The Worlds Great Clocks and Watches :: Cedric Jagger

The Worlds Great Clocks and Watches :: Cedric Jagger soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

Leicester: Galley Press, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;

From the cover: For the last 700 years clocks and watches have been in the forefront of technological discovery and invention. The great iron clocks of the late 13th century may seem primitive to our eyes, but in fact they were, at the time, far and away the most sophisticated pieces of machinery that had ever been made.

From those first horological dinosaurs, accurate to within a few hours a day, to the latest mechanical movements, whose accuracy can be counted in fractions of a second, was a long uphill road. Along the way there were considerable periods of little or no progress punctuated by a few sudden advances contributed by a handful of geniuses from several countries including France,…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly age-toned, a decent copy otherwise.

Matching Pictorial boards. 253 pages. Index. 11¾” x 8¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I charm you with my array of books shown in my Horology catalogue?

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