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.