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Early Science in Oxford Vol. VII The Life and Work of Robert Hooke Part II. [ Volume Seven 7 ]

By Gunther, R.T.

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1968 Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" tall approx. Pp [viii] + 397- 806 inclusive. with a b/w frontispiece plate, another b/w plate, and over 50 illustrations in line, both in the text and on plate leaves. Fine and unread, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/No d/w [as Issued]. 8vo..

$67.67

Light: Its Properties and Effects
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Light: Its Properties and Effects

By Anon

London: The Religious Tract Society, 1838 Hardback, 110mm x 142mm tall (4.25" x 5.5" approx.). Pp xii, 192 with 26 text figs + an engraved, tissue-guarded frontispiece plate and 15 further tissue-guarded, engraved single-sided plates. [42 illustrations present in all [only 41 are called for, the additional plate being entitled 'Nebulae']. Some foxing, principally to the blank margins of the plate leaves and their associated tissue-guards. Otherwise good, in the original gilt-and-blind decorated cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title and front-board logo/all edges gilt. COPAC, which records only four copies of this work, casts no light on the identities of either the Author or the illustrator/s.. First Edition. Gilt decorated Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 8vo.

$54.14

Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises or, the Doctrine of Handy-Works...To which is added Mechanick Dialling. [ See description following for the full Sub-Title ]
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Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises or, the Doctrine of Handy-Works...To which is added Mechanick Dialling. [ See description following for the full Sub-Title ]

By Moxon, Joseph - Edited by Charles F. Montgomery, and with an Introduction, Table of Contents, and Captions explaining the 26 plates, by Benno M. Forman

New York - Washington - London: Praeger Publishers, 1970 Hardback, 135mm x 200mm tall (5.25" x 8" approx.). Pp xxxvii, (viii), 287, + pp (i), 307-352 with text figs. + 58pp of plates, their descriptions and the Errata leaf and a folding plate. Fine, in the original leather-effect calendered tan cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-red spine title with gilt bands, and with the very slightly dusty but otherwise very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper. The full title is "Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises or, the Doctrine of Handy-Works Applied to the Arts of Smithing, Joinery, Carpentry, Turning, Bricklaying, To which is added Mechanick Dyalling: Shewing how to draw a true Sun-Dyal on any given Plane, however scituated (sic); only with the help of a straight Ruler and a pair of Compasses, and without any Arithmetical Calculation". This uncommon Praeger publication is the first reprinting of Mechanick Exercises and Mechanick Dyalling since 1703, and included are six pages from the 1697 Mechanick Dyalling, and eight pages from the 1700 edition of the Exercises. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo..

$203.01

Early Science in Oxford Vol. IV The Philosophical Society [ Volume Four 4 ]

By Gunther, R.T.

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1968 Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" tall approx. Pp [viii], 259 with a text figure, plus a double-page frontispiece plate; 2 further b/w plates and a coloured plate. Fine and unread, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/No d/w [as issued]. 8vo..

$67.67

Sundials Incised Dials or Mass-Clocks. A Study of the Time-Markers of Medieval Churches, containing descriptions, photographs, diagrams and analysis of dials, chiefly in Hampshire, but also in various other Counties

By Green, Arthur Robert

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1926 Hardback 8vo., 140mm x 225mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). Pp xx, 203 + a frontispiece and 25 other plates with 96 illustrations in b/w photo & line, and with 14 illustrations, 35 diagrams, and a short bibliography in the text. Previous owner's feint signature [one S. Whitaker] to front pastedown and a few minor external rubs, otherwise very good, in the original green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title & rulings.. First Edition. Cloth-Covered Boards. Very Good/No Jacket.

$60.90

Early Science in Oxford Vol. XII Dr. Plot and the Correspondence of the Philosophical Society of Oxford. [ Volume Twelve 12 ]

By Gunther, R.T.

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1968 Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" tall approx. Pp [xviii], 434 with a frontispiece plate and 10 further illustrations. Fine and unread, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/No d/w [as issued]. 8vo..

$115.04

A Tutor to Astronomy and Geography Or an Easie and Speedy Way to Know the Use of Both the Globes, Celestial and Terrestrial in Six Books.

By Moxon, Joseph

New York: Burt Franklin, 1968 Hardback 157mm x 234mm tall approx. Pp [10], 271 + 1p adverts, with frontispiece and text figures. Published as a facsimile of the 1674 Edition. Fine, in the original turquoise boards/gilt spine title. As well as treating with navigation, astronomy and geography, there is much on gnomonics.. First Edition Thus. Fine.

$40.60

Mechanick Dialling; Or, the New Art of Shadows: Freed from the Many Obscurities, Superfluities and Errors of Former Writers on this Subject.

