Esperienze Fisico-Meccaniche Sopra Varj Soggeti:

Hauksbee (Francis)

Esperienze Fisico-Meccaniche Sopra Varj Soggeti:

contenenti un racconto di diversi i intorno la luce e l'elettricità producibile dallo strofinamento de' corpi con molte altre notabili apparenze non mai prima osservate colla spiegazione di tutte le macchine.

Description: FIRST ITALIAN EDITION, with 7 folding engraved plates and 1 smaller on different paper (not numbered), numerous bold woodcut decorations, plates a bit browned, pp. [xvi], 162, [2], large 8vo, contemporary green vellum, spine gilt in compartments, russet morocco lettering piece, shelf number to foot of spine, overlapping fore-edges, front joint cracking, good

Publication Details: Florence: Nella Stamperia Di Sua Altezza Reale. Per Jacopo Guiducci e Santi Franchi, 1716

Notes: The first translation of Hauksbee's 1709 'Physico-Mechanical Experiments' (which was 'Sold only at the Author's House'), and in fact the second edition of the text: Henry Guerlac in DSB points out that this edition was the one chiefly read in France, and the one used by the pioneer electrician C.F. de Cisternay Duffay. A French translation did not appear until 1754. In the main article Guerlac describes Hauksbee's experiments, and the 'unique collaboration between the venerable dean of English science [i.e. Newton] and the vigorous, gifted experimenter. From Newton, Hauksbee came to understan...more

Bibliography: (Mottelay, pp. 149--51; Taylor 590; Wheeler Gift 232, all referring to the English edition)

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Price: £1,750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1716

Stock Number: 60984

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