Catalogue Number: 603
Light, an elementary text-book, theoretical and practical.
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: GLAZEBROOK (Sir) Richard Tetley
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1910
Edition: 2nd Edition (reprint)
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Cambridge UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press
Description Of Item: Original olive green cloth, 210 pages, book advertisments, 134 figures in text. Inscribed RE Trist c/o W Wood and Co Melbourne on front fly leaf.
Historical Significance: The first edition of this book was published 1894. There were 7 editions, the last in 1926. Sir Richard Tetley Glazebrook KCB, KCVO FRS (1854-1935) was a physicist born in Liverpool. He was educated at Dulwich College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[He was President of the Physical Society from 1903 to 1905. His work dealt primarily with aviation but other branches of physics also interested him. He was the first president of the Institute of Physics after the Physical Society adopted this new name. He was the first director of the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington from 1899 to 1919 and under his directorship it grew from a few huts on a marshy plain to a national service. For his work there he was knighted in 1917. He was also made a Companion of the Bath in 1910, Knight Commander of the Bath in 1920 and a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1934.
How Acquired: Donated by Reginald Trist, a Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Fair, cloth worn and some silver fishing
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note