First editions, first impressions of the collected papers of Nobel Prize winning physicist Enrico Fermi (1901-1954), the creator of the worlds first nuclear reactor and a leading figure in the Manhattan Project. This set's weight necessitates additional shipping costs, please email us to discuss before purchasing.
Volumes I & II. Chicago & Rome: The University of Chicago Press; Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1962 & 65.
2 volumes, tall quarto. original red cloth, titles to spines gilt. Volume II with the dust jacket, volume I lacking the jacket. Portrait frontispiece to each volume, 8 plates in volume I and 9 in volume II. Illustrations and diagrams throughout the text. Volume I a little rubbed and scuffed with faded spine and bumped corners. Cloth of volume II fresh, as are the contents of both volumes save for a paper flaw which has been folded over at pages 230-244. The jacket of volume II is rubbed and tanned with faded spine panel and some creasing and chips at the edges. A very good set.
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