JF Ptak Science Books
Gustav Kirchhoff. "Zur Geschichte der Spectral-Analyse under der Analyse der Sonnenatmosphaere"(On the history of spectral analysis and the analysis of the solar atmosphere). In: Annalen der Physik, Band 118, No. 1, occupying pp 94-111. Offered in the entire volume of 644pp (being the half-year for 1863.) Kirchhoff (1824-1887) was part of the Bunsen-Kirchhoff teams that developed the spectroscope in 1859 and then detected the first chemical elements in the spectrum of a star (1859 and 1860, respectively). This article is interesting article given that it is relatively lengthy for such a short history, though it does reach back into the early 19th century for related developments.
Condition: Ex-libris Deutsche Akademie der Luftfahrtforschung, then Wright Patterson Field Library (USAF), then Library of Congress. Library markings: small gilt-stamped "Akademie der Luftfahrtforschung", page edges stamped "Wright Field Library/Dayton, Ohio" on top and bottom. Contents quite nice. $200.00