By Claudius Saunier; Julien Tripplin [trans.]; Edward Rigg [trans.]
London   W. & G. Foyle
10.5" by 8" xvi [1], 2-844pp
A fine mid-twentieth century English language edition of Claudius Saunier's richly illustrated horological work.
By Claudius Saunier; Julien Tripplin [trans.]; Edward Rigg [trans.]

1952 Treatise on Modern Horology in Theory and Practice

London   W. & G. Foyle
10.5" by 8" xvi [1], 2-844pp
A fine mid-twentieth century English language edition of Claudius Saunier's richly illustrated horological work.
£195.00
: 3kgs / : 912F17

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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding

First published in 1861, Saunier's treatise has here been translated into English by Julien Tripplin and Edward Rigg.

In a fine full morocco binding.

Illustrated with twenty-two colour copper plates, with extensive further vignette illustrations. Collated, complete.

A celebrated horological reference work, detailing many aspects of the precise mechanical art.

With the bookplate of W.A. Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey to the front pastedown. William Foyle founded Foyles bookshop in 1903 alongside his brother. He purchased Beeleigh Abbey during the Second World War, an impressive twelfth century monastery in Essex. Beeleigh housed his library, one of the largest private libraries in England.

Condition

In a full morocco binding. Externally, fine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages exceptionally clean and bright.

Fine

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