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HOROLOGY Catalogue 66, Spring 1987: 71, Spring 1988; spring 1990 3 catalogs, Rogerss Turner Books Ltd
1 HOROLOGY Catalogue 66, Spring 1987: 71, Spring 1988; spring 1990 3 catalogs Rogerss Turner Books Ltd
May not be noted. Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Horology; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; pages; 21pp, 24pp, errata slip laid in. Laid in small sundial folder in red and black 15211 
Price: 14.05 USD
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Lectures On Select Subjects In Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, And Optics, The Use Of Globes, The Art Of Dialing And The Calculation Of The Mean Times Of New And Full Moons And Eclipses With The Supplement A New Edition, Ferguson, James (1710-1776)
2 Lectures On Select Subjects In Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, And Optics, The Use Of Globes, The Art Of Dialing And The Calculation Of The Mean Times Of New And Full Moons And Eclipses With The Supplement A New Edition Ferguson, James (1710-1776)
London W. Strahan, Et Al 1773 New edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Astronomy; Mechanics; Pneumatics; Hydorstatics; Clocks; Time; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Bound in full contemporary leather. This copy was sold by Christies in 1986. Red morrocco spine label. Numerous illustrated foldouts of scientific phenomena such as eyes, air pumps, globes, cranes, sun dials and so forth in uniformly fine condition. A few minor scrapes to leather boards, leather has cracked externally over hinges. Hinges, spine and textblock are solid. Book is sound and tight and clean throughout with no owner's name, etc. An accomplished mechanical engineer with a good knowledge of his subjects. First section is 252pp + index with 23 fold-out plates as noted in summary. Second is Supplement of 40 pages and 13 fold outs. The supplement was not published with an index. All plates are present. 14598 
Price: 1081.00 USD
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THE BRITISH SUNDIAL SOCIETY BULLETIN VOL 11 (I) FEBRUARY 1999 With Newsletter Laid In, The British Sundial Society
3 THE BRITISH SUNDIAL SOCIETY BULLETIN VOL 11 (I) FEBRUARY 1999 With Newsletter Laid In The British Sundial Society
The British Sundial Society 1999 Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 52 pages; Notes location, condition, reapirs, etc. 15192 
Price: 34.73 USD
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THE PELICAN SUNDIAL DESCRIPTION OF TABLES, Philip Pattendon
4 THE PELICAN SUNDIAL DESCRIPTION OF TABLES Philip Pattendon
Oxford 1980 Presumed 1st Near Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. 15209 
Price: 27.21 USD
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