BORN, Max (1882-1970)
/ by Max Born. Revised by the author from the original translation of John Dougall …. London and Glasgow : Blackie & Son Ltd., 1951. Fifth edition. Octavo (217 mm), publisher’s green cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine, in the publisher’s dust jacket (short tears at spine ends and corners, spine sunned), endpapers with offsetting, front free-endpaper with previous owner’s name, pp xiv, 437, with text figures; top edges foxed, internally clean and bright throughout, a good copy.
Max Born was a German physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of notable physicists in the 1920s and 1930s.