London: Royal Society of London, 1818. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. vi, iv, , 527, , 23 [plates] pp. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Meteorological Journal for 1817 (26 pp.) included bound in at midpoint in the volume. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
Robert Seppings (1767-1840) was an English naval architect who developed a number of innovative designs that provided great assistance to the English Navy, his most noticeable being the system of cross-bracing outlined in this paper. William Herschel (1738-1822) was a an early astronomer who, working in conjunction with his sister, Caroline Herschel, made numerous discoveries including the planet Uranus. This is one of his many papers reporting out on his recent astronomical observations. This full volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates.