Derby: John Drewry, 1789.
Folding frontispece and 3 other folding plates. xvii, -141pp. With a list of subscribers inserted between sigg.A2 and 3. 8vo. IN ORIGINAL BOARDS ON ATOMOSPHERIC ELECTRICTY. Original paper over boards, uncut, one inch piece of spine missing, else beautiful. Ownership signature of John H. Cafner on title-page ESTC T67086. Item #366179
Bennet was a clergyman who was also a physicist. He invented the gold-leaf electroscope and an improved magnetometer. Alesandra Volta regarded the theory of electricity that Bennet put forth in this book as a key influence in leading to the development of his own theories.
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