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The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to judge of the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years' Experience; By which you may know The Weather for several Days to come, and in some Cases for Months. To which is added a Rational Account of the Causes of such Alterations, the Nature of Wind, Rain, Snow, &c. A New Edition, Corrected.

By: CLARIDGE, John.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London:, Thomas Hurst, Edward Chance, & Co., 1827.: 1827

Seller ID: S8831


Small 8vo. xi, 56 pp. Original quarter red roan over drab boards, gilt-stamped spine title; covers slightly stained, extremities a bit worn. Very good. A new edition of this classic text first printed in 1670 as The Shepherd's Legacy, containing all the wise aphorisms about weather, frequently given in rhyming form. Thus: "If red the Sun begins his Race, Be sure that Rain will fall apace" etc. In addition, Claridge has culled a good deal of folk wisdom about the weather and included it in this new version of an old favorite. BM Readex, Vol. 5, p. 897. First Edition. View more info

A Naturalist's Calendar, with Observations in Various Branches of Natural History; Extracted from the papers of the late Rev. Gilbert White, M. A. of Selborne, Hampshire, Senior Fellow of Oriel college, Oxford. .Never before published.

By: WHITE, Rev. Gilbert (1720-1793).

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London:, B. and J. White, 1795.: 1795

Seller ID: S8997


8vo. (196 x 123 mm) iv, [5]-170, [6] pp. One hand-colored plate. Uncut. Modern quarter white paper spine, preserving original boards, new head caps and paper spine label. RARE. FIRST EDITION. The advertisement preface notes that Dr. John Aiken compiled this work, incorporating the author's unpublished notes and observations. The first section of this work is devoted to the calendar itself, giving month-by-month landmarks of plant flowering, insect activities, animal behaviors, etc. The second section, Observations on Various Parts of Nature, White discusses his observations of birds, quadrupe... View more info