With no dust jacket. 0847802612. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible.; 140 pages; Oversize, WITH NICE DUSTJAKCET, RICHLY ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR AND B/W.; 0.
Very good Acceptable jacket. NO EXPEDITED SHIPPING. NO SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. Cover is clean and unmarred. Small bookstore address sticker inside front cover. Binding tight. Pages are clean and free of markings. Clipped dust jacket, edge wear, some chips and tears. All items shipped within 2 business days and guaranteed. Proceeds benefit the Pima County Public Library, serving the greater Tucson area.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library copy. Printed in Italy. Beautiful color illustrations of significant clocks and watches through history, with details of their operation and makers. 288pp, 4to.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 4to. HEAVY. 287 pages, illustrated with color and b/w photos, line drawings, glossary, bibliography, index. Black cloth boards in price-clipped dust-jacket with illustrated slipcase. The author traces the history of timepieces from the simple shepherd's dial made of clay, through heavy iron Gothic turret clocks, the invention of the pendulum in the mid-17th century, to the perfection of the escapement. Accompanying this history ar the stories of the men who revolutionized principles of timekeeping in their day, men such as Sully, Le Roy, Greguet, Tompion and Harrison. The book also covers clock cases, beautiful examples of the jeweller, engraver, enameller and woodcarver. There is a special chapter on the great clocks and watches of the world which includes Stonehenge as well as Jens Olsen's 20th-century masterpieces of precision.
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