Rare contemporary account of John Harrison's achievements, 1777.
2-page article in a complete volume of The Annual Register, or View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1777, in the section entitled Characters. Full calf boards with raised bands on the spine. The article on Harrison runs from pages 24 to 26. 5th edition, London, 1805.
A short unbiased account of John Harrison's work on his chronometers, complementary to the earlier work on Harrison in the same publication, of 1765. An interesting and rare account, along with much else of general interest, as is usual in this most important publication.
The Annual Register... is a noted and long established reference work which has been published every year since 1758. It records and attempts to analyse the year’s major events, developments and trends throughout the world, and was originally printed for James Dodsley, Pall Mall, being under the editorship of Edmund Burke.
Ex Gateshead Grammar School for Girls Reference Library, with unobtrusive WITHDRAWN FROM CIRCULATION stamp on front free endpaper. Joints cracked and front board rather loose, but binding still tight and pages in very good and clean condition - ideal if being bound with the 1765 work.
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