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A welcome reprint of the standard work of reference on English horology up to the beginning of the eighteenth century. Written by three acknowledged experts in the fields of clock cases, horological history and clock movements respectively, it is rare that top practical men, who have between them handled thousands of examples and whose joint horological experiences span well over a century, can be persuaded to provide so lucidly the fruits of their knowledge. The major importance of this book lies in the minute examination of the work and evolution in the thinking of the clockmakers. Some 800 superb photographs, many of them details of the mechanisms, and the careful descriptions provide not only an unrivalled catalogue of the work of the earlier makers, but also place their work within a carefully defined chain of development. By this means the evolution of clocks is made easier to understand while at the same time there is a clear basis for comparing other clocks encountered. The reader's awarene
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Book Description Antique Collectors Club Dist, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110902028596
Book Description Antique Collectors Club Ltd 1982/2003, Woodbridge, U.K., 1982. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. First edition/second printing. ISBN:0902028596. [4to] 552p. ill.(b/w_800 & col._30) biblio. index. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. Seller Inventory # 105983
Book Description Antique Collectors Club Dist, 1982. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0902028596