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2 vols. 8vo. ix, , 617, ; [iv], [619-621], 622-1183,  pp. 395 figures, 1 folding color plate (facing p. 876), bibliography, index. Early black half calf over marbled boards; worn, hinges cracked (holding at cords). "Cancelled" bookplates of Dr. Atkinson, Royal Military College, title-page rubber stamps of Finbury Technical College. Good. Early edition of Wiedemann's treatise on galvanism and electromagnetism, complete in two volumes. The Electrician states that the first edition appeared in two volumes in 1863, followed in 1871 by a second edition in three volumes, and in 1885 a third edition "enlarged to five volumes, and with the altered title, 'Die Lehre der Elektricitat'" ("Obituary. Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann," p. 800). However, at least one volume was first published in 1861, and Nichols cryptically puts the date of the first from 1860-1863: "Wiedemann is best known, perhaps, as the author of the compendious treatise on electricity which first appeared in two volumes under the title Die Lehre von Galvanismus (Brunswick, 1860 to 1863) It was subsequently rewritten and greatly enlarged as the growth of the subject of electricity demanded and was re-issued under a new name (Die Lehre von der Elektricitat), in 1882. Still another edition, further revised and largely rewritten with the cooperation of the author's son, Professor E. Wiedemann of Erlangen, was in progress, and two volumes had appeared, at the time of the father's death" (Nichols, p. 57). Wiedemann is perhaps best remembered "as author of his great work, 'Die Lehre von der Elektricitat," a treatise that is encyclopedic in character, containing everything of importance on the subject of electricity, the use of electricity in the arts alone being expected" ("In Memoriam. Dr. Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann," p. 286). PROVENANCE: Edmund Atkinson (1831-1900) was a lecturer on chemistry and physics first at Cheltenham College and later at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, before becoming Professor of Experimental Science at Staff College. He was elected a fellow of the Chemical Society in 1859, and was one of the founders of the Physical Society. "Dr. Atkinson's services to science by the translation of numerous French and German works, among which we may specially mention Ganot's 'Physics,' Helmholtz's 'Popular Lectures,' Dubois's 'Magnetic Circuit,' and Mascart and Joubert's 'Electricity and Magnetism,' are well-known. For many years, too, he contributed to the Philosophical Magazine periodical reports on chemical papers published in France and Germany. Of late years, however, these have been superseded by the much fuller and more systematic Abstracts published by the Chemical Society" ("Obituary Notices. Edmund Atkinson," pp. 887-889). Catalogue of the Wheeler Gift of Books, Pamphlets and Periodicals in the Library of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, no. 1537; "In Memoriam. Dr. Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann," Pharmaceutical Review, Vol. XVII, Milwaukee: Pharmaceutical Review, 1899, p. 296; Nichols, Edward Leamington, Physical Review, Vol. IX, New York: Published for Cornell University by the Macmillan Company, 1899; "Obituary. Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann," The Electrician, Vol. XLII, London: Printed and Published for the Proprietors by George Tucker, 1899, 799-800 pp.; "Obituary Notices. Edmund Atkinson," Journal of the Chemical Society, Vol. LXXIX, London, 1901, pp. 888-889. First Edition.
Title: Die Lehre von Galvanismus und Elektromagnetismus. Erste Abtheilung: Elektrodynamik, Elektromagnetismus, Magnetismus aller Korper. Zwite Abtheilung: Induction, Schlussbetrachtungen, Nachtrage.
Publisher: Braunschweig:, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1863.: 1863
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: S11905