Appendix. Scientiam Spatii Absolute Veram exhibens: a veritate aut falsitate Axiomatis XI Euclidei (a priori haud unquam decidenda) independentem: adjecta ad casum falsitatis, quadratura circuli geometrica. [in:]BÓLYAI, Farkas. Tentamen Juventutem Studiosam in Elementa Matheseos Purae. Tomus primus [-secundus]. János BOLYAI.



Appendix. Scientiam Spatii Absolute Veram exhibens: a veritate aut falsitate Axiomatis XI Euclidei (a priori...


Maros Vásárhelyini: Joseph and Simon Kaili, at the press of the Reform College, 1832-1833.

First edition of ‘the most extraordinary two dozen pages in the history of thought’ (Halsted) and one of the few absolute rarities among the classics of science. This work contains the independent foundation (along with the work of Lobachevsky) of non-Euclidean geometry. I have located some.....

Price: $240,000.00
Über formal unentscheidbare Sätze der Principia Mathematica undver wandter Systeme I. Offprint from: Monatshefte für Mathematik und Physik 38, 1931. [Bound with:] Über die Vollständigkeit der Axiome des logischen Funktionenkalküls. Offprint from: Monatshefte für Mathematik und Physik 37, 1930. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, 1931, 1930. [Bound with:] VON WRIGHT, Georg Henrik. Typed letter signed ‘Georg Henrik von Wright’ in Swedish on Academy of Finland letterhead. Kurt GÖDEL.



Über formal unentscheidbare Sätze der Principia Mathematica undver wandter Systeme I. Offprint from: Monatshefte für...


Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, 1931; 1930.

First edition, extremely rare author’s presentation offprint, of Gödel’s famous incompleteness theorem, “one of the major contributions to modern scientific thought” (Nagel & Newman). “Every system of arithmetic contains arithmetical propositions, by which is meant propositions concerned solely with relations between whole numbers, which can neither be proved nor be disproved within the system. This...

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De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem, libri duo. Gaspare TAGLIACOZZI.



De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem, libri duo.


Venice: Gaspare Bindoni, 1597.

First edition, first issue, one of five known large and thick paper copies, of the first book devoted entirely to plastic surgery. Only two of these are in private hands: the present copy, in a contemporary binding, and the Norman copy, which is an ex-library copy in modern binding (sold Christie’s New York, March 18, 1998...
Price: $125,000.00
Autograph report in Hooke’s hand, and signed by him, as surveyor of the City of London following the Great Fire, concerning a disagreement arising from the rebuilding of a structure on Ludgate Hill in the burnt district. Countersigned by Hooke’s fellow City Surveyor John Oliver. Dated 4 July 1670. [MATTED WITH:] HOLLAR, Wenceslaus. A Map or Groundplot of the Citty of London and the Suburbes thereof, that is to say all which is within the iurisdiction of the Lord Mayor or properlie calld't London: by which is exactly demonstrated the present condition thereof since the last sad accident of fire. The blanke space signifeing the burnt part & where the houses are exprest, those places yet standig [sic]. London: Sold by John Overton at the White House in little Brittaine, next door to S. Bartholomew gate, 1666. Robert HOOKE.



Autograph report in Hooke’s hand, and signed by him, as surveyor of the City of...


[London: 1670; 1666].

A very rare document related to the Great Fire of London written and signed by the great polymath Robert Hooke (1635-1703), with an equally rare separately-issued map showing the destruction caused by the fire. Starting at a bakery on Pudding Lane sometime after midnight on September 2, 1666, The Great Fire of London consumed over 13,000 houses...

Price: $95,000.00
A precious sammelband containing eight extremely rare works, all in first edition, notably: HOOD, The making and use of the geometricall instrument, called a sector ... London: J. Windet and sold by S. Shorter, [1598] & MOHR, Euclides Danicus ... Amsterdam: Jacob van Velsen for the author, 1672. Thomas HOOD, Georg MOHR, William BEDWELL, Johannes STURM.



A precious sammelband containing eight extremely rare works, all in first edition, notably: HOOD, The...


London; Amsterdam: J. Windet and sold by S. Shorter; Jacob van Velsen for the author, [1598]; 1672.

One of the most remarkable sammelbands from the Macclesfield library, containing the extremely rare first edition of the first published work on the ‘sector’, also called the ‘geometrical compass’ by Galileo who developed it independently in the late 1590s as an instrument for...

Price: $65,000.00
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