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Science & Medicine

Shapero Rare Books have a strong client-base for books on science and medicine, and have over the years enjoyed buying & selling some of the most significant printed works on physics, engineering, chemistry, evolution, mathematics, anatomy and medicine recorded, including works by such luminaries as Euclid, Galileo, Newton, William Harvey, Darwin, Einstein and Bertrand Russell.

Contact Bernard Shapero for more information about the rare books on science and medicine at Shapero Rare Books.

 

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  1. First edition 8vo; title within double-ruled woodcut border, title a little soiled with very minor restoration to inner margin, a good copy otherwise, ink ownership inscription to head, bookplate; 20th century morocco, gilt, spine slightly faded, [16], 180, 182-185 pp.

    £7,500
  2. First English edition; 12mo; light marking and soiling to title, I2 with small portion of restoration, affecting a few words, occasional browning, margins trimmed, ink inscription 'ffor my Lady Conway' pasted to front free endpaper, ink ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper and rear pastedown, bookseller's description tipped onto front pastedown, contemporary tree calf, sympathetically rebacked; xvi, 128 pp.

    £8,750
  3. Second edition, revised [vol I, vol II ýfirst]; 2 vols, 8vo, (22.5 x 15 cm); each vol with integral pouch to rear board containing folding diagrams, 20 and 29 respectively, numerous further diagrams and illustrations throughout both vols; publisher's brown cloth, rubbed and worn on extremities, a few marks but robust and internally, including folding maps, fine.

    £450
  4. First edition. 7 vol. 4to (29 x 24 cm). Half titles, additional titles, with volumes I-IV and VII comprising 70 lithograph plates (including 7 large folding maps), numerous by Ciceri, several plates coloured, and 22 photographs (on 10 plates), with volume VI comprising 68 illustrative plates and one map, some wood engravings in text; traces of hand-writing offset to first title and some half-title, a tear to one large map, very occasional light spotting. Contemporary calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments, raised bands, green and red morocco lettering pieces lettered in gilt; lightly rubbed.

    £12,500
  5. 'Atlas' volume, 4to; 15 pop-up colour plates with various overlays, each with accompanying letterpress; occasional spotting, several pages roughly with small resultant chips but only on extreme edge, not affecting images; publisher's beige cloth, upper cover lettered, paper-covered spine, splits, small loss to head and tail, generally a bit soiled, upper hinge split but holding, certainly used but in fair condition.

    £175
  6. 4to; 16 card pages, 8 colour pop-up illustrations with elaborate overlays of various steam and diesel motors seen in, amongst others, a steam train, the Wright Brothers' aeroplane, a locomotive train, etc, one of which folds out, toned, foxing and occasional soiling; publisher's green cloth boards, lacking spine, boards worn and scuffed.

    £250
  7. First edition, second issue, 2 volumes, 8vo., viii, 411, [1], 32; viii, 486, [2] pp., with publisher's lists at the end of each vol., original green cloth gilt, illustrated throughout, tiny hole to spine vol. ii affecting the 's' of 'domestication', foxing to endpapers, a very good set.

    £1,850
  8. First edition. 3 volumes, complete, numerous woodcut illustrations throughout, Fukuruto-ji, original covers, slightly worn, with printed title-slips, partly lacking, new stitching, occasional finger-marking, some staining to vol. 2, but generally in good condition, rare.

    £2,500
  9. Second, enlarged edition, small folio, 34 (of 35) engraved plates including frontispiece portrait, 14 folding and 4 engraved vignettes, paper flaw to one corner, old ink ownership markings to blank ff. at ends (tabbed in), contemporary calf, rebacked to style, upper joint repaired.

    £2,250
  10. Plate volume folio (33 x 26 cm). Set of 8 hand-coloured lithographs, bound in contemporary wrappers.

    £2,750
 

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