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Elektromagnetische Theorie der Strahlung.

By: ABRAHAM, Max (1875-1922).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Leipzig:, B.G. Teubner, 1905.: 1905

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BL3804

Series: Theorie der Elektrizitat, 2. 8vo. X, 404 pp. 5 figs., index. Blue cloth, black stamping. Very good. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: „Dem unermudlichen Erpaher der Latz-und Stye-Fehler gewidmet[?] vom Verfasser." Relative to Maxwell's theory of electricity. Abraham was a German physicist, studied at the University of Berlin under Max Planck, becoming his assistant. His work took him to the University of Illinois, Italy, back to Stuttgart, Germany and finally to Aachen. He died of a brain tumor in 1922 at just 47 years of age. View more info

The Discovery of Induced Electric Currents.

By: AMES, J. S. [ed].

Price: $130.00

Publisher: New York:, American Book, (1900).: 1900

Seller ID: S11022

2 volumes. 8vo. xi, [1], 110, [ads 8]; v, [1], 96, [ads 10] pp. Figures; front free endpapers slightly torn. Yellow-stamped blue cloth; gilt-stamped front cover library numbers, corners and spine ends worn, lettering slightly faded. Columbia University Library bookplates, discard rubber stamps, title-page blind-stamps and following page rubber stamps, library card sleeves tipped-in at rear pastedowns. Tightly bound. Good. View more info

A History of Electricity.


Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York:, Arno Press, 1975.: 1975

Seller ID: S9092

8vo. 611 pp. Figs., index. Gilt-stamped green cloth. Originally published in 1895 under another title. Fine. View more info

Calcul des petits transformateurs.


Price: $32.00

Publisher: Paris:, Dunod, 1954.: 1954

Seller ID: S2151

240 x 155 mm. 8vo. xix, 397 pp. Figs., tables. Maroon cloth, gilt spine; end-leaves browned. Ownership blind stamp. Very good. View more info

"Experimentell-technische Vorbereitungen zur Atomzertrummerung mittels hoher elektrischer Spannungen."

By: BRASCH, Arno & Fritz LANGE.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: In:, Zeitschrift fur Physik, Vol. 70, 1931.: 1931

Seller ID: S5531

232 x 157 mm. 8vo. Pages 10-37. [Entire volume: vii, [1 blank], 832 pp.] 14 figs. Navy cloth, gilt spine; lightly rubbed, spine with two small gouges. Blind-stamp of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Mount Wilson Observatory. Very good. FIRST EDITION of this report on a project begun in 1927 at the Physikalisches Institut der Universitat Berlin of using atmospheric electricity as a high voltage source. This was at the beginning of the efforts to create high voltage sources. The photographs of the electrical equipment in this article are quite remarkable; in one photograph a man is dwarf... View more info

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Philosophia Magnetica, In Qua Magnetis Natura Penitus Explicatur. Et Omnium Quae Hoc Lapide cernuntur, causae propriae afferuntur. . ..

By: CABEO, Niccolo [Cabaeus].

Price: $13,000.00

Publisher: Cologne and Ferrara:, Johann Kinckius, Francesco Succi, 1629.: 1629

Seller ID: S13076

Folio. [20], 412, [12] pp. Printer's mark of first title with the added fine engraved architectural title-page with scientific apparatus, 149 and wood-engravings including world map (p. 93); first title and dedication pages browned as usual. Added t.p. engraved has "praxis" changed to "pyxis" and imprint reads: Ferrarie apud Franciscum Succium. Contemporary full vellum, gilt spine title, edges colored. The first [typographic] title and dedication pages were added to this Cologne edition (see below). Aside from the two German leaves, the rest of the text is clean, crisp and very... View more info

The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish. Edited by J. Clerk Maxwell.


Price: $75.00

Publisher: (London):, Frank Cass, 1967.: 1967

Seller ID: S11059

"New impression of the first edition." 8vo. lxvi, 454 pp. Gilt-stamped red cloth; spine slightly faded, tipped-in label fragment at ffe. Bookplate, ex-library stamp verso title page. Very good. First Edition. View more info

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Manuel d'Electricite Dynamique, ou Traite sur l'action mutuelle des conducteurs electriques et des aimans, et sur une nouvelle theorie du magnetism; pour faire suite a tous les Traites de Physique elementaire.

