Nature. Vol 143, pp. 239 - 41. London, 1939." />
17 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
MEITNER, Lise (1878-1968) and Otto Robert FRISCH (1904-1979). "Disintegration of Uranium by Neutrons: A New Type of Nuclear Reaction." In: Nature. Vol 143, pp. 239 - 41. London, 1939.
8o. Unbound as issued (short marginal tear and folds); blue half morocco slipcase. Provenance: signature, dated 1939.
FIRST EDITION, offprint issue. "In 1938 Hahn and Strassmann announced their discovery of barium isotopes among the decay products produced by neutron bombardment of uranium. Hahn and Strassmann had in fact discovered nuclear fission" (Norman). Meitner and Frisch calculated the large amount if energy that would be released during the fission process. Norman 1487; PMM 422b.
[With:] "Physical Evidence for the Division of Heavy Nuclei under Neutron Bombardment" in the same issue of Nature p. 637. PMM 422c; "Statical Calculation of Composite Decay Curves" Nature p. 852.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Our inaugural auction dedicated to artefacts of geopolitical change offers insights into events such as the Russian Revolution ..
Specialist Eugenio Donadoni explains how he made a startling discovery among the illuminations in a 16th-century prayerbook
Books and Manuscripts specialist Sven Becker advises on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market