Paris:: Hachette, 1888., 1888. Tall 8vo. [iv], 808 pp. Color frontis., 15 chromolithographic plates, 307 figs. Contemporary quarter navy gilt-stamped leather, marbled boards, raised bands. Very good. A beautifully illustrated compendium of meteorological knowledge, from "Distribution de la Temperature sur le Globe" to "Le Vent et sa Cause" to "Trombes et Tornados". Flammarion, one of the great popular science writers of his time, explains nearly every facet of meteorological phenomena as they were then understood in a way that the common reader could understand.
(Inventory #: SW1059)
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