1870. 1st Edition. OFFPRINT, INSCRIBED FROM THE AUTHOR TO EDMOND BECQUEREL (but not signed). First separate edition in original printed wraps from the Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History. This is the first of a series of radium bibliographies by Bolton; while later works in the series can be found, this issue is scarce. OCLC lists only 10 copies.
Henry Carrington Bolton was a chemist and bibliographer of science. His bibliographies were well respect.
Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel (1820-1891) known as Edmond Becquerel, was a French physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity, and optics. He is credited with the unraveling the key operating principle of solar energy cells – the discovery of the photovoltaic effect -- in 1839. He was especially interested in phosphorescence and luminescence, chemical reactions caused by exposing certain substances to light. In the1840s he found that these reactions could produce an electric current in both liquids and metals. The connection between light energy and chemical energy was seized upon by many scientists in the following years, and research has led to the development of the photoelectric cell. Item #695
CONDITION & DETAILS: Offprint issue. 4to.10 x 6 inches; 250 x 150mm. Continuously paginated, pp. 362-376. Cover edge wear and toning. Clean and bright throughout.