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Clarendon Press Series. 8vo. xvi, 208 pp. 53 figs., 6 plates, various diagrams; several leaves dog-eared with corner portion missing btw. pp. 1-4, rubber stamp number on bottom margin of preface. Original brick-red textured cloth with double blind ruled covers and gilt-stamped spine; extremities bit worn. Bookplate and ink signature of Mendenhall; rear endpaper with pealed cardstock and glue remains. Very good. [br] First edition. This book came from Maxwell's own detailed manuscripts of lectures given at the Cavendish Laboratory, an institution he founded in 1874 at Cambridge University. He was the first Cavendish Professor of Physics whose achievements concerning electromagnetism have been called the "second great unification in physics" after the first one realized by Newton. PROVENANCE: Thomas Corwin Mendenhall (1841-1924) first professor of physics at Ohio State University and father of Charles Elwood Mendenhall (1872-1935), also a physicist and also, like his father, a member of the National Academy of Science. T. C. Mendenhall II (1910-1998), 6th president of Smith College, was named after this grandfather, Thomas Corwin Mendenhall. This book originally belonged to the two elders. Nahin, P.J. (1992). "Maxwell's grand unification". Spectrum, IEEE 29 (3): 45; DSB Vol. IX, pp. 198-230; First Edition.
Title: An Elementary Treatise on Electricity.
Publisher: Oxford:, Clarendon Press, 1881.: 1881
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: S12670