Julia de Fontenelle is a popularizer who contributed significantly to the encyclopedic collection of the famous Roret manuals.
Here the spotlight is given to experimental physics with experiments that can be performed by everyone.
Book that responds to the Physics Lessons of Privat de Molières. Sigorgne mainly opposes the theory of vortices developed by Privat de Molières, a continuator on this point of Descartes and Malebranche.
Sigorgne defends him, the system of gravitation proposed by Newton.
First collected edition, and first edition for the "Traité du mouvement des pendules" is published here for the first time.
Edme Mariotte was one of the pioneers of experimental physics in France and, with Newton, one of the great figures of European physics. His works bear witness to great originality and great diversity. In 1660 he undertook research on the elastic deformations of solids and laid down a law. In 1676, he also established the gas compressibility law which bears his name and formulated it in his treatise On the nature of air: at constant temperature, the volume of a gas varies inversely with pressure.
He also studied optics, hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics, as evidenced by his numerous writings on vision, colors (he opposed, like Hooke or Huygens, Newton's theory), weather forecasts , fluid movements, body shock ...
He also left his name to the "Mariotte spot", which is a part of the completely blind retina.).
CORNU, Alfred. Mémoire sur la détermination de la vitesse de la lumière entre l'observatoire et Montlhéry, par M. A. Cornu. in Annales de l'Observatoire de Paris, publiées par U. -J. Le Verrier - Mémoires - Tome XIII.
Alfred Cornu (1841-1902), is famous for his three measurements of the speed of light between 1872 and 1874, made with the method of Fizeau for which he had great admiration.
The last and the best was done between the Observatory and the Montlhéry Tower. This article of 315 pages, is devoted to this last experiment.
The article "Recherches sur les observations magnétiques faites à l'observatoire de Paris de 1667 à 1872", by M. G. Rayet is bound in at the end of the volume.
OZANAM, Jacques. Récréations mathématiques et physiques, qui contiennent plusieurs problèmes d'arithmétique, de géométrie, de musique, d'optique, de gnomonique, de cosmographie, de mécanique, de pyrotechnie, & de physique. Avec un traité des horloges élémentaires.
New edition, revised, corrected and augmented since the first one published in 1694.
The first edition with 136 plates.
This book on mathematics and physics deals with various problems in arithmetic, geometry, music, optics, gnomonics, cosmography, mechanics, acoustics, pyrotechnics, physics, water clocks, natural phosphors, perpetual lamps, etc.
First edition of the French translation given by François-Thomas Dalibard after the original English edition published in London in 1751.
Franklin's major scientific work, on electricity, proving that lightning is electrical and deducing the positive and negative nature of an electrical charge.
It is the correspondence between Benjamin Franklin and Peter Collinson which is at the origin of this publication.
First edition of the French translation by G. Seligmann-Lui, based on the second English edition.
Maxwell's equations which he exposes in his Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism revolutionized physics. They provide a mathematical framework for the study of electromagnetic waves and therefore are the basis of all 20th century physics, including Einstein's special relativity.
Major work in the history of science.
First edition in French.
Roger Cotes (1682-1716) was an English mathematician, closed to Isaac Newton with whom he shared the discovery of the Newton-Cotes method of numerical analysis, which generally extended the trapezoidal method and Simpson's method for calculating integrals.
This book was first published posthumously in 1738 under the title "Hydrostatical and Pneumatic Lectures", and it contains the first French translation of Newton's scale of degrees of heat, his law of cooling.
Offprint extracted of the "Bulletin de la Société française des électriciens", 7th series, Volume IV, No. 37, January 1954.
Only one another copy is known at the London British Library.
Charles Beurtheret (1909-1977) was chief engineer at the CFTH (Compagnie Française Thomson Houston, now Thalès) and was the inventor of the hypervapotron, which succeeded the supervapotron and the vapotron.
A book that gathers together technical indications inherent in the terrestrial globe (explanations of the meridians, determine the time whatever its position ...) and ethnographic, historical and geographical data. The perfect guide to the trotting globe of the eighteenth century!.
[VOLTA, Alessandro]. L'identita del fluido elettrico col cost detto fluido galvanico vittoriosamente dimostrata con nuove esperienze ed osservazioni. Memoria comunicata al Signore Pietro Configliachi Professore di Fisica sperimentale nell?Università di Pavia e da lui pubblicata con alcune note. Porta in fronte il ritratto di Volta e vi è aggiunto il Catalogo delle sue opere stampate sino a tutto l'anno 1813.
First edition on large paper.
This is Volta's latest memoir and his most important contribution to the famous controversy that occurred between the Galvanic and Voltaic theories of electricity. This memoir was submitted under the name of one of the students of Volta in 1805 during a competition organized by the "Società Italiana delle Scienze"; it was then "to explain with clarity and dignity, by offending anyone, the question of Galvanism, discussed by Giovanni Aldini (nephew of Galvani) and Alessandro Volta". No memory was rewarded at the end of this event. Nine years later, Pietro Configliachi, professor of physics and publisher of the "Giornale di fisica, chemica e storia naturale" pupil and then successor of Volta at the University of Pavia, was finally able to publish this work. The last 7 pages of this book present a detailed bibliography of Volta's works until 1813.
Beautiful rare and remarkable copy on large paper.
DESCARTES, René. Discours de la Méthode pour bien conduir sa Raison et chercher la verité dans les Sciences. Plus la Dioptrique, les Meteores, la Mechanique, et la Musique, qui sont des essais de cette Methode.
Very good and untouched copy in it's first binding.
