Paris, Crochard, 1821. 8vo. Uncut and unopened in orig. printed wrappers. In: "Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Redigées par MM. Gay-Lussac et Arago", Tome XVII - Mai Issue. Pp. 1-112 including titlepage to vol. 17. - The rapport: pp. 80-102. Fresnel's paper: pp. 102-111. Clean and fine.
First appearance of the joint report. This investigation of Fresnel's paper by Arago (mainly written by Arago as a polemic directed at Biot) and Ampère is a central document in the rather bitter confrontation between Arago and Biot on the wave theory of light put forward by Fresnel.
Fresnel's paper is the first part of three of his "Calcul des teintes".