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Autograph manuscript titled:] The effect of heat: FARADAY, Michael

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.Autograph 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. - [INSCRIBED BY FARADAY TO LORD KELVIN]

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Item Description: London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1849. Large 4to. (300x231mm). Original blank wrappers. Some small tears. Back strip proffesionally repaired with Japanese paper. With presentation by Faraday in ink on title page: "William Thomson Esq. | St. Peters College | from the Author." (2),41,(1:blank). First edition, rare offprint issue of "one of the great classics of chemistry and physics" with the extremely attractive presentation inscription from Faraday to William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin), who delivered the first mathematical exposition of Faraday's researches in electricity. Thomson provided an important theoretical direction for Faraday's interpretation of his own experiments and the two colleagues motivated and inspired each other to a degree that the research and knowledge of electricity they possessed and published would not have would have been reached until many years later. The paper itself is of the utmost importance since much of his groundbreaking research published in 1831-1839 contained many shortcomings and errors which in this publication are corrected. "The corrected second edition of volume 1 is preferred, because the first edition (London 1839) contained many errors". (Neville, Historical Chemical Library)."In June 1849 William Thomson wrote to Michael Faraday suggesting that the concept of a uniform magnetic field could be used to predict the motions of small magnetic and diamagnetic bodies. [.] There had been an important exchange of ideas between the two, who had a common interest in explaining voltaic, electrostatic, magnetic, optical, and thermal phenomena. They meet every year between 1845 (where they became acquainted) and 1849". (Gooding, Faraday, Thomson, and the Concept of the Magnetic Field).In 1845 Thomson gave the first mathematical development of Faraday's idea that electric induction takes place through an intervening medium, or "dielectric", and not by some imprecise "action at a distance". He also devised a hypothesis of electrical images, which became a powerful agent in solving problems of electrostatics, or the science which deals with the forces of electricity at rest. It was partly in response to his encouragement that Faraday undertook the research in September 1845 that led to the discovery of the Faraday Effect, which established that light and magnetic (and thereby electric) phenomena were related.Faraday was also the direct cause of William Thomson's work on the transatlantic submarine telegraph cable. Faraday had in 1854 demonstrated how the construction of a cable would limit the rate at which messages could be sent, what later would be termed the bandwidth. Thomson immediately looked into the problem and published his response the same month Faraday had published his observations. Thomson expressed his results in terms of the data rate that could be achieved and the economic consequences in terms of the potential revenue of the transatlantic undertaking. In 1855 Thomson stressed the impact that the design of the cable would have on its profitability. Thomson's work on the cable consequently resulted in a complete system for operating a submarine telegraph that was capable of sending a character every 3.5 seconds. He patented the key elements of his system, the mirror galvanometer and the siphon recorder, in 1858.From 1831 to 1852 Michael Faraday published his "Experimental Researches in Electricity" in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. These papers contain not only an impressive series of experimental discoveries, but also a collection of heterodox theoretical concepts on the nature of these phenomena expressed in terms of lines of forces and fields. He published 30 papers in all under this general title. They represents Faraday's most important work, are classics in both chemistry and physics and are the experimental foundations for Maxwell's electro-magnetic theory of light, using Faraday's concepts of lines of force or tubes of magnetic and electrical force. Bookseller Inventory # 38043

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Experimental researches in electricity: Faraday, Michael

Faraday, Michael

Published by Taylor / Taylor & Francis, London (1839)

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Item Description: Taylor / Taylor & Francis, London, 1839. First edition, 8vo, 3 volumes, 17 engraved plates, a number folding; bookseller's ticket of Charles Haselden in volume I, bookplates of James S. Drury, M.B. in volumes I and II; rear hinge cracked on volume II, rear hinge cracked and rep[aired in volume III; binding of volume I slightly dull, else a very good set in original blindstamped green cloth and scarce thus. Each volume contained in a separate quarter black morocco clamshell box. Laid in is a 1933 invoice for the set from Henry Sotheran (for £5.79). The first publication of all of Faraday's important research in book form, work available earlier only in short papers and articles in the scientific periodicals of the day. Present here are epochal papers on electric induction ("Faradic current"), the principles of the dynamo, electronic state of matter, equivalents of electro-chemical decomposition, and magnetism. In addition there are prescient papers dealing with experiments on the actions of a magnetic field on polarized light and the general field studies that laid the basis for Maxwell's research later in the century. This is a difficult book to come by in first edition form, given its appearance over a 15-year period. A worthy copy of one of the great scientific books of all time. Horblit 100, no. 29; Gartrell, no. 708; Norman 762. Bookseller Inventory # 50035

