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"Historical survey of the early development of the infrared spectral region." In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 28, 1960.

By: BARR, E. Scott.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: (Lancaster, PA):, Published for the American Association of Physics Teachers by the American Institute of Physics, 1960., 1960


268 x 203 mm. 4to. Pages 42-54, [Entire volume: [ii], 838 pp.] 13 figs. Green buckram, gilt spine. Ex library blind-stamp of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Mount Wilson Observatory. Fine. An account of the early history of the infrared spectral region from its discovery by Herschel in 1800 to the first part of the twentieth century. Traces materials and techniques of measurement and control of infrared radiation. View more info

"The solar spectrum in 1877-8; with some idea of its probable temperature of origination." with: "Note on the present outbreak of solar spots." with: "Notice of the completion of the new rock thermometers at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, and what they are for." with: "Gaseous spectra in vacuum tubes."

By: SMYTH, Charles Piazzi (1819-1900).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. X, 1878-1880. Edinburgh:, Neill, 1880., 1880


8vo. Pages 274-275; 554; 710; 711-712. [Entire volume: ix, [1 blank], 781, [1 blank] pp.] Full brown cloth, gilt spine. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Charles Piazzi Smyth charted the spectra of the sun and various luminous gases. Smyth was Regius Professor of Practical Astronomy in the University of Edinburgh and Astronomer-Royal for Scotland. DSB, XII, pp. 498-499. Item 1: Houzeau & Lancaster, II, col. 1061. First Edition. View more info

"Ueber die Emission der Gase." with: "Notiz über die Gültigkeit des Kirchhoff'schen Gesetzes von der Emission." with: PRINGSHEIM, Ernst (1850-1941). "Bemerkungen zu Hrn. Paschen's Abhandlung 'Ueber die Emission erhitzter Gase.'"

By: PASCHEN, Louis Carl Heinrich Friedrich (1865-1947).

Price: $200.00

Publisher: In: Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Neue Folge, Vol. 51, 1894. Leipzig:, Johann Ambrosius Barth (Arthur Meiner), 1894., 1894


8vo. Pages (1)-39; (40)-46; (441)-447. [Entire volume: viii, 760 pp.] 1 fig., 3 tables, 1 fig. on plate I. Quarter cloth, cloth tips, paste-paper over boards, gilt spine. Blind-stamp of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Solar Observatory. Fine. FIRST EDITION. "Friedrich Paschen, 'probably the greatest experimental spectroscopist of his time,' ... investigated the much mooted question of whether heat alone could bring gases to radiate, demonstrating - in contra... View more info

Die kosmischen Consequenzen der Spectralanalyse. Rede bei Antritt des Rectorates der Koniglichen Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel am 5 Marz 1884....

By: LADENBERG, Albert (1842-1911).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Kiel:, Schmidt & Klaunig, 1884., 1884


8vo. 24 pp. Original printed wrappers; extremities chipped, top cover loose. Ex library ms. notations on top cover. Very good. Albert Ladenberg pioneered investigations of organic compounds of silicon and tin and advanced theories on the structure of aromatic compounds, but his chief contributions were the elucidation of the structure of alkaloids and their synthesis. In 1860 Ladenburg studied at Heidelberg, inspired by Bunsen's and Kirchhoff's lectures. DSB, VII, pp. 5... View more info

Le spectre infrarouge.

By: LECOMTE, Jean, b.1898.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Paris:, Journal de Physique, 1928., 1928


Series: Recueil des Conférences-Rapports de Documentation sur la Physique, no. 14. 8vo. 468 pp. 189 figs. Gray cloth-backed printed boards. Ex-Carnegie. View more info

Studien zur Spectralanalyse.

By: LOCKYER, J. Norman.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Leipzig:, F. A. Brockhaus, 1879., 1879


Sm. 8vo. x, 231 pp. 8 plates (2 folding, 1 of which is full color), 51 figs., index; frontis. loose. Original cloth-backed German marbled boards; heavily rubbed. Scarce. View more info

The Role of Spectroscopy in the Acceptance of the Internally Structured Atom 1860-1920.

By: MAIER, Clifford Lawrence.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York:, Arno Press, 1981., 1981


Facsimile of Univ. of Wisconsin 1964 dissertation. 8vo. xiv, 601 pp. Figs. Beige/tan cloth stamped in red. Fine. See: Frederick Suppe (ed.), The Structure of Scientific Theories, 1977, "Scientific Theories and Their Domains," by Dudley Shapere, p. 543. ISBN 040513858X View more info

The solar spectrum, from [gamma] 7150 to [gamma] 10,000. with: ABNEY & FESTING. "The Bakerian Lecture. - Colour Photometry."

By: ABNEY, William de Wiveleslie (1843-1920).

Price: $250.00

Publisher: In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 177, Part II, 1886. London:, Harrison & Sons, 1887., 1887


309 x 243 mm. 4to. Pages 457-469; 423-456. [Entire volume: iv, [2], vii, [iii], 361-842 pp.] 3 folding engraved plates; 2 folding lithographic plates. Blind-stamped maroon cloth, gilt spine; rubbed, spine ends frayed, head of spine torn. Ex library bookplate of the Association for the Education of Women, Oxford, Nettleship Library, with chalk number on spine. Good. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SOLAR SPECTRUM IN THE INFRARED. "Extending his interests... View more info

Ueber die Spectra von Zinn, Blei, Arsen, Antimon, Wismuth. with: KAYSER & RUNGE. Beiträge zur Kenntniss des Linien-spectra. with: Johannes Robert RYDBERG (1854-1919). Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Linienspectren.

By: KAYSER, Heinrich Johannes Gustav (1853-1940) & Carl David Tolmé RUNGE (1856-1927).

Price: $450.00

Publisher: In: Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Neue Folge, Band 52, No. 5, 1894. Leipzig:, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1894., 1894


222 x 154 mm. 8vo. Pages 93-113; (114)-118; (119)-131. [Entire volume: viii, 792, 50 pp.] Tables, 1 fig.; tables; tables. Quarter cloth, marbled boards, gilt spine. Blind stamp of the Carnegie Institution of Washington Solar Observatory. Fine. In 1885, at the Hannover Technical University, Heinrich Kayser, working with Carl Runge, "began his investigations in the field of spectroscopy. In his Handbuch der Spektroskopie (1900) he described the purpose of his investig... View more info