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The longcase clock

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Product description

ACC Art Books, Great Britain, Hard Back. Condition: Very Good but no Dust Jacket This is the 1989 reprint edition. Slight stain on spine and front board, otherwise blue cloth and gold lettering in very good condition. Inside clean and bright with no inscriptions. 467pp B&W and colour photographs and text + ads. The Longcase Clock is arguably the most interesting and at the same time useful reference book written on the subject. A completely revised edition with new illustrations and a rewritten text to take account of recent findings, this reference explains how the longcase clock is almost unique in blending fine examples of cabinet work and clock mechanism in one piece. The photographs on specific aspects of the mechanisms and case designs, together with an unpadded text, should make the book readily understandable. Some of the more difficult mechanisms are further clarified by line drawings. The range of cabinet work and the evolution of clockwork over the 150 years covered by this book is immense, and it comprehensively illustrates the choices available while drawing attention to the many pitfalls collectors should avoid. In this way the book teaches the reader how to identify quality as well as understand the importance of condition. As well as an attractive piece, the longcase clock is highly practical for most examples can be persuaded to keep time accurately enough for domestic needs. Here this book traces in detail the movement towards improved accuracy and discusses the ways in which this was achieved, together with the various methods attempted. More than most antiques the longcase clock has a particularly regional quality and again the author's approach should help the reader to identify these variations.

Item details

Author(s):
Tom Robinson
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0907462073
ISBN-13:
9780907462071
Publisher:
Antique Collectors' Club
Title:
The Longcase Clock

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ACC Art Books, Great Britain, Hard Back. Condition: Very Good but no Dust Jacket This is the 1989 reprint edition. Slight stain on spine and front board, otherwise blue cloth and gold lettering in very good condition. Inside clean and bright with no inscriptions. 467pp B&W and colour photographs and text + ads. The Longcase Clock is arguably the most interesting and at the same time useful reference book written on the subject. A completely revised edition with new illustrations and a rewritten text to take account of recent findings, this reference explains how the longcase clock is almost unique in blending fine examples of cabinet work and clock mechanism in one piece. The photographs on specific aspects of the mechanisms and case designs, together with an unpadded text, should make the book readily understandable. Some of the more difficult mechanisms are further clarified by line drawings. The range of cabinet work and the evolution of clockwork over the 150 years covered by this book is immense, and it comprehensively illustrates the choices available while drawing attention to the many pitfalls collectors should avoid. In this way the book teaches the reader how to identify quality as well as understand the importance of condition. As well as an attractive piece, the longcase clock is highly practical for most examples can be persuaded to keep time accurately enough for domestic needs. Here this book traces in detail the movement towards improved accuracy and discusses the ways in which this was achieved, together with the various methods attempted. More than most antiques the longcase clock has a particularly regional quality and again the author's approach should help the reader to identify these variations.

Author(s):
Tom Robinson
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0907462073
ISBN-13:
9780907462071
Publisher:
Antique Collectors' Club
Title:
The Longcase Clock

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