Lyon: Bernuset, 1780. Wraps. Treatise on the effects of electricity on human health, by Pierre Bertholon de Saint-Lazare, French physicist noted for his experiments with electricity, and his friendship with Benjamin Franklin.
Bertholon (1741 - 1800), was a French physician and member of the royal society of Lyon. He taught physics at Monpelier and performed numerous experiments on electricity, including experiments with lightning rods. Bertholon supplied lightning rods to buildings throughout the south of France as his friend Benjamin Franklin had done in the American colonies, using pointed lightning rods such as the large one on the dome of the State House in Maryland.
Small 8vo, pp, 541pp, pp, uncut. Original French paper printed wrappers, chipped and worn around edges, and chipped at spine (mostly worn away), inner hinge of cover held with document tape. OCLC: 31565467. Good + overall. Item #24006