• Bookshop: B & L Rootenberg (United States)
  • ILAB-LILA Member
  • Publishing year: 1784
  • Publisher: Marelli
  • Subjects: Mecanique
  • Shipment weight: 1000 g
  • Publishing place: Milan

Bibliographic details

FIRST EDITION Engraved title vignette, head-piece, initial, and 1 folding engraved plate. Original wrappers, top of front wrapper torn away; minor spotting on preliminary and endleaves, otherwise an excellent unsophisticated copy preserved in a folding clamshell box. First edition of the author's fascinating treatise on lightning rods. Landriani treats not only practical matters of construction and use, but also incorporates a section on scientific theory, differentiating between natural and artificial electricity. He provides a detailed description of Franklin's experiments, and includes a catalogue of all known lightning rods installed in Europe. Landriani (1746-1815), physicist and inventor, was one of a small group of eighteenth-century Italian scientists who received government funds to travel for the purpose of investigating scientific advances in other countries. A number of letters from scientists such as Saussure and Toaldo, among others, are published here for the first time. Along with Fontana, Landriani also developed the science of eudiometry, a method of verifying the healthiness of the air.

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