Horology and Science Books | 11 April 2013
Holwell (John) - Clavis Horologiae; or, a Key to the whole Art of Arithmetical Dyalling,
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Clavis Horologiae; or, a Key to the whole Art of Arithmetical Dyalling,
2 parts in 1 including Appendix, first edition of main text, second edition of appendix, with list of subscribers/advertisement leaf at end of appendix, 39 engraved plates in total (20 in first part, 18 in appendix), 5 folding, one bound upside down in appendix, title soiled and with small hole to upper margin, old ink ownership inscription pasted onto verso, browned, light water-staining to fore-edge of some plates and appendix affecting some images, slight worming to lower margin of a few leaves, contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, rebacked preserving old spine with red morocco label, recornered and with large patch on lower cover repaired, [Tardy p.133; Wing H2517a & H331; cf.Houzeau & Lancaster 11582, 1712 edition only], small 4to, by Will.Bonny, for Tho.Howkins, 1686.
⁂ Scarce. The appendix is a reprint of Francis Hall's (or Line's) An explication o the diall sett up in the Kings garden at London, an. 1669 with separate title dated 1685. It is a description of his pyramidical dial at Whitehall .
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