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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.....
New York: 1945. A.L.S. "du Nouy". 1 page, 4to, personal letterhead, 440 Park Avenue, March 3, 1945, with the original holograph stamped envelope, to French historian Gilbert Chinard. Written in French, translated, inviting "Chere Monsieur et Ami" that if he is ever in New York, both should go for dinner or lunch...so that they will be able to talk without any interruptions. Fine. French biophysicist and philosopher best remembered by scientists for his work on The Surface Tension, and other.....
New York: Dover, 1956. Edited with notes by R. Furth. Translated by A.D. Cowper. Illustrated with 3 diagrams, 119 pages, slim 8vo, full red leather, gilt stamped and ruled, inner dentelles, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt, inner joints neatly reinforced. [New York]: Dover, (1956). Reprint. A near fine copy. An unabridged and unaltered republication of the translation first published in 1926.
Paris: 1938. Pp. 5-19 IN: Zeitschrift fur Freie Deutsche Forschung. Jahrgang 1, Nummer 1. Herausgegeben von der Freien Deutschen Hochschule in Paris. 168p., printed wrappers. Paris, Juli, 1938. First number of this scarce, short-lived exile publication, featuring German & Austrian writers and scholars. Fine.
Boston: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1871. Frontis plus 12 full-page plates, a few text illustrations. xvi + 680 pages, thick 4to, green cloth, t.e.g.; bookplate on both front and rear inside covers; cloth lightly worn, some scuffing and soiling to covers. Boston: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1871. A very good copy.
Paris: 1855. Uncommon A.L.S. "L. Foucault", 8vo. 1 page, Paris, February 24th 1855, to Monsieur Ami [Gilbert Govi], in French (translated): "Here is my take on the size one has to give the drawing; you could make it even smaller, but certainly not any larger. As you know, the engraver is more than willing to engrave on your marks, so I rely on your extreme kindness. All yours and leaving things in your camp, I remain..." Two very minor striations.....
With Forword by Albert Einstein. Illus. 96 pages. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Berlin, 1920. The first attempt to put Einstein's gravitational theory to empirical test, a task for which Freundlich was, as Einstein himself points out in the Forword, particularly well qualified as being the first to become thoroughly acquainted with the basic principles of the theory.
Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 1939. Frontispiece portrait with b/w drawings and diagrams throughout. xxi, 300pp. 8vo, blue cloth (faded spine and edgeworn). Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 1939. A very good copy. Translated from the Italian and Latin into English by Henry Crew and Alfonso de Salvio. With an introduction by Antonio Favaro.
PART ONE ONLY. 1 lithographic plate; soiled. 16 pages. Slim 4to, modern wrappers. From Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. (London, 1858-59). Inscribed by the author. Report on his important experiments on the discharge of electricity through gases at low pressure, by one of the founders of the Chemical Society.
PARTS ONE AND TWO. 2 lithographic plates. 16 & 23 pages. Slim 4to, modern wrappers. From Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 1858 (pp. 1-16) and 1859 (pp. 137-160). London, 1858-1859. Reports on his important experiments on the discharge of electricity through gases at low pressure, by one of the founders of the Chemical Society.