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Comment: Third edition (revised), hardback. 4to (28cm by 22cm), 477pp. Illustrated throughout in b&w, plus several colour plates. Original blue cloth, dustwrapper. The book is in very good condition; the dustwrapper is in near-VG condition (light chafing to one fold). ISBN 1851491953
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Collectable Clocks, 1840-1940: Reference and Price Guide Hardcover – 1 Jan 1999

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: ACC Art Books; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Jan. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851491953
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851491957
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 2.8 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,123,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This revised edition of this title with a new preface and up-to-date prices. It deals with the hundreds of types of affordable clocks, often dismissed by the purists as being of no horological interest. Hundreds of photographs are supported by a detailed text. The majority of books about clocks tend to focus upon the earlier types, or at least the high quality clocks, made before the middle of the 19th century. This is a book, however, for those who enjoy later clocks and are keen to learn more about the hundreds of examples which are often available at an attainable price, especially for the collector who knows what to look for and what to avoid. This book covers areas of study such as Victorian inventiveness, decorative clocks of the 1920s and technical clocks of the early 20th century. The authors are well aware of the questions that need answers - What is quality? What should one look for? What date is this clock? An large amount of research has gone into the production of this book and the range of examples is wide. Virtually every known type of clock is illustrated and discussed from alarm, bracket and carriage to skeleton, tension and wall.

Specimen pages from actual trade journals plus a glossary and bibliography aim to contribute to the value of this book as a continuous work of reference and a guide to all with an interest in horology.

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