By Leadbetter, Mr. Charles

London: Printed for E. Wicksteed, in Warwick Court, Warwick Lane, Newgate-Street, 1756 Hardback, 130mm x 204mm tall (5" x 8" approx.). Pp xii, 148, with text figs. and 12 folding engraved plates. [Numbered 1-11 incl. plus a plate 10B. Note: Plate 1 is out of numerical sequence, being bound (correctly) opposite page 97]. Light occasional spotting, and some repairs to page blank margins and corners, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce edition of an uncommon book, bound by Cadwaladr-Jones in quarter-mid-brown calf/reddish marbled paper-covered boards/raised bands/gilt on red, gilt-ruled spine title-label. [** Indicating this edition to be the first publication of any book on dialling to be published after the 1752 calendar changes, which resulted in the 'Give us back our eleven days' riots. Title continues: "The Whole laid down after so plain a method, that any Person (tho' a Stranger to the Art) With a Pair of Compasses and a Common Ruler only, May make a Dial upon any Plane for any Place in the World, as well as those who have attained to the greatest Knowledge and Perfection in the Mathematics. Illustrated with many Copper Plates, And Examples of Dials, for London, Exeter, Bristol, Worcester, Oxford, Cambridge, Norwich, Lincoln, Chester, Liverpool, York, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Durham, Edinburgh, Dublin, &c. To which are added, 1. A collection of above 300 Mottos in Latin and English. 2. A New and Correct Alphabetical Table of the most eminent Cities and Towns in the whole World; shewing the Elevation of the Pole, and the Difference of the Meridian from London. 3. The best and most approved Methods of Painting Sun-Dials. A work not only useful for Artificers, but very entertaining for Gentlemen, and those Students at the Universities, that would understand Dialling, without the Fatigue of going through a Corse of Mathematics. -- A New Edition: not only very much improved by the Addition of the New Star-Dial, &c. but it is the only Book upon the Subject that has been adapted to the New Stile (sic)**.".. Second Edition [& 1st thus]. Quarter-Leather/Marbled Boards.

$439.86

The Old Ashmolean. The Oldest Museum for the History for the History of the Natural Sciences and Medicine. Prepared for the 250th Anniversary of the Opening of the Museum
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The Old Ashmolean. The Oldest Museum for the History for the History of the Natural Sciences and Medicine. Prepared for the 250th Anniversary of the Opening of the Museum

By Gunther, R.T.

Oxford: Oxford University Press. Printed to be Sold at the Museum, 1933 106mm x 169mm tall (4.25" x 6.25" approx.). 151pp + 1p list of Museum publications. The signature of a previous owner, one F. Dodd, to the front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original beige thin-card covers/black titles. First & Only Edition.

$47.37

Die Sonnenuhr. Geschichte -Theorie - Funktion
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Die Sonnenuhr. Geschichte -Theorie - Funktion

By Rohr, René R.J.

Munchen: Callwey Verlag, 1982 Hardback, 255mm x 288mm tall (10" x 11.25" approx.). 215pp + 1p Publisher's adverts, illustrated in colour, b/w & line. Almost fine, in the original illustrated cloth-covered boards, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. Photograph/s and/or postal quote for this heavy volume provided on request.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Very Good.

$87.97

Mechanical Work in Garden and Greenhouse in Three Parts. Part I. Geometry for Gardeners, Part II. Sun-Dials and Dialling, [ Sundials ]. Part III. Greenhouse Building and Heating, Etc.
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Mechanical Work in Garden and Greenhouse in Three Parts. Part I. Geometry for Gardeners, Part II. Sun-Dials and Dialling, [ Sundials ]. Part III. Greenhouse Building and Heating, Etc.

By Chilton-Young, F.R.H.S., Yorke, Arthur, & ' Various Writers '

London: Ward, Lock & Bowden Limited, 1893 Hardback, 125mm x 187mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp viii, 105, with decorated chapter head & tail-pieces, decorated capitals and 60 illustrations, + 15pp adverts (including endpapers). Very good, in the original red & black-printed light oatmeal-coloured cloth-covered boards/red titles. Photographs of this attractive book on request. First (& Only?) Edition.

$81.20

Sundials
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Sundials

By Daniel, Christopher St. J.H. SIGNED

Princes Risborough: Shire Publications Ltd, 1990 150mm x 210mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). 32pp, with 55 illustrations in b/w & line. Fine, in the original colour-photo illustrated thin-card covers. Signed, on the blank verso of the front cover 'Christopher Daniel - 28/3/93, [on the occasion of the British Sundial Society's conference at Owen's Park, Manchester]. Signed by Author.

$16.92

The Making of Clocks and Watches in Leicestershire and Rutland
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The Making of Clocks and Watches in Leicestershire and Rutland

By Daniell, J.A.

