1887 · London:
by LOCKYER, Joseph Norman (1836-1920).
London:: Macmillan, 1887., 1887. 8vo. xix, , 457,  pp. Frontis., 134 figs., index. Contemporary crimson blind- and gilt-decorated calf, dark-green leather gilt-stamped spine label, raised bands, mass-tooled gilt compartments, dentelles in blind. Very good. Deluxe binding, gilt-stamped "Brighton College". Bookseller's ticket: H. & C. Treacher, Booksellers & Stationers, The Royal Library, Brighton. A prolific writer, Lockyer was highly regarded for this and other work on solar physics. In 1874 the Royal Society of London recognized Lockyer's important contributions in solar physics and astronomical spectroscopy, awarding to him the Rumford Medal. – Joseph A. Angelo, Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy, p. 361. / "In 1887, Lockyer published The Chemistry of the Sun, which put forward a radical new theory, "the dissociation hypothesis." Its details have been found wanting, but the heart of the theory remains valid: Within the Sun, atoms become ionized, splitting off their outer electrons into a sea of particles or plasma." – Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, 703 pp.
(Inventory #: RW1158)