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Auction Description for Waddington's: Antiquarian Horology: A Private Library. Online Auction
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Please note this is an online auction starting on 24th June and ending on 27th June. Buyer's Premium is 20% up to $50,000 and 15% in excess of $50,000. To bid on this sale please go to http://auctions.waddingtons.ca/

Antiquarian Horology: A Private Library. Online Auction (49 Lots)

by Waddington's


49 lots with images

June 27, 2013

Toronto, ON, Canada

John Smith, C. M. (d.1730)

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Description: John Smith, C. M. (d.1730) HOROLOGICAL DISQUISITIONS CONCERNING THE NATURE OF TIME, AND THE REASONS WHY ALL DAYS, FROM NOON TO NOON, ARE NOT ALIKE TWENTY FOUR HOURS LONG. IN WHICH APPEARS THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF A CLOCK'S BEING ALWAYS KEPT EXACTLY TRUE TO THE SUN. TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE BEST RULES FOR THE ORDERING AND USE BOTH OF THE QUICK-SILVER AND SPIRIT WEATHER-GLASSES: AND MR. S. WATSON'S RULES FOR ADJUSTING A CLOCK BY THE FIXED STARS, 1694, 8vo., first edition, imprimatur on title verso,, 92pp. with tipped in letterpress folding tables of equations in red and black, Richard Cumberland at the Angel in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 19th century half calf and marbleized boards, Toning, minor foxing, repair to title page, minor contemporary quill underlining. Provenance: Galerie d'Horlogerie Ancienne, Geneva

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Domenico Martinelli (1650-1718)

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Description: Domenico Martinelli (1650-1718) HOROLOGI ELEMENTARI, DIVISI IN QUATTRO PARTI, 1669, first edition, 155pp. plus index, 16 plates engraved by Marco Bragadino, unusual volume describing clocks driven by the elements; water, earth (sand), air and fire in later vellum boards, Later vellum boards warped. Contemporary annotations scribbled out and repair to title page. Provenance: Galerie D'Horlogerie Ancienne, Geneva

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Dom Pierre de Sainte Marie Magdeleine d'Abbeville

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Description: Dom Pierre de Sainte Marie Magdeleine d'Abbeville TRAITE D'HORLOGIOGRAPHIE CONTENTANT PLUSIEURS MANIERES DE CONSTRUIRE SUR TOUTES SURFACES TOUTES SORTES DE LIGNES HORAIRES , & AUTRES CERCLES DE LA SPHERE, 1691, 18mo., 324pp. plus 70 full page engraved plates, tooled full calf with raised bands and red title, marble end papers, Lyon, Leonard Plaignard, ruë Merciere au grand Hercule, Internally clean.

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Ferdinand Berthoud (1707-1807)

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Description: Ferdinand Berthoud (1707-1807) ECLAIRCISSEMENS SUR L'INVENTION, LA THEORIE, LA CONSTRUCTION, ET LES ÉPREUVES DES NOUVELLES MACHINES PROPOSÉES EN FRANCE, POUR LA DETERMINATION DES LONGITUDES EN MER PAR LA MEASURE DE TEMPS, 1773, 4to., 162pp. plus table of contents, J. B. G. Musier fils, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, à S. Etienne, modern half calf boards with red title to raised band spine, Internally clean.

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Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807)

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Description: Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807) ESSAI SUR L'HORLOGERIE DANS LEQUEL ON TRAITE DE CET ART RELATIVEMENT A L'USAGE CIVIL, A L'ASTRONOMY ET A LA NAVIGATION, volume I, 1763, 1st edition, half title, 477pp., plus 9 full page tables and 19 fold out engravings, Paris, J. Cl. Jombert, Musier, Ch. J. Panckoucke, in full calf boards, raised band spine with green title, Toned, minor foxing. Provenance: Galerie d'Horlogerie Ancienne, Geneva

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