Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1930. First Edition. Octavo. Item #029122
257 pages. The author was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1933 along with Schrödinger. In one of the classics of quantum mechanics ('On the theory of quantum mechanics') Dirac in August 1926 incorporated Erwin Schrödinger's new wave mechanics into his own theory and thereby created a more general and powerful formalism which he immediately applied to develop what subsequently became known as Fermi-Dirac quantum statistic. This copy belonged to Harold Cave who was a graduate student of Lord Rutherford at Cambridge in 1927-30. Harold Cave signed and dated the book from Munich in July 1930 where he studied with Schrodinger and Arnold Sommerfeld. In Cormac McCarthy's The Passenger, at midpoint, there is a serious discussion of Dirac and other key physicists such as Feynman. A fine bright copy bound in a dark blue-black cloth, spine lettering gilt, in a very nice unclipped dust jacket with toning, head with very light chipping, closed tear to upper joint of jacket. Picture shows glare, not staining of jacket. A handsome, sharp cornered copy.