Antiquarian Horology: A Private Library. Online Auction

June 27, 2013

LOT 6
Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807)
  • Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807)
  • Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807)
  • Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807)

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Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807)

TRAITÉ DES MONTRES A LONGITUDES, CONTENANT LA CONSTRUCTION, LA DESCRIPTION & TOUS LE DÉTAILS DE MAIN D’OEUVRE DE CES MACHINES; LEURS DIMENSIONS, LA MANIÉRE DE LES ÉPROUVER, &C, SUIVI DU MEMOIRE SUR LE TRAVAIL DES MONTRES A LONGITUDES & DESCRIPTION DE DEUX HORLOGES ASTRONOMIQUES & ESSAI SUR LES POIDS ET LES MEASURES.

1792, 4to., half title, 230pp., 20pp., 16pp., 23pp. respectively, plus seven fold out engraved plates, later full tooled calf with raised bands and red title to spine
Internally clean. Very little foxing/toning.

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $372
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Likely written after a visit to England (at the King’s insistence) to study John Harrison’s chronometers.

Provenance:

Library of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia (stamp, half title verso)
Galerie d’Horlogerie Ancienne, Genva