By: DEMONFERRAND, Jean-Fermin.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Paris:, Bachelier, 1823.: 1823

Seller ID: S11082

8vo. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. [4], 210, [2] pp. It appears that this work was issued in two printings in 1823. There is no mention of two issues in any reference work, so we can only guess at which issue is the first. Some institutional copies (such as the Wheeler copy) are numbered to page 210 (like ours) and in those copies the address of the publisher given on the title page is "Quai des grands-Augustins, no. 55" (with the issue point of a lower case "g" in "grands"). ILLUSTRATIONS: Five folding engraved plates with light scattered foxing, but overall in very good plus co... View more info

The Atlantic Cable.

By: DIBNER, Bern.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Tokyo:, Ocean Cable, 1997.:

Seller ID: S11312

Japanese-language edition of 1956 edition. (Norwalk, CT: Burndy Library), n.d. 4to. 68 pp. With reproduction of title-page and original illustrations, folding map, bibliography. Original printed wrappers; top front edge slightly nicked. Burndy Library bookplate. Near fine. [Japanese text only]. View more info

De Fibrae Muscularis Reactione Ut Chemicis Visa Est Acida. Commentatio qua ad audiendam praelectionem, pro loco in facultate medica, rite obtinendo Die XXVI. Mensis Martii Hora I.

By: DU BOIS-REYMOND, Emil (1818-1896).

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Berolini:, Georgium Reimer, 1859.: 1859

Seller ID: M13100

4to. 43, [1] pp. Early plain brown wrappers. Ownership embossed stamp on title. Very good. Scarce. First Edition of the author's lecture that proved tetanized muscle yields an acid reaction. "These observations may have played a part in his discovery of glycogen in muscle a few years later. Du Bois-Reymond in 1859 recorded that fresh resting muscle had a neutral or slightly alkaline reaction, which changed to an acid reaction on activity or death." – Dorothy M. Needham, Machina Carnis; The Biochemistry of Muscular Contraction in its Historical Development, Cambridge University... View more info

Briefe von der Elektrizitat; Ubersetzt und mit Anmerkungen Versehen von Carl Wilcke; Eingeleitet und Erlautert von John Heilbron.

By: FRANKLIN, Benjamin.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Braunschweig:, Vieweg, (1983).: 1983

Seller ID: RH1267

ISBN: 3528085290

[Facsimile of 1751 E. Cave edition of Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America, by Mr. Benjamin Franklin, and Communicated in several Letters to Mr. P. Collinson of London, F. R. S.] 8vo. li, 136 pp. Illus., index. Black stamped gray cloth, dust jacket. Fine. RARE. ISBN: 3528085290 Dust jacket present. View more info

Il «Taccuin ».

By: GALVANI, Luigi.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Fabriano:, Arti Grafiche «Gentil », 1998.: 1998

Seller ID: BL3717

Reprint of the 1937 edition of Galvani's manuscript, "a notebook of Galvani's investigations into torpedoes in the mid-1790's" (DSB V: 269). 12mo. [vi], xxv pp. 68 ff. [facsimile of MS.], 41, [2] pp. Original gilt-stamped gray cloth. Fine. Burndy bookplate. Scarce. Limited edition of 1000 copies. View more info

Memorie sulla Elettricita Animale; al celebre abate Lazzaro Spallanzani. Aggiunte alcune elettriche esperienze di Giovanni Aldini.

By: GALVANI, Luigi.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Roma:, Theoria, 1983.:

Seller ID: S12987

8vo. 184 pp. Figs., index. Printed wrappers. Very good. View more info

Materiem Elektrizitat Energie die Entwicklung der Atomistik in den Letzten zehn Jahren.

By: GERLACH, Walther (1889-1979).

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dresden & Leipzig:, Theodor Steinkopff, 1923.: 1923

Seller ID: BL4372

Series: Wissenschaftliche Forschungsberichte; Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe . . .Band VII. 8vo. 195 pp. Original printed orange wrappers; heavily worn, chipped. Ownership signature of Hermann Loventhal. Working copy only, as is. Gerlach was a German physicist worked at the University of Frankfurt, who co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field, the Stern-Gerlach effect. View more info

Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism. Second edition rewritten and extended.

