4 October 2002
PLANCK, Max. Über den zweiten Hauptsatz der Mechanischen Wärmetheorie. Munich: Theodor Ackermann, 1879.
8o. Later cloth. Provenance: Brünn, Bibliothek der k.k. technischen Hochschule (library stamp on title and paper label on front paste-down).
FIRST EDITION, of Planck's extremely rare doctoral dissertation on the second law of thermodynamics, for which he was awarded a Ph.D. at the University of Munich on 28 July 1879. In 1880 Planck was appointed to a teaching post at the University of Munich and he taught there until 1885.
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