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DALLA BELLA, João Antonio

Noticias Historicas, e Praticas ácerca do modo de defender os edificios dos Estragos dos Raios.  

£380

Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1773.

Description

8vo.  (8) ff., 88 pp.  With 1 folding engraved plate of scientific instruments.   Contemporary calf, lower joint worn.   Ownership signature on first title p.  Marginal tear repaired in p. 15/16 of 2nd work.

Together with, at head of page:  De vi electrica Artificiali, nempe Arte excitata.   56 pp. 

Dalla Bella stresses the advantages of equipping buildings with lightning conductors, having observed such experiments in his native Italy.   He comments on experiments and observations made with electricity by Priestley, Beccaria, Nollet, Benjamin Franklin and others.   Innocêncio writes that he taught Physics at the University of Coimbra, and owed his appointment to the Marques of Pombal.   In the second, anonymous, work references are made on pp. 11-19 to Benjamin Franklin’s experiments with electricity comparing them with those of Nollet, and further comments on his researches appear on pp 54-56.

Innocêncio III, 288 & X, 153.  Sir Francis Ronalds's Cat. p. 131.

 

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