About Alembic Rare Books

We specialise in rare science books dating from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century, including first editions, signed copies, manuscripts, objects, and ephemera. We have particular expertise in natural history, genetics and evolution, anatomy, nuclear physics and the Manhattan Project, early computing, and women in science. We also carry books related to women's history and literature.

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Otto Robert Frisch's Hippopotamouse

August 21, 2019

This charming, Edward Lear-esque drawing isn't by an illustrator or humour writer, but a nuclear physicist! 

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