History of Science Collection

"A Description of the Plan of Peking, the Capital of China," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 50, Part 2
Translated from the French., Caption title., "XCVI," from the Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1758, v. 50.
"Epistola circa Pythagoricorum, & Copernici opinionem de mobilitate terrae, et stabilitate solis..." in Galileo 1635 Systema cosmicum
Ex italica lingua latine conuersum. Accessit appendix gemina, qua SS. Scripturae dicta cum terr mobilitate conciliantur ..., Engraved t.-p.: Dialogvs de systemate mvndi autore Galilo Galilei, lynco, serenissimo Ferdinando II, Hetrvr. magno duci dicatus. Aug. Treboc., impensis Bonav. et Abr. Elzevir, Leydens, 1635., "Benevole lector" (translator's preface) signed: Matthias Berneggerus., "Errata" at end., The "Appendix gemina" comprises: Perioche ex Introdvctione in Martem Johannis Kepleri, p. 459-464, and with special t.-p.: Epistola r.p.m. Pavli Antonii Foscarini ... circa pythagoricorum, & Copernici opinionem de mobilitate terrae, et stabilitate solis: et de novo systemate sev constitvtione mvndi: in qva Sacrae Scripturae autoritates, & theologiae propositiones, communiter adversus hanc opinionem adductae conciliantur ... Ex italica in latinam linguam perspicue & fideliter nunc conuersa. Iuxta editionem Neapoli typis excusam apud Lazarum Scorrigium anno 1615, p. 465-495.
"Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage by L.F. Menabrea... with Notes," in Scientific Memoirs, vol. 3, pp. 666-731.
by L.F. Menabrea., "Article XXIX," from Scientific memoirs, Vol. 3, 1843., Translated, with notes, by Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, daughter of Byron.
"The Systeme of the World in Four Dialogues" in Thomas Salusbury, Mathematical Discourses, 1661
t. 1, pt. 1. Galileus Galileus, his Systeme of the world -- II. Galileus, his epistle to the Grand Dutchesse mother concerning the authority of Holy Scripture in philosophical controversies -- III. Johannes Keplerus, his reconcilings of Scripture texts, &c. -- IV. Didacus à Stunica, his reconcilings of Scripture texts, &c. -- V. P.A. Foscarinus, his epistle to Father Fantonus, reconciling the authority of Scripture, and judgments of divines alledged against this system -- t. 1, pt. 2. D. Benedictus Castellus, his Discourse of the mensuration of running waters -- II. His Geometrical demonstrations of the measure of running waters -- III. His letters and considerations touching the draining of fenns, diversions of rivers, &c. -- IV. D. Corsinus, his relation of the state of the inundations, &c. in the territories of Bologna, and Ferrara -- t. 2, pt. 1. Galileus, his Mathematical discourses and demonstrations, touching two new sciences, pertaining to the mechanicks and local motions, with an appendix of the centre of gravity of some solids -- II Galileus, his Mechanicks, with some additionall pieces -- III. Rhenatus des Cartes, his Mechanicks, translated from the French manuscript -- IV. Archimedes, his tract De insidentibus humido, or Of the natation of bodies, with the notes and demonstrations of Nicholaus Tartalea and Federicus Commandinus -- V. Galileus, his Discourse of natation -- VI. Nicolaus Tartalea, his inventions for diving under water, raising of ships sunk, &c., T. 2, pt. 2, although advertised, was never published., Portrait of Salusbury inserted in t. 2., Treatises have separate title pages., On t.p. of t. 1, pt. 2 the words "The second tome. The second part" should read "The first tome. The second part.", The work was published in two volumes, 1661-1665. It is rarely found complete, as most of the copies of t. 2 were destroyed in the great fire of London., Flyleaf inscription: E Lib: Tho. Wo[...], Coll Jes: Alum: Cant: 1707 Sept: 7., Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Prognostication euerlasting of right good effect...; Lately corrected and augmented by Thomas Digges his sonne
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.
A Week's Conversation on the Plurality of Worlds [Entretiens sur la pluralite des mondes]
By Monsieur Fontenelle. Translated from the last Paris edition, wherein are many improvements throughout; and some new observations on several discoveries which have been lately made in the heavens. By William Gardiner, esq;, Translation of: Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes., The first edition of the Gardiner translation has title: Conversations on the plurality of worlds., Head and tail pieces; initials.
Admonitio ad astronomos
An extract from the ephemerides which were based on the Rudolphine tables, used for publicity in an attempt to increase sales in the future book., Joannis Keppleri ... ; edita à Jacobo Bartschio ..., Signatures: A-B⁴., Head-pieces; initials.
Almagestum novum [Volume 1, Part 1]
No more published., "Chronicon dvplex astronomrvm, vel astrologorvm, cosmographorvm, avt polyhistirvm, qui astronomica, vel cosmographica propius attigerunt. I. pars. Ordine temporum constructa. Pars II. Ordine alphabetico et ampliori ervditione digesta": v. 1, p. xxvi-xlvii., "Epitome genealogiae Grimaldae gentis": v. 2, p. [i]-ix.
Almagestum novum [Volume 1, Part 2]
No more published., "Chronicon dvplex astronomrvm, vel astrologorvm, cosmographorvm, avt polyhistirvm, qui astronomica, vel cosmographica propius attigerunt. I. pars. Ordine temporum constructa. Pars II. Ordine alphabetico et ampliori ervditione digesta": v. 1, p. xxvi-xlvii., "Epitome genealogiae Grimaldae gentis": v. 2, p. [i]-ix.
An Astronomical Catechism
by Catherine Vale Whitwell ; illustrated with numerous engravings., Book plate: Ex Libris Docteur R. Rickeart., Includes bibliographical references.
An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae [The Cow Pox]
By Edward Jenner., Bound with the author's Further observations on the variole vaccinae, or Cow pox. London, 1799., Errata slip mounted at end of text.
Anatomia
per Ioannem Dryandrum ... Adiectae sunt, quarumcunq; partium corporis, ad uiuum expressae figurae.