"Ladies and Gentlemen. Today, as a consequence of the great honour the Swedish Academy of Sciences has done me in awarding me this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics for my work on the structure of the atom, it is my duty to give an account of the results of this work..."
FIRST EDITION, OFFPRINT ISSUE, INSCRIBED BY NIELS BOHR, of Bohr's Nobel Prize lecture, delivered on the occasion of Bohr's acceptance of the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics. An association copy: Inscribed to J.A. Christiansen, noted scientist and student of Bohr.
Inscribed in ink on the half-title by Bohr (in Danish): “Hr. Docent Dr. phil J.A. Christiansen med venlig Hilsen fra Forfatteren.” [English translation: “Mr. Dr. Phil J.A. Christiansen with friendly greetings from the author”].
The recipient, Dr. Jens Anton Christiansen (1888-1969) “received his Ph.D from the Technical University of Denmark in 1921 and studied with Niels Bohr. He was the first to publish the term ‘chain reaction,’ which appeared in his doctoral thesis, Studies in Reaction Kinetics. Dr. Christiansen became Professor of Chemistry at the Technical University in 1931 and Head of the Institute for Physical Chemistry there in 1948” (The Sciences, Vol 7, Issue 6-7, Nov-Dec 1967). Professor J.A. Christiansen was also the recipient of the H.C. Oersted Medal in 1959, where he was introduced at the award ceremony by Bohr.
Copenhagen: Jul. Gjellerup, 1923. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. With printed letter from the publisher introducing the work laid-in. Light pencil notation on cover, minor rubbing to spine. A near-fine copy. Rare signed and in original wrappers.
Price: $2,300 .