PRIESTLEY, JOSEPH. 1733-1804.
The History and Present State of Electricity with Original Experiments.... London: J. Dodsley, J. Johnson, et al, 1767.
4to (258 x 196 mm). , xxxi, , 736, [2 ad], , [1 ad] pp. With 7 folding engraved plates + engraved "specimen chart" (part of an ad at end). Modern calf. Browned and foxed, plates with offsetting, corner repair to title, f.f.e. bound tightly and chipped.
Provenance: J.K. Reynolds (inscription on title); Thomas Kingsley; Horatio Gates Jones of Philadelphia (inscription with a note it was purchased in 1880 for $3).
FIRST EDITION of the first history of electricity. Includes much on the experiments of Priestley's friend, Benjamin Franklin.