14 June 2006
ALDINI, Giovanni (1762-1834). Essai théorique et expérimental sur le Galvinisme. Paris: Fournier Fils, 1804.
2 volumes, 8o (200 x 128 mm). Half-titles. 10 folding engraved plates. (Some minor spotting, a few leaves of vol. II with minor repairs along gutter.) Contemporary marbled boards, paper spine labels (some wear at joints and ends of spine, corners bumped). Provenance: F Mayor Dr. Ch (ownership stamp on title-pages).
FIRST OCTAVO EDITION. Written during the debate over animal electricity and galvanic current, Aldini's Essai includes sections on the velocity of electricity through water, galvanic experiments carried out on decapitated criminals, the effects of electricity on the animal system, and electrical fishes. Waller 11268; Wellcome II, p.27; Wheeler Gift Catalogue 660. (2)
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