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Marine and Pocket Chronometers

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CHRONOMETERS - Marine and pocket chronometers, pocket watches with tourbillons or carousels form, in the large family of clocks, a small group of very precisely running timepieces with little sensitivity to external influences, such as variations in temperature. In the text, the author takes up the fascinating development and history of the chronometer, portrays the most important manufactures in short biographies, and reports on the great voyages of discovery in the 18th Century that proved the utility of the chronometer as a navigational instrument. The illustration section, divided into five sections on the basis of historical and technical standpoints, portays some 350 items in the antique trade and at auctions or seen in private collections, with special emphasis placed on illustrations of their movements.

Book has black cloth boards with grey lettering to the front and spine.Some slight tanning to the margins of the pages and a large dent to the bottom of the rear board, otherwise in good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. Dust jacket has numerous score marks to the surfaces and tears to the bottom of the spine (repaired with tape).Two small tears to the top of the front, at the gutter position, otherwise clean and intact. Printed in 1991, first edition. Note, book weighs 2.3 kgs, so will be sent by courier delivery for a charge of £7.00.

Item details

PLU:
0
Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Hans von Bertele
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
31 x 23.5 x 3.7 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0887403034
ISBN-13:
9780887403033
Number of pages:
310
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing

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CHRONOMETERS - Marine and pocket chronometers, pocket watches with tourbillons or carousels form, in the large family of clocks, a small group of very precisely running timepieces with little sensitivity to external influences, such as variations in temperature. In the text, the author takes up the fascinating development and history of the chronometer, portrays the most important manufactures in short biographies, and reports on the great voyages of discovery in the 18th Century that proved the utility of the chronometer as a navigational instrument. The illustration section, divided into five sections on the basis of historical and technical standpoints, portays some 350 items in the antique trade and at auctions or seen in private collections, with special emphasis placed on illustrations of their movements.

Book has black cloth boards with grey lettering to the front and spine.Some slight tanning to the margins of the pages and a large dent to the bottom of the rear board, otherwise in good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. Dust jacket has numerous score marks to the surfaces and tears to the bottom of the spine (repaired with tape).Two small tears to the top of the front, at the gutter position, otherwise clean and intact. Printed in 1991, first edition. Note, book weighs 2.3 kgs, so will be sent by courier delivery for a charge of £7.00.

PLU:
0
Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Hans von Bertele
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
31 x 23.5 x 3.7 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0887403034
ISBN-13:
9780887403033
Number of pages:
310
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing

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