London: W. Richardson, 1793. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition of Dalton’s first book, 1st state with a 1793 date on the title page and “price four shillings” just below it. Contemporary full calf, partial split to upper joint strengthened else very good and complete. Very good. Item #450
The book was drawn from the author’s observations and his interpretations of them, and it elevated the study of weather from folklore to science. The Subscriber’s List registers Benjamin Harrison, and George Harrison, but the U. S. President would not be born for 40 years, and the Beatle not for 150, reminding us that although Alexander the Great and Billy the Kid have the same middle name, they aren’t related.