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Luigi GALVANI

Electricity – Physiology. GALVANI. Two works.

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Luigi GALVANI
Electricity – Physiology. GALVANI. Two works.
 
GALVANI, Luigi. Il "Taccuino" di Luigi Galvani. Riproduzione in fac-simile dall'autografo conservato nella Biblioteca dell'Archiginnasio di Bologna. A cura del Comitato per la celebrazione del Centenario della nascita di L. Galvani. 
 Bologna, Nicola Zanichelli, 1937 - XV. 

12mo, mm. 140 x 100. publisher binding. Pp. XXV, (3), cc. 68 (facsimile del taccuino), 41, (3). Very nice copy.

Elegant edition, printed in only 500 copies, of this precious unpublished notebook, containing the account of various experiments carried out by Galvani during 1795; its existence was known, but then traces were lost, until it reappeared in 1912, and was acquired by the Archiginnasio library. Thus was born this facsimile publication, followed by transcription, and preceded by a historical introduction by Albano Sorbelli.

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GALVANI, Luigi. Memorie ed esperimenti inediti di Luigi Galvani con la Iconografia di lui e con un Saggio di bibliografia degli scritti. A cura del Comitato per le celebrazioni del secondo centenario della nascita... e a spese della Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna… 
Bologna, Cappelli, 1937 - XV. 

4to, mm. 250 x 180. half canvas, gilt titles. Pp. VII, 480, (10) with 4 large folded plates, XVI illus. at the end, and numerous vignettes in the text reproducing sketches of Galvani. Good copy.

Uncommon edition of 500 copies (no. 162), interesting for the collection of unpublished writings of the great physicist from Emilia Romagna; it was edited by Silvestro Gherardi, a great scholar of Galvani, who examined the large amount of writings preserved at the Academy of Sciences in Bologna, and at the end contains the reasoned bibliography of Galvani's writings.
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