Padua: Tommaso Bettinelli, 1797.
Third Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Item #045247
1/4 vellum over original plain boards, spine vellum cracked, dry and chipped. Old notes to pastedown, scattered light foxing, very clean overall. xvi, 236pp with 4 folding charts at the rear.
Toaldo was a professor of Science and Mathematics at the University of Padua, instrumental in implementing Franklin's theories on electricity - he attempted to prove that weather was cyclical and controlled by atmospheric phenomena. At the rear he appends an Italian translation of the Greek poet Solensis Aratus's famous astronomical poem. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 045247.