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'Espinasse (M.): Robert Hooke
O/P. 192 pages, 16 plates, 1956. A pioneering book on the life and work of Robert Hooke, one of England's great scientists who was also an architect and surveyor. A good copy, faded to spine. (Ref: K1922 - X2)

Price: 20.00

[Exposition Universelle de 1900]: Catalogue de l'exposition collective Allemande d'instruments d'optique et de mchanique de prcision

[Exposition Universelle de 1900]: Catalogue de l'exposition collective Allemande d'instruments d'optique et de mchanique de prcision
O/P. 245 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1984. The catalogue of the German scientific instrument exhibitors and exhibits at the World Fair in Paris in 1900. A very useful guide to German scientific instrument making at the start of the 20th century. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K2467 - A1)

Price: 35.00

Feldman (A.) & Ford (P.): Scientists and Inventors
O/P. 336 pages, illus., 1979. The people who made technology from the earliest times to the present day, the book includes Empedocles, Christiaan Barnard, Galileo, Einstein, Gutenburg, Pasteur, the Wright Brothers, Charles Babbage and many more. A good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K4681 - TC1)

Price: 6.00

Flamsteed (J.): The Preface to John Flamsteed's Historia Coelestis Britannica

Flamsteed (J.) : The Preface to John Flamsteed's Historia Coelestis Britannica
NEW. 222 pages, 26 figs., 1982. An English translation of the substantial preface to John Flamsteed's 'British Catalogue of the Heavens', edited and introduced by Allan Chapman. First published in 1725 Historia Coelestis Britannica was a major landmark in practical astronomy, Flamsteed used new instruments, achieved a new level of accuracy and established the reputation of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Card covers. (Ref: N2383)

Price: 10.00
Forbes, Meadows & Howse: Greenwich Observatory (3 volume set)

Forbes, Meadows & Howse: Greenwich Observatory (3 volume set)
O/P. Vol 1: Forbes (E.G.): Origins and early History (1675 - 1835). 204 pages, 14 figs, 1975.
Vol 2: Meadows (A.J.): Recent History (1836 - 1975). 135 pages, 14 figs., 1975.
Vol 3: Howse (D.): The Buildings and Instruments. 178 pages, 130 figs., 1975.
Published to commemorate the tercentenary of the founding of Greenwich Observatory in 1675 this is an excellent work on its history, buildings and astronomical instruments. All 3 volumes are in fine condition, the original film wrappers now a little torn with some loss. Complete with original slipcase (one corner slightly damaged).

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(Ref: K1970- L2)
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Price: 275.00

Ford (B.J.): Single Lens - the Story of the Simple Microscope
O/P. 182 pages, 31 figures, 1985. A modern assessment of Leeuwenhoek's microscopes which were able to generate images of the highest quality, together with information about other early users of the simple microscope and their discoveries. Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K4496 - Q2)

Price: 9.00

Ford (B.J.): The Optical Microscope Manual - past and Present Uses and Techniques
O/P. 203 pages, 10 figs., 14 plates, 1973. A useful book on the development of microscope techniques with information on how to set up and best use old and modern microscopes. A good copy (page edges a little stained) with good dust jacket. (Ref: K3797 - G5)

Price: 12.00

Ford (B.J.): The Revealing Lens
O/P. 208 pages, illustrated, 1973. An interesting review of the use and development of the microscope from the earliest times through to the scanning electron microscope. A good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K4502 - A1)

Price: 4.00

Frison (E.): L'volution de la Partie Optique du Microscope au Cours du Dix-Neuvime Sicle
O/P. 168 pages, 23 figs., 1954. A French work on the evolution of microscope optics during the nineteenth century. Good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K4501 - E5)

Price: 12.00

Galileo Galilei: Dialogues Concerning the Two New Sciences
O/P. 496 pages, 1952. An English translation of Galileo's final book (published 1638), a scientific testament covering much of his work in physics over the preceding thirty years. Three men (Simplicio, Sagredo, and Salviati) discuss and debate the various questions Galileo is seeking to answer on the theory of falling bodies, the nature of acceleration and the motion of projectiles. This volume also contains works by William Gilbert (On the loadstone and Magnetic Bodies) and William Harvey (including Circulation of the Blood). Good copy. (Ref: K3803 - H4)

