Antiquarian Horology: A Private Library. Online Auction

June 27, 2013

LOT 1
John Smith, C. M. (d.1730)
  • John Smith, C. M. (d.1730)
  • John Smith, C. M. (d.1730)
  • John Smith, C. M. (d.1730)

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John Smith, C. M. (d.1730)

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. TO 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

1694, 8vo., first edition, imprimatur on title verso,, 92pp. with tipped in letterpress folding tables of equations in red and black, Richard Cumberland at the Angel in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 19th century half calf and marbleized boards
Toning, minor foxing, repair to title page, minor contemporary quill underlining.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $252
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Provenance:

Galerie d'Horlogerie Ancienne, Geneva