Larismethique nouellement composee par maistre Estienne de La Roche dict Villefra[n]che natif de Lyo[n] sus...


[Lyon]: Guillaume Huyon for Constantin Fradin, June 2, 1520.

First edition, extremely rare, of the first published work on algebra in French. This is a fine copy in a beautiful contemporary binding. Born in Lyon, then the principal commercial centre of France, La Roche was a student of Nicolas Chuquet and published for the first time in the present work...

Price: $50,000.00



The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements, I-II.


London: Taylor and Francis, 1913-14.

First edition, an exceptionally fine set of both parts of this landmark work, journal issue, in the original printed wrappers. “In 1913 and 1914, respectively, Moseley (1887-1915) published two papers which, once and for all, established a firm connection of the Periodic Table, which was based on empirical chemistry, to the physical structure of atoms”...
Price: $9,500.00



Mémoires Mathématiques, Contenant ce en quoy s’est exercé le très-illustre, très-excellent Prince et Seigneur Maurice...


Leyden: Jan Paedts Jacobsz, 1608-05-05-08.

Very rare first edition in French of this collection of works, which was published almost simultaneously in Dutch, French and Latin. They deal, among other topics, with geometry, trigonometry, perspective, and double-entry book-keeping – Stevin was one of the first authors to compose a treatise on governmental accounting. The Appendice Algébraique, which Sarton called ‘one.....

Price: $55,000.00



Card bearing Feynman’s signature ‘Richard P. Feynman’, with one of his famous 'Feynman diagrams' below...




A rare example of Feynman’s signature, with a much rarer example of one of his eponymous diagrams in his hand. In fact, this diagram is almost identical to the first ever Feynman diagram that he drew in public, on the blackboard at the famous Pocono conference in the spring of 1948, where he first explained his diagrammatic approach to the...

Price: $15,000.00



Ars conjectandi, Opus posthumum. Accedit tractatus de seriebus infinitis, et epistola Gallicè scripta de ludo...


Basel: Thurneisen Brothers, 1713.

First edition, a truly exceptional copy, uncut in original boards. It is hard to imagine a finer copy. “Jakob 1 Bernoulli’s posthumous treatise, edited by his nephew [Nicholas I Bernoulli], (the title literally means “the art of [dice] throwing”) was the first significant book on probability theory: it set forth the fundamental principles of the calculus of...

Price: $45,000.00
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