A Treatise on the Dynamics of a Particle with Numerous Examples.Cambridge : Macmillan and Co., 1856 Stock Code: 48956
Particle physicsFirst edition of a work that went to a second, revised edition in 1865, and to its final and seventh edition, further revised, in 1900. Tait had been at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and won the senior wranglership in January 1852, while the favourite, Steele, became second wrangler. Tait commemorated Steele's early death by publishing this work under their joint names.
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt, boards blocked in blind with two-line outer rule, pale pink endpapers.
With initial advert leaf'; 16pp. adverts at end torn away except for first and last leaf, which have been used for pencilled equations.
Trinity, Cambridge student's ownership inscription to half-title, dated 1863. Spine worn at ends, extremities rubbed, superficial cracks to inner hinges but a good firm copy.
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