Illustrated auction catalogue. London, 16th October 1961.
98 indexed lots of automata and European (not American) watches: Tompion, Breguet, John Arnold, the minute repeating clockwatch by Thomas Mudge now at the British Museum, etc. A rare catalogue.
A famous collection formed by Willard H Wheeler between 1880 and 1920, intended to illustrate the evolution of watchmaking from the 16th to the early 20th century. NB: Provenance plays an ever more important role in horology and auction catalogues like this provide vital information.
Crease to spine, otherwise in good clean condition.
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