first edition Original publisher's terra cotta cloth binding with black stamping
1873 · New York
by Seguin, Edward [1812 - 1880]. Choate, George Cheyne Shattuck [1827 - 1896] - Former Owner (?)
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, Fourth Avenue and Twenty-Third Street, 1873. 1st Edition (Atwater 3137). Original publisher's terra cotta cloth binding with black stamping. Slight lean, with average wear to binding. Front hinge paper starting in bottom 2". Period pencil pos ["C S Choate"] to preliminary blank. Withal, a VG copy.. 72 pp. T.p. printer's ornament. Text illustrated with 2 cuts of thermometers, and a few graphs. 12mo. 7-3/8" x 5"
Born in France, Seguin emigrated to the US in 1848. "Never comfortable writing in English, Seguin received assistance from his son in composing his books published in that language [as here]. Kelly & Burrage attribute to his son, the neurologist Edward Constan Seguin [1843 - 1898] 'the introduction of thermometry in the United States.'" [Atwater].C S Choate possibly George Cheyne Shattuck Choate [1827 - 1896]: founder of Choate Sanitarium, Pleasantville, New York.
(Inventory #: 48559)