Su[m]ma de arithmetica geometria proportioni et proportionalità. Luca PACIOLI, Lucas de...



Su[m]ma de arithmetica geometria proportioni et proportionalità.


[Colophon:] Venice: Paganinus de Paganinis, 10-20 November 1494.

First edition, first issue (see below), very rare, this is a remarkable copy in entirely original condition and with a distinguished provenance, having been in the famous Giustiniani family from publication to the present day. The Summa is a work of enormous importance on several levels. It is the first mathematical encyclopaedia.....

Price: $1,350,000.00
Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, intorno adue nuove Scienze. Attenenti all Mechanica & i...



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
Über einen der Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen...



Über einen der Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen Gesichtpunkt. Offprint from Annalen der...


Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1905.

First Edition, very rare author’s presentation offprint, of Einstein’s paper on light quanta, for which (along with his 1912 paper on the photo-electric equation) he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for physics. Completed in March of 1905 (Einstein’s annus mirabilis), ‘On a heuristic point of view about the creation and conversion of light’ was.....

Price: $280,000.00
Epytoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei. PTOLEMY. Johannes REGIOMONTANUS, Johannes MÜLLER, and Georg...



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



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
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