Symposium on The Dynamics of Crystal Lattices.

Scarce Presentation copy of the Symposium on The Dynamics of Crystal Lattices; inscribed by Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman to Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur who assembled India’s greatest library

Symposium on The Dynamics of Crystal Lattices.

RAMAN, Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata.


Item Number: 108563

Bangalore: Reprinted from Proceedings of The Indian Academy of Sciences, 1943.

Rare compendium of papers by Sir Chandrashekhara Raman, winner of the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics. Quarto, bound in full leatherette with titles lettered in gilt, illustrated with charts and photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman to Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur, “To Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur with the highest regards of C.V. Raman 3.5.1946.” The recipient, Indian nobleman Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur assembled India’s greatest library, famed for its diverse collection of rare antiquarian manuscripts and important books. With the Raja’s ownership signature and inscription which notes that the book was received from Sir C.V. Raman by registered book post on 6.5.1946, but Sir Raman paid a personal visit in 4-4-46 from 3:30pm- 5:30pm. In very good condition. Laid in is a collection of clippings related to The Raman Research Institute and a Brief Biographical Sketch produced by The Bangalore Press. Scarce with only one other book signed by Raman recorded.

Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman (1888 - 1970) was an Indian physicist born in the former Madras Province in India. He carried out ground-breaking work in the field of light scattering, research which earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics. He was the first Asian and first non-white to receive any Nobel Prize in the sciences. The prize was awarded “for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him,” more specifically describing the changes in wavelength and amplitude of light as it traverses a transparent material.

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