Of the method of rendering very sensible the weakest natural or artificial electricity.

Volta (Alessandro)

Of the method of rendering very sensible the weakest natural or artificial electricity.

Read at the Royal Society, March 14, 1782. [English translation by Tiberius Cavallo].

Description: FIRST EDITION in English, offprint issue, the English text following the Italian, outer pages dust soiled, cut down somewhat (220 x 175 mm) but not encroaching on the text at all, pp. [i], 71, 4to, green cloth, c. 1900, University of Glasgow Chemistry Department bookplate inside front cover, stamped 'Withdrawn,' good

Publication Details: Printed by J. Nichols, 1782

Notes: 'Volta embodied the quantities capacity and tension, and the implicit relation that he had established between them (Q=CT), in a new instrument, a condensator for rendering sensible atmospheric electricity otherwise too weak for detection. This famous device is nothing but an electrophore with a poor conductor like polished marble of oiled wood as its cake ... Others soon incorporated this insight into ingenious multipliers of weak charges, such as the well-known "doubler" invented by William Nicholson' (DSB)....more

Bibliography: (ESTC T133079, Huntington and Yale only in the US)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1782

Stock Number: 46874

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