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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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EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY: Faraday Michael

Faraday Michael

Published by London Richard and John Edward Taylor 1839 (1839)

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Item Description: London Richard and John Edward Taylor 1839, 1839. Very rare first collected edition of the original fourteen series of researches reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions of 1831-1838. With 8 folding plates of the series of 13 engraved illustrations depicting some of Faraday’s experiments, additional illustrations throughout the text. 4to, in later antique full chocolate calf, the boards gilt decorated, the spine with gilt ruling and a black morocco label gilt lettered. viii, 574 pp. A very pleasing copy of this rare publication, the title-page with a bit of time-wear along the fore-edge, quite clean with just minor evidence of age-toning or use, the binding solid and attractive. The discoverer of electo-magnetism, Faraday is recognized as perhaps the greatest experimental scientist of all time. This rare first collected edition of his original fourteen series of experiments includes a preface original for this publication by the author, bibliographic references and a cumulative index. Using a clue from earlier theories, Faraday discovered that a current-carrying wire would rotate around a magnetic pole or a pole around a current-carrying wire. This discovery would be the principle behind the electric motor. Pursuing this theory further, he discovered that when a wire moved around a magnetic pole a current was produced. This would become the principle behind the dynamo and the transformer, leading into a new era of experiments with electricity. Pursuing his fascination with electro-magnetism, Faraday identified all forms of electricity, whether produced by nature or by man-made machine. His theories on magnetic force would become the basis for the later theories of Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein. While experimenting with electrolysis, Faraday was the first to discover that gases are vaporized liquids with low boiling points and created many of the terms and processes that are the basis for modern science-electrode, electrolyze, cathode, anode and ion. Faraday contribution to science cannot be overstated. His discoveries in electricity and how create and harness it have become the building blocks of our modern life. He made possible electric power, electric lights, telephones and now the computers and telecommunications wonders of our own time. Bookseller Inventory # 27214

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EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY.: FARADAY, Michael.

FARADAY, Michael.

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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 (1792 - 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 # 20784

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Item Description: London, John Murray, (1821), 1822, 1823. Wirhout wrappers as extracted from "The Quarterly Journal of Science and the Arts. (The Royal Institution of Great Britain)", vol. XII a. XV. Half-title and title-page to vol. XII, pp. 74-96 a. pp. 416-421 and 1 engraved plate (showing Faraday's apparatus for illustrating electromagnetic rotation). Title-page to vol. XV. Pp. 288-292. The plate slightly brownspotted. First appearance of these three papers in which Faraday records one of the most influential discoveries in physics in the 19th Century; - with these papers he is the very first to show how to CONVERT THE ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC FORCES INTO CONTINUAL MECHANICAL MOVEMENT, thus creating the first electric motor, using the principle of electromagnetic rotation. In the first paper he introduced for the first time the concept of "LINE OF FORCE", hereby delineating "a picture of the universe as consisting of fields of various types, one that was more subtle, flexible, and useful than the purely mechanical picture of Galileo and Newton. The FIELD UNIVERSE was to be recognized with Maxwell half a century later and with Einstein, after an interval of another half century" (Asimov)."Ever since Hans Christian Oersted's announcement of the discovery of electromagnetism in the summer of 1820, editors of scientific journals had been inundated with articles on the phenomenon. Theories to explain it had multiplied, and the net effect was confusion. Were all the effects reported real? Did the theories fit the facts? It was to answer these questions that Phillips turned to Faraday and asked him to review the experiments and theories of the past months and separate truth from fiction,.Faraday agreed to undertake a short historical survey.His enthusiasm was aroused in September 1821, when he turned to the investigation of the peculiar nature of the magnetic force created by an electrical current. Oersted had spoken of the "electrical conflict" surrounding the wire and had noted that "this conflict performs circles".Yet as he experimented he saw precisely what was happening. Using a small magnetic needle to map the pattern of magnetic force, he noted that one of the poles of the needle turned in a circle as it was carried around the wire. He immediately realized that a single magnetic pole would rotate unceasingly around a current-carrying wire so long as the current flowed. He then set about devising an instrument to illustrate this effect. His paper "On some new Electro-Magnetical Motion, and on the Theory of Magnetism" appeared in the 21 October 1821 issue of the "Quarterly Journal of Science" (The paper offered). It records the first conversion of electrical into mechanical energy. It also contained the first notion of the line of force." (DSB IV, pp. 533). Bookseller Inventory # 43731

