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FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Dirac’s general transformation theory, his own favorite paper and “the pinnacle of Dirac's development of quantum mechanics,” unifying “all proposed versions of quantum mechanics, as well as giving rise to a continuum of other possible versions” (Richard Dalitz).
Price: $4,200 .
FIRST EDITION of the report of Fizeau’s famous experiment to determine the speed of light, the first accurate results obtained from a terrestrial experiment. WITH: FIRST EDITION of his rival FOUCAULT’S refinement (two papers), resulting in a measurement of the speed of light within 0.6% of the present-day value. FINE.....
Price: $3,900 .
ADA LOVELACE’S PERSONAL ANNOTATED COPY OF CHARLES BABBAGE’S FIRST SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATION. A MAJOR MATHEMATICAL TEXT IMPORTANT FOR HER INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT. WITH AT LEAST 35 INK ANNOTATIONS IN LOVELACE’S HAND – THE MAJORITY CORRECTIONS TO MATHEMATICAL EQUATIONS – AND AT LEAST 18 PENCIL ANNOTATIONS IN THE HAND OF HER TUTOR.....
Price: $135,000 .