1804 1ed Science Experimental Inquiry John Leslie HEAT Radiation Mirrors Physics

LESLIE, John

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John Leslie’s ‘Experimental Inquiry’ is an important, 19th-century book – a collection of

“simple, conclusive, and elegant experiments [with] explanations of phenomena.” (Edinburgh Review, 1806)

Leslie was a Scottish physicist who focused the bulk of his research on heat and the physical properties of temperature change. First published in 1804, this book is filled with descriptions on use of various thermometers, using mirrors to reflect heat, the ‘Leslie Cube’ or boiling water tube, and many other inventions and discoveries related to heat production. However, the most important aspect of this book is that it

established several fundamental laws of heat radiation… it also played a major role in the early nineteenth-century argument about whether heat was a form of matter or a mode of motion. Leslie’s experiments showed that heat, unlike light, was not directly transmitted through transparent solids” (DSB)

 

This fine first edition features impressive full-page, folding engravings of Leslie’s experimental tools, mirrors and thermometers, charts, and diagrams of his findings.

 

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1804 1ed Science Experimental Inquiry John Leslie HEAT Radiation Mirrors Physics

 

John Leslie’s ‘Experimental Inquiry’ is an important, 19th-century book – a collection of

“simple, conclusive, and elegant experiments [with] explanations of phenomena.” (Edinburgh Review, 1806)

Leslie was a Scottish physicist who focused the bulk of his research on heat and the physical properties of temperature change. First published in 1804, this book is filled with descriptions on use of various thermometers, using mirrors to reflect heat, the ‘Leslie Cube’ or boiling water tube, and many other inventions and discoveries related to heat production. However, the most important aspect of this book is that it

established several fundamental laws of heat radiation… it also played a major role in the early nineteenth-century argument about whether heat was a form of matter or a mode of motion. Leslie’s experiments showed that heat, unlike light, was not directly transmitted through transparent solids” (DSB)

 

This fine first edition features impressive full-page, folding engravings of Leslie’s experimental tools, mirrors and thermometers, charts, and diagrams of his findings.

 

Item number: #3425

Price: $750

 

LESLIE, John

 

An experimental inquiry into the nature and propagation of heat

 

London: Printed for J. Mawman, 1804. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [xv], [1], 562
    • 9 engraved plates
    • Signatures:  a4B-Z8 Aa-Nn8 O2;
  • Binding: leather; tight and secure
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)

 

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Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

LESLIE, John

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete