About us

Milestones of Science Books was established in August 2006 by Jörn Koblitz, after more than 15 years experience working as an bibliographer in the field of Meteoritics and Lunar Geology. Jörn is Member of the Meteoritical Society and editor of the database MetBase, the world's largest electronic bibliography of meteoritics and planetary geology. As director of the MetBase Library, he has assembled one of the largest collections of books and prints about meteorites, meteors, impact craters, selenography, lunar geology and related subjects.

We specialise in important and rare science and medical books, with a 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

  • Hook, D. H. & Norman J.: The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine

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

  • Sparrow, Ruth A.: Milestones of Science

Milestones of Science Books is located in northern Germany, near the city of Bremen. We do not maintain an open shop but welcome visitors to make an appointment. We exhibit at a few national and international book fairs during the year and offer appraisal and other professional services. We occasionally issue electronic catalogues and are constantly adding new material to our website. A large part of our inventory is listed on Abebooks and Biblio.

We are always interested in purchasing single items or entire collections, and would be pleased to consider any materials you wish to sell. Special requests and specific wants will be given particular attention. We are available via phone or email to answer questions, search for a specific title, or provide information on our inventory.

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