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Lot 206: Andre-Marie Ampere
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
27 October 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Description: Influential French physicist (1775–1836) who pioneered the discovery and understanding of electromagnetism; a unit of electric current was named in his honor. Partly-printed DS in French, signed “A. Ampere,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 9.25, January 27, 1821. Document listing the memoranda read before the Societe Philomatique during one of their meetings, including a “Monography of the hydrocotyle genus,” a bulletin related to a medical society, a brochure on “Natural and medical history of the different species of ipecacuanha,” and a commissary report. Signed on the adjoining page in black ink by more than twenty of the members of the society, including Ampere, chemist Michel Eugene Chevreul, and botanist Henri Cassini. In fine condition, with toning to edges and light scattered foxing.
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