CURIE, Marie Sklodowska. ''Radio-Active Substances.'' In: The Chemical News, Vol. 87, no. 2249 - Vol. 88, no. 2300. London: Edwin John Davey, 2 January 1903-24 December 1903.
CURIE, Marie Sklodowska. "Radio-Active Substances." In: The Chemical News, Vol. 87, no. 2249 - Vol. 88, no. 2300. London: Edwin John Davey, 2 January 1903-24 December 1903.
54 original issues, including 2 index volumes, 4o. Illustrations in text. Self-wrappers (front wrapper of first vol. with few marginal repairs, occasional minor chipping); cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Marie Curie's important doctoral thesis, serialized in 15 issues of The Chemical News, numbered consecutively, except for the skipped no. 2284. They run from Vol. 88, no. 2282 to no. 2297. This is the only translation of the original edition. Other important papers on radium and radioactivity included in these volumes are: Pierre Curie and A. LaBorde, "Heat Evolved by Radium Salts," no. 2262; William Ramsay, "An Attempt to Estimate the Relative Amounts of Krypton and Xenon in Atmospheric Air," no. 2262; Joseph P.L.J. Elster and F.K. Hans Geitel, "On the Radio-active Emanation in the Atmospheric Air," nos. 2277 and 2279; and other papers by William Crookes, William Ramsay, Frederick Soddy, Ernest Rutherford, Friedrich Giesel, Carl Runge and Arthur Schuster. VERY RARE IN THE ORIGINAL 54 SEPARATE ISSUES.