Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on Cimate, Weather, Storms, Clouds, Forecasting and Instruments and Meteorology at Horizon Books.
QUAYLE, William A.; A Book of Clouds. New York, The Abingdon Press, , First edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; 116 pp, frontis, 50 plates from photos, all printed on front of each leaf, original pictorial cloth, pictorial vignette on spine, gilt
More poetic than meteorological, with very attractive plates. Not often found with a dust jacket.
US$75. bookID # 11423
SLOANE, Eric; Book of Storms. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, , , 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; vii, 109 pp, numerous illustrations including many full-page and some double-page, from author's paintings and drwgs, original cloth, spine title l
A nice copy with a signed presentation by Sloane with his original pen and ink sketch of gardener looking at large rain cloud with smiling sun above, on the front endpaper, and signed by author, Cornwall Bridge, Conn. Also included is an original
US$190. bookID # 11415
WATTS, Alan; Instant Weather Forecasting. London, Adlard Coles, , First edition, oblong 8vo [14 x 22 cm]; 64 pp, 24 color plates, each with a table of forecasts and conditions, other illustrations from drwgs, glossary, original cloth, gil
A handy guide for predicting weather based on cloud conditions.
US$5. bookID # 11414
POINTER, John; A Rational Account of the Weather, Shewing the Signs of its Several Changes and Alterations, Together with the Philosophical Reasons of Them. Collected Not Only from Common Observations, but Chiefly from Some of the Most Approv'd Aut
An early attempt at weather forecasting based on observations of nature, winds, signs, barometer readings, etc., with some old sayings on the weather to further help the forecasts.
US$800. bookID # 11431
CLARIDGE, John; The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years Experience by which you may know, The Weather for Several Days to Come & in some cases for Months. . .. London, T. Waller, 1748, Second
An early attempt to forecast weather based on observations of conditions.
US$120. bookID # 11433
TAYLOR, Joseph; The Compete Weather Guide; a Collection of Practical Observations for Prognosticating the Weather Drawn from Plants, Animals, Inanimate Bodies, Philosophical Instruments including the Shepherd of Banbury's Rules. . .. London, Jo
The first edition of an important work on weather, using both observations of nature, instruments such as barometer, hygrometer, rain-gauge, thermometer, and various rules based on stars, moon, sun, clouds, mist, rain, wind, seasons. With an appen
US$180. bookID # 11424
LAWSON, Robert; Observations on the Temperature and Moisture of the Atmosphere, and on the Temperature and Specific Gravity of the Surface Water of the Northern Atlantic. Edinburgh, Neill and Company, 1845, First edition, from the Edinburgh New
An early work on temperature of oceans which has been shown to be a major predictor of weather over land.
US$60. bookID # 11435
RUSSELL, Robert; North America, Its Agriculture and Climate containing Observations on the Agriculture and Climate of Canada, the United States and the Island of Cuba. Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1857, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm];
TPL 3472. Sabin 74370. Waters ton p. 106. The author travelled in Upper and Lower Canada, Vermont, Oswego, Cincinnati, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, Charleston, southern states and Cuba and compares the climate to that of Scotland, describing
US$160. bookID # 8296
DISTURNELL, J.; Influence of Climate in North and South America; showing the Varied Climatic Influences Operating in the Equatorial, Tropical, Sub-tropical, Temperate, Cold and Frigid Regions from the Arctic to Antarctic Circle, with Agricultural &
A detailed work with much statistics, especially on US locations but with strong sections on Central and South America, Newfoundland, Canada, etc.
US$49. bookID # 11412
SYMONS, G. J.; Rain: How, When, Where, Why it is Measured; Being a Popular Account of Rainfall Investigations, with numerous illustrations. London, Edward Stanford, 1867, First edition, 12 mo [18.5 x 12 cm]; [viii], 88, [4, ads] pp, illustratio
An important effort to describe and predict rainfall, the illustrations are mainly of gauges and instruments to measure rain. Besides using providing statistics on British rainfall, there is a detailed chapter on rain in Americas, Europe, Australi
US$80. bookID # 11434
BARBOUR, George M.; Florida for Tourists, Invalids, and Settlers; containing Practical Information regarding climate, soil and productions, cities, towns and people, the culture of the orange and other tropical fruits, farming and gardening, scener
Cundall 847 cites the 1884 issue only. Not in Sabin or Howes. The Library of Congress catalogue shows this as the earliest printing, also lists a number of later printings. The author first travelled to Florida with General Ulysses S. Grant, as
US$140. bookID # 7197
SHAW, W. N.; Forecasting Weather. New York, D. Van Nostrand Company, 1911, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xxvii, 380, 26 [ads], [ii, ads] pp, folding chart frontis, 158 illus, including numerous charts, many of which are folding, index, origi
A very well-illustrated work on weather forecasting, that was state of the art at the time.
US$45. bookID # 11411
NEWBIGIN, Marion I.; Frequented Ways; a General Survey of the Land Forms, Climates and Vegetation of Western Europe, Considered in their Relation to the Life of Man; including a detailed study of some typical regions.. London/Bombay/Sydney, Con
A pioneering work on ecology.
US$2. bookID # 5220
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