Horology and Science Books | 11 April 2013
Smith (John) - Horological Disquisitions concerning the Nature of Time,
Sold for £1400
Horological Disquisitions concerning the Nature of Time,
and the Reasons why all Days, from Noon to Noon, are not alike Twenty Four Hours long. In which appears the Impossibility of a Clock's being always kept exactly true to the Sun'85To which is added, The best Rules for the Ordering and Use both of the Quick-Silver and Spirit Weather-Glasses: And Mr. S.Watson's Rules for adjusting a Clock by the Fixed Stars, first edition , imprimatur on verso of title, with 2 letterpress tables of equations printed in red and black on one folding sheet, contemporary ink inscription at foot of title (a little smudged and trimmed) and on front pastedown "E libris Caroli Beaumont…", an excellent copy, contemporary panelled calf, corners rubbed, rebacked with red morocco labels, [Baillie p.120; Bromley 791-792; Houzeau & Lancaster 10172; Tardy p.233; Wing S4106], 8vo, for Richard Cumberland, 1694.
⁂ With advice on the pendulum clock and mercury barometer. The first tables list the variation of the natural day; the second is a guide for regulating clocks throughout the year.
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