Clocks and Watches - Hugh TaitBritish Museum Press, 1990, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers.
3rd impression. [First Edition: 1983] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: “Recording the passing of time has absorbed and challenged mankind for thousands of years, but it was not until the Middle Ages that a fundamental advance was made when the first mechanical clocks harnessed the power of the falling weight and the unwinding spring. Hugh Tait traces the history of clocks and watches from the earliest medieval examples to modern times, with special reference to the matchless collection on display at the British Museum. From the grand long-case clocks to the most exquisite of watches, this book shows how invention and mechanical ingenuity have been matched with craftsmanship and artistry for more than five hundred years. Clear diagrams and colour photography enable the reader fully to appreciate some of the most fascinating functional objects ever made.
Hugh Tait is Deputy Keeper in the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities, and a member of the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.”
Size: 8½" x 8½". 72 pages.