Sale! John SMITH - Horological Dialogues...

John SMITH - Horological Dialogues...


£ 60.00

The earliest book published in the English language devoted to clocks and watches.

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Green cloth boards, 120 pages. The Thames Facsimile Company reprint 1962 of the very rare 1675 original.

Written at the time of Tompion's and Seignior's experimentation with the new Hooke/Huygens balance-spring for watches, the book is mainly concerned with the setting and regulating of timekeepers in a series of questions and answers, and also describes Oughtred's method of calculating wheel trains.

In almost 'as new' condition, even retaining the flimsy protective wrapper as sold.