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EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY.: FARADAY, Michael.

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 (1792 - 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 # 20786

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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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ON LIQUEFACTION OF GASES and SOLIDIFICATION of: 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 # 20785

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Faraday, Michael

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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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Experimental Researches in Electricity . . .: FARADAY, Michael

FARADAY, Michael

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Item Description: Bernard Quaritch, London, 1878. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 3 volumes. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1839, 1844, 1855 (but 1878-1882). 8vo (220 x 145 mm). viii, 574; viii, 302; viii, 588 pp. 17 engraved plates (13 folding), woodcut diagrams in text, half-titles in vols. 2 and 3 (not called for in vol. 1), no advertisement leaf at end of vol. 1. Original publisher's green pebbled cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Uncut and largely unopened. Text very clean, crisp and virtually unfoxed. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne. An outstanding, well preserved and greatly unsophisticated copy, with only a few gatherings opened. ---- PMM 308, Horblit 29; Norman 762 (all for 1st ed.); DSB IV, 527-40. QUARITCH REPRINT of the FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, with line "Facsimile Reprint" to title-pages. Containing the 29 papers published by Faraday in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society between 1832 and 1852. The collection includes all of Faraday's most important contributions to the fields of electricity, electro-magnetic induction and magnetism. The author's epoch-making discovery of the means to generate electricity by electro-magnetic induction is the principle behind the dynamo and the transformer, and the foundation of the modern electrical industry. The experiments that Faraday recorded in this paper marked the begining of his "great series of investigations into electricity" (PMM), through which he established the identity of all types of electricity, the magnetic properties of the earth and his theory of "lines" or "tubes" of magnetic force, "the starting point for the revolutionary theories of Clerk Maxwell and later of Einstein" (PMM). Bookseller Inventory # 002463

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EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY.: FARADAY, Michael.

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Item Description: London, 1851. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions 1852, Twenty-ninth Series. LACKS TITLE PAGE. PRESENTATION AT 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 # 20804

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Daisy Bond; Ian Faraday

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Faraday, Michael:

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Item Description: Weimar, Verlag des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs., 1828. 8°. VI, 810 S. + 5 gefalt. lithogr. Taf. mit 135 Abb. u. 11 teils gefalt. Bl. mit Verlagsangebot. Pappb. d. Zt. m. schwarzem, goldgepr. RSchild, Gelbschnitt. Einb. etw. rissig, Kanten u. Ecken bestoßen; Titel m. Spur nach entferntem Besitzeintrag, stellenw. etw. stockfl., insgesamt jedoch gut erhalten. Hinter S. 810 gebunden Inhalt (S. III-VI), wiederholtes Titelbl. mit Angabe "Nach der ersten und zweiten Auflage des englischen Originals bearbeitet. Weimar, 1828 und 1832" u. "Nachträge zur ersten Ausgabe von Faraday's chemicher Manipulation. Nach der zweiten Ausgabe des originals. Weimar, 1832", 20 S. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - M. Faraday (1791-1867), englischer Physiker u. Chemiker, Prof. d. Chemie an d. Royal Institution zu London. Einer der bedeutendsten Naturforscher aller Zeiten, durch dessen Gedanken ganze Industriezweige entstand und die Wirtschaft der ganzen Welt revolutioniert wurde. - Cole 432; Ferchl 150; Duveen 207. Bookseller Inventory # Nr.: 1663 [B14 ]

