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Astronomical clock of Saint John's Cathedral Besancon.  Pamphlet by [Sydney Australia] - Paperback - 1919 - from Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints (SKU: 23744)

Astronomical clock of Saint John's Cathedral Besancon. Pamphlet

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Astronomical clock of Saint John's Cathedral Besancon. Pamphlet

by [Sydney Australia]

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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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bookseller
Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
23744
Title
Astronomical clock of Saint John's Cathedral Besancon. Pamphlet
Author
[Sydney Australia]
Format/binding
Wraps
Book condition
Used - Good + overall
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
La Solidarite
Place of Publication
Besancon, France
Date Published
1919
Bookseller catalogs
WWI; FRANCE; AUSTRALIA; SYDNEY;

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