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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To Miss Whitbread from Her Friend & Admirer: A Regency-Era Trigonometry Presentation

October 11, 2016

Today we continue our series of Ada Lovelace Day posts with this superb Regency-Era book on trigonometry that was finely bound and inscribed from the author to a young woman named Elizabeth Whitbread in 1810.

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