Exposé des nouvelles découvertes sur l'electricité et le magnétisme,

Ampère (André Marie) and Jacques Babinet.

Exposé des nouvelles découvertes sur l'electricité et le magnétisme,

de MM. Oersted, Arago, Ampère, H. Davy, Biot, Erman, Schweiger, De la Rive, etc.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text, pp. [iv], 91, 8vo, drab wrappers, good

Publication Details: Paris: Méquignon-Marvis, 1822

Notes: A important, scarce and early publication on electricity and magnetism, a 'very valuable Treatise' (Mottelay). Ampère's collaborator in the present publication, Jacques Babinet, 'did excellent work in different areas of physics. He was an early advocate of the wave theory of light [and] produced important results in the theory of refraction' (Ekelöf p. 287). An additional interesting aspect of the present paper is a first outline of Ampère's ideas concerning an electric telegraph (p. 71). The work is in fact an offprint from the Supplement to the French translation of Thomas Thompson's Syst...more

Bibliography: (Overmier and Senior p. 127; not in Gartrell or Wheeler Gift)

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Price: £1,250

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1822

Stock Number: 46823

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