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"A FEW DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH… HE GAVE ORDERS TO DESTROY ALL HIS MANUSCRIPTS, EXCEPTING SOME DETACHED ESSAYS, WHICH HE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF HIS EXECUTORS"

SMITH, Adam. Essays on Philosophical Subjects. London, 1795.

First edition of this core volume of Smith's essays, issued posthumously, featuring the important first publication of History of Astronomy that seeks "to explain what drives 'philosophers' to ask the questions they do," an impressive wide-margined volume handsomely bound. $13,800.

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"GALILEO, PERHAPS MORE THAN ANY OTHER SINGLE PERSON, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BIRTH OF MODERN SCIENCE" (STEPHEN HAWKING)

GALILEI, Galileo. Opere. Padova, 1744. Four volumes.

Third edition of Galileo's collected works—the first to include his famous (and prohibited) Dialogo, in which he defends the Copernican heliocentric system—in the original Italian (some texts in Latin), with engraved frontispiece portrait, folding engraved plate, and numerous in-text woodcut diagrams, in four handsomely bound volumes. $9500.

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“ANIMALS FEED, MEN NOURISH THEMSELVES; ONLY MEN OF DISTINCTION KNOW HOW TO EAT”

BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. Fisiología del Gusto. Mexico City, 1852.

First edition in Spanish—and the first translation in any language—of “the most famous book in gastronomy,” with engraved portrait of the author and in-text wood-engraved headpieces and illustrations after those in the 1826 French first edition. $4200.

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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY, OF VIZETELLY'S FACTS ABOUT SHERRY

VIZETELLY, Henry. Facts About Sherry. London, 1876.

First edition, presentation copy, of this complete 19th-century guide to sherry, with over two dozen illustrations of vineyards and sherry production, inscribed on the title page to a well-known British journalist and playwright: "Blanchard Jerrold Esq. with the Author's cordial regards," in original pictorial cloth-gilt. $3800.

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SIMPSON’S LAW OF AVERAGES, 1755

SIMPSON, T(homas). The Advantage of Taking the Mean in Practical Astronomy. London, 1756.

First edition of Simpson’s mathematical proof that the average of a number of observations is nearer to the truth than any single observation, the first demonstration of this fundamental scientific concept. $1850.

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