Astronomical clock of Saint John's Cathedral Besancon. Pamphlet
by [Sydney Australia]
- Good + overall
Garrison, New York
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Besancon, France: La Solidarite, 1919. Wraps. Good + overall. An unusual World War I pamphlet which describes one of the world's most complex time pieces, and records Sydney, Australia. This astronomical clock at Saint John's Cathedral in Besancon France, was installed in 1860 and is still operating today. It features 30,000 working pieces, 122 indicators, 70 dials, local time in 17 places around the world (including Sydney!), the time and height of tide at 8 French sea ports, a perpetual calendar and more. Sydney is mentioned in the section titled "Hours in the Main Parts of the World" (p5). 12mo, 8pp. Printed paper wrappers; front wrapper slightly marked, otherwise very good condition. OCLC: 40379138 records only one copy at Princeton.
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- Astronomical clock of Saint John's Cathedral Besancon. Pamphlet
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- La Solidarite
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- Besancon, France
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