Mason, J A & Knowles, James Sheridan (editor) A Treatise on the Climate and Meteorology of Madeira
Publisher: John Churchill, London;
Date of Publication: 1850
Stock Code: 4198
Large octavo. xiv, , 388 pp, . Includes "Review of the State of Agriculture and of the Tenure of the Land" by George Peacock and "Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island of Madeira, and Guide to Visitors " by John Driver. 5 meteorological plates to 3 leaves to rear; tables in text. Book Condition: Very Good. Publisher's midnight blue cloth with elaborate foliate border and armorial motif in gilt to upper and in blind to lower board; gilt titles and decoration to spine. Pale primrose yellow endpapers with armorial bookplate of Robert Stirling Newall to front pastedown and retailer's ticket to rear pastedown. Cover cloth lightly rubbed and bumped to edges and lower front joint just starting but clean and bright. A little marginal annotation; handwritten sunrise and sunset tables tipped in. Small stains to ffep; light foxing to prelims and plates. Comprehensive study which includes observations on the landuse, culture and history of the island as well as detailed notes on the wind, clouds, hygrometricity and other meteorological conditions. A handsome example of this scarce title.