ARGON, A NEW CONSTITUENT OF THE ATMOSPHERE. 3rd Baron Rayleigh Lord Rayleigh or John William Strutt, Sir William Ramsay.

ARGON, A NEW CONSTITUENT OF THE ATMOSPHERE

Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. The first American edition of this important scientific memoir, describing the manner in which the authors succeeded in extracting the previously unknown element, argon, in pure form and in analyzing its properties. For this discovery, Lord Rayleigh (1842-1919) was awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physics. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Volume XXIX (Number 1033). Quarto: 2ff, 43, [1] p. Original green cloth binding, with gilt titles. Near fine. Near fine. Item #73529

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