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

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Juko Jushi...
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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Very rare illustrated work on acupuncture.
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. [All photographic plates. Original prints, mounted, as issued].
Wien, Auer, [1853]-1855. Folio (34.4 x 25.6 cm). Three printed plates with original albumen prints, mounted.
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The very rare early photos from Alois Auer's Faust
Theory of...
Barnard, F. A. P.
Theory of magic squares and of magic cubes.
Washington, DC, National Academy of Sciences, 1888. 4to. 62 pp.; 55 text figures. Original printed wrappers.
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Everything you always wanted to know about magic squares... in original wrappers
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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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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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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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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The first correct solution of the isoperimetric problem
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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The universal camera lucida - explained
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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Bessel's rare astronomical and mathematical heritage - personally selected
De conchis...
Bianchi, G. P. S. [J. Plancus]
De conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini.
Venetiis (Venice), J. Baptista Pasqual, 1739. 4to (28.1 x 20.1 cm). 88 pp.; wood-engraved title vignette and five folded engraved plates. Period style half calf over marbled boards, later endpapers.
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A rare, early work on shells, Foraminifera and other Adriatic sea life
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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The beginning of the research of photosynthesis
Über Quant...
Born, M.
Über Quantenmechanik.
Braunschweig, Friedrich Vierweg & Sohn; Berlin, J. Springer, 1924. 8vo (22.8 x 15.4 cm). 17 pp. Original printed wrappers.
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The introduction of quantum mechanics, a fundamental theory in physics