Early English Clocks: A Discussion of Domestic Clocks up to the beginning of the Eighteenth Century

By: Dawson, Percy G.; C.B. Drover; D.W. Parkes

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, blue buckram with gilt spine and cover titles, 22 by 28 cm, 550 pp., heavily illus. with black and white and color photographs. Near fine hardcover in a very good jacket. From the publisher: “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 unrivaled 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.”

Title: Early English Clocks: A Discussion of Domestic Clocks up to the beginning of the Eighteenth Century

Author Name: Dawson, Percy G.; C.B. Drover; D.W. Parkes

Categories: Antiques & Collectibles, Watches, Clocks,

Publisher: Suffolk, England, Antique Collectors’ Club: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3179