Item #20412 Observations on Electricity, Looming, and Sounds; Together with a Theory of Thunder Showers, and of West and North West Winds. George F. Hopkins.
Observations on Electricity, Looming, and Sounds; Together with a Theory of Thunder Showers, and of West and North West Winds ....
Observations on Electricity, Looming, and Sounds; Together with a Theory of Thunder Showers, and of West and North West Winds ....

Observations on Electricity, Looming, and Sounds; Together with a Theory of Thunder Showers, and of West and North West Winds ....

New-York: Hopkins & Morris, 1825. Wraps. Poor. Item #20412

8vo. 40pp. Printed paper wraps. Wraps well soiled and worn; binding nearly perished; pages rough and soiled along the edges but not affecting text. A fair copy only. Preserved in a custom clamshell case.


Begins with a excerpt from Jefferson's Notes on Virginia and continues with sections on the effect of the atmosphere on electricity, vision and sound. "Looming" refers to distant objects sometimes appearing abnormally large, a phenomenon which Hopkins attributes to the affects of fog.


First edition with Hopkins' name on the title. "Published in ... 1822 and ... 1823 under the fictitious signature of Hortensius." - Pref. Rare. S&S 9056.

Price: $1,250.00

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