Price: 9.00

Gaulke (K.): Der Ptolemus von Kassel - Landgraf Wilhelm IV von Hessen-Kassel und die Astronomie
O/P. 262 pages, illustrated, 2007. Count Wilhelm IV of Hesse (1552 - 1592) built an observatory at Kassel and employed Jost Bürgi the famous mathematician, clockmaker and globe maker. This well produced book is a detailed study of astronomy at Kassel and of the celestial mechanical globes, astronomical clocks, armillary spheres and sundials now in the museum there. A fine copy. [German language] (Ref: K3865 - D2)

Price: 45.00

Gee (B.): Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

Gee (B.): Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy
NEW. 392 pages, 17 colour plates + many b&w illustrations, 2014. A well researched book on the life and work of Francis Watkins; Watkins partnership with Dollond and the telescope patent controversy; and Watkins successors - Watkins & Smith and Watkins & Hill. Another excellent book about British scientific instrument makers and their times. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3644)
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Price: 85.00

Gerbino (A.) & Johnston (S.): Compass & Rule - Architecture as Mathematical Practice in England
O/P. 208 pages, 157 illustrations, 2009. The birth of the profession of architecture in England was based on expertise in the mathematical arts and science and London's entrepreneurial scientific instrument makers. The book focuses on the work of people such as Sir Christopher Wren and Inigo Jones, and illustrates many fine instruments. A very good copy (book plate on ffep) with good dust jacket. (Ref: K4589 - H3)

Price: 40.00

Gibbs-Smith (C.): The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci
O/P. 110 pages, illustrated 1978. An interesting book reproducing sketches of mechanical devices from Leonardo da Vinci's note books. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3826 - X1)

Price: 9.00

Giodarno (R.V.): The Discoverers' Lens - A Photographic History of the Simple Microscope 1680 - 1880
O/P. 299 pages, illustrated, 2012. A large format volume (23 x 33 cm) documenting the Giordano collection of 127 instruments, each one described and beautifully illustrated in colour at about natural size. This is the most complete description available of simple microscopes constructed from the beginning of the instrument in the 1600's to about 1880. A fine copy. [English and French languages]

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(Ref: K4587 - P3)

Price: 195.00

Grtzsch (H.): Dresden Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon
O/P. 195 pages, illus., 1979. A well illustrated catalogue of 178 clocks, watches and scientific instruments in the collection of the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Dresden. A good copy with dust jacket and card slipcase. [German language] (Ref: K4042 - H5)

Price: 10.00

Gunther (R.T.): Early Science in Oxford - Volume 1
O/P. 407 pages, illus., 1923. Volume 1 covers Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Surveying. An excellent reference to the early scientists at Oxford University and the Oxford Colleges and the extant scientific equipment they used. A good copy, blue cloth as issued. (1.1 kg) TC3
(Ref: K4700 - TC3)

Price: 35.00

Gunther (R.T.): Early Science in Oxford - Volume 2
O/P. 408 pages, illus., 1923. Volume 2 covers Astronomy. An excellent reference to the early scientists at Oxford University and the Oxford Colleges and the extant scientific equipment they used. The collection of instruments in the possession of the Colleges and the University illustrate several of the most important stages in the progress of astronomical science. A good copy, blue cloth as issued. (Ref: K4702 - TC3)

Price: 50.00

Gunther (R.T): Historic Instruments for the Advancement of Science
O/P. 90 pages, a few line drawings, 1st edition, 1925. A handbook to the Oxford collections prepared for the opening of the Lewis Evans Collection on May 5th 1925. The Lewis Evans Collection, together with instruments from the Oxford University colleges, forms the core of the Museum of the History of Science all still housed in the Old Ashmolean building, Oxford. This is a rare item, so the original print run must have been very small. A very good copy, corners lightly worn. (Ref: K4627 - G5)

Price: 40.00

Hall (A.R.) & Simpson (A.D.C.): An Account of The Royal Society's Newton Telescope
O/P. 16 pages, 5 figs., 1995. Sir Isaac Newton is generally credited with the invention of the reflecting telescope. This paper looks at the evidence for the 3 telescopes made by Newton and examines the instrument now in the Royal Society's collection. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4653 - BX11)

Price: 12.00


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