Sale! REES Cyclopaedia – Horology

REES Cyclopaedia – Horology


£ 145.00

Rare contemporary bound sections on Horology.

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Extracted from The Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature. Half calf leather binding with marbled boards and marbled edges to the pages, 4 plates on Dialling + 47 numbered plates (due to original mis-numbering actually 50 in total) on Horology. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1819, the original work published in parts between 1805 and 1818.

The tremendously important English illustrated encyclopaedia by Abraham Rees, running to no less than 39 volumes, the idea based on the earlier French work of Diderot. This binding (there are many variations to be found) containing the sections on Chronometer; Clepsydra; Clock; Clock-Making; Clock-Movement; Clock-Work; Dial; Escapement; Pendulum; and Watch.

One of the very best books for anyone with an interest in 18th and early 19th century horology, still eminently easy to read and understand, and so well illustrated by Wilson Lowry and John Farey jun. Some of the plates with the usual spotting and general age related issues with the leather binding, otherwise the classic work in good clean condition.