Lot 216: Alessandro Volta

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:00:18

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Lot 216: Italian physicist (1745–1827) best known for his epochal investigations into the nature and uses of electricity, leading him to invent the battery. The unit denoting the potential difference or electromotive force was named the volt in his honor. Partly-printed DS, in Italian, one page, 7.5 x 11.25, July 19, 1791. A receipt for Volta's brother's fees as a university professor. Intersecting folds and a couple small tears to the top edge, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $1500-2000
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