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Some Outstanding Clocks over Seven Hundred Years, 1250-1950.

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Some Outstanding Clocks over Seven Hundred Years, 1250-1950.

by Lloyd, H. Alan

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Fine in very good dust jacket. With top page block minor small discoloration spots. Jacket has minor wear and small front top ri
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London.: Leonard Hill [Books] Limited., 1958. First edition. "First published 1958.". Hard cover. Fine in very good dust jacket. With top page block minor small discoloration spots. Jacket has minor wear and small front top right sticker scar. Book is very nice, clean, solid, no edge wear.. 1 Red cloth covered boards. Gold stamped spine titles and front antique clock line art. 160p., 29 cm. 173 listed illustrations. 42 listed figures. Technical history: Internationally recognized horologist Alan Lloyd offers a technically thorough study of timepieces, explaining the early use of the spring drive, the fusee, epicyclic gearing, carden joints, roller bearings, more. The evolution of the cross-beat escapement is followed throughout, with detailed history of the 1725 differential gear in horology. Color frontispiece: The 1758 astronomical clock by Hans Kiening of Fuessen, in Bavaria, housed in a a beautifully crafted and painted wooden case.

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Bookseller
Hedgehog's Whimsey Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
Alibris.80940003952
Title
Some Outstanding Clocks over Seven Hundred Years, 1250-1950.
Author
Lloyd, H. Alan
Format/binding
Hard cover
Book condition
Used - Fine in very good dust jacket. With top page block minor small discoloration spots. Jacket has minor wear and small front top ri
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition. "First published 1958."
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Leonard Hill [Books] Limited.
Place of Publication
London.
Date published
1958
Keywords
Technical history: Horology|Clocks: spring drive, the fusee, epicyclic gearing, carden joints, roller bearings|cross-beat escapement|1725 differential gear|1758 astronomical clock by Hans Kiening of Fuessen, in Bavaria
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About Hedgehog's Whimsey Books

Hedgehog's Whimsey Books was born in a random moment when I decided to become a used books seller. Beginning in 2001, I apprenticed myself with a longtime pro in the next town, hoping to learn her secrets. She encouraged my free help but was wary of sharing all those secrets. Nonetheless, she turned me loose when she felt I would not embarrass her; she was impressed, finding I actually knew something about books and authors and styles. I am still learning, and I am having a good time with the random avalanches of books to be recycled into good homes, one by one. Inventory has mounted: my mother downsized her 7,000-plus library, and we (my Geezer and I) went to library book sales, yard emporiums on weekends, estate dispersals, and added the books my kids left behind, wanting to stock their own shelves anew. Some folks simply tooled down our dirt road and left boxes on our porch. Myself? Well, I am also a photographer, journalist, curious stuff collector, avid reader, writer, editor, small-time publisher, and online pontificator. At Hedgehog Enterprises, I do "Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains", established in 1991. Since I have the smallest brain (by unpopular vote), I am the Head Hedgehog. Do I specialize in particular genres? I thought I did, but my barn has lots of Geezer-built shelves, and we have many interests, so topics vary, as do book conditions and editions. I try to describe such, and sometimes have too much fun as I poke along. There is no charge for the therapy of browsing, folks, so find my sites and stay awhile. If a purchase results, know that the tax collector in Newport, New Hampshire, may get a pleasant surprise. Or, I may buy a few more apple cider donuts or sweet potatoes. No pressure. Hedgehogs do have yearnings. If you should visit by chance or by appointment, enjoy our old New Hampshire farmhouse location alongside the Sugar River and its companion recreation Rail Trail, nearby two historic railroad covered bridges just off Chandlers Mill Road. Feel welcome. -- Lucy G Wells, proprietor.

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