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1680 On Horology Clocks Watches Sundials Navigation Compass Illustrated Physics
Paris : Chez Antoine Dezallier ., 1680. - 1680 On Horology Clocks Watches Sundials Navigation Compass Illustrated Physics “By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.” – Victor Hugo An incredible, famous work on the history of watch making! Pocket watches became remarkable popular in the mid-17th-century, thus making them became a profitable and demanding profession. This book by Pierre Saint Marie Magdelaine details specifics on watch making. However, watchmaking was not his only forte. This work deals with astronomy and navigation, techniques on developing sundials and other chronographs. Magdelaine applies principles of spherical trigonometry to methods of knowing stars and star reading. This 1680 printing includes 72 copper engravings of geometric figures, watches, compasses and other navigational tools, and interesting aspects of horology. Item number: #635 Price: $950 MAGDELAINE, Pierre Saint Marie Traite' d'horlogiographie : contenant plusieurs manieres de construire, sur toutes surfaces, toutes sortes de lignes horaires, & autres cercles de la sphere ; avec qvelqves instrvmens pour la mesme pratique, & pour connoistre les heures durant la nuit & l'heure du flus & reflus de la mer ; plus la methode de couper, en pierre ou en bois, les corps reguliers & autres polyedres, par le cube & par la cylindre Paris : Chez Antoine Dezallier ., 1680. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [12], 312, 72 o 72 illustrated engravings o Signatures: a8, A-S8, T4 • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • Language: French • Size: ~6.25in X 4.25in (16cm x 10.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 635 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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