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FARADAY, Michael

Published by [London, not after November 22 1855] (1855)

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Item Description: [London, not after November 22 1855], 1855. Half page on a folded folio sheet (322 x 420 mm), 20 lines, with a few corrections, the sheet folded for posting, labelled on outside in ms 'Mr Faraday abstract' and 'Abstract of Dr Faraday's Paper', together with enclosing sheet folded for posting, addressed in Faraday's hand to 'Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society, Somerset House' and with Faraday's signature in lower left corner, with red wax seal (broken), together in a cloth box. £12,500Autograph manuscript by Michael Faraday, an abstract of his paper for the 30th series, section 40, of his Experimental researches in electricity, published as a series of papers in the Transactions of the Philosophical Society between 1832 and 1855. The abstract itself was published before the Phil. trans., in Proceedings of the Royal Society, vol 7, pp 524-6 (1855). This is the only Faraday scientific manuscript I am aware of appearing recently for sale.The full paper was read before the Royal Society on November 22, and published in the Phil. trans. in 1856. Interestingly, the three papers of the 30th series were not included in the collected edition of the papers, volume three, which also appeared in 1855 (nor do they appear in the later reprints).This manuscript represents some of Faraday's final work on electromagnetism, and his experimental investigations of fields of force, the precursor of Maxwell's field theory. It continues the theme of sections 38 and 38, titled respectively 'Constancy of differential magnecrystallic force in different media' and 'Action of heat on magnecrystals'. It begins: 'Results were sought for by which the magnetic force of bodies already examined in the condition of magnecrystals might be compared with the whole paramagnetic or diamagnetic force of the same bodies, taken in the granular or amorphous state.' followed by an examination of the change of magnetic properties in relation to the temperature of the object.'During the 1850s when the stream of highly speculative papers on the nature of force and its transmission were appearing in the Philosophical Magazine . Faraday continued his experimental researches. The concept of the lines of force and the field now provided him with an overall picture of physical reality. The chain, in a sense, was complete. Only here and there was a link missing, and these Faraday sought to discover' (L. Pearce Williams, Michael Faraday, a biography, p 465). 'By the mid-1850s Faraday had gone as far as he could go. He had provided a new perspective for those who would look on all manifestations of force in the phenomenal world. His description of this perspective was fuzzy and imprecise but capable of clarification and precision if taken up by someone who could share Faraday's vision. Such a man was James Clerk Maxwell, who, in the 1850s and 1860s, built field theory on the foundations Faraday had laid' (DSB).Faraday's manuscripts are in the Royal Institution and the Royal Society, including the majority of papers read to these institutions. Letters by Faraday do occasionally appear for sale, but no scientific manuscript has been offered on the market in my experience.Both enclosing sheet and manuscript are on paper watermarked 'W. Stradling 1851'.For the published version see Jeffreys 427 and Wheeler Gift 2998. Bookseller Inventory # 2692

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Faraday, Michael

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Item Description: 1832-56, London, 1832. Faraday, Michael (1791-1867). Experimental researches in electricity. 30 series of papers, plus supplement to the 11th series, extracted from Philosophical Transactions. 4to. 18 plates. [London, 1832-56]. 285 x 224 mm. Extracts bound in 1 vol., modern morocco gilt. Fine set.First Editions. An extremely rare, fine complete set of Faraday's epochal papers on electricity, as they originally appeared in the Philosophical Transactions over 24 years. It was through his "Experimental researches" that Faraday announced his major findings relating to electricity and magnetism, the most important of which was his discovery of the means of generating electricity from electro-magnetic induction-the principle behind the dynamo and the transformer, and the foundation of the modern use of electricity. The "Experimental researches" also contain Faraday's demonstration of the identity of all forms of electricity, his discovery of the laws of electrolysis, his announcement of the fundamental relations between light and magnetism, his first general theory of electricity as a function of interparticulate strain, and his last series of researches on magnetism, containing the germ of the modern field theory, in which Faraday rejected his earlier model of the transmission of magnetic energy in favor of one locating the manifestation of magnetic energy in the field surrounding the magnet. Our set includes Faraday's 30th and final series of the "Experimental researches," published in 1856 and not included in the book-form edition (1839-55) or in the collected papers, like ours, cited as no. 64 in Dibner's Heralds of Science; this 30th series contains Faraday's papers on "Constancy of differential magnecrystallic force in different media" (no. 38), "Action of heat on magnecrystals" (no. 39), and "Effect of heat upon the absolute magnetic force of bodies" (no. 40). Jeffries, Michael Faraday, A list of his lectures and published writings (1960) 187, 191, 207, 215, 218, 220-21, 227, 234, 241, 273, 277, 279, 285, 299, 313, 341, 371, 381, 384, 394, 398, 427. See PMM 308 and Horblit 29 (both citing the book-form edition). Bookseller Inventory # 41454

