A Discourse Concerning the Origine and Properties of Wind. With an Historicall Account of Hurricanes, and other Tempestuous Winds.
Place Published: Oxford
Publisher: Tho. Bowman
Date Published: 1671
Description: Illustrated with 3 in-text engravings, one full-page, (two showing cloud formations and one of a steam vessel experiment). Small 8vo, , 302 pages, bound in contemporary calf (well-rubbed with damage to spine and label chipped; two contemporary signatures, otherwise quite clean). Oxford: Printed by W. Hall for Tho. Bowman, 1671. A very good unsophisticated copy of this rather scarce work.
Comments: Generally accepted as the first systematic attempt to explain weather phenomena in which Bohun received some assistance from Robert Boyle.-- Wing B3463. Based in part on extensive reading and partly on "frequent opportunities of conversing with the most experienced of our Sea-Captains"Edition: First
Condition: very good
Book ID: 254073