Charles Morris. "The Matter of Space", in Nature, in the weekly issue of February 8, 1883. pp 349-351.
And with A.S. Herschel's three-part paper in support of Morris:
- "The Matter of Space", in Nature, March 15, 1883, pp 458-460; and
- "The Matter of Space II", pp 504-506 in the weekly issue of March 29, 1883, and
- "“The Matter of Space”, issue of July 26, 1883, pp 294-7 in the weekly issue.
“Besides meteoric astronomy, Herschel was interested in many branches of physical science, and became a member of the Physical Society of London in 1889 and of the Society of Arts in 1892. He contributed frequently to Nature,an article on "The Matter of Space" in 1883 being specially noteworthy. “
- Together: 4 papers, as described above, all from two volumes of Nature, 1883, removed from a larger bound volume, without their original wrappers. Very Good condition. $125 for the group.
"Professor Alexander Stewart Herschel (5 February 1836 – 18 June 1907) was a British astronomer.. Although much less well known than his grandfather William Herschel or his father John Herschel, he did pioneering work in meteor spectroscopy. He also worked on identifying comets as the source of meteor showers.The Herschel graph, the smallest non-Hamiltonian polyhedral graph, is named after Herschel due to his pioneering work on Hamilton's Icosian group."--Wiki
[Charles Morris] "contributed frequently to Nature, an article on 'The Matter of Space' in 1883 being specially noteworthy. --Dictionary of National Biography, 2nd supplement; also see his obituary in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronom. Soc, Feb. 1908.
“Mr Charles Morris on the pre nebular condition of matter: Others again suppose matter to be present everywhere throughout space. This view has been ingeniously advocated by Mr Charles Morris in an article on The Matter of Space which appeared in Nature February 8 1883. The hypothesis of an ether specially distinct from matter he considers to be a gratuitous assumption and one of the last surviving relics of eighteenth century science and unless it can be proved that highly disintegrated matter is positively incapable of conveying light vibrations there is no warrant for assigning this duty to a distinct form of substance. But that matter exists in outer space in the same conditions as in planetary atmospheres he thinks is improbable. Its duty as a conveyor of radiant vibrations seems to require a far greater tensity and its disintegration is probably extreme. Assuming matter throughout the universe here as condensed spheres and there in outer space as highly rarified substance the atmospheric envelopes of the spheres he considers will gradually shade off into the excessively rare matter of mid space. “--Stellar Evolution and Its Relations to Geological Time, p. 75 by James Croll
Also in the March 29 issue is a fine article by G.H. Darwin, "On the Formation of Mudballs" (similar to the natural formation of snowballs). Wonderful!