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Ultra-Violet Radiations and their Uses.

By: AITKEN, Robert.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London:, Oliver and Boyd, 1930.: 1930

Seller ID: M10425


8vo. xv, 208 pp. 15 illus., bibliog., index; short tear upper margin of title-page. Original blue cloth, blind-stamped cover title, gilt-stamped spine title. Ex library bookplate, rubber stamps, including Andrew M. Davidson, rear pocket removed. Very good. View more info

Collectio Ophtalmologica Veterum Auctorum, Fasc. 1. Edited by P. Pansier.

By: ARNALDI DE VILLANOVA & JOHANNIS DE CASO.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: [Photocopied facsimile]., [no date].:

Seller ID: S10378


8vo. 221 pp. Navy blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine; spine slightly dented, rear cover a bit scuffed. Very good. Facsimile of an original copy (Paris: Librairie J.-B. Bailliere, 1903) housed in the British Museum. View more info

"Two Devices Facilitating Spectrometry in the Far Infrared."

By: BADGER, Richard M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Reprint from:, Journal of the Optical Society of America and Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 15, no. 6, Dec. 1927.: 1927

Seller ID: S7059


8vo. 370-373 pp. Figs. Wrappers. Fine. View more info

Reflections on light.

By: BLOEMBERGEN, Nicolaas (b. 1920).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Bangalore:, Raman Research Institute, 1979.: 1979

Seller ID: S5522


Gandhi Memorial Lecture Series. 262 x 180 mm. 8vo. [ii], 12 pp. Printed wrappers. Ms. notation on top cover. From the library of Abraham Pais. Very good. Nicolaas Bloembergen was Rumford Professor of Physics at Harvard University. Bloembergen shared the 1981 Nobel Prize for Physics with Arthur L. Schawlow (b. 1921) "for their contribution to the development of laser spectroscopy." Wasson, Nobel Prize winners, pp. 106-108. View more info

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Pierre Bouguer's Optical Treatise on the Gradation of Light. Translated, with Introduction and Notes by W.E. Knowles Middleton.

By: BOUGUER, Pierre.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Toronto:, University of Toronto Press, (1961).: 1961

Seller ID: BL1319


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xiv, 248 pp. Frontis., illustrations, tables. Blue cloth, silver stamped spine title, dust-jacket; jacket worn. Burndy bookplate. Very good. First Edition. View more info

"On the affections of light transmitted through crystallized bodies."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 104, [1814].: 1814

Seller ID: S3643


263 x 214 mm. 4to. Pages 187-218. 3 engraved plates; first and last leaves browned, brittle, extremities chipped, plates lightly browned. Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 188. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. First Edition. View more info

"On the connexion between the phenomena of the absorption of light, and the colours of thin plates."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 127, [1837].: 1837

Seller ID: S3644


272 x 220 mm. 4to. Pages 245-252. Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 691. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. First Edition. View more info

"On the reflection and decomposition of light at the separating surfaces of media of the same and of different refractive powers."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 119, [1829].: 1829

Seller ID: S3646


272 x 220 mm. 4to. Pages 187-205. 6 figs., 1 table. Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 446. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. First Edition. View more info

"On a new series of periodical colours produced by the grooved surfaces of metallic and transparent bodies."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 119, [1829].: 1829

Seller ID: S3647


279 x 223 mm. 4to. Pages 301-316. 4 figs. Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 450. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. First Edition. View more info

"On a remarkable property of the diamond." with: "On the phenomena of thin plates of solid and fluid substances exposed to polarized light."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 131, [1841].: 1841

Seller ID: S3648


288 x 224 mm. 4to. Pages 41-42; 43-58. 1 engraved plate (second article). Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST EDITIONS. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 748; 751. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. First Edition. View more info

"On the optical properties of sulphuret of carbon, carbonate of barytes, and nitrate of potash, with inferences respecting the structure of doubly refracting crystals."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 7, [1815].: 1815

Seller ID: S3649


287 x 228 mm. 4to. Pages (285)-302. Tables; occasional foxing. Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Brewster parted company with Newton and the traditional projectile theory of light by rejecting a central role for short-range forces in accounting for inflection. His optical research was directed to discovering the interaction of light and different forms of matter. From the start of his research career these interactions were conceived in terms of particles and forces and his subsequent experience only increased his commitment to this paradigm. His important work on polarization and double r... View more info

