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Early English Clocks, A Discussion Of Domestic Clocks Up To The Beginning Of The 18th Century

ISBN is 0902028596 / 9780902028593
Published by Antique Collectors Club Ltd 1982
Condition: Good+Edition: First
Category: SKU: 1035

Description

Early English Clocks, a discussion of domestic clocks up to the beginning of the 18th century: 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.

Additional information

Book Author

C.B. Drover & D.W. Parkes, Percy G. Dawson

Publisher

Antique Collectors Club Ltd

Published

1982

Edition

First

ISBN 10

0902028596

ISBN 13

9780902028593

Language

English

Condition

Good+

Format

Hardcover

  • Pp.550, over 800 photographs in b/w & coloured
  • Full deep green colour with gilt title to spine & cover
  • Dust Jacket
  • Good+ in Condition