History of Science Collection

(Renati Des-Cartes) Principia philosophiae.
Title vignette: device of Louis Elzevir., Last preliminary leaf (sig. b[4]) blank.
A deliniation of the strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland; exhibiting the collieries and mines, the marshes and fen lands originally overflowed by the sea, and the varieties of soil according to the variations in the substrata, illustrated b
By W. Smith., The first geological map of England and Wales; for description see Annals of science, v. 3, no. 2, p. 190-212., Also includes 6 folded section maps by W. Smith: 1. Geological section from London to Snowdon. London, J. Cary, 1817.- 2. Geological view and section in Essex and Hertfordshire ... [London, 1819]- 3. Geological view and section of Norfolk ... [London, 1819] - 4. Vertical section of strata in Surry dipping northward ... London, J. Cary, 1819.- 5. Section of the strata through Hampshire and Wiltshire to Bath. London, J. Gary, 1819.- 6. Geological view and section through Dorsetshire and Somersetshire to Taunton. London, J. Gary, 1819.
A description of the plan of Peking, the capital of China; sent to the Royal Society by Father Gaubil ...
Translated from the French., Caption title., "XCVI," from the Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1758, v. 50.
A familiar treatise on astronomy ...
By Jehoshaphat Aspin. Written expressly to accompany Urania's mirror, or, A view of the heavens; consisting of thirty-two cards ... designed by a lady., The 32 cards are in a box with title: Urania's mirror ...
A geometrical practise, named pantometria, diuided into three bookes, longimetra, planimetra, and stereometria, containing rules manifolde for mensuration of all lines, superficies and solides; with sundry straunge conclusions, both by instrument and with
Framed by Leonard Digges ... lately finished by Thomas Digges, his sonne. Who hath also thereunto adioyned a Mathematicall treatise of the fiue regulare Platonicall bodies, and their metamorphosis or transformation into fiue other eqiulater uniforme solides geometricall, of his owne inuention ..., Signatures: +, A-Z, Aa-Hh, Ii., Illustrated t. p.; hand-colored: head and tail pieces: initials., Black letter and italic types., Printers marks on last page., Title page reinforced., The first book to use the word "theodolite." cf. Oxford English Dictionary.
A prognostication euerlasting of right good effect : fruitfully augmented by the author, containing plaine, briefe, pleasant, chosen rules to iudge the weather by the sunne, moone, starres, comets, rainbow, thunder, clowdes, with other extraordinary token
Lately corrected and augmented by Thomas Digges his sonne., Illustrated t.p., Head and tail pieces; initials; side notes., Bottom margin of t.p. overtrimmed, obscuring part of imprint. Outer margin also overtrimmed, affecting side notes and some illustrations.