Antiquarian Horology: A Private Library. Online Auction

June 27, 2013

LOT 7
Thomas Earnshaw (1749-1829)
  • Thomas Earnshaw (1749-1829)
  • Thomas Earnshaw (1749-1829)

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Thomas Earnshaw (1749-1829)

LONGITUDE: AN APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC STATING MR. THOMAS EARNSHAW’S CLAIM TO THE ORGINAL INVENTION OF THE IMPROVEMENTS IN HIS TIMEKEEPERS, THEIR SUPERIOR GOING IN NUMEROUS VOYAGES, AND ALSO AS TRIED BY THE ASTRONOMER ROYAL BY ORDERS OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF LONGITUDE, AND HIS CONSEQUENT RIGHT TO NATIONAL REWARD

1808, 8vo., 1st edition, 280pp., plus 34pp. of appendices on the three trials at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, tipped in errata slip at end, Printed for the Author, 119, High-Holborn. Sold by F. Wingrave in the Strand, later calf boards
Largely internally clean with foxing to some sections.

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $660
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Provenance:

Galerie d'Horlogerie Ancienne, Geneva