About us

Milestones of Science Books was founded in August 2006 by Jörn Koblitz after working for more than 15 years as a bibliographer in the field of meteoritics and lunar geology. Jörn is Member of the Meteoritical Society and was editor of the MetBase database, the world's largest electronic bibliography of meteoritics and planetary geology. As owner of the MetBase Library, he has assembled one of the largest collections of books and prints on meteorites, meteors, impact craters, selenography, lunar geology and related topics.

Milestones of Science Books specialize in important and rare scientific and medical books, with particular emphasis on those listed in the following bibliographic works:

  • Carter, John & Muir, Percy H.: Printing and the Mind of Man

  • Dibner, Bern: Heralds of Science

  • Evans, Herbert McLean: Epochal Achievements in the History of Science
  • Hook, D. H. & Norman J.: The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine

  • Horblit, Harrison D.: One Hundred Books famous in Science

  • Norman, Haskell: One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine

  • Sparrow, Ruth A.: Milestones of Science

Milestones of Science Books is located in northern Germany, close to the city of Bremen. We do not maintain an open store, but welcome visitors who make an appointment. We publish electronic catalogues on our website and are constantly adding new material here. A large part of our stock is listed on Abebooks and Biblio.com

We are always interested in purchasing individual items or entire collections and welcome any high-rated material you wish to sell. Special requests and specific wants will be given particular attention. We are available by phone or email to answer questions, search for a specific title, or provide information on our stock.

We are a member of the German Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association (VDA, Verband Deutscher Antiquare) and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers ILAB. As a member of ILAB, we are obliged to follow their Code of Usages and Customs. Click here to view the compendium in full length.