British Antarctic Expedition (Terra Nova): Meteorology
3 Volumes â€“ The Complete Set
Signed by Wm.H. Hobbs â€” gifted from Col. H.G. Lyons, Editor
By G.C. Simpson
London & Calcutta, Printed by Thacker, Spink & Co. 1913-1923, First Edition. Three quarto volumes â€“ large 4to â€“ 31cm. (12 ÂĽâ€ť x 10â€ť) â€“ the complete Meteorology set in Near Fine Condition. Publisherâ€™s dark burgundy clay end leaves, tight un-cracked hinges, no prior ownership (other than Wm. Hobbs) or institutional markings, an excellent and complete set. Very Scarce. â€”Renard 186, Taurus 91, Rosove 293-1.A1, 293-2.A1, 293-3.A1
Volume I: Discussion. 1919. [x], 326pp., publishers quarter red-violet buckram, burgundy cloth sides, spine lettered in gilt, brown-violet endspapers, frontis color map with overlay map tissue guard, 5 folding plates, 93 figures in illustration, 163 tables in text, errata bound in adjacent to p.1.
Volume II: Weather Maps and Pressure Curves. 1919. Quarter red-violet buckram, cloth sides, spine lettered in gilt, [ii], 138 weather maps, 23 folding plates of pressure curves.
Volume III: Tables. 1923. [xi], (1), 835pp., 88 tables. Red-violet cloth, spine blind-stamped and lettered in gilt.
The complete collection of meteorological scientific research documentation from Scottâ€™s Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913. This significant publication has become critical in todayâ€™s search for signs of global warming. A Rare complete set in Near Fine condition. Typically found in individual volumes and with institutional or library markings.
Provenance and Association:
All three volumes bear the bookplate of William Herbert Hobbs, renowned polar author and geologist. Volume 3 signed and dated in the year of publication by Wm.H. Hobbs with an inscription in his hand stating this was a gift from Col. Lyons. Col. H.G. Lyons was the Honorary Editor of this set and was in charge of preparation of these volumes and their distribution.