In my view, one of the most concise & informed sources of information, for 'all' that may read it.
I strongly recommended it. However, be aware, that the publishers (as at December 2009), have confirmed that at present there is NO date set for either a re-print or total revision of this book, so any stocks that can be found of this book, either NEW or Secondhand are going to be highly sought after, so my strong advice is BUY it now, wherever you can source one, as the last print run from memory for this book was 2004! So good luck, happy hunting, and enjoy the book,....
The Roberts name in association with clocks is a guarantee of a quality item but I have doubts as to the overall usefulness of this volume. Like most Millers publications the majoority of the content is culled from previous major auctions in recent years. The prices were current at times of publication but without context there is a limit as to what can be gleaned from those prices. Season and region and fashion can affect prices. Detailed condition and desirability are two other factors to consider, leaving aside scarcity. Basically, half the illustrations with double the amount of text would have made a better book if the text explained why two seemingly identical clocks fetched such massively different amounts. The main paradox of the book is that most of the clocks belong to the higher end of the market and purchases willing to spend well into four figures for a clock are usually in possession of sufficient knowledge not to need a book like this with such scant technical information.
A good book an in excellent nick as promised by the seller. Was hoping for a bit more technical info re starting off with the history of clocks etc. Glad I have got it but think I need another more introductory book regarding understanding clocks and baraometers as to what makes a good one vs a bad one.