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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: 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: Paris, L'Imprimerie de Feugueray, 1821. Small8vo. Orig. printed wrappers. Totally uncut. "Annales de Chimie et de Physique, par MM. Gay-Lussac et Arago", tome XVIII. - Decembre 1821, pp. 337-448 and 1 engraved plate. (The entire December-issue). Faraday's paper: pp. 337-370. First appearance in French of this landmark paper in electromagnetism. The present paper is a translation into French of Faraday's seminal paper "On some New Electro-Magnetical Motions, and on the Theory of Magnetism", which was originally published on October 21 in "The Quaterly Journal of Science", between one and two months before the present French version, which was published in "Annales de Chimie et de Physique", in December the same year. The work contains the first published mentioning of the "LINE AND FORCE CONCEPT". Faraday employed a magnet and a wire with a flowing current, caused each separately to rotate round the other, and concluded that a current-carrying wire is surrounded by a circular "line" of magnetic force."Ever since Hans Christian Oersted's announcement of the discovery of electromagnetism in the summer of 1820, editors of scientific journals had been inundated with articles on the phenomenon.Inspired by the editor of Philosophical Magazine, Richard Phillips, Faraday agreed to undertake a short historical survey but he did so reluctantly, since his attention was focused on problems of chemistry rather remote from electromagnetism. His entusiasm was aroused in September 1821, when he turned to the investigation of the peculiar nature of the magnetic force created by an electrical current. Oersted had spoken of the "electric conflict" surrounding the wire and had noted that "this conflict performs circles", but this imprecise description had had little impact upon Faraday. Yet as he experimented he saw precisely what was happening. Using a small magnetic needle to map the pattern of magnetic force, he noted that one of the poles of the needle turned in a circle as it was carried around the wire. He immediately realized that a single magnetic pole would rotate unceasingly around the current-carrying wire so long as the current flowed. He then set about devising an instrument to illustrate this effect.and so his experiment records the FIRST CONVERSION OF ELECTRICAL INTO MECHANICAL ENERGY. (Based on the article in DSB).- Faraday's discovery of "the lines of magnetic force" became the starting point for the revolutionary theories of Clark Maxwell and later of Einstein. Bookseller Inventory # 39123

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Item Description: Paris, Crochard, 1832. Contemp. hcalf., gilt spine, light wear along edges. In: "Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Par MM. Gay-Lussac et Arago.", tome 50, Series 2. (Entire volume offered). 448 pp. 2 folded engraved plates. Faraday's papers: pp. 5-67 a. pp. 113-162. First French editions of the 2 first memoirs of Faradays groundbreaking researches on electricity, constituting the first 2 papers of his "Experimental Researches in Electricity", and containing his fundamental discovery of electromagnetic induction, THE FOUNDATION OF NEARLY ALL THE ELECTRICITY IN USE TODAY. In 1820 Oersted had generated magnetism from electricity, Faraday here finds the opposite effect, generating electricity by magnetism. He also described the first electrical generator (second paper). THESE PAPERS ARE SOME OF THE GREAT CLASSICS OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS."Faraday demonstrated this theory involving the lines of force.by inserting a magnet into a coil of wire attached to a galvanometer. While the magnet was being inserted or removd, current flowed through the wire. If the magnet was held stationary and the coil moved over it one way or the other, there was current in the wire. In either case the magnetic lines of force about the magnet were cut by the wire.If the magnet and coil were both held motionless, whether the magnet was within the coil or not, there was no current.Faraday hd thus discovered electricalinduction.It was to lead to great things, but this was not apparent."(Asimov)."Although his discovery of the electric motor and the dynamo was almost entirely identical to his theoretical discoveries, it laid the foundation of the modern electrical industry - electric light and power, teælephony, wireless telegraphy, televison etc. - by providing for the production of continous mechanical motion from an electrical source, and vice versa." (PMM, 308).Horblit, 29 - Milestones, 62. - Dibner, 64. - PMM, 308. Bookseller Inventory # 44145

