London: 1925. 1st Edition. ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. FIRST EDITION of the issue of Nature including a centenary “Special Benzene Supplement” celebrating Faraday’s 1825 discovery of benzene. Faraday’s [discovery] of the compound benzene… became his greatest contribution in chemistry (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 5, 531).
“We are presenting a supplement containing the principal addresses which were delivered in the Royal Institution during the celebration of Faraday's discovery of benzene… The fame of Faraday rests almost entirely upon his striking contributions to scientific knowledge… His discoveries were more revolutionary, both in their effects on the development of theory and in their subsequent practical applications. In the latter connexion we refer more particularly to his discoveries of magneto-electric induction and of benzene. The electrical industries, together with the industries based upon benzene, constitute overwhelming proof—if proof be needed—of the value of research in pure science” (Nature Abstract, Benzene Supplement). Item #1533
CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. (10.5 x 7.5 inches; 262 x 188mm). Original wrappers. See photo showing slight remnant of stamp in the upper left corner of the front wrap as well as remnant at top of cloud on logo; rear toned. The wraps remain tight. Clean throughout.