London: Royal Society of London, 1858. Hardcover. First Edition. v, , 21, -909 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.
John Gassiot (1797-1877) describes an early observation of cathode rays.
Also contains Arthur Cayley's "Memoir on the Theory of Matrices" & "A Memoir on the Automorphic Linear Transformation of Bipartite Quadric Function" (pp. 17-37, 39-52) and Joseph Lister's "An Inquiry Regarding the Parts of the Nervous System Which Regulate the Contractions of the Arteries," "On the Cutaneous Pigmentary System of the Frog," & "On the Early Stages of Inflammation" (pp. 607-625, 627-643, 645-702).