Edinburgh, Scotland: Archibald Constable and Co., 1824. Wraps. First Edition. 8 [advertisement], iv, -392 pp. 8vo. 8 plates. Original paper wraps with wear and considerable chipping at edges, majority of spine paper missing, still tight with no loose pages. Good.
David Brewster (1781-1868) was best know for his work in the field of optics. This paper details his experiments in double refraction which led to the discovery of the Photoelastic Effect. Double refraction, or birefringence, is where light splits and takes two slightly different paths through a material.