Science and Medicine

Science and Medicine at Forum Auctions explores the history & evolution of scientific and medical knowledge over the centuries. From antiquarian tomes on anatomy to modern first editions on cosmology, Science and Medicine represents a broad church of rare books at Forum Auctions.

Our specialists have many years of experience in this field and are available to provide valuations and advise best path to market for any Science and Medicine rare books you may have, as well as advise on probate and insurance valuations for single items or collections. Please view the Experts section below for more information.

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Rupert Powell

Rupert Powell

Deputy Chairman, International Head of Books

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Dido Arthur

Dido Arthur

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Justin Phillips

Justin Phillips

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Max Hasler

Max Hasler

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Rhiannon Spence

Rhiannon Spence

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Hester Malin

Hester Malin

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Cosima Benson-Colpi

Cosima Benson-Colpi

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Lydia Gardner

Lydia Gardner

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Leo Hessian

Leo Hessian

Trainee Cataloguer, Books and Works on Paper

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Simon Luterbacher

Simon Luterbacher

Consultant, Books and Works on Paper

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What sorts of Science and Medicine books are suitable for auction?
There are many different aspects and types of Science and Medicine books that make them of interest to collectors. First editions of keystone works from the dawn of printing to modern first editions on cosmology and DNA, autographed or inscribed copies, important scientific journals, special limited editions and of course illustrated and plate books on the cornerstone subjects, such as anatomy. First editions of significant scientific works and publications, such as Darwin's On the Origin of Species and Newton's Principia Mathematica, are highly sought after. Limited editions with unique features, like special bindings or illustrations, are also valued. Anatomical illustration books, such as Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica, are appreciated for their artistic beauty and scientific accuracy. Autographed or inscribed copies by renowned scientists and complete runs of influential scientific journals are considered rare and collectable.
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