• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 241

    PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY -- GREN, Friedrich Albert Carl and Ludwig Wilhelm GILBERT. Annalen der Physik. Halle: Rengerschen, 1799-1823 [continued as:] POGGENDORFF, J.C. Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Leipzig: Barth, 1824-1838, 1842, 1848, 1851-1877 [continued as:] WIEDEMANN, G. Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Neue Folge. Leipzig: 1877-1899 [continued as:] DRUDE, Paul. Annalen der Physik. Leipzig: Barth, 1900-1902. 318 volumes, including 35 supplements and 9 indices, 8° (192 x 113mm and 209 x 130mm). Plates and tables, many folding. (Lacking volumes 45-81, occasional light spotting.) Later uniform half grey leather (extremities lightly rubbed, the later volumes slightly more worn).

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    PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY -- GREN, Friedrich Albert Carl and Ludwig Wilhelm GILBERT. Annalen der Physik. Halle: Rengerschen, 1799-1823 [continued as:] POGGENDORFF, J.C. Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Leipzig: Barth, 1824-1838, 1842, 1848, 1851-1877 [continued as:] WIEDEMANN, G. Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Neue Folge. Leipzig: 1877-1899 [continued as:] DRUDE, Paul. Annalen der Physik. Leipzig: Barth, 1900-1902. 318 volumes, including 35 supplements and 9 indices, 8° (192 x 113mm and 209 x 130mm). Plates and tables, many folding. (Lacking volumes 45-81, occasional light spotting.) Later uniform half grey leather (extremities lightly rubbed, the later volumes slightly more worn).

    EXTENSIVE RUN OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT 19TH-CENTURY SCIENTIFIC PERIODICALS. In addition to the many ground-breaking papers published for the first time by Bunsen, Liebig, Angstrom, Helmholtz, Hertz, Röntgen and many others, volume 4 of the Annalen der Physik, 1901, alone contains the foundation of Quantum Theory by Max Planck, Einstein's first paper, and Arrhenius' explanation of the warming effect upon the atmosphere of an increase in carbon dioxide. The set also INCLUDES THE EXTREMELY RARE EARLY SERIES FOUNDED BY GREN AND LATER CONTINUED BY GILBERT. (318)


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