London: Royal Society of London, 1878. Hardcover. First Edition. v, 756 pp. 31 plates. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Table of Contents has a horizontal tear mid-page on p.[v], triangular piece missing from lower right corner of p. 163. Interiors clean. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
Adams and Day's paper oputlines their discovery that, when illuminated with a candle, that selenium produced a flow of electricity. Current solar panels and other solar charged equipment like desktop calculators were built off this principle.
Also contains John Tyndall's "Further Researches on the Deportment and Vital Persistence of Putrefactive and Infective Organisms from a Physical Point of View" (pp. 149-206).