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Item #BB2668 The storm compass or, seaman's hurricane companion: containing a familiar explanation of the hurricane theory, illustrated with diagrams and accounts of hurricanes. A. B. BECHER, Commander Alexander Bridport.
The storm compass or, seaman's hurricane companion: containing a familiar explanation of the hurricane theory, illustrated with diagrams and accounts of hurricanes.
The storm compass or, seaman's hurricane companion: containing a familiar explanation of the hurricane theory, illustrated with diagrams and accounts of hurricanes.

The storm compass or, seaman's hurricane companion: containing a familiar explanation of the hurricane theory, illustrated with diagrams and accounts of hurricanes.

London: J. D. Potter, sole Agent for the Sale of Charts and Works published by the Admiralty [from 1853], 1866. Wrappers. Beautifully preserved early printing, in original wrappers, of this rarity on the nature of hurricanes. Crown 8vo (180 x 119mm): viii,59,[5]pp, with lithographic frontispiece and diagrams in the text. Original blue paper wrappers, cream-colored paper label printed in black to front cover, old blue stamp to corner of title page: "Navigationskolan i Helsingfors" (Helsinki Navigation School). A superb survival, securely bound and clean throughout (virtually pristine). Fine. Item #BB2668

Originally published in 1853. Becher, fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and the Royal Astronomical Society, was a naval commander, hydrographer, and cartographer. Here he uses first hand accounts, with precise meteorological data, to explain the physics and mathematics of hurricanes and suggests precautionary measures to avoid them. He also details ways to ascertain the center and direction of approaching storms and illustrates with a detailed account of a hurricane encountered in the Gulf of Mexico, in 1838, as published in the Nautical Magazine, which he founded and edited. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

Price: $865.00