Cuthbertson, John.
Practical electricity, and galvanism, containing a series of experiments.

London, Callow, 1807. - (21 x 12,5 cm). XX, 271S., 2 Bll. Verlagskatalog. Mit 9 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit.

Erste Ausgabe. - "Series of experiments in static electricity; magnetism developed by Leyden jar discharges" (W-G). "Cuthbertson gives the conclusions he reached from his numerous experiments with wire... Cuthbertson made the very extraordinary discovery that a battery of fifteen jars and containing 17 square feet of coated glass, which... could only be made to ignite from 18 to 20 inches of iron wire of 1/150 part of an inch in diamter, took a charge which ignited 60 inches when he breathed into each jar through a glass tube" (Mottelay). - Vereinzelt gering gebräunt bzw. mit schwachem Fleckenrand in der linken unteren Ecke. Zwei Tafeln mit Knickspuren, sonst gut erhalten. - Ekelöf 633; Wheeler-Gift 681; Mottelay 230

650 €