
Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics
J. Willard Gibbs
Gibbs is considered by many historians of science to be the most original and gifted scientist that
the new world has produced to date. Among the many fields that he pioneered, Statistical Mechanics is most closely
and uniquely identified with his name. Gibbs's work has been so influential in giving form to this subject that
this 1902 volume could almost serve as a textbook today. This book will interest both historians of science and
those who wish to probe the fundamentals of statistical mechanics.
207 + xvi pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Reprint of first English edition published in 1902.
Paper $24. ISBN 091802420X
Cloth $32. ISBN 0918024196 
The Early Work of Willard Gibbs in Applied Mechanics
J. Willard Gibbs
The Early Work of Willard Gibbs in Applied Mechanics was published in 1947, and went virtually uncirculated
in spite of its obvious interest to a wide variety of scholars and historians. Within the pages of this handsome
volume are Gibbs' Ph.D. dissertation on spur gears, as well as his articles on the railway car brake and on a governor
for steam engines.
Henry Schuman, Inc., Publishers, 1947. First edition.
Cloth $25. ISBN 1881987175 


The Scientific Papers of J. Willard Gibbs
Volume I
Thermodynamics
This volume devoted to thermodynamics contains one of the most brilliant of all 19thcentury scientific
papers the 300page "On the Equilibrium of Heterogenous Substances" This paper, a rigorous and general
development of basic thermodynamic laws, not only founded the science of physical chemistry, but also provided
material on the theories of catalysis, solid solutions, and osmotic pressure that later scientists spent decades
in working out completely. A number of natural laws were clearly stated in this paper for the first time and its
publication in 1878 was an event of the first magnitude in the history of science. Eight additional papers on the
thermodynamics of fluids, vapordensities, and electrochemical thermodynamics, complete the first volume.
462 pages, 6 x 9. Reprint of first edition published in 1906.
Paper $38. ISBN 0918024773 
The Scientific Papers of J. Willard Gibbs
Volume II
Dynamics, Vector Analysis, Multiple Algebra, Electromagnetic Theory of Light
This volume is a collection of Gibbs' published papers on dynamics, multiple algebra, and electromagnetic
theory of light. It also includes his course on vector analysis that is the basis of both the mathematical tool
and its physical application.
292 pages, 6 x 9. Reprint of first edition published in 1906.
Paper $38. ISBN 188198706X 


Willard Gibbs
Muriel Rukeyser
"Muriel Rukeyser has written a brilliant and significant biography of the great American scientist, Willard
Gibbs, wisely placing the emphasis on his intellectual and scientific achievements."
Yale Review
This biography places Gibbs in the context of the remarkable flowering of science and literature
in the United States in the second half of the 19th century. Thus, the works of William James, Herman Melville,
Walt Whitman, and Henry Adams are discussed sidebyside with the science of Joseph Henry, Lee De Forest, and Charles
Peirce. In elegant prose, Rukeyser portrays Gibbs's unparalleled scientific achievements, and presents his unique
place in the intellectual life of 19th century America.
CONTENTS: Introduction: On Presumption The "Amistad" Mutiny New Haven Childhood
Science and the Imagination The Education Father and Son The Civil War The Years Abroad
Return to America The First Papers A Chair in Mathematical Physics The Great Paper
"Mathematics Is a Language" The Rosetta Stone of Science The Shadow and The Factory
Three Masters: Melville, Whitman, Gibbs The Imagination of America The Double Democracy
Tendencies of History The Long Discovery of Willard Gibbs.
465 + xiv pages, 6 x 9. Reprint of first edition published in 1942.
Paper $35. ISBN 0918024560
Cloth $45. ISBN 0918024579 