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Smit, Jacob Levi."
Horologie- en uurwerkmakers handboek.Nijmegen, widow of J.C. Vieweg and son, 1826. 8vo. With 4 letterpress folding tables, and numerous illustrations and figures on 16 folding plates, lithographed by Guillaume Philidor van den Burggraaf, Brussels. Modern half tanned sheepskin."
1766. [2], Xii, 256 pp.First edition of a rare Dutch manual on clockwork, by the experienced Groninger clock- and watchmaker Jacob Levi Smit (ca. 1766-1826). The work is divided into 4 parts and a conclusion: the first part treating basic mechanics, the second the calculation and design of clockworks, the third clock music and the fourth sundials; the whole is preceded by an introduction telling the history of the profession. The publisher's preface tell us that Smit passed away on 1 November, just as the main part of the text was being printed.With owner's stamp on half-title. Some faint water stains in the margins of the plates and some occasional spots throughout, but still in good condition. Binding also good, only the spine slightly rubbed.l Saalmink, p. 1788; Tardy, Bibliogr. Mesure du temps, p. 233; Worldcat (9 copies)."
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