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Maxwell, James Clerk
A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism . Second Edition
At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1881. Second Edition. Two volumes, 8vo. Volume One: xxxi, [1-blank], [1]-464,[1-plate half title],[1-blank] pages + thirteen lithographed plates (I-XIII). An additional plate (marked Fig 6) is present opposite page 170. Volume Two: xxiii, [1-blank], [1]-456, [1-plate half title],[1-blank] pages, seven plates (XIV-XX) + 40 pages advs dated Nov 1883. 21 plates total. Publisher's original blind stamped olive green cloth. Top edges dusty. Both volumes with lightly bumped corners, professionally re-backed with original spines laid down and endpapers preserved. Generally bright and clean internally. Ex-Franklin Institute Library ("Memorial Library of the International Electrical Exhibition 1884, presented by Clarendon Press 7.21.84") with labels on front pastedowns, and evidence of removed spine labels. Vol One: A few penciled previous owner/dealer notations on flyleaves but bright and clean otherwise with no additional markings. Vol Two: Also generally bright and clean, noting the enthusiastic use of a fancy purple "Memorial Library International Electrical Exhibition 1884 Franklin Institute" ink stamp throughout. Part of the Clarendon Press Series. Cloth. "Maxwell here advanced the significant hypothesis that light and electricity are the same in their ultimate nature." (Horblit/Grolier) "Maxwell once remarked that the aim of his Treatise was not to expound the final view of his electromagnetic theory, which he had developed in a series of five major papers between 1855 and 1868; rather, it was to educate himself by presenting a view of the stage … [Click Below for Full Description]
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