About Alembic Rare Books

We specialise in rare science books, including first editions, signed copies, manuscripts, objects, and ephemera dating from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century. 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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Victorian Advertising Paradise - A Chromolithographic Pharmacy Catalogue

June 27, 2018

Imagine walking into a drug store and seeing these exuberant, enticing labels all around you. They're part of what's probably the most colourful item in our stock at the moment: a chromolithographic pharmacy catalogue dating from the 1890s.

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