New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878.
Portrait and other illustrations. 1 page loose. 8vo, brown cloth (rubbed). New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878\. Very good.
First Collected Edition of Draper's works, containing most of his important early papers on the subject of radiant energy. It includes his pioneer "Examination of the Radiations of Red-Hot Bodies: The Production of Light by Heat" in which he proved that all solid substances become incandescent at the same temnperature, that with rising temperatures they emit rays of increasing refragibility, and that incandescent solids produce a continuous spectrum. -DSB.
Condition: Very Good