" After a brief but helpful technical introduction, Nicholas Goodison traces the development of the domestic barometer in England and discusses the clockmakers, instrument-makers , and other retailers who made and sold barometers. With admirable clarity he explains the technical improvements relevant to its history, touching on the work of the scientists and manufactures whose discoveries led to them, revisiting some long-accepted theories in the process. He also gives biographical notes on fifty of the most important makers, who are chosen either for their contemporary reputations or for the outstanding merit of their surviving work, which he illustrates and describes. Finally he lists 1,800 other makers with their dates, addresses, occupations, and examples of their work. "
Book as red with white and gilt lettering to the spine.Pages are clean throughout and securely bound, except on the edges which are grubby from handling. Dust jacket is intact but with heavy signs of wear. Printed in 1969.