An unrivalled overview of late 19th century horology.
Red cloth with gilt embossed boards, fold-out frontis showing the movement of the Palace of Westminster clock (Big Ben), xv + 404 pages + 16 page List of Cosby Lockwood & Sons publications, 81 figs plus tables. 8th edition, with a new Preface, List of great Bells and an Appendix on Weathercocks. London, 1903.
Many of the problems and omissions of the earlier editions are corrected and Grimthorpe does a good job of laying down the practical principles of clock, watch and chronometer making, even though favouring himself and his work on the gravity escapement, which I believe owes far more to Frederick Dent than he ever owned up to.
The last and, I think, best edition of this famous work than spanned over fifty years. A good copy, despite fading of spine and some marks on the covers. Both contents and folding plate are in fine condition.
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