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Item Description: Book Condition: Very Good. being instructions to students in Chemistry, on the methods of perfoming experiments of demonstration or of research, with accuracy and success. Pp. viii+656, text figures, index; later (but not recent) qr. calf, the spine lettered and ruled in gilt, brown cloth boards, a trifle soiled, lightly rubbed and flecked, the bottom fore-corners slightly frayed, small stain at foot of spine, which is lightly rubbed at edges; later endpapers and binder's blanks, bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown, lower hinge starting, the outer leaves slightly soiled and foxed; W. Phillips, London, 1827. First edition. *Faraday's only separate monograph, his other publications being collections of scientific papers, or transcriptions of lectures. This copy is inscribed by him at head of title page: 'Edmund R. Daniell Esqr with the Author's Respects'. Edmund Robert Daniell was a fellow of the Royal Institution, and the brother of Faraday's friend John Frederic Daniell, a chemist and physicist remembered for his invention of an electric battery known as the Daniell cell. Edmund Daniell, who was a barrister, and the author of A Treatise on the Practice of High Court Chancery, was elected Secretary of the Institution in 1831. Faraday was the Institution's inaugural Fullerian Professor of Chemistry, a position to which he was appointed for life. As director of the laboratory, he spent most of his working life at the Institution, where he made many of his important scientific discoveries. Chemist, physicist, educator and philosopher, Faraday was one of the most influential scientists in history. It is said that Albert Einstein kept a picture of Faraday on his study wall, alongside one of Isaac Newton. Bookseller Inventory # 113975

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Item Description: with 14 plates exactly complete and located as textually called for, with numerous textual illustrations, PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. First Editions, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1832-1856, superbly bound in a large thick quarto, three-quarter green morocco, with raised bands gilt, by Trevor Lloyd, with the general title-page for the first part (1832) retained, most plates with very small and neat embossed uninked library name (this virtually invisible), one plate with small repairs in upper blank margin, an excellent attractive set beautifully preserved and bound, London, The Royal Society, 1832-1856. * See Printing and the Mind of Man, 308 and Horblit 29 (both citing the later collected book-form edition).*An extremely rare complete set of Faraday's epochal papers on electricity, as they originally appeared in the Philosophical Transactions over 24 years. Between 1832 and 1856, Faraday published in the Philosophical Transactions a series of 30 papers entitled "Experimental Researches in Electricity," in which his major discoveries relating to electricity and magnetism were first announced to the world. The first 29 of these papers were collected and published in three volumes between 1839 and 1855; the 30th paper, published in 1856, never appeared in book form. The "First series" of the "Experimental researches," published in 1832, is Faraday's single most important scientific paper: it reports his discovery of the means for generating electricity by electro-magnetic induction and his invention of the dynamo. Regarding Faraday's invention of the dynamo, his biographer L. Pearce Williams has this to say: ". . . it was impossible to realize at the time the revolution in man's life that would be worked by future developments of this apparatus. . . . From this simple laboratory toy was to come the whole of the electric power industry and the benefits to everyone that have followed upon the ability to transport electricity to even the smallest village or farm. Faraday did realize that here was a possible source of cheap electric current, but he was too immersed in discovery to think of pursuing the practical aspects. . . . The story is told that Sir Robert Peel, the Prime Minister, visited Faraday in the laboratory of the Royal Institution soon after the invention of the dynamo. Pointing to this odd machine, he inquired of what use it was. Faraday is said to have replied, "I know not, but I wager that one day your government will tax it" (Williams, Michael Faraday, pp. 195-96). The "Second series" of the "Experimental Researches," which deals with terrestrial electromagnetic induction and the force and direction of electromagnetic induction generally, is of almost equal importance to the "First series," as it represents the birth of the field concept. Through his experiments, Faraday had made the surprising discovery that the lines or curves of force generated by a magnet are independent of their source. Williams writes that: "in the same paper [i.e., the "Second series"] in which Faraday had noted the independence of the magnetic lines of force, he also introduced a new concept. This was the idea of the field of force generated in time and extending progressively through space. . . . For the next thirty years [Faraday] was to search for essentially two things: the way in which electric and magnetic forces were transmitted through space, and the relation between these forces and ponderable matter. It is no exaggeration to say that a fundamentally new way of looking at physical reality was introduced into science in this Second Series of the Experimental Researches. Hitherto all that had been really attended to was the effects of forces acting upon matter. Henceforth, the problem of the way in which the force was transmitted between particles of matter or even through empty space was to loom ever larger. Out of the successive answers given by Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein was t. Bookseller Inventory # 23258

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Faraday, Michael

Published by Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London (1833)

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Item Description: Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London, 1833. Wraps. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First Edition. [2], 23-54 plus one plate. 4to. 8 1/8 x 10 inches. The offprint issue, but extracted from a bound volume (trimmed, spotted page edges, stitching loose). INSCRIBED by Faraday "To Amedeo Avogadro, x x x, of Turin, from the author" in the upper right hand corner. Trimmed so that only the lower part of Avogadro's name and "auth" of "author" are present. Soft center fold. Plate in rear is foxed. Wraps. "The first and second series of Experimental Researches had been concerned with the relations between electricity and magnetism. In the summer of 1832 Faraday appeared to go off on a tangent, with an investigation into the identity of the electricities produced by the various means then known. His commitment to the unity of force led him to believe that the electricities produced by electrostatic generators, voltaic cells, thermocouples, dynamos, and electric fishes were identical, but belief was no substitute for proof. Furthermore, this identity had been challenged by Sir Humphrey Davy's brother John [ and others ], who insisted that electrical effects were not produced by a single agent but were the complex results of a combination of powers." (DSB Vol 3-4, p 535) "'The progress of the electrical researches which I have had the honour to present to the Royal Society, [ Faraday ] wrote, brought me to a point at which it was essential for the further prosecution of my inquiries that no doubt should remain of the identity or distinction of electricities excited by different means.' The Third Series of Experimental Researches in Electricity was devoted to this end. [ In this Series' experimental approach ], by criticizing the experiments of others [ Faraday ] wanted to remove the seeming obstacles to the admission of the identity of electricities and by utilizing other experiments done by himself and others he wished to establish the identity. For a scientific paper of this period it is heavily footnoted and reveals Faraday's scholarship. . Whenever there was the slightest doubt as to the accuracy of an experiment, Faraday repeated it. The result was overwhelming and there was no doubt that he had proved his point." (L Pearce Williams, Michael Faraday, p213). L Pearce Williams also details how these experiments sowed the seeds which eventually led Faraday to establish a solid foundation for the science of electrochemistry. As he summarized it: "Faraday could not foresee that in following out these ideas he would not only provide a solid foundation for the science of electrochemistry, but would also throw down a challenge to the physicists of his day. For here, for the first time in his work, was the denial of action at a distance." (p223) This Third Series contains 2 papers - 7. Identity of Electricities derived from different sources., and 8. Relation by Measure of common [ static ] and voltaic Electricity. These articles are an important transitional work by Faraday, establishing that the electricities are the same regardless of source, and setting up future work that would establish the science of electrochemistry. Read Jan 10 and 17th, this is the first appearance of this lecture, in the rare offprint form. It was published in the Phil Trans: 23-54, and also in Phil Mag. 1833. It was reprinted in Faraday's famous three volume "Experimental Researches in Electricity" in 1839-55. Avogadro, to whom Faraday inscribed this offprint, was an Italian chemist who is hailed as a founder of the atomic-molecular theory. Avogadro's law is named after him. Inscribed material by Faraday is uncommon.References: DSB, Jeffreys #207. L Pearce Williams, Michael Faraday. Ekeloff 906a (referring to the collected Experimental Researches in Electricity). Bookseller Inventory # 24073

