The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, printed in London, Taylor and Francis, vol XV, sixth series, January-June 1908, 8vo, viii, 772pp, 19 plates. Bound in dark blue cloth, with reinforced hinges, making this a very sturdy copy in spite of its size. This is a tight, crisp, sturdy copy. Very Good copy. $350
Eugen Goldstein, "On the Canal-Ray Group", pp 372-385 ("Eugen Goldstein was an early investigator of discharge tubes, the discoverer of anode rays, and is sometimes credited with the discovery of the proton....In the 1870s Goldstein undertook his own investigations of discharge tubes, and named the light emissions studied by others Kathodenstrahlen, or cathode rays. He discovered several important properties of cathode rays, which contributed to their later identification as the first subatomic particle, the electron..."--Wiki. This is a reprint of an article that appeared in 1902 in the Verhandl. d. Deutsch/ Physik Gesellsch..."which contains a condensed summary of many years' observations concerning canal rays since my first publication (1886) ont eh subject." Goldstein felt that his work in this area had so for been not much utilized, but hoped that this summary "prove to the reader that canal rays are a much more complicated phenomenon than generally admitted."--Goldstein, from the article.
A.C. and W.E. Jessup, "On the Evolution and Devolution of the Elements", pp 21-55, with a very interesting folding plate. It is here where the word "proton" first appears in a scientific (non-biological) sense, though not in the way it became standardized by Rutherford in 1920 (first in Engineering and then very shortly thereafter in Nature.).
("We might well suppose that in the nebulous stage of matter there are four substances, the first two being unknown upon earth, the third being hydrogen, and the fourth..being helium. It also seems probable that..no other elements exist in the early nebulæ; and..we are justified in assuming that hydrogen, the two unknown elements, and helium are the four original elements from which all the other elements form. To distinguish them from others we will term them protons."--OED)
Hans Geiger, another in his series of articles on his apparatus, "On the Irregularities in the Radiation from Radioactive Bodies", pp 539-548;
(A name little seen but one which I really appreciate, a guy working in a number of different fields) Lewis Fry Richardson, "On a Freehand Graphic Way of Determining Stream Lines and Equipotentials", pp. 237-270 (a very long article for the PM);
C.G. Barkla, "On X-Rays and Scattered X-Rays", pp 288-297;
J. Joly, "On the Radioactivity of Sea Water", pp 385-393;
Lord Kelvin, "On the Formation of Concrete Matter from Atomic Origins", pp 397-413;
Lord Rayleigh, "On the Further Measurements of wave-Lengths...", pp 548-559;
William H. Bragg and J.P.V. Madsen, "On an Experimental Investigation of the Nature of (Gamma) Rays", pp 663-676;