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Item Description: Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1832. Contemp. hcalf., raised bands, gilt spine. Light wear along edges. In "Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Hrsg. von J.C. Poggendorff", Band 25. (Entire volume offered). VIII,648 pp. and 6 folded engraved plates. Small stamps on verso of titlepage and plates. Faraday's papers: pp. 91-142 a. pp. 142-186. with 3 folded engraved plates. Clean and fine. First German editions of the 2 first memoirs of Faradays groundbreaking researches on electricity, constituting the first 2 papers of his "Experimental Researches in Electricity", and containing his fundamental discovery of electromagnetic induction, THE FOUNDATION OF NEARLY ALL THE ELECTRICITY IN USE TODAY. In 1820 Oersted had generated magnetism from electricity, Faraday here finds the opposite effect, generating electricity by magnetism. He also described the first electrical generator (second paper). THESE PAPERS ARE SOME OF THE GREAT CLASSICS OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS."Faraday demonstrated this theory involving the lines of force.by inserting a magnet into a coil of wire attached to a galvanometer. While the magnet was being inserted or removd, current flowed through the wire. If the magnet was held stationary and the coil moved over it one way or the other, there was current in the wire. In either case the magnetic lines of force about the magnet were cut by the wire.If the magnet and coil were both held motionless, whether the magnet was within the coil or not, there was no current.Faraday hd thus discovered electricalinduction.It was to lead to great things, but this was not apparent."(Asimov)."Although his discovery of the electric motor and the dynamo was almost entirely identical to his theoretical discoveries, it laid the foundation of the modern electrical industry - electric light and power, teælephony, wireless telegraphy, televison etc. - by providing for the production of continous mechanical motion from an electrical source, and vice versa." (PMM, 308).Horblit, 29 - Milestones, 62. - Dibner, 64. - PMM, 308.The volume contains further notable papers. Elie de Beaumont "Zweiter geologischer Brief.an A.v. Humboldt über die relative Alter der Gebirgszüge", pp. 1-58 a. 2 plates (one handcoloured), papers by Döbereiner, E. Lenz, Moser, Mitscherlich, de Saussure, J. Dumas, F.E. Neumann, Gay-Lussac, Johannes Müller "Beobachtungen zur Analyse der Lymphe, des Bluts und des Chylus", pp. 513-590. Bookseller Inventory # 44146

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Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Third Series": Faraday, Michael

Faraday, Michael

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Item Description: Royal Society of London, London, 1850. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Also see our #27486 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eleventh, Supplemental Note, Twelfth, Thirteenth & Fourteenth Series, #27489 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Fifteenth Series" (pp. 1-12), #27495 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32), & #27500 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Nineteenth, Twentieth & Twenty-First Series" (pp. 1-62), #27503 which contains"Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Second Series" (pp. 171-188), #27508 which contains "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Third Series" (pp. 171-188), #27508 which contains "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth, & Twenty-Seventh Series" (pp. 1-116), #27513 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159), , #27530 "Experimental Researches in Electricity --Thirtieth Series" (pp. 159-180), Also contains James Prescott Joule's "On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (pp. 61-82). x, [1]-296 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Small 1" tear at head of article, p. 171. Bookseller Inventory # 27505

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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: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, London, 1838. FIRST EDITION. Part I. Richard and John Taylor, London, 1838. Eleventh Series, pp. 1-40, 79-81; Twelfth Series, pp. 83-123; Thirteenth Series, pp. 125-168. TP + [iii]-iv =Advertisements +[v]-[vi] =Distribution List + [xi] = Contents + [vii]-ix = Royal Medals + [xi]=Contents + [1]-168 + [169]-[172] = Meteorological Journal + Plate I + Plate II + Plate III, Quarto. First Edition. Michael Faraday "was both one of the greatest physicist of the nineteenth century and one of the greatest experimentalist of all time." Unusually, for people with great genius, he was a late developer and had a high level of creativity and productivity throughout his later life. His conceptual imagination became most powerfully creative after the age of forty-five -- the period when these papers where written. "Although his discovery of the electric motor and the dynamo was almost entirely incidental to his theoretical discoveries, it laid the foundation of the modern electrical industry." (PMM, 308)"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." (Norman 762). " Eleventh Series: ".[Faraday] concluded that the behavior of a dielectric is exactly the same as that of an electrolyte, up to the point at which the electrolyte breaks down under the electric stress. The polarized condition acquired by a dielectric when placed in an electric field forcibly recalled to Faraday the condition of magnetic polarization, and that is precisely the reason why he introduced his lines of electric force, defined as curves whose tangents at every point have the same direction as the electric intensity. [in] 1838, Faraday applied Poisson's theory of induced magnetism to the case of induction in dielectrics, contending that the particles of an insulting dielectric, whilst under induction may be compared to . a series of small insulated conductors. In the field of a charged sphere these little conductors would all be polar; if the sphere were discharged they would all return to their normal state." (Taton, A General History of the Sciences, pp. 199-200)Faraday reflected on these observations, especially on the fact that contiguous particles were capable of transmitting step by step all those actions which appear to take place at a distance. Eventually, he reached the prescient view that the ultimate particles of matter might well be nothing other than the center of forces, forces being the constituent elements of matter. " Twelfth and Thirteenth Series: Faraday devoted these two series to electric discharges in the "vacuum" and these extended studies of the conductivity of gases sparked off a revolution in physics. He noticed that the negative pole became covered with a continuous glow and that it was separated from the positive pole by what has become known as "Faraday's Dark Space". Though Faraday had to leave it at that, because the air pumps then in use were incapable of evacuating vessels to the required extent, he predicted that the results connected with the different conditions of positive and negative discharge would have great influence on the "philosophy. Bookseller Inventory # 992