Third edition of the ' discours de la méthode ' and first edition with separate title page and pagination of the ' traité de la méchanique '.
Rare in this state.
PELLAT, Henri. Thermodynamique, leçons professées à la Sorbonne en 1895-1896.
relié à la suite :
BOUASSE, Cours de Physique : Thermodynamique - théorie des ions, Paris, Delagrave, [v.1910]
LOCQUIN, Solutions développées de problèmes de physique : 1- des erreurs expérimentales, 2-Thermodynamique, Paris, Chez l'auteur, 1909.
"We proposed to write this presentation to introduce the reader to the difficulties of the theory while sparing him the work of documentation" (extract from the preface)
Presentation of the young quantum physics by the Belgian engineer Paul Drumeaux. It will be remembered that the same year in 1927 will be held a congress of Solvay remained famous by a photo of participants including Einstein, Curie, Lorentz, Dirac, Planck, Heisenberg.
Tome I : Introduction
Tome II : Les Théories et les faits
Pierre Bricout was professor of atomic physics at the polytechnic school.
Very interesting books on the development of nuclear physics. We particularly note this paragraph relating "recent experiments of artificial disintegration" by Jolliot and Curie. Nuclear fission was only discovered in 1938.s.
Pierre Bertholon de Saint-Lazare (1741-1800) was a French physicist, member of the Royal Society of Sciences of Montpellier. He focused his research on electricity, lightning conductors and earthquakes. He was part of the writing of some articles devoted to physics of the "Encyclopédie Méthodique".
He was friends with Benjamin Franklin.
[CARDAN, Jérôme] || MOREL, Thierry. Hieronymi Cardani mediolanensis, medici, de subtilitate libri xxi. Nunc demum ab ipso autore recogniti, atque perfecti.
[Relié à la suite : ]
MORELLO. Enchiridion ad verborum copiam haud infrugiferum, multo quam antea auctius, emaculatiusque. 1551. Seb. Gryphium. Lyon.
MURPHY, Patrick. Rudimens des forces primaires, de la gravitation, du magnétisme et de l'électricité, considérés dans leurs rapports avec le mouvement des corps célestes et comme causes de la lumière, de la température et des autres phénomènes de ces corps.
In this book, Patrick Murphy (1782-1847), explains that all astronomical phenomena result from the joint action exerted on the celestial bodies of three primary forces: gravitation, magnetism and electricity. The orbicular motion of the sun and planets is due to the magnetic action; the rotational movement is due to the electric action. He applies his theory to atmospheric phenomena, sunlight, temperature, the formation of rain, etc.
Lithographic course of General Physics, with a lot of diagrams.
The course of physics of 1st Section is organized around the following parts: Units of measurement, Notions of mechanics, Gravity, Hydrostatic, The density of solid and liquid bodies, Areometry, Hydrodynamics, Compressibility of gases, Acoustics, The notions of potential, The measurement of surfaces and angles, Heat, Calorimetry, The notions of thermodynamics, Changes of state of bodies and Steam.
The 2nd division physics course has the following plan: Gas liquefaction, hygrometry, meteorology, sound, optics, refraction of light, optical instruments, radiation studies , Photometry and Notions of Physical Optics.
ARCHIVES DES DECOUVERTES ET DES INVENTIONS NOUVELLES. Archives des découvertes et des inventions nouvelles, faites dans les Sciences, les Arts et les Manufactures, tant en France que dans les pays étrangers.
First edition. Rare series of this publication.
These twenty volumes are the beginning of collection of the "Archives des découvertes et des inventions nouvelles", from the years 1808 to 1827 (its publication stops in 1841). The editors's will is to index and classify new discoveries made in France and abroad.
Each volume contains extracts from scientific journals such as the "Annales de chimie", the "Bibliothèque britannique", the "Bibliothèque universelle de Genève", the "Bulletin de la Société d'encouragement", etc .... The articles are divided into two sections: Science (Natural Sciences, Physics, Medicine, Mathematics) and Arts (Fine Arts, Industrial Arts, Agriculture). This distribution is slightly modified over the years.
The part on Physics is developed. It is divided into several parts: physics, chemistry, electricity and galvanism, optics and meteorology.
In these volumes, the discoveries of the most famous physicists are mentioned : Ampere, Arago, Biot, Brewster, Fresnel, Malus, Poisson, Laplace, Fourier, Haüy, Dulong, Petit, Faraday, Davy, etc.
Jacque Delille (1738-1813) published a treatise on verse physics, a type of didactic poetry to which his name is attached.
It is composed of eight parts: Light and fire, air, water, earth, mineral kingdom, vegetable kingdom, animal kingdom and the following of animal kingdom part. The notes are important because they are by Cuvier, Libes, and Lefèbre-Gineau.
Uncommon first edition.
In this book, Jadelot questions Newton's system and put in light his own theory : " "En soumettant cet ouvrage au jugement des Savans, le but de l'Auteur est, non de les instruire, mais de les consulter. Il ne se dissimule pas que des doutes seuls contre le Système de Newton, si généralement adopté, paroîtront téméraires, & éleveront contre lui une prévention défavorable. Mais il demande que les Physiciens daignent discuter ses principes & comparer les analogies dont il s'étaye ; & peut-être seront-ils obligés de convenir qu'on peut s'écarter de Newton, & ramener la physique à des principes plus connus & plus uniformes que ceux de ce grand philosophe."
The "Manuel des chasseurs, ou code de la chasse", by Chevalier Blanc-Saint-Bonnet (1821, seconde édition) is bound in fine.