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Lot 411 - Two rare Galvani’s first edition. GALVANI Luigi. Lettera di un Amico al conte [...]

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Two rare Galvani’s first edition. GALVANI Luigi. Lettera di un Amico al conte Prospero Balbo col ragguaglio delle sperienze di Luigi Galvani Accademico Bolognese intorno all'azione dell'Elettricità ne' movimenti muscolari.
Torino, s.t., 1792Bound with: Lettera seconda di un Amico al conte Prospero Balbo col ragguaglio delle sperienze del dottore Eusebio Valli sull'Elettricità Animale. [3 maggio 1792]2 booklets in a vol. in 8vo, mm. 200x130; Original wrapper; pp. 24, 19. Fine specimen.


Original editions. The first booklet is a brilliant statement of the experiments carried out by Galvani on muscle contractions of frogs, exposed in the work De Viribus electricitatis in Motu Musculari, published in 1792; the second contains a comprehensive presentation of similar experiences, contemporary and parallel those of Galvani, by Eusebio Valli. An extract of the first letter was also published in the Brugnatelli Newspaper, Book II, 1792, pp. 94-109 but this booklet is the earlier. Cfr. Ronalds, p. 17.

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