Horology and Science Books | 11 April 2013
Berthoud (Ferdinand) - Traité des Horloges Marines,
Sold for £500
Traité des Horloges Marines,
contenant la Th'e9orie, la Construction, la Main-d'Oeuvre de ces Machines, et la Maniere de les 'c9prouver, pour parvenir…la D'e9termination des Longitudes en Mer, first edition , half-title, engraved title-vignette and head-piece to dedication, 27 folding engraved plates, some with light offsetting and marginal browning, half-title soiled, text with marginal damp-staining, later ink ownership stamp of Reece D.Allan of Croydon (clock and watch repairer) at head of half-title and small label of Malcolm Gardner (horological bookseller) to foot of pastedown, hinges weak, contemporary vellum-backed paste-paper boards, uncut, later typed label on spine, a little worn, spine frayed at head, [Baillie p.290; Clockmakers' 77; Tardy p.31], 4to, Paris, J.B.G.Musier fils, 1773.
⁂ Account of marine chronometers and the efforts in France to find a means of measuring the longitude, which, by ignoring the work of Le Roy, caused a long and bitter dispute between him and Berthoud.
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