Seller: room_606 (3.094) 100%, Location: Canterbury, Kent, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153178916611 Time and Time-Tellers James W. Benson Robert Hardwicke, Piccadilly, London, 1875 First Edition Hardcover in dark green cloth boards 189 pages Contains 69 black and white illustrations and a frontispiece. Approx. 19 cm x 13 Good to very good for age. Foxing throughout. Expected light wear to covers with bumping to edges and corners. Firm binding. Previous owner's bookplate otherwise I could find no marks or inscriptions. A wonderfully detailed and well-illustrated study of clocks and watches from the earliest times to the Great Clocks the Victorian era. Charming and somewhat scarce. Contents as follows: 1Time And Time-tellers2Modern Watches: Their Varieties And Modes Of Manufacture.3Keyless Watches.4House Clocks.5Turret Clocks.6The Great Clocks Of The International Exhibition Of 1862. List of Illustrations: 1Frontispiece2Vignette3The Pocket Ring Dial4Silver Pocket Dial And Compass5The Clepsydra Or Water Clock6The Book-shaped Watch7Ancient Table Watch8Ancient Watch With Dial9Old English Round Watch10Old Oval Watch11Ancient Round Ornamental Watch12Old English Calendar Watch13Mary Queen O' Scots Watch (Death's Head)14Ancient Watch Case (Scriptural Design)15Ditto Table Watch (Ditto)16Gretton's Watch17Ancient Box Watch18Oliver Cromwell's Watch19Early Ornamental Round Watch Case20John Milton's Watch21Small Early Watch22Ancient Watch With Pendulum23Ancient Brass Watch With Lid24Ignatius Huggeford's WatchModern Watches.25Horizontal26Skeleton Lever27Full Plate Lever28Three-quarter Plate Lever29The Chronograph30Perpetual Calendar, Keyless31Complicated Ditto And Independent Seconds32The Meridian WatchEscapements To Watches.33The Verge Escapement34The Horizontal Do.35The Duplex Do.36The Lever Do.37The Chronometer Do.Balances, Etc.38Compensation Balance39Old Balance Clock40Clock Spring41Rack Striking Work42Back Of French Clock43Carriage Clock45English Ormolu Clocks46Tell-tale ClockClock Escapements.47Crown Wheel Escapement48Anchor Do.49Dead Beat Do.50French Single-pin Escapement51Three Legg'd Gravity Do.52Double Ditto DittoTurret Clocks.53Wells Cathedral Clock54Old St Dunstan's Do.55St James's Palace Do.56St Paul's Cathedral Do.57Royal Free Hospital Do.58Memorial Turret Clock Dial59Modern Turret Clock Movement60Hour Wheel And Snail61The Rack62The Pendulum Rod63Quarter Or Chime Clock64Gas Wheel For Illuminated Dial65Nest Of Bevelled Wheels Carrying Hands66Hammer And Bell67Benson's Great Clock. 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Vintage electrical items Unless clearly stated otherwise in the description, vintage electrical items are sold in their original condition so should be safety checked by an electrician before use. &amp;amp;lt;div style="text-align:center"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;a style="text-decoration:none" href="http://mostpopular.sellathon.com/?id=AC1138581"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;img src="http://www.sellathon.com/Resources/Images/countercredit.gif" border="0"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;gt; Condition: Good to very good for age. Foxing throughout. Expected light wear to covers with bumping to edges and corners. Firm binding. Previous owner's bookplate otherwise I could find no marks or inscriptions. A wonderfully detailed and well-illustrated study of clocks and watches from the earliest times to the Great Clocks the Victorian era. Charming and somewhat scarce.