Paris: Tardy, 1974. Softbound. Color illustrated wraps; sewn and glued bindings. Vol. 1: 224 pp. Vol. 2: pp. 225-507. Vol. 3: pp. 508-893. Each volume with 100s of bw illustrations. Parts 1 and 2 have occasional color plates. Also with occasional bw line drawings. A good set; clean internally but for pencil notation on half title of Part 2. Parts 1 is a tight copy but for first signature, which is loosening, with small tear to head of spine and light general shelf wear to covers; Part 2 is coming disbound; loose but complete; lower outer spine damaged and with general shelf wear to covers. Part 3 is the best copy, nice and tight with only a small tear to head of outer spine and some light cover wear. Sold as a complete reading set only; not returnable because of condition. Could be rebound with all parts together, perhaps in leather. Prior owner has made some annotations on yellow ledger paper, included. Item #103032
Entire text is in French. All three volumes are from the 1974 edition. Includes an extensive index of makers' names and a table of time equivalents from 1971. Information on the origins of mechanical clocks, clocks made primarily in France, and (in volume 3), clocks made in other parts of Europe and Turkey. An excellent, extensive reference. Although not noted inside, this set was formerly owned by Winthrop Edey, a well-known clock, watch, and photography collector who lived in New York City.
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