A Discourse Concerning the Origine and Properties of Wind. With an Historicall Account of Hurricanes, and other Tempestuous Winds.

Oxford: Tho. Bowman, 1671. First. hardcover. Illustrated with 3 in-text engravings, one full-page, (two showing cloud formations and one of a steam vessel experiment). Small 8vo, [22], 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. very good.

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"

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