"On the laws which regulate the distribution of the polarising force in plates, tubes, and cylinders of glass, that have received the polarising structure."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 8, [1818].: 1818

Seller ID: S3650


287 x 228 mm. 4to. Pages (353)-372. 1 engraved plate. Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This paper contains one of many statements of Brewster's most famous law; Brewster's law, which connects refractive index with angle of polarization. In this paper Brewster described for the first time a teinometer, an instrument designed to ascertain the elasticity of bodies. See: Cantor, "Brewster on the nature of light," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', p. 69; Morrison-Low, "Brewster and scientific instruments," in Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', p. ... View more info

"On new properties of heat, as exhibited in its propagation along plates of glass."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 106, [1816].: 1816

Seller ID: S3653


260 x 202 mm. 4to. Pages 45-114. 1 table, 4 engraved plates. Dis-bound. Very good. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 205. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. View more info

"On the action of transparent bodies upon the differently coloured rays of light."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 8, [1818].: 1818

Seller ID: S3654


287 x 225 mm. 4to. Pages (1)-23. Dis-bound. Very good. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 225. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. View more info

"Description of a new darkening glass for solar observations, which has also the property of polarising the whole of the transmitted light."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 8, [1818].: 1818

Seller ID: S3655


287 x 225 mm. 4to. Pages (25)-29. 1 fig. Dis-bound. Very good. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 226. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. View more info

"On the optical properties of muriate of soda, fluate of lime, and the diamond, as exhibited in their action upon polarised light." with: "On a new optical and mineralogical property of calcareous spar."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 8, [1818].: 1818

Seller ID: S3656


281 x 226 mm. 4to. Pages (157)-164; (165)-169. 1 engraved plate. Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST EDITION. In late 1815 Brewster published his recognition that Biot and Laplace had elaborated force theories to account for double refraction. In this second paper, Brewster promulgated his discovery that heat and mechanical stress could produce double refraction in glass. Thus, the application of external pressure could realign the forces internal to a piece of glass. Force, to Brewster, seemed responsible for light-matter interaction. See: Cantor, "Brewster on the nature of light," in: Morri... View more info

"On the effects of compression and dilatation in altering the polarising structure of doubly refracting crystals."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 8, [1818].: 1818

Seller ID: S3657


284 x 224 mm. 4to. Pages (281)-286. 1 table. Dis-bound. Very good. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 229. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. View more info

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The Rise of the Wave Theory of Light, Optical Theory and Experiment in the Early Nineteenth Century.

By: BUCHWALD, Jed Z.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago and London:, University of Chicago Press, (1989).: 1989

Seller ID: S12435

ISBN: 0226078868


8vo. xxiv, 474 pp. Diagrams, figures, index. Printed wrappers. Near fine. [br] "No one interested in the history of optics, the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century physics, or the general phenomenon of theory change in science can afford to ignore Jed Buchwald's well-structured, highly detailed, and scrupulously researched book. . . . Buchwald's analysis will surely constitute the essential starting point for further work on this important and hitherto relatively neglected episode of theory change."—John Worrall, Isis. Contents: Part 1 – Selectionism ; 1. The O... View more info

Recherches experimentales sur le phenomene electro-optique de Kerr et sur les methodes servant a l'etude de la lumiere polarisee elliptiquement.

By: CHAUMONT, Louis.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris:, Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1914.: 1914

Seller ID: S0018


At head of title: Theses presentees a la faculte des sciences de Paris . . . 8vo. 212 pp. Figs. Brown cloth. Ex-Carnegie. SCARCE. View more info

Le Monde, ou Traite de la lumiere. Translation and introduction by Michael Sean Mahoney.

By: DESCARTES, Rene.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York:, Arabis Books, (1979).: 1979

Seller ID: S11084

ISBN: 0913870358


Series: The Janus Library. 8vo. xxvi, 224 pp. Original French text opposite English translation. Gilt-stamped green cloth. Bookplate. Very good. ISBN: 0913870358 View more info