4 October 2002
DEBYE, Peter J.W. (1884-1966). Collection of 3 volumes by Peter Debye, including his collected papers and research on the structure of matter and nuclear physics. Debye was awarded the 1936 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his discoveries in molecular structure via investigations on dipole moments and on the diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases.
Struktur der Materie. Vier Vorträge. 8o. Text diagrams. Original printed wrappers (light soiling near edges, back wrapper creased). Provenance: F.G. KEYES, physical chemist, 1885-1976 (signature on front wrapper). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed and signed on the title page: "With kindest regards from P. Debye".
Kernphysik. Leipzig, 1935. 8o. Original printed wrappers. Provenance: PAUL FEYERABEND, philosopher, 1924-94 (inkstamp and initials on title page, and extensive pencil notes on inside back wrapper). FIRST EDITION.
The Collected Papers of Peter J.W. Debye. New York, . 4o. Original boards (hinges weak, slight wear to extremities). FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of 51 papers chosen by Debye. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on the first page: "Cornell Symposium 3.15.1954 P. Debye". (3)
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