Arithmeticorum libri sex, et de numeris multangulis liber unus. Cum commentariis C.G. Bacheti...
FERMAT’S THEOREM – EXTREMELY RARE LARGE PAPER COPY WITH PORTRAIT



Arithmeticorum libri sex, et de numeris multangulis liber unus. Cum commentariis C.G. Bacheti V.C. &...


Toulouse: Bernard Bosc, 1670.

First edition, the superb Macclesfield copy printed on large and thick paper and with the engraved frontispiece portrait of Fermat (intended only for the few large paper copies), of Fermat’s annotated edition of Diophantus’ Arithmetica. This is the first printing of Fermat’s contributions to the theory of numbers, of which he is the undisputed founder, including.....
Price: $100,000.00
OPTHALMODOULEIA [Greek], das ist, Augendienst: Newer und wolgegründter Bericht von Ursachen...
THE FIRST EXTENSIVELY ILLUSTRATED ACCOUNT OF ANY SURGICAL SPECIALITY



OPTHALMODOULEIA [Greek], das ist, Augendienst: Newer und wolgegründter Bericht von Ursachen und Erkentnüs aller Gebrechen...


Dresden: Matthes Stöckel, 1583.

First edition, rare, of the most important Renaissance work on ophthalmology and one of the earliest surgical works printed in the vernacular; it is also one of the most remarkable illustrated books in early medical literature. The Greek wordOphthalmoduleia means ‘the service of the eyes’, literally ‘eye-service’, although it can also be translated as ‘when the.....

Price: $115,000.00
Nov-Antiqua Sanctissimorum Patrum, & Probatorum Theologorum Doctrina, de Sacrae Scripturae...
PMM 130 – A NEW ERA IN MECHANICS AND THE LETTER TO CHRISTINA



Nov-Antiqua Sanctissimorum Patrum, & Probatorum Theologorum Doctrina, de Sacrae Scripturae testimoniis, in conclusionibus mere naturalibus...


Strasbourg; Leiden: Elzevier; Elzevier, 1636; 1638.

First edition of a great Galilean rarity, the Nov-Antiqua or ‘Letter to Christina’, with the first edition of his most important work, the Discorsi, together in a magnificent contemporary armorial binding executed for the Archbishop of Reims. The Nov-Antiqua is a “superb manifesto of the freedom of thought” (Koestler, p. 436). “Its purpose was.....

Price: $250,000.00
Instauratio magna [Novum Organum]. Sir Francis BACON
LARGE PAPER COPY OF BACON’S NEW FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE



Instauratio magna [Novum Organum].


London: Joannem Billium, 1620.

First edition, second issue, extremely rare large paper copy, printed on paper with the large crown watermark. Bacon’s aim was to lay an entirely new foundation for science, “neither leaping to unproved general principles in the manner of the ancient philosophers nor heaping up unrelated facts in the manner of the empirics” (DSB). He proposed a......

Price: $85,000.00
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