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Thomas Tompion His Life & Work by R.W. Symonds, First Edition

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Thomas Tompion His Life and Work by R.W. Symonds. New York: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1951. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 320 pp. Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) was England's greatest watch and clockmaker. In the last half of the 17th century two inventions enabled clocks and watches to become reliable time keepers, the pendulum and the spring balance. Tompion was able to perfectly construct these parts and do them beautifully, his clocks became not only perfect time keepers but works of art. He made these masterpieces for the Kings and Queens of England including Charles II, William II & Mary, and Queen Anne. NPT Books, a division of N.P. Trent Antiques, has a large collection of used and out of print books on art, architecture, decoration and antiques with a focus on 1st editions, signed and limited editions.

Details

  • Creator
    R.W. Symonds (Author)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.75 in. (29.85 cm)Width: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1951
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. dust jacket shows signs of wear, book in excellent condition/owner's name.
  • Seller Location
    valatie, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: NP-471-1st1stDibs: LU260517868713

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