Verona: Giannalberto Tumermani, 1747.
First edition. Engraved title vignette and headpiece. , 189,  pp. 1 vols. 4to. Maffei On the Formation of Lightning, 1747. Original boards, uncut. Some early, but faint dampstaining throughout -- otherwise a fine, wide-margined copy Ronalds, p. 314; Gartrell, p. 334; OCLC: 23628231 (one location: U. of Michigan); Mottelay, p. 321; Baaken Library, p. 83; not in Wheeler; not in RLIN. Item #53510
Collection of fifteen letters on the origins of lightning by the enlightened polymath Maffei (1675-1755), "said by Grimelli (Storia) to contain all the anterior letters on Lightning published by him, i.e. all before 1746, the date of the censorship." - Ronalds
The book is rare in institutions -- OCLC gives only one location.
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