Auction 358 Natural History - Medicine - Science - Technology

RÖNTGEN, W.C. Een nieuw soort van stralen. Amst., A.M. v.d. Broecke, 1896. 21 pp. W. illustration of the first röntgen photo (hand with ring). Or. printed pink wrappers. (2 outer upper corners of wrps. torn off, wrps. sl. browned along edges, ti-p. sl. foxed/browned).

Extremely rare first Dutch edition. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) was born in Lennep (Germany) but his mother was Dutch and at age three his family moved to the Netherlands (Apeldoorn), where he grew up. Röntgen attended high school at Utrecht Technical School. In 1865, he was unfairly expelled from high school. Without a high school diploma, Röntgen could only attend university in the Netherlands as a visitor, so he went to Zurich where he he could enter the Federal Polytechnic Institute. Later he became professor of several German universities. The original German edition (offprint issue) of the announcement of the discovery of the X-ray was published in Würzburg in 1895-96. It was the foundation stone of the science of radiology. For his work Röntgen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901. - Extremely rare, only 1 copy found in NCC (Delft). Waller 8077 (Dutch edition!); Cf. PMM 380; Garrison-Morton 2683; Norman 1841.

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