A Treatise on Frictional Electricity in Theory and Practice. Edited, with a Memoir of the Author, by Charles Tomlinson.
by HARRIS, Sir William Snow (1791-1867).
London:: Virtue, 1867., 1867. 8vo. xxxiv, 291,  pp. 119 figs. Original maroon blind- and gilt-stamped cloth; extremities worn. Ownership signature of George Gilmore Sloane, 1907, extensive neat pencil marginalia on rear endpaper. Good +. Rare. William Snow Harris, also known as "Thunder-and-Lightning Harris", was an English physician and electrical researcher. He is best remembered for developing a successful system of lightning conductors to protect ships from lightning strikes. One of his earliest models was employed on the Beagle during Darwin's famous voyage, and successfully protected the ship from multiple lightning strikes. / Frictional Electricity was Harris' final work, collecting a lifetime of experience in the field of early electrical research. It is split into two parts: "Elementary Electrical Phenomena" and "On the Laws of Electrical Force", and includes "Two Lectures on Atmospheric Electricity and Protection from Lightning."
(Inventory #: RW1467)
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