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Faraday, Michael

Published by John Murray, 1822, London (1822)

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Item Description: John Murray, 1822, London, 1822. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. First printing of the landmark article (pp. 74-96) in which Faraday demonstrated the conversion of electrical force into mechanical motion -- in effect, the creation of the first electric motor. "It was this paper.which thrust Faraday into the first rank of European scientists." (Williams) Bound together with 3 subsequent notes by Faraday (pp. 186f., 283-285, 416-421) + 2 illus. plates, all from the same Vol. XII. Removed and recently re-bound in an attractive cloth binding, with blank leaves separating the articles/notes, and printed label on front cover. Foxing on the 2 plates. Otherwise in Fine condition. -- Faraday omitted this, and his other papers published before 1832, from his 3-volume "Experimental Researches in Electricity". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002386

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Faraday, Michael & E. Magrath, Secretary Of The Athenaeum (Club)

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Item Description: Royal Institution, London, 1831. Pamphlet. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to 11" - 13" tall; 4 pages; 4 page printed document: "Athenaeum, 12th Feb. 1831. Dear Sir, Can you, from the few experiments you have made in this house, and from your knowledge on the subject of Lighting, answer the following questions: 1. What is the ratio of light of an oil and gas burner? 2. What is the ratio of heat? 3. Is either sulphurous or sulphuric acid formed by the combination of coal gas in the ordinary way? 4. From a gas light, properly regulated, is gas respired? 5. Will an oil or gas light soonest soil the ceiling of a room. 6. What effect will the heat evolved have on the temperature of a room? 7. What are the comparative effects of oil and gas lights on the quality of air, light for light? 8. What are the comparative qualities of the light from oil and gas? 9. Taking all the circumstances into consideration, what, in your opinion, is the cause of the oppresive feeling complained of in certain rooms in the Atheaeum? 10. Why has oil been displaced by gas in the public rooms of the Royal Institution? I remain, Dear Sir, Yours very sincerely, E. Magrath, Secretary. Michael Faraday, Esq. " Faraday answers the ten questions as follows: "Royal Institution, Feb. 14, 1831 Dear Sir, The following are the best answers I am able to give your queries: 1. In an experiment made at the Athenaeum, with an excellent argand oil lamp, regulated by Mr. Hancock, and compared with a 15-hole gas burner, the light of the gas was to that of the oil as 21 to 13. 2. In experiments made to determine the heat evolved for equal quantities of light from oil and gas burning brightly from argand burners, the best from the oil being 2, that from the gas was nearly 3. 3. A little sulphurous or sulphuric acid is generally formed from the combustion of coal gas. If well-purified gas be used, this product is rarely sensible; it is less sensible as sulphuric than as sulphurous acid. Upon closely questioning persons who have declared that they smelt the sulphur from gas, I have usually found they meant something else; generally the oppresive heat, or the dry sensation, or the smell of a little gas unburnt, none of which have anything to do with the sulphur product from gas. " Faraday continues to answer questions 4-10 contained in this folded document mailed to the addressee, a member of the Athenaeum. Bookseller Inventory # 4236

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Faraday, Michael

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Item Description: Bell, 1932. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP80120084

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Faraday, Michael

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Item Description: G. Bell and Sons Ltd, London, 1932. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good d/w. 8 volumes set (with index). D/Js in fine condition. Very minor spotting to preliminaries and foredges. With photogravure frontispieces to each volume and illustrations in the margins from the original diaries. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 028211

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Faraday, Michael

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Item Description: Richard and John Edwards Taylor, London, 1878. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. 3 volumes, facsimile reprint of first edition from 1878-1882, autograph letter from Faraday tipped-in at front, 17 folding engraved plates, front free endpapers trimmed, some browning to endpapers, original cloth, a good sharp set.The letter reads:' Mr Faraday hastens to return his grateful thanks to Miss ?Turner for her kindness.He was at the Aqua Alhula with Sir Humphry Davy at the time referred to. Royal Institution.16 May 1846'. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 030687

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Faraday, Michael.

