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**MAXWELL, James Clerk.**

A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism.

A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism.

**Description:**

pp. xxxii, 506, (ii). 13 plates, 39 text figures; xxiv, 500, (ii). Plates 14-20, 68 text figures. 8-line Errata slip to face page 1, v.I, 2-line Erratum slip at page 101, v.I. Contemporary prize calf, rebacked, new corners, inscribed by L[EON]. ISSERLIS [1881-1966] statistician, - 'Christ's College Cambridge Prize for Mathematics 1901', end-papers heavily foxed with lesser effect on the half-titles, a couple of corners turned over in v.I, otherwise a very good set.

**See ASIMOV Biographical Encyclopaedia of Science & Technology: 'The crowning work of Maxwell's life was carried out between 1864 and 1873, when he placed into mathematical form the speculations of Faraday concerning magnetic lines of force....[he] was able to work out a few simple equations that expressed all the varied phenomena of electricity and magnetism and bound them indissolubly together....When Einstein's theories, a generation after Maxwell's death, upset almost all of 'classical physics', Maxwell's equations remained untouched - as valid as ever.' This, posthumous edition, was comprehensively edited by J. J. THOMSON - 'I have endeavoured to add something in explanation of the argument in those passages in which I have found from my experience as a teacher that nearly all students find considerable difficulties ................. I have attempted to verify the results which Maxwell gives without proof .......... I have reprinted from his paper on the Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field, Maxwell's method of determining the self-induction of a coil.'*

Clarendon Press. Oxford.

**Date Published:** 1892. Third edition. 2 volumes.

**Stock No.** 62335

**Price:** £450.00