4 October 2002
HERTZ, Heinrich Rudolf. Electric Waves: Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with Finite Velocity through Space. Translated by David Evan Jones. Preface by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907). London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1893.
8o. Half-title, text illustrations. Contemporary calf presentation binding, spine gilt, gilt-stamped University of Glasgow arms on front cover. Provenance: William Scott, University of Glasgow, Physics Department, 1897 (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Hertz's collected papers on electromagnetic waves. SIGNED by Lord Kelvin on the presentation bookplate. Kelvin held his professorship in Glasgow for 53 years. Norman 1063.
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