Published by London Richard Taylor and William Francis 1844 1855 (1849)

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Item Description: London Richard Taylor and William Francis 1844 1855, 1849. 3 volumes 574pp. 8 plates; 302pp. 5 plates; 588pp. 4 plates. Volume I is second edition, and Volumes II & III are first editions. Original cloth, a little rubbed, spines faded, plates lightly foxed, but good clean copies. Printing and the Mind of Man 308. Sets are quite rare, particularly in original cloth. Quaritch did a facsimile reprint in 1878, but this set is original. Faraday's great work brought together the supposedly different types of electricity, described the principle of the dynamo, showed the effect of a magnetic field on polarized light, and provided the necessary basis for Maxwell's full electro-magnetic theory. --- Regular catalogues are available in the History of Science & Medicine. Please email to receive these. ---. Bookseller Inventory # KS0012

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Item Description: G. Bell and Sons, London, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE DUST JACKETS. First Edition Eight Volume Set (7 Volumes plus Index Volume) published from 1932-1936. The books themselves are bound in heavy blue cloth with gilt lettering on spines and blue upper edges; the set appears as if it has never been used and only aquired some minor defects due to age or storage such as a couple of slightly bumped corners and a few slightly bowed covers. Grey dust jackets with blue lettering are clean and intact although there is some mild edge wear here and there and a few small closed tears, the exception being a 1" closed tear on the upper edge of the dust jacket of Vol. VI which is still not very offensive since it closes neatly. Overall, a very nice and clean set inside and out including dust jackets which appears as if it has never actually been used and only picked up some minor wear along the way due to age and occasional handling due to shipping and storage. Bookseller Inventory # 012493

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Item Description: Crochard, 1832. rigide. 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1832, 448 pp. avec 3 planches dont 2 planches dépliantes. Contient notamment : Recherches expérimentales sur l'Electricité (M. Faraday) ; Recherches expérimentales sur l'Electricité. Seconde Série (M. Faraday) ; Nouvelles expériences magnéto-électriques (Nobili et Antinori) ; Nouvelle construction d'une Machine électro-magnétique ; Sur la Force magnétique ; De l'Action de l'Acide hyponitrique sur les Huiles, et des produits qui en résultent (Félix Boudet) ; etc. Rare exemplaire de l'important tome 50 des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" contenant les éditions originales des traductions françaises des 2 mémoires essentiels de Michael Faraday (pp.5-67 : "Sur l'induction des courans électriques - Sur le développement de l'électricité par le magnétisme - Sur une nouvelle condition électrique de la matière - Sur les phénomènes magnétiques de M. Arago" et 113-162 : "Induction magnéto-électrique terrestre - Force et direction de l'induction magnéto-électrique en général"). Bon état (cartonnage lég. frotté) Langue: Français. Bookseller Inventory # 34662

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Item Description: Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1828-32., 1828. (20 x 12,5 cm). VI, 810 S.; 20 S. Mit 5 lithographierten Tafeln. Leinwandband der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des einzigen als eigenständige Monographie konzipierten Werkes. - "A useful manual designed to assist a person 'in obtaining a knowledge of the chemistry of research.' Primarily for beginners, the work covers all aspects of manipulations used in the conduct of chemical experiments" (Cole). - Titel verso gestempelt. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Mit zahlreichen sauberen Marginalien von alter Hand. Einband etwas fleckig und berieben. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - DSB 4, 527; vgl. Cole 432 (engl. EA). Bookseller Inventory # 103575-01

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FARADAY, Michael

Published by Richard Taylor and William Francis, London (1859)

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Item Description: Richard Taylor and William Francis, London, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (215x141 mm). viii, 496, [2] pp., including half title, 3 plates (1 folding). Publisher´s dark green cloth, boards with frames in blind, title gilt to spine (ends of spine land corners bumped), untrimmed and partially unopened, very minor foxing in places. Fine copy. ---- Norman 765, D.S.B., Duveen p.208, Jeffreys 458, Ball pp. 74-81. - Uncommon first edition of compilation of Faraday's pioneering work in Chemistry. Reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions of 1821-1857; the Journal of the Royal Institution; the Philosophical Magazine, and other publications. Includes over fifty scientific articles. Among its highlights, it contains "Thoughts on ray-vibrations" [electromagnetic theory of light] Considered one of the most influential books of 19th century scientific investigation. Bookseller Inventory # 001872

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Item Description: 1837. Faraday, Michael (1791-1867). Autograph letter, signed, to Mrs. Reynolds. [London,] Royal Institution, 28 Sept. 1837. 2pp. plus integral blank. 229 x 189 mm. Creased where previously folded, small marginal tear, pin-holes in upper right corner of first leaf, otherwise fine. Autograph letter by Michael Faraday, the British physicist best known for his discovery of electromagnetic induction and his invention of the dynamo. The second paragraph of the letter mentions "two copies of the paper written by Dr. Moll of which I spoke to Dr. Reynolds". This this may be a reference to Gerard Moll's On the Alleged Decline of Science in England (1831), a pamphlet published as a rebuttal to Charles Babbage's Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on Some of its Causes (1830). Moll's pamphlet was edited and published by Faraday; see Origins of Cyberspace, no. 40. In the same paragraph, Faraday refers to "Daniell," probably John Frederic Daniell (1790-1845), inventor of the long-functioning electric battery known as the Daniell cell (see DSB). In the first paragraph, Faraday thanks Mrs. Reynolds for her hospitality and sends her a gift of some nets used in shaping boiled dumplings: . . . having obtained the nets I spoke of I now send them. Remember they are not for such a dish as the one you gave me the receipt for but for common place hard currant dumplings things perhaps which you never saw but which are nevertheless very good things of their kind. The dumpling when put into its net is to be tied up tight (but not squeezed) and when turned out after boiling presents-but you must make the experiment". We have not been able to identify Faraday's correspondent. Bookseller Inventory # 38489

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Item Description: London G. Bell -36, 1932. Large 8vo. 8 volumes including index volume. Good copies in original cloth spines slightly faded. --- Regular catalogues are available in the History of Science & Medicine. Please email to receive these. ---. Bookseller Inventory # KS0011

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Item Description: Richard Taylor, London, 1831. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Offered is a Near Fine First Edition entire unbound (never bound) volume of the Philosophical Transactions for 1831 with scattered foxing. Unbound sheets are housed in custom black cloth covered clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine label. A very unusual format, rarely seen. 4to. Early in 1831, Michael Faraday began working with Charles Whetstone (1802-1875) the noted physicist best remembered for his work in acoustics--he invented a sound magnifier which he called a "microphone". Faraday was intrigued by the patterns formed by light powder spread on iron plates when those plates where thrown into vibration by a violin bow. Faraday was interested in the potential for a dynamic system to cause a static effect on the powder. Many believe that acoustic induction was the inspiration for Faraday's discovery of electrical induction (reported in August ,1831). Bookseller Inventory # 45528

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Item Description: G.Bell and Son Ltd, London, 1932. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. 8 voulmes including index volume published 1932-36. Bound in the original blue cloth. A little fading of the spine gilt but a near fine, largely unused copy, pages clean and bright. Faraday's Diary - one of the most remarkable documents in the history of science, showing in meticulous detail, the work ethic of a man who was probably the greatest experimental scientist who ever lived. Each volume with tissue guarded frontis and with facsimilies of Faraday's drawings in the margins. THESE 8 VOLUMES MAKE A HEAVY PACKAGE FOR POSTING AND WILL BE ABOVE THE STANDARD PRICES QUOTED SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK FOR A POSTAGE QUOTE BEFORE ORDERING. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 008344

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Faraday, D.C.L., F.R.S.,Michael

Published by Richard Taylor and William Francis, London, United Kingdom (1859)

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Item Description: Richard Taylor and William Francis, London, United Kingdom, 1859. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is a fine copy of this EXTREMELY SCARCE title. Bookseller Inventory # 000021

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Faraday, Michael

Published by Bernard Quaritch / Richard and John Edward Taylor, London (1878)

