London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, -59, -414,  pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
Also contains J. Frederic Daniell's article, "Fourth Letter on Voltaic Combinations, with Reference to the Mutual Relations of the Generating and Conducting Surfaces." (pp. 41-56).
Also contains Michael Faraday's articles, "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eleventh, Supplementary Note, Twelfth, Thirteenth & Fourteenth Series" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 128 for the Year 1838 Part I & Part II, pp. 1-40, 79-82, 83-124, 125-168, 265-282). Faraday makes an early step toward the discovery of the electron. In 1838, he passed an electrical current through a glass tube containing various gases, and noticed a strange “glow discharge” that occurred at both electrodes as he evacuated the tube. The glows extended from both electrodes for some distance as he increased the evacuation, but it never fully met at the middle.