Horology and Science Books | 11 April 2013
Lepaute (Jean André) - Traité d'Horlogerie,
Sold for £500
Lepaute (Jean André)
contenant tout ce qui est n'e9cessaire pour bien conno'eetre et pour r'e9gler les Pendules et les Montres, second edition, half-title, 17 folding engraved plates at end, title spotted, plates with a little marginal soiling, ex-British Horological Library copy with ink stamps on title and label on front pastedown, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco label, rubbed, splits to joints, spine ends and corners worn, [Baillie p.275; Tardy p.159; cf.Clockmakers' 531, 1760 edition], 4to, Paris, Samson, 1767.
⁂ Describing the mechanism of contemporary clocks and watches. Lepaute was one of the most important clockmakers in 18th century France, responsible for the pin-wheel escapement and one-wheel clock.
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