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ARCHIMEDES/ed. RIVAULT, David. Archimedis Opera quae extant. Novis Demonstrationibus Commentariisque illustrata. Paris, Claude Morel, 1615.

First edition of the most influential seventeenth-century edition of Archimedes’ complete works. The work contains the Greek text with a Latin “trot” running alongside and has extensive exegetical notes. It was still regarded as the best edition in 1670 when Sturm made his German translation.
$9,850


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The Doges Of Venice
As Seen In Their Portraits In The Palazzo Ducale


BARDI, Girolamo. Dichiaratione di tutte le Istorie, che si sontengenono nei Quadri posti novamente nelle Sale dello Scrutinio, & del Gran Consiglio, del Palagio Ducale. Venice, F. Valgrigio, 1587.

First edition of this chronicle of Venetian history as seen through the paintings decorating the public rooms of the Palazzo Ducale after the fire of 1577 and a title of art-historical interest for its recording the arrangement of numerous famous Venetian paintings during the 16th century.
$1,000


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A DISCOURSE ON PLANETARY MOTION WITH 14 VOLVELLES COMPLETE WITH ALL THEIR 36 MOVABLE PARTS


BASSANTIN, James. . Astronomique discours, par Jaques Bassantin Escossois. . Lyon, Par Jan de Tournes, 1557.

Very rare complete first edition of the Scotsman James Bassantin’s (c. 1500-68) copiously illustrated, large-format compendium on calculating planetary positions.
$188,000


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BODIES: THE 17TH-CENTURY EXHIBITION


BILS, D.D. Ludovici de. Specimina Anatomica, cum clarriss. Doctissimorumque Virorum Epistolis aliquot & Testimoniis. . Rotterdam, Arnoldus Leers, 1661.

Extremely rare group of anatomical pamphlets in first Latin edition by Lodewijk de Bils, a nobleman from Flanders, who advertised a method of turning bodies into transparent teaching tools preserved and embalmed in a wax-like substance.
$4,500


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“THE BIRTH OF ATOMIC PHYSICS” (PMM 203):
BOSCOVICH’S SCIENTIFIC THEORY
ENCOMPASSED IN ONE NATURAL LAW


BOSCOVICH, Rogerius Josephus. Philosophiae Naturalis Theoria Redacta ad Unicam Legem Virium in Natura Existentium. Vienna, In Officina Libraria Kaliwodiana, 1758.

A handsome example of the very rare 1758 first edition of Rogerius Josephus Boscovich’s (1711-87) Philosophiae Naturalis Theoria, a volume “now recognized as a fundamental influence on modern mathematical physics” (PMM 203), and a text whose impact was felt by such scientific luminaries as Joseph Priestly, Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Kelvin, J. J. Thompson, and Niels Bohr.
$115,000


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