Title: Essay on Electricity, explaining The Theory and Practice of that useful Science; and the mode of applying it to Medical Purposes. With an Essay on Magnetism. The Second Edition.
Publisher:  1785, 1785
Seller ID: 26681
ADAMS, George. An Essay on Electricity, explaining The Theory and Practice of that useful Science; and the mode of applying it to Medical Purposes. With an Essay on Magnetism. The Second Edition. Corrected and Considerably Enlarged. London: Printed at the Logographic Press for the Author, 1785. 8vo.(9" x 5 3/4"), engraved frontispiece, plates. Pp. [2 leaves], [v] - x,  - 476, [8 leaves] (index plus five page catalogue of instruments) followed by 7 p lates (6 folding). Original paper-covered boards.
Of Electricity in general; Of the electrical machine, with directions for exciting it;
The properties of electric attraction and repulsion illustrated by experiments with light bodies;
Entertaining experiments by the attraction and repulsion of light bodies, with some remarks on electrical attraction;
Of the electrical sparks;
Of the electrified points;
Of the Leyden phial;
Of the electrical battery, and the lateral explosion of charged jars;
Of the influence of pointed conductors for buildings;
To charge a plate of air;
Of the electrophorus;
Of atmospherical electricity;
Of the diffusion and subdivision of fluids by electricity;
Of the electric light in vacuo;
Of medical electricity;
Miscellaneous experiments and observations;
An essay on magnetism.
George Adams the younger (1750–1795) was an English optician and writer. He was mathematical instrument maker to George III of England, succeeding his father George Adams in the post. He also made globes.
At end of the present edition is a catalogue (with prices) 'of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments, Made and Sold by George Adams...'
Boards worn, spotted and soiled, the most part of paper spine lost. Some scattered foxing throughout, some off-setting, else very good. 1,200.00