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1691 On Clocks Watches Sundials Horology 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 book also teaches methods on building sundials, terrestrial and marine clocks, as well as practical methods of cutting stone and wood.

This edition includes 72 full-page engravings of geometric figures, watches, and compasses, as well as a section on stereotomy – a new edition to this printing.

Item number: #2423

Price: $950

MAGDELEINE, Pierre de Sainte-Marie

Traité d'horlogiographie, contenant plusieurs manieres de construire sur toutes surfaces toutes sortes de lignes horaires, & autres cercles de la sphere. Avec quelques instrumens pour la même pratique, et pour connoître les heures durant la nuit, et l'heure du flux et reflux de la mer. Avec les deux boussoles qui sont en usage pour la navigation des deux mers. Plus, la methode de couper en pierre, ou en bois les corps reguliers & autres poliedres, par le cube & par le cylindre. Revû, et augmenté en cette quatrième edition, de plusieurs remarques et figures. Par Dom Pierre de Sainte Marie Magdeleine ...

A Lyon, chez Leonard Plaignard. M. DC. LXXXXI, 1691. Fourth edition.


•Collation complete with all pages: [14], 324

oSignatures: a6 A-V8 X2.

oIllustrated with 72 engravings

•Language: French

•Binding: Leather; tight & secure

•Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm)

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1691 On Clocks Watches Sundials Horology Navigation

Estimate $950 - $2,000Apr 8, 2018