Nine folding engraved plates. Three vols. 12mo, cont. blue boards (boards a bit worn), red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Herissant, 1771.
First edition in French of the first extensive history of electrical discovery and theory. Thetranslators were the Abbé Nollet and Mathurin-Jacques Brisson. It was published on the advice of Benjamin Franklin and corrected by him, but the Wheeler Gift remarks that the numerous notes by Brisson are anti-Franklinian in nature.
Very nice set. Library stamp and neat library inscription on half-titles and on titles of Vols. II and III.
❧ Ekelöf 474. Wheeler Gift 453b.
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