By: GRAY, Andrew.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, Macmillan, 1921.: 1921

Seller ID: S11651

8vo. xix, 837 pp. Small ex-library rubber stamp on final leaf of index, white call number painted on spine; bookplate of Alan E. Shapiro. Very good. Scarce. Gray (1847-1925) Scottish physicist and mathematician; in 1896 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society; succeeded Kelvin at Glasgow as Professor of Natural Philosophy View more info

The Bakerian Lecture. - Inquiries concerning elementary laws of electricity.

By: HARRIS, Sir William Snow (1791-1867).

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London:, Richard and John E. Taylor, 1839.: 1839

Seller ID: S4189

Third Series. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. For the year MDCCCXXXIX, Part II. 305 x 241 mm. 4to. Pages (215)-241. [Entire volume: [vi], (215)-438, 12, [4] pp.] 6 tables. Original navy cloth, black leather spine label, gilt spine; joints reinforced with kozo. Very good. FIRST EDITION of William Harris' Bakerian Lecture. Harris contributed papers on the elementary laws of electricity in 1834, 1836, and 1839, and they are described in the DNB as "his best work." Sir William Snow Harris was an electrician who was knighted in 1847 for his improved lightning... View more info

Physico-Mechanical Experiments On Various Subjects. Containing An Account of several Surprizing Phenomena touching Light and Electricity, Producible on the Attrition of Bodies. With many other Remarkable Appearances, not before observ'd. Together with the Explanations of all the Machines, (the Figures of which are Curiously Engrav'd on Copper) and other Apparatus us'd in making the Experiments.

By: HAUKSBEE, Francis (1666-1713).

Price: $6,500.00

Publisher: London:, R. Brugis, 1709.: 1709

Seller ID: S9409

Small 4to. (201 x 160 mm) [14], 194 pp. 8 plates (7 folding); foxing to some sections, plates 3 and 4 bound in reverse order, 1 plate facing p. 160, margins of two plates reinforced. Full modern speckled tan calf, raised bands, gilt-stamped spine title. Bookplate of Andras Gedeon, ink ownership marks of James William Heath (1869) on front endleaf. Very good. FIRST EDITION. THE DISCOVERY OF NEON LIGHTING. By 1705, Hauksbee had discovered that if he placed a small amount of mercury in the glass of his modified version of Otto von Guericke's generator and evacuated the air from it, and then he c... View more info

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Electricity in the 17th and 18th Centuries; a study of early modern physics.


Price: $200.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles:, University of California Press, 1979.: 1979

Seller ID: S11989

ISBN: 0520034783

8vo. xiv, 606 pp. Illus., index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Ink ownership signature of David C. Lindberg. Very good. ISBN: 0520034783 View more info

"Versuche zur Feststellung einer oberen Grenze fur die kinetische Energie der electrischen Stromung."

By: HERTZ, Heinrich Rudolf (1857-1894).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: In: Annalen der Physik, Neue Folge, Band X, 1880. Leipzig:, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1880.: 1880

Seller ID: S6312

8vo. Pages 414-448. [Entire volume: viii, 696 pp.] Tables. Quarter cloth, cloth tips, paste-paper over boards, gilt spine; rubbed. Ex library ms. paper spine label, rubber stamps. Very good. FIRST EDITION. As a student in Berlin, Heinrich Hertz noticed an announcement of a prize offered by the Berlin Philosophical Faculty for the solution of an experimental problem concerning electrical inertia. Helmholtz, who had proposed the problem and had great interest in its solution, provided Hertz with a room in his Physical Institute and directed him to literature on the problem. Hertz showed himself... View more info

Electric Waves being researches on the propagation of electric action with finite velocity through space. Authorized English translation by D. E. Jones with a preface by Lord Kelvin.

By: HERTZ, Heinrich Rudolf (1857-1894).

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London:, Macmillan & Co., 1900.: 1900

Seller ID: S11331

8vo . xv, 278 pp. 40 figs., numerous formulae & charts, index. Modern full navy morocco, raised bands, gilt-stamped spine title, t.e.g. Fine. SECOND EDITION IN ENGLISH of Untersuchungen uber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft. "Hertz was the first to demonstrate experimentally that electromagnetic waves radiate in space at the speed of light, just as Maxwell had predicted in his Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. Hertz determined that electromagnetic waves were longer than light waves and showed that they were in complete correspondence with the waves of light and heat in the tran... View more info