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The chemical elements and their compounds.

SIDGWICK, Nevil Vincent (1873-1952).

Published by Clarendon Press, (1951)., Oxford:, 1951
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Two volumes. xxxii, 853; vi, (855)-1703 pp. Black cloth, gilt-stamped spine titles, dust jackets. Fine. First edition, reprinted. "Sidgwick's wish to publish 4 new books and volume 2 of The Electronic Theory of Valency was sadly never realised, mainly due to his other commitments, but in part due to the rate at which experimental results from new techniques were being reported. The onset of World War II restricted Sidgwick's opportunities to travel, even visits to London were rare and the blitz made these visits unappealing. The war also meant that the flood of new data slowed down such that he could begin with the task of digesting the invaluable information that had been mounting up in the previous years. During this time Sidgwick consulted thousands upon thousands of papers and what was intended to be volume 2 of The Electronic theory of Valency became a two volume 750,000 word book containing almost 10,000 references which he entitled The Chemical Elements and their Compounds. Sidgwick's health was failing by this time and he became vexed at the delays in publication, but after submission to the Clarendon Press in early 1948, the two volumes were eventually published in 1950 when he was 77. The Chemical Elements and their Compounds has been described as a monumental work of scholarship and his exhaustive survey of the literature coupled with his prodigious memory and systematic way of thinking made Sidgwick perhaps the only person able to achieve it with such success. [Lincoln College, University of Oxford]. Bookseller Inventory # S9673

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Title: The chemical elements and their compounds.

Publisher: Clarendon Press, (1951)., Oxford:

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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