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        Group of 14 offprints from Becquerel's library, with laid-in spectrogram

      1901. No Dust Jacket. With Original Spectrogram Annotated by Stark & Becquerel Stark, Johannes (1874-1957). Group of 15 offprints and 1 spectrogram, as listed below. Various sizes. V.p., 1901-8. Most with original printed wrappers. Very good (see below for individual condition statements). From the library of French physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) and his family, with characteristic gummed labels on front wrappers / first leaves of all but one of the offprints. Boxed. First / First Separate Editions. A collection of papers from an especially productive period in Stark's career, during which he discovered the Doppler effect in canal rays (1905), a phenomenon he took as confirmation of Planck's quantum theory. Stark received the Nobel Prize in 1919 for this achievement and for his discovery of the splitting of spectral lines in an electric field (1913)--the "Stark effect," which was later incorporated into both quantum and wave mechanics. He was one of the most effective early advocates of quantum theory, publishing a large number of papers on the subject, and founding the Jahrbuch der Radioaktivitat und Elektronik in 1904 to spread word about new developments in physics, particularly particle physics. Several of Stark's papers published after 1907 were on various applications of Planck's quantum relation (e = hn), which he used "in particular, in connection with his views on atomic and molecular structure to explain the properties of series and band spectra and the fluorescence of organic substances. At the same time he continued, together with Wilhelm Steubing of the University of Greifswald, to do research on the Doppler effect of hydrogen canal rays"(Mehra & Rechenberg I, p. 103). He remained in the forefront of research in this area until 1913, when he inexplicably turned against both quantum theory and the general theory of relativity. A highlight of the present collection is an original hydrogen spectrogram (found laid into paper no. 11; see below) labelled by Stark in ink with the symbols "Hb," "Hg," "Hd," "He" and "Hz" denoting various groups of spectral lines. Stark's 1905 discovery of the Doppler effect in hydrogen canal rays had made him quite famous among physicists: Mehra and Rechenberg cite a 1908 letter to Stark from Sommerfeld in which Sommerfeld asked for "a spare spectrogram [i.e., a photograph showing the structure of the line emitted by hydrogen canal rays] which I would like to use in my lectures, but more importantly for the purpose of converting myself definitively to Planck's fundamental hypothesis" (Mehra & Rechenberg, I, pp. 101-2). This collection of materials is from the library of Henri Becquerel, who may have made a similar request of Stark. At the top of the spectrogram is Becquerel's note "J. Stark Phys. Zeitsch. 7 355-361 1906," a reference to Stark's 1906 paper, "Zur Kenntnis der Bandenspektren" (not included here). Among the offprints in the collection are papers on electrical conduction in gases (Stark's main field of interest), spectroscopy and the Doppler effect in canal rays of both hydrogen and oxygen. Twentieth Century Physics I, pp. 148, 154. Mehra & Rechenberg, Hist. Dev. Quantum Theory, I, pp. 99-105. 1. Das Gesetz des Kathodenfalls. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 2 (1901). 4pp. Without wrappers (as issued?). Gummed label on first leaf. Creased horizontally. 2. Uber die Beziehung zwischen Kathodenfall und Stromstarke. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 3 (1902). 2pp. Single sheet, without wrappers as issued. 3. Ueber Ionisierung von Gasen durch Ionenstoss. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 7 (1902). 417-439pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 4. Ionentheorie der elektrischen Selbstentladung. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 7 (1902). 919-931pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 5. Nachtrag Uber die Gultigkeitsgrenze des Ohm'schen Gesetzes. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 7 (1902). 932-934pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 6. Uber die Entstehung der elektrischen Gasspektra. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 14 (1904). 506-538pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 7. Elektrischer Massentransport in Gasen, Druckerhˆhung an der Kathode. Offprint from Boltzmann-Festschrift (1904). 399-409pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 8. (with L. Cassuto). Der Lichtbogen zwischen gek¸hlten Elektroden. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 5 (1904). 6pp. Lacking wrappers. Gummed label on first leaf. Creased horizontally. 9. Versuche uber die Entstehung des Banden- und Linienspektrums. Offprint from Nachr. k. Gesell. Wissensch. Gottingen 3 (1904). 8pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 10. Stand der Forschung uber die Elektrizitat in Gasen. Offprint from Jahrb. d. Radioaktivitat und Elektronik 3 (1905). 48-61pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 11. Uber polarisierte Lichtemission bewegter Atomionen senkrecht zur Translationsrichtung. Offprint from Verh. Deutsch. Phys. Gesell. 8 (1906). 104-110pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 12. Photograph of hydrogen spectrum, labelled in ink by Stark (see above), with pencil annotations by Becquerel: "J. Stark Phys. Zeitsch. 7 355-361 1906." 13. (with S. Kinoshita). Uber ultraviolette Duplets des Zinks, Kadmiums und Quecksilbers und ¸ber thermisch inhomogene Strahlung. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 21 (1906). 470-482pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 14. Uber die Spektra des Sauerstoffs (Doppler-Effekt bei Kanalstrahlen). Offprint from Sitzungsb. k. Preuss. Akad. Wissensch. 28 (1908). 554-577pp. Orig. printed wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. Some spotting & dampstaining. 15. (with W. Steubing). Uber die spektrale Intensitatsverteilung der Kanalstrahlen in Wasserstoff. Offprint from Sitzungsb. k. Preuss. Akad. Wissensch. 28 (1908). 578-585pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 16. Bemerkung zu Herrn Kaufmanns Antwort auf einen Einwand von Herrn Planck. Offprint from Verh. Deutsch. Phys. Gesell. 10 (1908). 14-16pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper.

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        The Works of... The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. A Tale of Two Cities. The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Christmas Books. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. Dombey and Son. The Old Curiosity Shop. Barnaby Rudge. The Personal History of David Copperfield. Bleak House. Little Dorrit. Great Expectations. Our Mutual Friend. Hard Times. Reprinted Pieces. Sketches by Boz. American Notes for General Circulation. Pictures from Italy. The Uncommercial Traveller. A Child's History of England. Christmas Stories. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Master Humphrey's Clock. Miscellaneous Papers.

      London: Chapman and Hall 1901-8.. Authentic edition, 22 volumes, 8vo. Coloured frontispieces plus black and white illustrations throughout, small tear to one half title. Original gilt titled green cloth, t.e.g., some light marks and bumps otherwise a very good set. Published in 21 volumes, here with the additional volume of Miscellaneous Papers.

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        Monthly Suppers of the Male Teachers of New York at Hotel Albert

      Male Teacher's Association of New York NY: Male Teacher's Association of New York, 1901. 24mo. booklet, signed by Mark Twain in pencil on the front cover. The booklet is a program for the monthly dinner meeting of the Male Teacher's Association of New York that occurred on March 16th, 1901, most notable for the fact that Mark Twain was one of the principal speakers. The theme of the evening was training students to be good citizens, and Twain's speech addressed his own interpretation of patriotism. In a contemporary New York Times article covering the event, it is reported that Twain said, "I would teach patriotism in the schools, and teach it this way: I would throw out the old maxim, 'My country, right or wrong,' &c., instead I would say, 'My country when she is right.'" He continued on to say, "I would not take my patriotism from my neighbor or from Congress. I should teach the children in the schools that there are certain ideals, and one of them is that all men are created free and equal." The first page of the booklet is a roster of the association's officers and members of the group's glee club, and the second page is the menu for the evening. The third page lists the seven speakers for the evening, including Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), and the final page lists the Supper Committee members. Laid in is a mimeographed sheet with the club's annual budget statement, and also included is a copy of the text of the New York Times article about the event. The text is printed in blue, and the booklet is in printed cream wrappers and tied with a blue ribbon laced through the spine. A few spots of soiling and some faint toning to the covers, ribbon shows some wear, else near fine.

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        Novels, The

      1901. Dick Turpin Rides AgainAINSWORTH, William Harrison. The Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth. London: Gibbings & Company, Limited, 1901-1902.Windsor Edition. Limited to 2,000 copies. Twenty small octavo volumes (6 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches; 174 x 110 mm.). Illustrated with 64 photogravures from the etchings by George Cruikshank, twelve by Hablot K. Browne, four by Sir John Gilbert, one by Lane, two by Maclise, and one by D'Orsay. Each volume with an engraved title-page designed by Frank Brangwyn. Descriptive tissue guards. Contemporary half maroon scored calf over red marbled boards. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt with five raised bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine and attractive set.William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882), English author of popular historical romances, “initially studied law but abandoned it for literature. His first success came with the novel Rookwood (1834), featuring the highwayman Dick Turpin as its main character. This book was followed by many other historical novels, 39 in all, the best known of which are The Tower of London (1840), Old St. Paul’s, a Tale of the Plague and the Fire of London (1841), Windsor Castle: An Historical Romance (1843), and The Lancashire Witches (1849). Ainsworth became editor of Bentley’s Miscellany in 1839, and he owned that periodical from 1854 to 1868. He was also editor at various times of The New Monthly Magazine and his own Ainsworth’s Magazine” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).

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