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Item Description: Bernard Quaritch / Richard and John Edward Taylor, London, 1878. Hardcover. Facsimile reprints. Three volume set. 574,302,588pp. Octavos [23 cm] Green pebbled cloth with blind stamped borders to boards and titles gilt stamped on backstrip. All volumes very good or better. Some minor bumping to some corners. Small paper label on the front pastedowns of all three volumes. Volume one was reprinted from the 'Philosophical Transactions' of 1831-1838. Volume two was reprinted from the 'Philosophical Transactions of 1838-1843 with other electrical papers from the 'Quarterly Journal of Science and Philosophical Magazine'. Volume three was reprinted from the 'Philosophical Transactions of 1846-1852 with other electrical papers from the 'Proceedings of the Royal Institution and Philosophical Magazine'. One of the seminal works in the history of science, Faraday's work with electricity made the modern world possible. All folding plates are present at the rear of the volumes. Bookseller Inventory # 14229

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Item Description: Royal Society of London, London, 1840. Quarter Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A plethora important article in early photograph processes, biology, astronomy, and electricity.This complete volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates. [xi]-[xii], [xi]-[xii], [iii]-viii, [2], [1]-14, [1]-620, [8] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing and tears where call numbers have been removed. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Bookseller Inventory # 26568

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Michael Faraday (Author) , Thomas Martin (Editor) , William H. Bragg (Foreword)

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Item Description: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1932. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Complete 7 volume set with index. These are ex-library books with the usual markings. Otherwise, the books are near very good with shelfwear, bumped corners and some wear to the binding. Issued without dust jackets (I believe). A nice example of a very scarce set. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 005686

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CHARLES FARADAY PROCTOR EDISON AND SWAN UNITED ELECTRI, GB

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Item Description: HMSO. no binding. Book Condition: good. First Edition. disbound About 27cm by 18cm some wear and tear due to the disbinding. Bookseller Inventory # 30745

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Item Description: HMSO. no binding. Book Condition: good. First Edition. disbound About 27cm by 18cm some wear and tear due to the disbinding. Bookseller Inventory # 30747

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Item Description: HMSO. no binding. Book Condition: good. First Edition. disbound About 27cm by 18cm some wear and tear due to the disbinding. Bookseller Inventory # 30807

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FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867):

Published by London: Richard & John E. Taylor, 1847. (1847)

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Item Description: London: Richard & John E. Taylor, 1847., 1847. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition. Entire issue offered, pp. 401-480. Original printed wrappers, uncut. Near Fine. 'Having heard from Zantedeschi that Bancalari had established the magnetism of flame, [Faraday] repeated the experiments and augmented the results. He passed from flames to gases, examining and revealing their magnetic and diamagnetic powers; and then he suddenly rose from his bubbles of oxygen and nitrogen to the atmospheric envelope of the earth itself, and its relations to the great question of terrestrial magnetism. The rapidity with which these ever-augmenting thoughts assumed the form of experiments is unparalleled. His power in this respect is often best illustrated by his minor investigations, and, perhaps, by none more strikingly than by his paper 'On the Diamagnetic Condition of Flame and Gases,' published as a letter to Mr. Richard Taylor, in the Philosophical Magazine for December, 1847 [offered here]. After verifying, varying, and expanding the results of Bancalari, he submitted to examination heated air-currents, produced by platinum spirals placed in the magnetic field, and raised to incandescence by electricity. He then examined the magnetic deportment of gases generally. Almost all of these gases are invisible; but he must, nevertheless, track them in their unseen courses. He could not effect this by mingling smoke with his gases, for the action of his magnet upon the smoke would have troubled his conclusions. He, therefore, 'caught' his gases in tubes, carried them out of the magnetic field, and made them reveal themselves at a distance from the magnet. Immersing one gas in another, he determined their differential action; results of the utmost beauty being thus arrived at. Perhaps the most important are those obtained with atmospheric air and its two constituents. Oxygen, in various media, was strongly attracted by the magnet; in coal-gas, for example, it was powerfully magnetic, whereas nitrogen was diamagnetic. Some of the effects obtained with oxygen in coal-gas were strikingly beautiful. When the fumes of chloride of ammonium (a diamagnetic substance) were mingled with the oxygen, the cloud of chloride behaved in a most singular manner. 'The attraction of iron filings,' says Faraday, 'to a magnetic pole is not more striking than the appearance presented by the oxygen under these circumstances' ' (John Tyndall, Faraday as a Discoverer, 1868, pp. 108-110). 'The last, and in many ways the most brilliant, of Faraday's series of researches . . . The plane of polarization of a ray of plane-polarized light was rotated when the ray was passed through a glass rhomboid of high refractive index in a strong magnetic field. The angle of rotation was directly proportional to the strength of the magnetic force and, for Faraday, this indicated the direct effect of magnetism upon light. 'That which is magnetic in the forces of matter,' he wrote, 'has been affected, and in turn has affected that which is truly magnetic in the force of light.' . . . Not all bodies reacted in the same way to the magnetic force. Some, like iron, aligned themselves along the lines of magnetic force and were drawn into the more intense parts of the magnetic field. Others, like bismuth, set themselves across the lines of force and moved toward the less intense areas of magnetic force. The first group Faraday christened 'paramagnetics'; the second, 'diamagnetics.' The discovery of diamagnetism stimulated the production of theories to account for this new phenomenon' (L. Pearce Williams in D.S.B. IV: 538). This issue also contains SYLVESTER, James Joseph, 'On the General Solution (in certain cases) of the equation' (pp. 467-471); For this paper by Sylvester, see Tatiana Lavrinenko, 'Solving an indeterminate third degree equation in rational numbers: Sylvester and Lucas' (Revue d'histoire des mathématiques 8, fascicule 1, 2002, pp. 67-111). For Sylvester, also see John D. North's article in D.S.B. XIII, pp. 216-222. Bookseller Inventory # 16574

