Des premieres experiences faites en floreal et prairial de l'an 5, par la commission nommee....
Offprint from Comptes Rendus Institut national. 4to. 107pp. 273 x 203 mm. Original wrappers, uncut, some foxing & wear but fine. In a cloth box. [Paris, at least 1798.]
First Separate Edition. Reports the preliminary work of the commission appointed to study galvanism, in the spring of 1797. This commission included Couloumb and had the assistance of the Alexander von Humboldt. By the time the commission garthered, Galvani had already done his utmost to establish animal electricity for which he made the first claims in 1791 (Garrison-Morton 593). He had offered proof of purely biological transmission of electricity to counter Volta in 1794 and 1797, while Volta continued to insist on contact electricity and worked his way up to the first electric battery. See Garrison-Morton 608 for Humboldt's contribution to animal electricity. Dibner, Galvani-Volta (1952) 34.
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