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Title: De onfeilbare weervoorspeller. Tevens aanwijzende, hoe men met weinig moeite zelf kan vervaardigen een bloemen- en plantenbarometer, een chemisch weerglas en een planten-hygrometer.
Description: Amsterdam, G.Theod. Bom, 1880. 12mo. [meas. 10 x 13.5 cm]. W. 1 full page lith. plate [of the 'Planten-hygrometer'] foll. page 38. Original lightcol. pr. wr., along the edges minimal surface soiling. [20 lvs.]. (1-3), 4-38, 1 plate, II (adverts Bom) pp.). (Verso upper wrapper and recto & verso lower wrapper w. book catalogue G.Theod. Bom, Kalverstraat 17...'). Anonymously published. Rare. Brinkman's cat. 1850 - 1882, p. 1295, under 'Weervoorspeller', described as '16mo met een plt. f 0.30': KB the Hague [reprint 1987]: Not in the University Library Amsterdam: Curious and quite scarce instruction booklet, discussing how to forecast the weather accurately, with the help of home built 'flower- or plant barometers' & 'plant-hygrometers', the latter depicted on the lithographic plate following p. 38. Many, many instances of (local) lore which help to predict the weather. Signs in nature which foretell rain, sunny spells or cold. Chemical, animal, botanical weather prophets: the barometer, the baroscope, tree frogs, leeches, spiders. The last three categories according to the author are virtually infallible.

Keywords: popular literature barometric pressure forecasting weer weersvoorspellingen illustrated books

Price: EUR 190.00 = appr. US$ 206.50 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8400