An Epitome of Electricity and Galvanism

An Epitome of Electricity and Galvanism

Jacob Green; Erskine Hazard

Jane Aitken, 1809

1st ed.  Early Pennsylvania printing.  Bound in contemporary sheep. iv, xlviii, 159 p.  22 cm. Engraved frontispiece of the "electrical machine."  Front joint cracked. Scuff, with some loss, to front cover along edge.

"This is one of the earliest works on electricity published in America; it contains a carefully written account of contemporary discoveries, experiments, and investigations"--Wheeler Gift 697. Rink 752. Shaw et Shoemaker, 17673.  Jacob Green was an early Philadelphia chemist, professor at Princeton and a founder of Jefferson Medical College.  Erskine Hazard was an important Philadelphia industrialist.  (Two Gentlemen of Philadelphia)

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