Leicester: Leicestershire Archaeological Society, 1952 160mm x 250mm tall (6.25" x 9.75" approx.). 36pp, with 8 plates with a total of 13 b/w photo illustrations. Reprinted with revision, from the Transactions of the Society. Original black-printed grey soft-card covers, being of larger dimension than the contents, a little frayed as usual round the edges but otherwise good. The main body of the book is fine.. Revised Edition and First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

$60.90

Horologiographia
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Horologiographia

By Marpergers, Paul Jacob

Leipzig: George G.W. Callwey, 1977 110mm x 170mm tall approx. Pp [xvi], 288 incl. frontis. plate. A facsimile reprint of the edition of 1723, in the original dark-blue cloth-covered boards/red spine title. Fine, in rubbed and faded but good dust-wrapper . First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Good.

$60.90

The Evolution of Clockwork, with a Special Section on the Clocks of Japan, Fully Illustrated from the Author's Collection, Together with a Fully Comprehensive Bibliography of Horology Covering Over Six Hundred Items
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The Evolution of Clockwork, with a Special Section on the Clocks of Japan, Fully Illustrated from the Author's Collection, Together with a Fully Comprehensive Bibliography of Horology Covering Over Six Hundred Items

By Robertson, J. Drummond

London: Cassell & Company Limited, 1931 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 358, with 92 illustrations in b/w photo & line and an extensive Bibliography. Covers sunned and neat signature of previous owner to front pastedown, otherwise very good, in the original, maroon cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. 8vo..

$81.20

The Book of Sun-Dials  [ Sundials ]
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The Book of Sun-Dials [ Sundials ]

By Gatty, The Late Mrs. Alfred [originally Compiled by, Now Enlarged and Re-Edited by H.K.F. Eden and Eleanor Lloyd ]

London: George Bell and Sons, 1900 Hardback, 200mm x 287mm tall (8" x 11.25" approx.). Pp xvii, 529, with title-page, with vignette, printed in red & black; tipped-in Errata slip; a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait & 8 other plates, and 198 illustrations in the text. A few very minor rubs to spine edges and prelims foxed, otherwise very good, in the original gilt-decorated cloth-covered boards/gilt titles/teg [top-edges gilt]. This edition is by far the best of the four published and contains far more material than the earlier ones. Photograph/s and/or mailing quote for this heavy volume available on request.. Fourth Edition, but First Edition Thus. Hard Cover.

$385.72

Old Clocks for Modern Use, with a Guide to Their Mechanism
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Old Clocks for Modern Use, with a Guide to Their Mechanism

By Wenham, Edward, Formerly Editor of 'The Connoisseur'

London: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd, 1951 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xvii, 174, with an engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette and 70 further figs. in the text, plus 16 plates with a total of 26 b/w photographs and an extensive list of Clockmakers. Very good, in the original terracotta cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped but somewhat edge-chipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Chipped d/w. Illus. by Holloway, Edgar. 8vo..

$6.77

The Evolution of Clockwork, with a Special Section on the Clocks of Japan, Fully Illustrated from the Author's Collection, Together with a Fully Comprehensive Bibliography of Horology Covering Over Six Hundred Items
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The Evolution of Clockwork, with a Special Section on the Clocks of Japan, Fully Illustrated from the Author's Collection, Together with a Fully Comprehensive Bibliography of Horology Covering Over Six Hundred Items

By Robertson, J. Drummond

London: Cassell & Company Limited, 1931 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 358, with 92 illustrations in b/w photo & line and an extensive Bibliography. Endpapers toned and spine cloth lightly sunned, otherwise very good, in the original blind-ruled, maroon cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title/top edges red.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. 8vo..

$81.20

Sundials. A Simplified Approach by Means of the Equatorial Dial
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Sundials. A Simplified Approach by Means of the Equatorial Dial

By Cousins, Frank W. [Foreword by J.G. Porter]

London: John Baker, 1972 Hardback 165mm x 255mm tall (6.5" x 10" approx.). 247pp, with over 100 illustrations in b/w and line, including 3 multi-folding plates, and with the black-on-orange, pictorial endpapers showing illustrations from Salomon Trismosins "Splendor Solis". Almost fine, in the original gilt decorated black art-leather boards/gilt-on-red spine title/page top edges red, and with dust-wrapper, clipped and repriced by A & C Black [did they take over the John Baker business and stock?], sunned to spine edges and back. but otherwise sound.. Reprinted [ with Corrections ]. Hard Cover. Almost Fine/Good. Illus. by Chandler, Malcolm. Lge 8vo..

$115.04

Sundials Old and New or Fun with the Sun
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Sundials Old and New or Fun with the Sun

By Herbert, A.P.

London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1967 Hardback175mm x 215mm tall (6.75" x 8.5" approx.). 198pp + 15 plates with 20 b/w photos and some figs. in the text. Fine, in the original orange cloth-covered boards, with gilt-on-black spine title and embossed sun logo to front board, and with the very slightly marked but otherwise very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First & Only Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Good. Sm 4to..

$47.37

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