International Dictionary of Clocks, a Book
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The International Dictionary of Clocks, edited by Alan Smith and published by Exeter Books (Simon and Schuster), New York, copyright Country Life Books 1070, first published in the US 1984, printed in Italy. This illustrated dictionary brings together the best scholarship in the whole field of horology throught the worls. Alan Smith has been able to call upon a distinguished team of contributors from Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States of America and Great Britain. The range of subject matter is wide including full discussions on subjects such as tower clocks, electric clocks, sundials astronomical instruments, clockmaking tools, workshop methods and leading clockmakers in over a dozen countries. Themain sections of the book are: 1. The History and Styles of Clocks. 2. The Mechanical Parts of Clocks. 3. Tools, Materials and Workshop Methods. 4. International Clockmaking. 5. Sundials and Astronomical Instruments. This is a large book measuring 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches with 351 pages full of black and white, and full color photographs. This is a great book in excellent condition (like new), no tears or folds, straight binding, dust jacket in perfect condition.
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