Auction 443 / Lot n° 48

[VOLTA, Alessandro] (1745-1827) - [Lettere sulla meteorologia elettrica] in Biblioteca Fisica d'Europa. Pavia: Monastero di S. Salvatore, 1788. First part of the first edition of "lettere sulla meteorologia elettrica" by Alessandro Volta addressed to Georg Christoph Lichtenberg printed within the Biblioteca Fisica d'Europa. The inventor of the battery theorizes a standard voltage measurement and describes other scientific discoveries. The present set contains 5 letters (i.e. the first part) of 6 letters and 4 appendixes printed in the following pubblications. Very rare. 6 tomes in 3 volumes, 8vo (192 x 120mm). Engraved titles, woodcut headpieces, 4 plates of which one folding (some light spotting). Contemporary half calf, title on spine label and gilt decorations (light wear). (3)

Auction: 22 January 2018 at 15:00

Estimate 250 - 350€

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