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The Marine Chronometer Its History & Development
Auteur:Gould, Rupert T. Foreword by Jonathan Betts
Suffolk / 2013
Clothbound, 496 pages, 15 colour and 160 b&w illustrations. New Edition
New edition of a book considered by many to be the finest horological text of the 20th century Includes over 65 new images and a Foreword by Jonathan Betts - Gould's biographer and the Senior Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich This new edition of Gould's seminal text on the development of the marine chronometer not only faithfully reproduces the original, but also includes the author's own extensive notes, made in preparation for a second edition. These amendments, additions and sketches are carefully placed to clearly distinguish them from the original text. The volume also includes an insightful Foreword by Jonathan Betts, as well as a new gallery of 65 images, comprising portraits, up-to-date photographs and black and white images from Gould's collection. First published in 1923, The Marine Chronometer comprehensively outlines the earliest attempts to measure longitude. The definitive work of reference on the subject, it includes exhaustive discussions and diagrams of the important mechanisms, as well as details of their inventors.
 
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