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23 April 2008
CORNU, Marie Alfred (1841-1902). Détermination de la vitesse de la lumière d'après des expériences exécutées en 1874 entre l'Obervatoire et Montlhéry. Paris Gauthier-Villars, 1876. 4° (294 x 227mm). 7 folding engraved plates (lower inner corners at end lightly waterstained, occasional light foxing). Modern cloth, original wrappers preserved. FIRST EDITION of Cornu's redetermination of the velocity of light by Fizeau's method for which he was awarded the La Caze Prize of the Académie des Sciences.
FIZEAU, Armand-Hippolyte-Louis (1819-1896). "Sur une méthode propre a rechercher si l'azimut de polarisation du rayon refracté est influencé par le mouvement du corps réfringent", extracted from: Annales de Chymie et de Physique, 3rd series, pp.1-35. Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1859. 8° (208 x 124mm). (First 2 leaves a little stained). Modern boards. (2)
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