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HORVATH, Keresztély János.
Physica Particularis, auditorum usibus accomodata a Jo. Bapt. Horvath Presb. Editio Prima Veneta.
Venetiis, excudebat Antonius Zatta, MDCCLXXXII [ 1782]. First Venice Edition. 8vo, pp. viii, [ii] errata, 576; with ten folding leaves of plates; aside from some occasional spotting, clean and fresh throughout; in contemporary carta rustica, with yellow paper spine and handwritten paper label; significant wear to joints and spine. First Venice edition, expanded with two extra leaves of plates from the first of 1770, of this influential physics textbook by the Hungarian Jesuit Johann Baptiste Horvath (1732-1799) Following on from his earlier Physica generalis (1767), which dealt with classical and celestial mechanics, the Physica particularis contains sections on fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and optics. Of special interest, however, is the attention paid to electricity; Horvath is one of the earliest central European writers to link electricity to magnetism, and emphasises the importance, in common with other Jesuits, of experimental physics, citing Franklin's electrical experiments among others. OCLC records North American copies at Berkeley, Oklahoma, Harvard, New York Public Library, and Wisconsin (Madison). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Pickering & Chatto [London, United Kingdom]
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