"ONE SCIENTIFIC EPOCH ENDED AND ANOTHER BEGAN WITH JAMES CLERK MAXWELL" (EINSTEIN)
MAXWELL, J[ames] Clerk. On Stresses in Rarified Gases… London, 1879.
First edition of Maxwell's major third and final paper on his kinetic theory of gases—it “created the science of rarefied gas dynamics” (DSB)—published the year of his death, containing his important 1879 notes, the complete volume of Philosophical Transactions with 35 plates and diagrams (one color, one folding), uncut and unopened in original wrappers. $2800.