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1 BECKER, Richard, (1887-1955), editor. Probleme der technischen magnetisierungskurve. Vortrage gehalten in Gottingen im Oktober 1937 von R. Becker, K. J. Sixtus, W. Doring, M. Kersten, J. L. Snoek, G. Richter, H. Schulze, G. Masing, W. Gerlach, H. Lange.
Berlin: Julius Springer, 1938. 
8vo. v, 172, [2, ads] pp. 102 figs., tables, index. Cloth backed printed boards. Ownership signature. Very good. FIRST EDITION. An important contribution to the field of magnetism, a property of matter, as opposed to electromagnetic theory, which deals with the interrelation of electric and magnetic fields. ° Parke, p. 128. First Edition. 
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2 GAUSS, Carl Friedrich (1777-1855). Allgemeine lehrsätze in Beziehung auf die im verkehrten verhältnisse des quadrats der entfernung wirkenden anziehungs- und abstossungs-kräfte. Herausgegeben von A. Wangerin.
Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1889. 
Series: Ostwald’s Klassiker der Exakten Wissenschaften, Nr. 2. Small 8vo. (187 x 118 mm) 60 pp. Original printed stiff paper boards; covers lightly soiled. Ownership signature on cover and title-page, bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Very good. This work deals with the general theorems in relationship to the square of the distance of magnetic attractive and repulsive forces. Wangerin edited and published a series of textbooks on various subjects, from different authors, around the turn of the twentieth century. 
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3 GAUSS, Carl Friedrich (1777-1855). Intensitas vis magneticae terrestris ad mensuram absolutam revocata.
Gottingae: Dieterich, 1833. 
4to. (268 x 215 mm) 44 pp. Original plain wrappers; edges chipped. Exlib stamp on title-page, bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Housed in a modern clamshell box. Very good. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of Gauss’ most important geomagnetic work, from Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. “An account of the measurement of magnetic force, containing the first systematic use of absolute units (distance, mass, time) to measure a non-mechanical quantity.” [Honeyman]. “The great publication of Gauss, in which he measures magnetic action in ordinary mechanical or absolute units.” [Merzbach]. Preceding the work of Mayer, this was the basis for the exhaustive and monumental researches of Weber. This most important work, “was done in collaboration with the physicist Wilhelm Weber, with whom, from 1831-1837, he performed a series of studies on the nature and intensity of the earth’s magnetism. Their first collaborative work, Intensitas vis magneticae terrestris, is an account of the measurement of magnetic force, containing the first systematic use of absolute units to measure a non-mechanical quantity. Weber’s name does not appear on the title, but his contributions are acknowledged in the text.” [Norman]. Darmstaedter S. 403; DSB Vol. V, p. 305; Ekelöf 892; Honeyman 1455; Merzbach 1841a; Norman 881; Poggendorff I, 855; Wheeler Gift 867. 
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4 HENNIG, Gerhard. Dauermagnettechnik.
München: Franzis-Verlag, (1952). 
215 x 155 mm. 8vo. 132 pp. 121 figs., 16 tables, bibliog., index; browned. Quarter green cloth, dust-jacket; jacket chipped, else very good. 
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5 JOULE, James Prescott (1818-1889). Joint Scientific Papers. Published by The Physical Society of London.
London: Taylor and Francis, 1887. 
Vol. 2 only. 8vo. xiii, 391 pp. 3 folding plates, 23 illustrations, index. Original green blind and gilt-stamped cloth; spine ends worn, joints broken but mended with kozo (hand-painted to cloth). Ownership rubber-stamp of the noted historian of science Henry Guerlac, signatures of William Wilson (ffep + tp), rubber-stamp of Howard Higbee, 1929. Good working copy. First edition. Issued originally in two volumes of which this is volume two. The complete set is both important and fairly rare. This volumes contains papers written jointly with other scholars: Experiments and Observations on the Mechanical Powers of Electro-Magnetism, Steam, and Horses (with Scoresby); On Atomic Volume and Specific Gravity (with Sir Lyon Playfair); On the Relation in Volumes Between Simple Bodies, their oxides and Sulphurets …; On the Thermal Effects Experienced by Air in Rushing Through Small Apertures (with Sir W. Thomson); On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion (ditto), etc. James Prescott Joule FRS, English physicist and brewer, was born in Salford, Lancashire. He studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work. First Edition. 
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6 LILLE, Carl Wilhelm. De Luane in declinationem acus magneticae vi. Dissertatio academica....
Helsingfors: Frenckel, 1846. 
4to. [ii], 15 pp. Tables; top cover and first leaf with paper lacking at head of gutter filled in with some loss to 2 lines at the top of page 2. Self-wraps. Ex library ms. notations on top cover. Very good. RARE. 
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7 Permanent Magnet Association. Permanent magnets.
Sheffield: Permanent Magnet Association, [1957]. 
260 x 182 mm. 8vo. 28 pp. Figs., glossary. Quarter gray cloth, dust-jacket, transparency inserted in pocket on rear cover; jacket chipped. TLS from the Permanent Magnet Association inserted in rear pocket. Very good. 
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8 PIHL, Olaf Andreas Löwald (1822-1895). On magnets.
Christiania: A. W. Brøgger, 1878. Signed
8vo. [vi], xiv, 135, [1 blank] pp. Tables, 6 folding lithographic plates. Printed wrappers; rear cover lacking, top cover chipped, first signature loose. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED by the author to the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. AS IS. 
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9 PLANCK, Max (1858-1947. Einführung in die Theorie der Elektrizität und des Magnetismus; Zum Gebrauch bei Vorträgen, sowie zum Selbstunterricht.
Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1922. 
8vo. IV, 208 pp. 12 figs., index; paper browned. Grey cloth-backed printed boards. Ownership signature of Robert W. Lawson (1922). Good. [HL] Provenance: Lawson wrote about Einstein and relativity. He translated into English Einstein’s, Relativity, the special and general theory, 1920. [HL] 
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10 [GREEN, George (1793 – 1841)] BOWLEY, R.M., CHALLIS, L.J.; SHEARD, F.W.; WILKINS-JONES, Freda; & PHILLIPS, David. George Green Miller Snienton.
Nottingham: City of Nottingham Leisure Services, 1976. 
8vo. 96 pp. Illus. Printed wrappers; corner creased. Very good. Green “was a British mathematical physicist who wrote An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism (Green, 1828). The essay introduced several important concepts, among them a theorem similar to the modern Green's theorem, the idea of potential functions as currently used in physics, and the concept of what are now called Green's functions. Green was the first person to create a mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism and his theory formed the foundation for the work of other scientists such as James Clerk Maxwell, William Thomson, and others. His work on potential theory ran parallel to that of Carl Friedrich Gauss.” – Wikipedia. 
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