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Item Description: (London, Richard Taylor, 1834). 4to. No wrappers as extracted from "Philosophical Transactions" 1834 - Part I. Pp. 77-122. Fine and clean. First appearance of this milestone paper in which Faraday announces the discoveries of further laws of electrochemistry, stating the general relations of electricity to chemistry and introducing new terms with precise meanings. The first part of the paper introduces his new terminology, giving the words a limited and precise meaning. These words, devised with the assistance of William Whewell, are now familiar to all chemists, electrode, anode, cathode, ion, anion, and cation. He also introduces the "Volta-electrometer", and arrives at the "Law of electro-chemical equivalents". The paper offered is one of Farday's most famous papers."Another section of the paper is devoted to a closer examination of the law of constant electrochemical action with respect to water and to the development of a gas electrometer to measure quantities of electricity. Faraday's "Volta-electrometer" provided the first practical means for the quantitative measurement of electricity." (Source Book in Chemistry p. 280-81).From 1831 to 1852 Michael Faraday published his "Experimental Researches in Electricity" in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. These papers contain not only an impressive series of experimental discoveries, but also a collection of heterodox theoretical concepts on the nature of these phenomena expressed in terms of lines of forces and fields. He published 30 papers in all under this general title.They represents Faraday's most importent work, are classics in both chemistry and physics and are the experimental foundations for Maxwell's electro-magnetic theory of light, using Faraday's concepts of lines of force or tubes of magnetic and electrical forces. His many experiments on the effects of electricity and magnetism presented in these papers lead to the fundamental discoveries of 'induced electricity' (the Farday current), the electronic state of matter, the identity of electricity from different sources, equivalents in electro-chemical decomposition, electrostatic induction, hydro-electricity, diamagnetism, relation of gravity to electricity, atmospheric magnetism and many other."Among experimental philosophers Faraday holds by universal consent the foremost place. The memoirs in which his discoveries are enshrined will never ceaseto be read with admiration and delight; and future generations will preserve with an affection not less enduring the personal records and familiar letters, which recall the memory of his humble and unselfish spirit."(Edmund Whittaker in A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity). Bookseller Inventory # 42246

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FARADAY, MICHAEL. - THE FIRST ELECTRIC MOTOR - INTRODUCING "LINES OF FORCE" AND THE UNIVERSE OF "FIELDS" (FRENCH EDITION).

