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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A lot has changed since 1928, when this unusual book, Automation or, The Future of Mechanical Man by Henry Stafford Hatfield, evaluated the potential of many types of automation that we now take for granted.
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