Image Not Available

The chemical elements and their compounds.

SIDGWICK, Nevil Vincent (1873-1952).

Published by Clarendon Press, (1951)., Oxford:, 1951
From Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA (Carlsbad, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 3, 1998 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 100.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

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

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

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

Store Description

We issue monthly catalogues in the history of science and medicine. Regular customers receive catalogues with a wide-variety of books by subect and price.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

Prices are net. Shipping extra. We ship UPS and USPS in US; M-Bag, surface, or air overseas. Priority mail or Global Priority available. Returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee if received in original condition. Returns are only allowed within 30 days and only under certain conditions: "if you′re dissatisfied with your purchase due to an error on the bookseller′s part" and obtain permission in advance, should have a tracking number and insured if appropriate. Contact address: Jef...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer