Lot 132 of 196:
First comprehensive statement of the first law of thermodynamics  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$27,000
Estimate:
$15,000 - $25,000

Title:
Uber die Erhaltung der Kraft

Author:
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von

Place:
Berlin

Publisher:
G. Reimer

Date:
1847

Description:

[iv], 72 pp. (8vo) modern three-quarter brown calf and marbled boards, custom black cloth clamshell case. First Edition.

"The first comprehensive statement of the first law of thermodynamics: that all modes of energy, heat, light, electricity, and all chemical phenomena, are capable of transformation from one to the other but are indestructible and cannot be created" (PMM). PMM 323; Horblit 48; Dibner 159; Garrison-Morton 611; Norman 1039.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light foxing, small stain in margin of a few leaves; very good in a fine modern binding.


 
Item number:
259860
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS.  For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting William Taylor prior to the auction.

 

Terms and conditions

CONTRACTS

All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.

BUYER'S PREMIUM

A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.

ONLINE BIDDING

The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.