Paris: A. Tramblay, Directeur du Cosmos, Leiber et Commelin 1856. first French edition. , VI-IX, [1-blank], 343, [1-blank] pages. 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. 1/4 red leather gilt over marbled boards. Spine leather sunned, minor wear to the marbling. Marbled endpapers. Ex-library "The Edward Caldwell Electrical Collection, Knox College, 1950" with associated red ink stamp on recto of front flyleaf. Lightly foxed throughout. Text in French. A sound copy. Very Good. Boards. 
English title translation: "Correlation of Physical Forces" The first French edition, translated into French by M. l'Abbé Moigno from the third English edition, with notes by M. Seguin Ainé.
"The substance of [ a series of lectures given in 1843 on the progress of physical science ] constituted the material for Grove's book 'On the Correlation of Physical Forces' first published in 1846. New material was added to each of the five subsequent editions. The work was an early statement of the principle of the conservation of energy, one of several at about this time."
Grove also "gained a reputation in the comparatively new but rapidly growing science of electrochemistry, particularly with his development of the Grove cell, an improved form of voltaic cell which became very popular ... [ and was used ] by Faraday in his lecture demonstrations at the Royal Institution"
Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol V/VI, pp 559-560.