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Item Description: (Paris, Crochard, 1821). No wrappers. In: "Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Par MM. Gay-Lussac et Arago.", tome 18 (Septembre Cahier). Pp. 337-443. (Entire issue offered). Faraday's paper: pp. 337-370 a. 2 folded engraved plates (showing the experimental apparatus). Ampère & Savary's Notes: pp. 370-379. Clean and fine. First French edition of Faraday's famous paper "On some new Electro-Magnetical Motion, and on the Theory of Magnetism. By Michael Faraday, Chemical Assistant in the Royal Institution. (1821)", recording one of the most influential discoveries in physics in the 19th Century, as Faraday here, as the very first, showed how to CONVERT THE ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC FORCES INTO CONTINUAL MECHANICAL MOVEMENT, thus creating the first electric motor, using the principle of electromagnetic rotation. In the first paper he introduced for the first time the concept of "LINE OF FORCE" and hereby deliniating "a picture of the universe as consisting of fields of various types, one that was more subtle, flexible, and useful than the purely mechanical picture of Galileo and Newton. The FIELD UNIVERSE was to be recognized with Maxwell half a century later and with Einstein, after an interval of another halfcentury."(Asimov)."Ever since Hans Christian oersted's announcement of the discovery of electromagnetism in the summer of 1820, editors of scientific journals had been inundated with articles on the phenomenon. Theories to explain it had multiplied, and the net effect was confusion. Were all the effects reported real ? Did the theories fit the facts ? It was to answer these questions that Phillips turned to Faraday and asked him to review the experiments and theories of the past months and separate truth from fiction,.Faraday agreed to to undertake a short historical survey.His entusiasm was aroused in September 1821, when he turned to the investigation of the peculiar nature of the magnetic force created by an electrical current. Oersted had spoken of the "electrical conflict" surrounding the wiree and had noted that "this conflict performs circles".Yet as he experimented he saw precisely what was happening. Using a small magnetic needle to map the pattern of magnetic force, he noted that oneof the poles of the needle turned in a circle as it was carried around the wire. He immediately realized that a single magnetic pole would rotate unceasingly around a current-carrying wire so long as the current flowed. He then set about devising an instrument to illustrate this effect. His paper "On some new Electro-Magnetical Motion, and on the Theory of Magnetism" appeared in the 21 October 1821 issue of the "Quarterly Journal of Science" (The paper offered in the first French edition). It records the first conversion of electrical into mechanical energy. It also contained the first notion of the line of force."(DSB IV, pp. 533). Bookseller Inventory # 43750

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Item Description: Paris, Crochard, 1832. Contemp. hcloth, gilt lettering to spine. In: "Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Par MM. Gay-Lussac et Arago.", tome 50, Series 2. (Entire volume offered). 448 pp. 2 folded engraved plates. Faraday's papers: pp. 5-67 a. pp. 113-162. Some scattered brownspots. First French editions of the 2 first memoirs of Faradays groundbreaking researches on electricity, constituting the first 2 papers of his "Experimental Researches in Electricity", and containing his fundamental discovery of electromagnetic induction, THE FOUNDATION OF NEARLY ALL THE ELECTRICITY IN USE TODAY. In 1820 Oersted had generated magnetism from electricity, Faraday here finds the opposite effect, generating electricity by magnetism. He also described the first electrical generator (second paper). THESE PAPERS ARE SOME OF THE GREAT CLASSICS OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS."Faraday demonstrated this theory involving the lines of force.by inserting a magnet into a coil of wire attached to a galvanometer. While the magnet was being inserted or removd, current flowed through the wire. If the magnet was held stationary and the coil moved over it one way or the other, there was current in the wire. In either case the magnetic lines of force about the magnet were cut by the wire.If the magnet and coil were both held motionless, whether the magnet was within the coil or not, there was no current.Faraday hd thus discovered electricalinduction.It was to lead to great things, but this was not apparent."(Asimov)."Although his discovery of the electric motor and the dynamo was almost entirely identical to his theoretical discoveries, it laid the foundation of the modern electrical industry - electric light and power, teælephony, wireless telegraphy, televison etc. - by providing for the production of continous mechanical motion from an electrical source, and vice versa." (PMM, 308).Horblit, 29 - Milestones, 62. - Dibner, 64. - PMM, 308.The volume contains further notable papers. Elie de Beaumont "Zweiter geologischer Brief.an A.v. Humboldt über die relative Alter der Gebirgszüge", pp. 1-58 a. 2 plates (one handcoloured), papers by Döbereiner, E. Lenz, Moser, Mitscherlich, de Saussure, J. Dumas, F.E. Neumann, Gay-Lussac, Johannes Müller "Beobachtungen zur Analyse der Lymphe, des Bluts und des Chylus", pp. 513-590. Bookseller Inventory # 48987

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Michael Faraday

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Pendragon [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]: FARADAY, W. Barnard

