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Expériences et observations sur l'électricité faites à Philadelphie en Amérique par M. Benjamin Franklin & communiquées dans plusieurs lettres à M. P. Collinson, de la Societé Royale de Londre (2 vols., Paris: Durand, 1756).

  • 1756
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • 17 cm H
  • Othmer Rare Books
  • Othmer Library Rare Book Collection
  • DFOb10596847


The first edition of Franklin’s electrical researches in French (1752) preceded its complete publication in English (1751-54).  This second French edition was considerably enlarged from the first and split into two volumes.  Franklin’s electrical researches established his scientific reputation in France, leading eventually to his being named  associé étranger (foreign member) of Académie Royales des Sciences in 1772.

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