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Radioactivity, Five Early Titles.

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3012T
Lot:
1370
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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

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Radioactivity, Five Early Titles. Including: Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), James Chadwick (1891-1974) and Charles Drummond Ellis's (1895-1980) Radiations from Radioactive Substances, New York: Macmillan [and] Cambridge: University Press, 1930, octavo, publisher's green cloth, ex libris Arthur Ulderic Desjardins (1884-1964) with his bookplate inside the front board, 9 1/4 x 6 in.; Rutherford's Radio-Activity, Cambridge: University Press, 1904, from the Cambridge Physical Series, octavo, first edition, in publisher's green cloth, 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.; Fredk Soddy's Radio-Activity; an Elementary Treatise, London: "The Electrician" Printing & Publishing Co., 1904, octavo, in publisher's cloth, 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.; Eugene Coleman Savidge's The Philosophy of Radio-Activity, New York: Jenkins, [1914], octavo, publisher's burgundy cloth, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.; [and] George Hevesy & Fritz Paneth's A Manual of Radioactivity, Oxford: University Press, 1926, octavo, publisher's dark blue cloth, 9 1/4 x 6 in. (5)

Provenance: From the collection of B. Leonard Holman, M.D., Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, and Chairman, Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Estimate $700-900


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Printing & Publishing Co., B. Leonard Holman, James Chadwick, Charles Drummond Ellis, Arthur Ulderic Desjardins, Fritz Paneth, Eugene Coleman Savidge, George Hevesy, Cambridge, London, Oxford, British people, Ernest Rutherford, Octavo, Radioactive decay, Science and technology in the United Kingdom

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