FARADAY, W. Barnard

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Item Description: Methuen and Co. Ltd London (1930), 1930. First Edition. Very scarce Arthurian novel in which "[King] Arthur, stripped of mythical trappings but not of romance, figures as the very human and very lovable saviour of Britain. Other half-legendary names, such as those of Merlin and Anurin, are also made real, and the story culminates in the heroic climax of Mount Badon, the last triumph of Roman--British chivalry against Saxon barbarism". Reprinted in 2003 and reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer thusly: "A totally different take on the Arthurian tales, it kills the inevitable. we know there are points to which each Arthurian story hangs parts of its plot on. Arthur getting the sword, Guenevere and Lancelot, the final, terrible battle. these things are no longer definite. Sometimes what makes a story beloved is the familiarity. There's a comfort in knowing what comes next. (Heck, I can probably recite, word for word, the script to Excalibur.) But after a time, even re-interpretations of re-interpretations get stale. Pendragon does not suffer from this at all. The story, with its non-magical, completely historically researched base is completely new, and therefore a more pleasurable read. You are still spending time with Arthur and many of the familiar faces, while having the uncertainty that comes with reading a story for the very first time. Pendragon has been a popular, if rare, volume in the libraries of many Arthurian enthusiasts for years." This copy inscribed and signed by Faraday at half-title in 1949. Found in The New Arthurian Encyclopedia [Norris J. Lacy], A Companion to Romance [Corinne Saunders], The Arthurian Handbook [Norris J. Lacy], A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500 - 2000) [Ann F. Howey]. Very Good, cover mildly askew, front endpaper removed exposing webbing at front inner hinge (but still firm), in Very Good dustjacket, vertical crease at spine. Bookseller Inventory # 29616

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Item Description: Richard and John Edward Taylor; Bernard Quaritch 1844-1855, London, 1844. Various Editions. 8vos., 3 volumes; matching bindings, 3/4 bound with brown calf and red marbled boards, spines have elaborate gilt tooling, 5 raised bands, 2 black labels with gilt lettering; marbled text blocks and endpapers; bookplate on front pastedown of all volumes; small bookseller sticker on lower rear pastedown of all volumes next to gutter; some shelfwear to volumes, including rubbing to corners, head and tails of spine, wear to hinges; bindings sturdy; Volume 1: Second Edition, Richard and John Edward Taylor, 1849, this edition has the same number of pages (574) and the same number of plates (VIII) as the first edition of 1839, also the same preface. All eight folding plates in rear present and in excellent condition, plate eight has a small piece missing in corner, does not impact illustrations. Small amount of pencil underlining on page 63. Mild foxing; Volume 2: First Edition, Richard and John Edward Taylor, 1844, 302pp.; 5 plates in rear present and in excellent condition, mild foxing; Volume 3: the later [1882] Quaritch facsimile reprint, with line "Facsimile Reprint" to title-page, 588pp., 4 plates in rear present and in excellent condition; Containing the 29 papers published by Faraday in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society between 1832 and 1852; 17 engraved plates of which 13 are folding; shelved case 10. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-119-1273474

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STEPS TOWARD ELECTRON DISCOVERY: "Experimental Researches in: Faraday, Michael

Item Description: Royal Society of London, London, 1838. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Faraday makes an early step toward the discovery of the electron. In 1838, he passed an electrical current through a glass tube containing various gases, and noticed a strange "glow discharge" that occurred at both electrodes as he evacuated the tube. The glows extended from both electrodes for some distance as he increased the evacuation, but it never fully met at the middle. Also see our #27489 for Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Fifteenth Series," # 27495 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32), & #27500 with Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Nineteenth, Twentieth & Twenty-First Series" (pp. 1-62), our #27503 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Second Series" (pp. 1-41), our #27506 which contains"Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Third Series" (pp. 171-188), #27508 which contains "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth, & Twenty-Seventh Series" (pp. 1-116), #27513 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159), #27530 "Experimental Researches in Electricity --Thirtieth Series" (pp. 159-180), Also contains, J. Frederic Daniell's article, "Fourth Letter on Voltaic Combinations, with Reference to the Mutual Relations of the Generating and Conducting Surfaces." (pp. 41-56) Also contains Charles Wheatstone's article, "Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. Part the First. On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision." (pp. 371-394). ix, [1]-59, [1]-414, [8] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. 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 # 27486

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