. A unique association copy.
Brian Adliss (1925-2017), an English author, is best known for his science fiction novels and short stories, greatly influenced by science fiction pioneer H. G. Wells. He also edited a number of anthologies, notably... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 143610
(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
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
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... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137407
CLAVIUS, Christopher. Gnomonices libri octo, in quibus non solum horologiorum solarium, sed aliarum quoque rerum.
Rome : 1581First edition of this "substantial work which summarises all that was known about sundials at the time. It formed the foundation used by all makers of sundials until well into the 17th century" (Tomash & Williams). The annotations to this copy, in a pleasing contemporary vellum binding, offer a particularly nice example of early scholarship on the subject.
Often... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 142710
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.
New York : 1988First 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
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
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... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141018
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
SAGAN, Carl, & Ann Druyan. Comet.
New York : 1985First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Sagan "For Steve, Brave man, wise owl, with our fond regard to you and Deborah. Carl and Ann", Druyan penned the "and Ann".
The recipient was American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science, Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), with his book label loosely inserted.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136562
WEBB, Thomas William. Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes.
London : 1859First edition, a lovely copy in the original cloth, of the classic guide that served as the standard text for amateur astronomers into the 20th century.
The Reverend Thomas William Webb (1807-1885) spent much of his career as the Curate and Vicar of Hardwick in Herefordshire. A devoted servant of his parish, he was also a member of the Royal... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 142538
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
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). Zander perfected the Soviet Union's first liquid propelled rocket GIRD-X, which was... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143547