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5.0 out of 5 stars A.C.C. Version Better Than Original, 11 Mar. 2012
This review is from: The Marine Chronometer (Hardcover)
Talking to a person who has owned the original and compared it with the Antique Collectors Club reprint, the latter comes out ahead for clarity of pictures and text.
I have no way of confirming this, but the ACC edition is typical of the ACC output as far as quality goes.
Clear text, clear pictures and line drawings and none of the faults that the OCR version displays.
Apparently the OCR version is devoid of illustrations and close to being gibberish.
The book feels as if it was crafted rather than written, and there is a feeling the author had been making precision chronometers between chapters.
Obviously the definitive guide and many promises of a reprint have been made with none coming to fruition barring the aforementioned OCR tripe. Impossible to find at an affordable price as jusdged by most people, unfortunately there is no substitute so far.
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Initial post: 16 Sep 2012 16:58:39 BDT
You are quite right about the A.C.C. copy of Rupert Goulds book the Marine Chronometer, it is better than the OCR. It was set out to be an exact copy, but they made some real blunders that must have made them look quite inept. On the dust jacket there is a photograph of Harrisons No.4. Inside the book is, quote "Front Cover: Thomas Mudge. Marine Timekeeper No.1. There were a few others, like photographs been upside down, but in the end it is the only worthwhile copy on the market, but again dealers are asking silly prices for it. We can only hope the A.C.C. get it back on the market as they promised. I have been waiting like others for years. They should sell the copyright to the Americans. they would have it out within a month.

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