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William DERHAM Traité d'horlogerie pour les montres et les pendules

William DERHAM

Traité d'horlogerie pour les montres et les pendules

Grégoire Dupuis, Paris 1731, in-12 (9.5x17cm), (10) 188pp. (2), relié.


Original French edition, illustrated with 7 folding plates with 2 boards showing clockworks, 1 sheet music (chime) and 4 tables equation Flamsteed natural days. The first English edition was published in 1696, it was followed by several autres.Plein contemporary calf. Back with five nerves decorated with a piece of red morocco. Cuts outlined in golden roulette. All red edges. Head cover frayed, upper jaw split into 2cm head and blunt corners. Numerous handwritten notes to plume.Bien that the book has become an indisputable reference in the watch literature, Derham was by no means a watch, but a clergyman and natural philosopher, his other writings are devoted to theological philosophy although his name is now associated with the speed of sound, being the first to have measured; It was indeed a talented researcher and interests carried him to several disciplines. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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