The naturall and experimentall history of winds.

London: Humphrey Moseley, 1653. 12mo. [xxiv], 384, [32] pp. Complete with the 8 pagesof publisher’s advertisements. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, woodcut head-pieces, decorative initials. Contemporary calf with contemporary spine label. An impressive copy from the libraries of Arthur V.H. Vaughan-Lee (1862-1933) and the English literature collector Robert S. Pirie (1934-2015) with their bookplates, contemporary ownership signature of Jane Thomas on the fly-leaf, signatures of Langley and of Chris Bassett dated 1746 on the title, other signatures (including Abraham ? Barbour) on the fly-leaf. Item #18992

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