A collection of rare, antiquarian, signed works, and first and early editions on topics ranging from geology to chemistry and botany to astronomy. Notable works include a second edition of Opere Di Galileo Galilei Nobile Fiorentino by Galileo Galilei, a first edition of De Imperio Solis ac Lunae in Corpora Humana, Et Morbis Inde Oriundis by Richard Mead, and a first edition of Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile by James Bruce. Also included are a selection of letters and documents bearing the signatures of notable scientists, such as Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier.
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Science, Medicine, and Mathematics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, and ephemera relating to the history of science, medicine, and mathematics.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.