Liege, Belgium: Bulletins de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, 1873. Offprint Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #26983
33 pages; French text. The author has inscribed and signed on the title page, "A Monsieur le professeur Hirn hommage a l'autor Folie" to Gustave-Adolphe Hirn (1815 - 1890) French physicist, astronomer. mathematician and engineer."The author relates the history of thermodynamics and develops two fundamental principles: the equivalence of heat and work by J.R. Mayer and heat consumption in the work by R. Clausius." (University of Liege collections site abstract of this work) by François Folie (1833-1905) Belgian scientist, astronomer, academician and student of the work of thermodynamic work of R. Clausius. This is a separately-printed and paginated offprint edition of the lecture, originally published in the Bulletins de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (1873), 2e serie. Title page also with the small previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush M.D., U.S. Navy; in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"size; bound in plain tan paper wraps. Some wear & darkening to the cover; contents clean and in very good condition.