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New Edition. With a Full List of Clockmakers. From the ancient sun-dial to the novelties of a few years ago, the author describes the many varieties of timekeepers, the curious speciments, the peculiarities indicating various makers, and the means of identification. Also includes a section containing advice as to the care and repair of clocks. Brown cloth boards, gilt titles. B/w photos. Boards a little worn at corners. Text block and endpapers grubby. Contemporary name & date in ink to free front endpaper (small & neat). Pictorial dustwrapper is ege-worn and browned.
Thomas Tompion has been called the 'Father of clockmakers': without a doubt he was one of the finest horologists in history. This book is a definitive record of Tompion's life and work. Large format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. B/w photos and several colour. Top edge blue. Text block lightly browned. Foxing to endpapers. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is grubby and worn at corners. Includes contemporary press release of the book
Second Edition. Dealing with the ?Construction and Repair of Watches, Clocks and Chronometers. An authoritative work based on the life-time's experience of the author. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0592000621. Reprint. Previous owner's name and address in ink to front pastedown. Text block browned. Contents clean. Blue dustwrapper is rubbed at corners with a little surface paper loss, a little scuffed to rear panel, publisher's price sticker to front flap.
THE HISTORY OF CLOCKS AND WATCHES
Written by Eric Bruton.
Stock no. 1825545
Published by Black Cat. 1st thus 1989. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0748102450. A nice copy.