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Cotte, [Louis]
Traite de Meteorologie, contenant 1. l'Histoire des Observations Meteorologiques. 2. Un Traite des Meteores. 3. l'Histoire et la description du Barometre, du Thermometre, et des autres Instrumens meteorologiques. 4. Les Tables des Observations meteorologiques et Botanico-meteorologiques. 5. Les resultats des Tables et des Observations. 6. La methode pour faire les Observations meteorologiques. [Treatise on Meteorology, containing: 1. History of Meteorologic Observations. 2. Treatise in Meteors. 3. History and Description of the Barometer, Thermometer, and other meteorologic instruments. 4. Tables of meteorologic and Botanico-meteorologic observations. 5. Results of Tables and Observations. 6. Method for making meteorologic observations.]
Imprimerie Royale. 1774 SCARCE PIONEERING MONOGRAPH ON METEOROLOGY AND ITS INSTRUMENTATION BY FRENCH PRIEST-SCIENTIST--ILLUSTRATED BY 14 FINE COPPER PLATE ENGRAVINGS. 10 1/4 inches tall hardcover, full leather binding, rebacked with preservation of original tooled leather compartments and gilt red leather title label, edges stained red, marbled endpapers, xxxvi, 635 pp, 14 copper plate engravings. Wear to cover edges and corners, browning to edges of endpapers and title page, binding tight, text and plates bright and unmarked, good+. Instruments described in this first comprehensive treatise of meteorology include anemometers, barometers, hygrometers, thermometers, rain guages, and lightning rods. LOUIS COTTE (1740 - 1815) was a priest of Montmorency, scientist, and meteorologist. In 1766, he was sent to the home of the Oratorians of Montmorency to teach theology and philosophy. But he himself admits to a friend that he has always preferred the reading of a memoir or a treatise on physics to that of Saint Thomas Aquinas. As soon as he arrived, he set up a meteorological laboratory where he would record, for thirty years continuously, no less than 1780 meteorological observations. In 1780, Father Cotte became superior at the Oratory of Montmorency, while continuing his work. In 1784 he wrote a memoir to the Academy of Medicine on medical topography , which earned him a gold medal. He published several works, including a treatise on natural history , courses in astronomy , physics and meteorology. [Attributes: First Edition]
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