Denkschriften der königlichen Academie der Wissenschaften zu München 8 (1821-1822). Munich: Lentner, [1821 or 1822]. 4° (280 x 215 mm). 6 plates, 4 double-page or folding, of which the first 2 engraved and the last 4 chalk lithographs. Disbound, uncut. | Christie's" /> FRAUNHOFER, Joseph (1787-1826). "Neue Modifikation des Lichtes durch gegenseitige Einwirkung und Beugung der Strahlen, und Gesetze derselben", offprint from: <I>Denkschriften der königlichen Academie der Wissenschaften zu München 8 (1821-1822)</I>. Munich: Lentner, [1821 or 1822]. 4° (280 x 215 mm). 6 plates, 4 double-page or folding, of which the first 2 engraved and the last 4 chalk lithographs. Disbound, uncut. | Christie's
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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 127

    FRAUNHOFER, Joseph (1787-1826). "Neue Modifikation des Lichtes durch gegenseitige Einwirkung und Beugung der Strahlen, und Gesetze derselben", offprint from: Denkschriften der königlichen Academie der Wissenschaften zu München 8 (1821-1822). Munich: Lentner, [1821 or 1822]. 4° (280 x 215 mm). 6 plates, 4 double-page or folding, of which the first 2 engraved and the last 4 chalk lithographs. Disbound, uncut.

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    FRAUNHOFER, Joseph (1787-1826). "Neue Modifikation des Lichtes durch gegenseitige Einwirkung und Beugung der Strahlen, und Gesetze derselben", offprint from: Denkschriften der königlichen Academie der Wissenschaften zu München 8 (1821-1822). Munich: Lentner, [1821 or 1822]. 4° (280 x 215 mm). 6 plates, 4 double-page or folding, of which the first 2 engraved and the last 4 chalk lithographs. Disbound, uncut.

    FIRST SEPARATE PRINTING of the first quantitative study of diffraction phenomena, one of two papers published by Fraunhofer in the early 1820s in which he analysed diffraction phenomena in terms of the wave theory of light. In this paper 'he discussed his examination of the spectra resulting from light diffracted through a single narrow slit and quantitatively related the width of the slit to the angles of dispersion of the different orders of spectra' (DSB). Norman 837.


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