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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), Daniell (Edmund R.) Association

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First. 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 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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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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Faraday, Michael

Published by London: Richard and John Edward Taylor, 1839, 1844, 1855 (1839)

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Item Description: London: Richard and John Edward Taylor, 1839, 1844, 1855, 1839. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL THREE VOLUMES of Faraday’s monumental Experimental Researches in Electricity, the most comprehensive record of his achievements. (Printing and the Mind of Man, 308.). ORIGINAL CLOTH BINDINGS. Experimental Researches in Electricity. Reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions. London: Richard and John Edward Taylor, 1839, 1844, 1855. Octavo, original green cloth. Three volumes. Ex-libris Bath Public Library with call numbers on spine, bookplates on front pastedowns, and occasional small embossed stamp to text and all plates. Ownership signature of Alfred Jones on each title. Text clean, some spotting to cloth and one repaired spine tear, one hinge split but holding. RARE. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10987662122

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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 London from the Philosphical Transactions printed by Richard Taylor (1849)

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Item Description: London from the Philosphical Transactions printed by Richard Taylor, 1849. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, number 22 for 1849, Twenty-second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1-41, [1 - blank], bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 14407

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FARADAY, Michael.

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Item Description: London from the Philosphical Transactions printed by Richard Taylor, 1850. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, for 1850, Twenty-Third Series. On the polar or other condition of diamagnetic bodies. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE : "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: text illustration as frontispiece, title page, 171-187, [1 - blank], bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 14408

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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.

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Item Description: London from the Philosphical Transactions printed by Richard Taylor, 1845. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, for 1845, PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE: "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, 2 small text illustrations, pages: title page, 155-177, [1 - blank], bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty and lightly stained, spine worn with loss of paper, old ink notes to top cover, vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy. Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 14409

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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: London, 1851. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions 1852, Twenty-ninth Series. LACKS TITLE PAGE. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF FIRST PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: title page, 137-159, [1 - blank], engraved plate at end, bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty with some pale browning to lower wrapper, margins of engraved plate stained, light foxing to plate, last blank page has pale age-browning, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence, letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 14410

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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

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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: 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: 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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FARADAY, Michael

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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: 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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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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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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Martin, Thomas (editor)

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Item Description: G. Bell and Sons, London, England, 1932. Faraday, Michael (illustrator). small 4to. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edges gilt. xxviii, 430; xviii, 467+(1); xii, 466; xii, 448; xiv, 456; xiv, 495+(1); xviii, 465+(1); 64 pages. 8 Volumes. First edition. Foreword by Sir William H. Bragg. Preface and table of contents in each volume. Seven volumes of text with a supplemental general index. Volume I 1830-2; Volume II 1832-6; Volume III 1836-9; Volume IV 1839-47; Volume V 1847-51; Volume VI 1851-5; Volume VII 1855-62. The 8th volume is an index volume. Each volume with tissue-protected frontispiece and black and white plate. Facsimiles of Faraday's drawings in margins of text throughout. Spines lightly sunned. Some minor scuffing to covers. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edges gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 122270

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Faraday, Dr. Joseph Escott

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Item Description: Chemical Publishing Co., Inc., Brooklyn, 1947. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First. Unpaginated, wear, soil, w/full markings, pocket, and/or bookplate. Weight is 9 lb. Will not fit in Flat Rate Priority Mail envelope. USPS Variable Rate applies for Domestic or International. Binders are the removeable page type, so that updates could be inserted. The only wear appears to be shelf wear to the binders and the date slip indicates that neither volume was ever checked out. Binder, Ex-Library Size: 8vo. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 008670a

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Faraday, Michael

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Item Description: Richard Taylor and William Francis, London, England, 1859. 8vo. original embossed cloth, title gilt-stamped on spine. viii, 496 pages. First edition (Cole 436). Reprinted from Philosophical Transactions, The Journal of the Royal Institution, and The Philosophical Magazine. Preface, table of contents, index. Three plates, including one foldout, follow text. Spine torn at top extremity. Corners bumped. Inside hinges cracked. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. original embossed cloth, title gilt-stamped on spine. Bookseller Inventory # 123440

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Faraday, Michael, engl. Naturforscher u. Experimentalphysiker (1791-1867).

Published by London, 30. XI. 1861. (1861)

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Item Description: London, 30. XI. 1861., 1861. 1 S., 8°. Book Condition: 0. An „My dear Schröter" (den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Faraday gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Experimentalphysiker. Seine Entdeckungen der „elektromagnetischen Rotation" und der elektromagnetischen Induktion legten den Grundstein zur Herausbildung der Elektroindustrie. Seine anschaulichen Deutungen des magnetooptischen Effekts und des Diamagnetismus mittels Kraftlinien und Feldern führten zur Entwicklung der Theorie des Elektromagnetismus. Bereits um 1820 galt Faraday als führender chemischer Analytiker Großbritanniens. Er entdeckte eine Reihe von neuen Kohlenwasserstoffen, darunter Benzol und Buten, und formulierte die Grundgesetze der Elektrolyse. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 500. Bookseller Inventory # 44446

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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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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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Faraday, Michael; Thomas Martin (ed.); William Bragg (foreword)

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Item Description: G. Bell & Sons, London, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover xl - COMPLETE - Volumes 1-7 and Index - from an academic library, clean, minimal library wear and markings, G. Bell and Sons, Ltd, 1932-6. Large 8vo. 7 vols. plus Index vol. Blue cloth boards frontis. to each, a few other plates, illusts. to text; a fine set. Faraday kept a diary at the Roayl Institution and the original is still held there. Plates specially engraved to reproduce the diagrams and illustrations Faraday himself inscribed - oversize and overweight - may require additional shipping for overseas shipping. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 080803.06475

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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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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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