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Biblio is proud to feature many rare and antique books on science and technology in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are signed first edition copies of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, and there are rare French books that specialize in entomology. There are antique and rare multi-volume sets of scientific encyclopedias, and many of the rare and antique science and technology books in the Biblio Rare Book Room are unique and one of a kind. Be sure to look at the included pictures in the book listings for examples of some of the detailed illustrations featured in many of the books.



De re metallica libri XII. - De animantibus subterraneis liber by AGRICOLA, Georgius

Basel: Hieronymus Froben and Nicholas Episcopius, 1556. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (320x195 mm). [10], [2: blank], 538 [i.e. 502], [74] pp. With woodcut printer's marks on title ...

From Milestones of Science Books

€30,000.00


CHF 18,300.00


RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory. Signed by Einstein, Albert

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921. Third Edition Signed. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921. Third Edition Signed. Hardcover. THIRD AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo., xiii + 168 pp. A very good copy showing modest use. Gil...

From TBCL The Book Collector's Library

$18,750.00


Theory of the Earth, with Proofs and Illustrations by HUTTON, James

Edinburgh / London: printed for Cadell and Davies, London, and William Creech / Geological Society, 1795. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Edinburgh: printed for Cadell and Davies, L...

From Milestones of Science Books

€15,000.00


DE RE METALLICA. LIBRI XII. QUIBUS OFFICIA, INSTRUMENTA, MACHINAE, AC OMNIA DENIQUE AD METALLICAM SPECTANTIA... by AGRICOLA, Georgius

Basil: Ludovici Regis, 1621. Third Latin Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a serviceable binding. Folio (8" x 12-1/2") bound in library buckram; irregularly paginated: [10], 502, [58] pages. Illustrated with 273 woodcuts, many full and half pag...

From Charles Agvent

$10,625.00


The General History of the Air, Designed and Begun by the Honble Robert Boyle Esq by BOYLE,Robert [and LOCKE,John]

Quarto, fine contemporary panelled calf, five raised bands, morocco label lettered gilt, pp.xii, 259, [1] adverts, woodcut diagram in the margins of pp.133, 135, inscribed in ink on inner blank Ex Libris Ricardi Moore. Paid for this Vol: 2sh – London, ...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books

£6,850.00


PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface by Reference to Causes Now in Operation. by LYELL, Sir Charles.:

London, John Murray, 1830.. FIRST EDITIONS, COMPLETE SET, 3 VOLUMES 1830-1833. 8vos, approximately 215 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, VOLUME I: engraved frontispiece, 1 engraved folding map, 1 engraved plate and 33 text illustrations; VOLUME II: hand colour...

From Roger Middleton

£6,750.00


UBER STRAHLEN ELEKTRISCHER KRAFT by HERTZ, Heinrich

1888. HERTZ, H[einrich]. UBER STRAHLEN ELEKTRISCHER KRAFT. (Berlin: Gedruckt in der Reichsdruckerei, 1888.) Offprint from Sitzungsberichte der Koniglich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1888, No. 50, pp. 1297 - 1307. The text of a le...

From Boston Book Company

$7,500.00


Opticks: Or, A Treatise Of The Reflections, Refractions, Inflections And Colours Of Light. The Fourth Edition, Corrected by Newton, Sir Isaac

London: William Innys, 1730. 4th Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. New Calf Spine And Tips Over Marbled Paper Covered Boards, New Endpapers. Two Preliminary Blanks, Title, Advertisements To First, Second And Fourth Editions382 Pp + 12 Folding ...

From Arroyo Seco Books

$6,500.00


Researches in Telephony by BELL, Alexander Graham

Boston: Press of John Wilson and son, 1877. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. From: Proceedings of the American Academy of arts and science. New Series vol. IV, whole series vol. XII, fr...

From Milestones of Science Books

€5,400.00


Collection Des Anciens Alchimistes Grecs Publiee Sous Les Auspices Du Ministere De L'instruction Publique Par M. Berthelot...Avec La Collaboration De Ch.-em. Ruelle by Berthelot, Marcellin. Ruelle, Emile Charles

Paris: George Steinheil, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. No Jacket. 4to. Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, red morocco labels on spines. Three volumes bound in two. This is a limited edition of 150 copies, this being No. 11. Volume 1: xxvji...

From Minotavros Books

CA$8,000.00


Bergwerck Buch: darinnen nicht allein alle Empter, Instrument, Gezeug, und alles, so zu diesem Handel gehörig, mit Figuren vorgebildet und klarlich beschrieben: Sondern auch, wie ein rechtverständiger Bergmann seyn soll… by AGRICOLA, Georgius

Basel: Verlegung Ludwig Königs, 1621. Hardcover. Small folio. Third German edition of Agricola’s most famous mining book (“De Re Metallica”). ff. iv, pp. ccccxci, [7]. Title page is printed in red and black and displays a vignette de...

From Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books

$6,000.00


Pirotechnia. Li diece libri della pirotechnia, nelli quail si tratta non solo la diversita delle minere, ma ancho quanto si ricera alla prattica di esse: e di quanto s'appartiene all'arte della fusiione ouer getto de metallic, e d'ogni altra cosa a Questa by BIRINGUCCIO, Vannoccio

Venice: Comin da Trino di Monferrato, 1558. Hardcover. Third Edition. 4to in 8’s. ff. [8], 168. Including decorative initials and 84 woodcut illustrations with the text. Title within woodcut border depicting a variety of metallurgical and mining equ...

From Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books

$5,500.00


A DISSERTATION ON THE AETHER OF SIR ISAAC NEWTON. FIRST EDITION AND SECOND REVISED EDITION BOUND TOGETHER. by ROBINSON, Bryan M.D. SIR ISAAC NEWTON.:

Dublin, printed for S. Powell, Geo. Ewing and Wil. Smith, 1743.. FIRST EDITION and SECOND REVISED EDITION BOUND TOGETHER (the revised edition is bound before the first edition), 1745 & 1743. With bookplate of Robert Wright Cope Cope of Loughall, County ...

From Roger Middleton

£3,750.00


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