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INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS;
James, Colonel Sir Henry.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS;

With Tables for Their Correction, and Notes on Meteorological Phenomena. Drawn up By Order of the Secretary of State for War ... [AND] TABLES FOR THE REDUCTION OF THE METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS Taken at the Stations of the Royal Engineers ... England George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode London 1861.
1st Ed. 2nd Issue. 2 vols. in 1. 52pp. + 34pp. 2 folding charts, 22 plates including 13 lithos. and 4 folding. Light marginal browning, hinges tender, original gilt lettered cloth, some fraying to extremities, spine chipped. Lieutenant General Sir Henry James (18031877) Royal Engineers officer who served as the director-general of the Ordnance Survey, the British Government mapping agency, from 1854 to 1875. Sir Henry was described by the agency itself as "perhaps Ordnance Survey's most eccentric and egotistical Director General".
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