8vo in 16s, [223 x 140mm] original boards, uncut (and largely unopened), sympathetically rebacked in buff paper with printed paper label, the baords much worn at edges, rubbed and chipped. Four parts: Mechanics, Hydrodynamics, Physics and Mathematical Elements: [vi, lacking front blank],  2-161, ,  4-32pp with numerous wood engravings in text. Endpapers damp-stained, the front with slight loss; text browned throughout and with faint water staining. Thomas Young, 1773-1829, physician, physicist and Egyptologist, was elected to the Royal Society in 1794 after publishing a paper on the eye the year before. In a paper published in 1801, 'On the theory of Light and Colours' he expounded his doctrine of 'interference' of light, marking an epoch in the history of the subject. [DNB]. Thomas Young died in London on 10 May 1829, and was buried in the cemetery of St. Giles' Church in Farnborough. Westminster Abbey houses a white marble tablet in memory of Young bearing the epitaph by Hudson Gurney: Sacred to the memory of Thomas Young, M.D., Fellow and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, Member of the National Institute of France; a man alike eminent in almost every department of human learning. Patient of unintermitted labour, endowed with the faculty of intuitive perception, who, bringing an equal mastery to the most abstruse investigations of letters and of science, first established the undulatory theory of light, and first penetrated the obscurity which had veiled for ages the hieroglyphs of Egypt.Later scholars and scientists have praised Young's work although they may know him only through achievements he made in their fields. His contemporary Sir John Herschel called him a "truly original genius". Albert Einstein praised him in the 1931 foreword to an edition of Newton's Opticks. An alliance of academic research groups engaged in the theory and simulation of materials named their London centre after Young. Scarce in any condition. ABPC lists only four copies at auction since 1983. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
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