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Lot nr:940
Book nr:37208
Author:CURIE, Marie
Title:Traité de Radioactivité
Town:Paris
Publisher:Gauthier-Villars
Year:1910
Description:2 vol. in-8vo, xiii-426 ; 548 pp, illustrated with a heliogravure frontispiece portrait of Pierre Curie in the first volume and seven full-page plates. Ms. ex dono on title page (Ed. De Vries to P. Ganses). Foxing at the end of the second vol. Blue linen bindings, title gilt on spines
Note:First edition. Ref. Wellcome K42068.
Marie Curie's first major treatise is based upon her lectures at the Sorbonne as professor of physics. Almost 1000 pages in length, the text is the most comprehensive summary of the period. Volume one treats measurements and laboratory practice and volume two describes the nature of radiations and the properties of radioactive substances. Volume one has a portrait in heliogravure of Pierre Curie, whose position at the Sorbonne she occupied after his death in 1906.
These volumes were published 7 years after Mme. Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing the honor with her husband Pierre. The year following publication, Mme. Curie was awarded a second Nobel Prize (for Chemistry), for her work in radioactivity
Price:€600 - €900
Sellingprice:€680
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