17 June 2008
CURIE, Marie Sklodowksa (1867-1934). Recherches sur les substance radioactives. Thèse présentée a la Faculté des Sciences de Paris. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1904.
8o (256 x 165 mm). Diagrams in text. Original orange printed wrappers (some minor soiling, spine ends chipped with some minor loss). Provenance: bookseller's stamp on back wrapper.
Second edition, offprint issue, of Curie's doctoral thesis in which she announced the discovery of radium, which was first published in 1903. The first appearance of the second edition was published in three installments in Annales de chimie et de physique (also in 1903) and was then revised by Curie for this offprint issue. For first edition, see Dibner Heralds of Science 164; Norman 543.
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