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Faraday, Michael.

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Item Description: London Richard Taylor and William Francis, 1859. First edition. 8vo. viii, 496pp., 3 engraved plates. One section a little shaken, but otherwise a very good copy in original cloth. --- Regular catalogues are available in the History of Science & Medicine. Please email to receive these. ---. Bookseller Inventory # KS0013

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FARADAY (M.)

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Item Description: London, Bernard Quaritch, 1839/1855;, 1855. . London, Bernard Quaritch, 1839/1855; 3 vol. in 8, T.1 : 8pp., 574pp., 8 planches dépliantes, T.2 : 8pp., 302pp., 5 planches, T.3 : 8pp., 588pp., 4 planches, cart. édit. Réimpression en facsimilé par Bernard Quaritch. "Between 1832 and 1852 Faraday published twenty-nine series of papers in the Philosophical transactions under the title "Experimental researches in electricity". It was through these papers that his major discoveries relating to electricity and magnetism were first published. These papers, along with pertinent papers and letters published in other scientific journals, were collected in three volumes published in 1839, 1844 and 1855. The collection encompasses the entire range of Faraday's remarkable achievement, including his discovery of electromagnetic induction, his demonstration of the identity of all formes of electricity, his first general theory of electricity as a function of interparticulate strain, and the last series of researches on magnetism, containing the germ of modern field theory, in which Faraday rejected his earlier model of the transmission of magnetic energy in favor of one locating the manifestion of magnetic energy in the field surrounding the magnet". (Normal N° 762). Bookseller Inventory # 5974

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Faraday, Michael

Published by Richard. and John Edward Taylor, London. 1839, 1844 (1839)

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Item Description: Richard. and John Edward Taylor, London. 1839, 1844, 1839. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 8vo, hardcover, no dj's. 2 volumes; lacking the 3rd volume. Volume 1 collects Faraday's Series 1-14, reprinted from Philosophical Transactions of 1831-1838; Volume 2 continues with Series 15-18, from Philosophical Transactions of 1838-1843, along with other electrical papers from the Quarterly Journal of Science and Philosophical Magazine. Good condition. Ex-library copy, bound in green buckram cloth, each volume with front bookplate, stamping on title pg, rear pocket, gilt call letters printed at lower spine. Volume 1's title pg. fragile, loosening. Contents both volumes mildly & uniformly age-toned, otherwise clean, no foxing; binding & hinges quite firm. viii, 574 pp., 8 fold-out plates in rear & viii, 302 pp., 5 plates in rear, 2 fold-out. Bookseller Inventory # 1150423.08

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