London, South Kensington
15 October 2009
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ROYAL SOCIETY -- Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society [continued as:] Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. London: The Royal Society, 1950-1959-1961-1962-1964. 11 volumes bound in 13, 8° (255 x 173mm), comprising: vol. 7-9 of the Obituary Notices and vol. 1-5, 7, 8 and 10 of the Biographical Memoirs. Photographic portrait illustrations. Vol. 7-8 in parts in the original printed wrappers, the remainder in publisher's blue cloth, 7 of which with the original dust-jackets (original wrappers lightly soiled, cloth very lightly rubbed at extremities, dust-jackets with very slight fraying at extremities, one with split to hinge).
A RARE EXTENSIVE RUN OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY'S OFFICIAL MEMOIRS. First published in 1830, they evolved from mere obituary notices to fuller memoirs, including the official portrait photograph of the Fellow, together with an example of their signature as well as a bibliography of works published. In doing so, these memoirs have become first points of reference for historians of science. The present work includes such famous names as ALBERT EINSTEIN, ALAN TURING, ALEXANDER FLEMING, NICOLAI IVANOVITCH VAVILOV AND ERWIN SCHRöDINGER. (13)
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