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English Lantern Clocks: White, George

English Lantern Clocks

White, George

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ISBN 10: 0907462332 / ISBN 13: 9780907462330
Published by Woodbridge, Suffolk Antique Collector's Club 1989, 1989
Condition: near fine
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1st Edition. 539pp. Large quarto. In dust jacket with photographic illustrations. Slight creasing to edges of jacket at corners and ends of spine. Light residue from small stickers on the spine and also on inner front flap of jacket. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt stamped lettering on spine and front cover. Small white mark to bottom edge of front board. Grey endpapers with decorative illustrations. Previous owners decorative book plate on back of front free endpaper, with the name blacked out. Text is rich with black and white photographs, drawings and diagrams. [Book is very heavy and may require extra postage- please inquire] near fine Book contains a wealth of information pertaining to English Lantern clocks. "The lantern clock was the earliest practical English domestic timekeeper and remained the prized possession of the nobility and rich merchant classes until it was superseded by the pendulum clock in the early 1660's" This comprehensive study contains details of history, restoration, conservation and mechanisms. It also helps establish a framework for dating and locating the manufacturer of specific clocks. Bookseller Inventory # 133012

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Title: English Lantern Clocks

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk Antique Collector's Club 1989

Publication Date: 1989

Book Condition:near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The lantern clock, the earliest practical English domestic timekeeper, remained the prized possession of the nobility and rich merchant classes until is was superseded by the pendulum clock in the early 1660s. This definitive study covers the history, mechanism, restoration and conservation of the lantern clock. It describes how English clockmaking was structured, as a well organised and integrated industry employing specialist craftsmen, long before the pendulum arrived. 8 colour illustrations, 850 black and white illustrations.

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