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Die Physik als Kunst. Ein Versuch, die Tendenz der Physik aus ihrer Geschichte zu deuten. Zur Stiftungsfeyer der Königlich-baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften am 28sten März 1806
1 p.l., 62 pp. 8vo, modern decorated boards (minor foxing). Munich: J. Lindauer, 1806. First edition; this is one of the author's rarest works. Ritter (1776-1810), who tragically died at a young age, discovered ultra-violet light, gave the earliest account of the decomposition of water by an electric current, and was the first to construct an electrical accumulator. This is the first scientific work written by Ritter while under the influence of Naturphilosophie which had become prevalent in several German intellectual centers, including Munich. Fine copy. ? D.S.B., XI, pp. 473-75. Poggendorff, II, 652-53.
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