A Gand: Chez P.F. De Goesin, Imprimeur De Sa Majeste, Pour Le Comte De Flandre, 1792. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #27105
(2) + (1) blank + (2) + 161 + (1) pages. With two folding charts, of temperature measurements and of the length of time of previous ice ages. Text in French; as is also a bound-in manuscript note in ink regarding a meteorological observation made 1798-99; not signed. Contents regarding the historical progression of ice ages and theories of their prediction and periodicity. Title page with the small oval stamp, 'Ex Libris de Cayrol': collector Louis Nicolas Jean Joachim de Cayrol (1775-1859) French political & military figure; also with small previous owner stamp of collector George R. Brush; M.D. in the U.S. Navy; a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Volume approx. 5 1/4" x 8 3/4" size. bound in marbled paper covered boards, red textured cloth spine; gilt spine titles, marbled endpapers. Some edge, tips wear & rubbing to the binding; couple of tiny chips to the surface of the spine cloth; a few leaves with dampstain in bottom gutter; in very good condition.