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Electricity. BERTHOLON. De l’Electricité des Végétaux.

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Electricity. BERTHOLON. De l’Electricité des Végétaux.
 
BERTHOLON, Nicolas. De l’Electricité des Végétaux. 
Lyon, Bernuset, 1783

In-8vo, mm. 200x130; Leg. coeva p. pelle spugnata, dorso ornato con fregi e tit. in oro, risg. e tagli marmoriz.; pp. XVI, 468, (2); 3 tavv. in rame rip. f.t. Ottimo esemplare. 

Prima edizione figurata. In quest’opera il professore di Montpellier, che aveva già indagato sull’elettricità del corpo umano, si propone di studiare l’utilizzo del “fluido elettrico” per migliorare la crescita e curare le patologie dei vegetali. Il volume è ornato da belle tavole incise su rame da Legrand, che raffigurano le esperienze condotte per verificare l’influenza dell’elettricità sulla crescita delle piante. D.S.B: “‘De l’electricite des vegetaux’ deals with the application of the electricity to the growth of plants; for this Bertholon used an electrovegetometer of his own invention.” Zeitlinger: “This is probably the first work investigating the effects of electricity on the growth of plants”. 
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