About Alembic Rare Books

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

We can find specific books for customers and also assist clients as they build a collection over the long-term. For more information about buying and selling with us please see our frequently asked questions or email info@alembicrarebooks.com.

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Doodling in Your Math Book: An 18th-Century Arithmetic Manuscript

September 21, 2016

One of our recent acquisitions is a delightful 18th-century math workbook that shows how little things have changed as far as doodling during your lessons goes.

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