London: Royal Society of London, 1856. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , v, -951 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.
Airy determines the mean density of the earth.
Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches--Thirtieth Series" (pp. 159-180); William Thomson's "The Bakerian Lecture. On the Electro-dynamic Qualities of Metals" (pp. 649-751); and William Andrews' "On the Constitution and Properties of Ozone" (pp. 1-13).