An essay on electricity, explaining the principles of that useful science; and describing the ... An essay on electricity, explaining the principles of that useful science; and describing the ... An essay on electricity, explaining the principles of that useful science; and describing the ...

An essay on electricity, explaining the principles of that useful science; and describing the instruments, Contrived Either to Illustrate the Theory, or Render the Practice Entertaining. Illustrated with six plates. To which is added, a letter to the author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity. By the late George Adams, Mathematical Instrument maker to his Majesty, &c. The fifth edition, with corrections and additions, by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker

ADAMS, George (1750-1795)

Published by printed by J. Dillon, and Co. for, and sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn, London, 1799
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8vo: xiv[bound out of sequence],594pp, with six copper-engraved plates. Tall, untrimmed, wide-margined copy, completely unsophisticated, in original drab grey boards, beige paper spine, printed paper label. An exemplary example, binding square and tight; pages, clean fresh and bright. Wheeler Gift 519b. Fifth (and most desirable) Edition of this seminal work on electricity and its applications (first published 1784), with corrections and additions by William Jones. Adams came from a family of makers of scientific instruments and globes, and was Mathematical Instrument-Maker to His Majesty George III. In the 1780s, he began publishing a series of illustrated texts dealing with the physical sciences. Following close on the heels of Essay on Electricity were Essays on the Microscope (1787), Astronomical and Geographical Essays (1789), Geometrical and Graphical Essays (1791), and Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy (5 vols., 1794). The six engraved plates, including a new frontispiece, contain 105 figures, mostly illustrating various experimental instruments constructed by Adams, often at the request of the king in line with his interest in the practical applications of science. Bookseller Inventory # BB1006

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Title: An essay on electricity, explaining the ...

Publisher: printed by J. Dillon, and Co. for, and sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn, London

Publication Date: 1799

Binding: Paper-Covered Boards

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: Early Reprint.

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