On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in...
PMM 344b – “THE MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE WORK IN SCIENCE” (DIBNER)



On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured...


London: John Murray, 1859.

First edition, an unusually fine copy, untouched in its original binding, of “the most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century” (Horblit), “the most important biological work ever written” (Freeman), and “a turning point, not only in the history of science, but in the history of ideas in general” (DSB). “Darwin not only drew an entirely.....

Price: $375,000.00
Epytoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei. PTOLEMY. Johannes REGIOMONTANUS, Johannes MÜLLER, and Georg...
PMM 40 – EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY IN STRICTLY CONTEMPORARY BINDING



Epytoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei.


Venice: Johannes Hamman, 31 August 1496.

First edition, and a beautiful, large and fresh copy in an outstanding contemporary Italian binding preserved in its original state, of this epochal work by the leading astronomer of the fifteenth century. “The importance of this book lies in the fact that it enshrines, within the editor’s commentary, the first appearance in print, in.....

Price: $265,000.00
Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, intorno adue nuove Scienze. Attenenti all Mechanica & i...
PMM 130 – VIRTUALLY UNRECORDED FIRST ISSUE



Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, intorno adue nuove Scienze. Attenenti all Mechanica & i Movimenti Locali...


Leiden: Elzevier, 1638.

First edition, the extremely rare and virtually unrecorded first issue, of Galileo’s last and most important work; this issue has the final gathering as a bifolium Rr2, with the final leaf blank, before the addition of the index and errata. The Discorsi is “the first modern textbook of physics, a foundation stone in the science of mechanics”.....

Price: $325,000.00
De re metallica libri XII: quibus officia, instrumenta, machinae, ac omnia deniq[ue] ad...
PMM 79 - ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOOKS ON TECHNOLOGY



De re metallica libri XII: quibus officia, instrumenta, machinae, ac omnia deniq[ue] ad metallicam spectantia...


Basel: [colophon:] Hieronymus Froben and Nicolaus Bischof, March 1556.

First edition, an exceptional copy, the finest we have seen, of the “first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times” (PMM). The twelve books of Agricola’s treatise … embrace everything connected with Renaissance mining and metallurgical industries, including administration, the duties of.....

Price: $95,000.00
A New System of Chemical Philosophy. John DALTON
PMM 261 – THE ATOMIC THEORY OF MATTER



A New System of Chemical Philosophy.


Manchester: S. Russell for R. Bickerstaff; Russell & Allen for R. Bickerstaff; Executives of S. Russell for G. Wilson, 1808-1810-1827.

First edition of Dalton’s classic work on the atomic theory of matter, very rare when complete with all three parts in the original boards with the original printed spine labels. “Dalton reconstructed Newton’s speculations on the structure of matter, and.....
Price: $42,000.00
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