Science

The hard sciences, including physics, (bio)chemistry, and mathematics

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Juko Jushi...
[Acupuncture]
Juko Jushikei Hakki.
Juko Jushikei Hakki. Three parts in one volume. Kyoto (?), Enami Jinbee, Genroku 8 (= 1685). 4to size (27.0 x 19.0 cm). Xylographically printed on 69 double leaves folded in an accordion, or oriental, style, with 16 full-page woodcut plates. Original blue paper wrappers with xylographic text vignette on front. Contained in a modern blue cloth box made in Japanese style.
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€3,000.00
Very rare illustrated work on acupuncture.
Pustaha ma...
[Batak writer]
Pustaha manuscript.
Sumatra, 19th-century. Manuscript on tree bark, folded in harmonica fashion, written on both sides in black ink. Illustrated with some figures and signs, painted red. 16mo (4,6 x 6,5 cm). Covers made of bone, each with a carved, primitive illustration.
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€1,100.00
Unique Pustaha (Batak) manuscript with intriguing carved illustrations on the bone covers
Collection...
Becquerel, H.
Collection of six early papers on radioactivity, from "comptes rendus... de l'academie des sciences", 1896-1901.
Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1896-1901. Six papers in one. 4to (26.6 x 20.3 cm). 30 pp. Old style blue stiff paper boards. Two title pages of the Comptes Rendus (for 1896 and 1899) bound in.
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€950.00
A collection of rare, early papers on radio activity
Les elemen...
Beguin, J.
Les elemens de chymie de M. Iean Beguin aumosnier du roy. Reueuz, notez, expliquez, & augmentez, par I. L. D. R. B. IC. E. M. En cette derniere edition ont esté adiouttées plusieurs explications obmises aux precedentes impressions, & plusieurs preparations de remedes tirés de la derniere edition Latine.
Lyon, Claude Chancey, 1665. Small 8vo (15.6 x 9.5 cm). Title page with wood engraving, [xiv], 384, [xxiv] pp. Three wood engravings in the text. Twentieth century full calf. Spine with five gilt-lined raised bands; compartments with small gilt floral vignettes and morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€480.00
Rare early treatise on chemistry with illustrations of furnaces, distillery equipment and more
Arbeiten a...
Bergmann, E. von
Arbeiten aus der chirurgischen Klinik der Königlichen Universität Berlin. Erster Theil - Tritter Theil. [Complete].
Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1886-1887. Three volumes in three. 8vo (21.7 x 14.3 cm). 602 [204; 218; 180] pp., seven [4; 3; 0] double-sized or larger lithographed plates, of which three in chromolithography. Uniform embossed cloth with printed titles on the front boards and spines. All edges gilt.
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€650.00
Complete set of a rare medical periodical with fine illustrations
Analysis m...
Bernoulli, J.
Analysis magni problematis isoperimetrici.
Leipzig, J. Gross, T. Fritsch & F. Groschuf, 1701. Small 4to (18.5 x 16.0 cm). 16 pp. [numbered 213-228]. Contemporary full blind vellum. Red edges.
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€1,200.00
The first correct solution of the isoperimetric problem
Scientific...
Berville, P.
Scientific instrument: "La chambre claire universelle".
Paris, P. Berville, [ca. 1900]. Small 8vo (explanatory booklet). 28 pp., pictorial wrappers.[AND] complete scientific instrument including 12 different lenses. In original pebbled cloth-covered box (27.5 x 6.3 x 3.5 cm).
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€1,250.00
The universal camera lucida - explained
Astronomis...
Bessel, F. W.
Astronomische Untersuchungen. Erster Band [AND] Zweiter Band. [Complete].
Königsberg in Preussen, Gebrüder Bornträger, 1841-1842. Two volumes in one (26.5 x 21.9 cm). 4to. viii, 314; iv, 308 pp. Contemporary style marbled boards. Red morocco label with gilt title on the spine.
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€950.00
Bessel's rare astronomical and mathematical heritage - personally selected
Recherches...
Bonnet, C.
Recherches sur l'usage des feuilles dans les plantes et sur quelques autres sujets relatifs à l'histoire de la végétation.
Gottingue [Göttingen] and Leide[n], Elie Luzac, 1754. 4to (26.2 x 21.5 cm). viii, 343 pp., engraved title vignette and 31 folded engraved plates by Van der Schley and Wandelaar. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with red morocco label with gilt title, and gilt bands.
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€350.00
The beginning of the research of photosynthesis
Anatomie é...
Bourgery [J. M.] and [N. H.] Jacob
Anatomie élémentaire. [Two fine anatomical plates]
Bruxelles, Société Typografique Belge; Leipzig, Wahlen, 1842. Two lithographed broadsheets (91.0/88.0 x 54.5 cm).
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€1,200.00
Two superb anatomical plates - very rare in this condition
Dr. Gregor...
Browne, W.
Dr. Gregory's elements of catoptrics and dioptrics. To which is added I. A method for finding the foci of all specula as well as lens's universally. As also for magnifying or lessening a given object by a given speculum or lens in any assign'd proportion, &c. II. A solution to those problems which are left undemonstrated. III. A particular account of microscopes and telescopes, from Mr. Huygens. With an introduction shewing the discoveries made by catoptrics and dioptrics.
London, E. Curll, J. Pemberton and W. Taylor, 1715. 8vo (18.6 x 11.5 cm). 228 pp. [xvi, 111, 1-72, 65-93]; three large, multifolded plates. Contemporary full calf, elaborately blind-tooled boards. Edges speckled red.
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€5,000.00
The very rare first English edition
Pensées cr...
[Cartaud de La Vilate, F.]
Pensées critiques sur les mathematiques. Ou l'on propose divers préjugés contre ces sciences, à dessein d'en ébranler la certitude, & de prouver qu'elles ont peu contribué à la perfection des beaux arts.
Paris, Gabriel Valleyre fils, 1733. Small 8vo (16.1 x 9.3 cm). Half-title, title page with engraved vignette; [viii], 377, [iii] pp., several mathematical figures in the text. Contemporary full speckled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments rich gilt with floral patterns; small red, gilt-bordered morocco label with gilt short title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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€450.00
Rare polemic against French mathematicians, and mathematics in general