New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, Fourth Avenue and Twenty-Third Street, 1873. 1st Edition (Atwater 3137). 72 pp. T.p. printer's ornament. Text illustrated with 2 cuts of thermometers, and a few graphs. 12mo. 7-3/8" x 5". Original publisher's terra cotta cloth binding with black stamping. Slight lean, with average wear to binding. Front hinge paper starting in bottom 2". Period pencil pos ["C S Choate"] to preliminary blank. Withal, a VG copy. Item #48559
Born in France, Seguin emigrated to the US in 1848. "Never comfortable writing in English, Seguin received assistance from his son in composing his books published in that language [as here]. Kelly & Burrage attribute to his son, the neurologist Edward Constan Seguin [1843 - 1898] 'the introduction of thermometry in the United States.'" [Atwater].
C S Choate possibly George Cheyne Shattuck Choate [1827 - 1896]: founder of Choate Sanitarium, Pleasantville, New York.