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Harrison, John
THE PRINCIPLES OF MR HARRISON'S TIME-KEEPER, WITH PLATES OF THE SAME. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF LONGITUDE. LONDON: W. RICHARDSON AND S. CLARK, AND SOLD BY JOHN NOURSE, AND MESS. MOUNT AND PAGE, 1767, HALF-TITLE, 10 FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES, SLIGHT SOILING TO HEAD OF HALF-TITLE, SLIGHT OFFSETTING FROM PLATES
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 37,250 GBP
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153

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Harrison, John
THE PRINCIPLES OF MR HARRISON'S TIME-KEEPER, WITH PLATES OF THE SAME. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF LONGITUDE. LONDON: W. RICHARDSON AND S. CLARK, AND SOLD BY JOHN NOURSE, AND MESS. MOUNT AND PAGE, 1767, HALF-TITLE, 10 FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES, SLIGHT SOILING TO HEAD OF HALF-TITLE, SLIGHT OFFSETTING FROM PLATES
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 37,250 GBP
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Harrison, John
THE PRINCIPLES OF MR HARRISON'S TIME-KEEPER, WITH PLATES OF THE SAME. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF LONGITUDE. LONDON: W. RICHARDSON AND S. CLARK, AND SOLD BY JOHN NOURSE, AND MESS. MOUNT AND PAGE, 1767, HALF-TITLE, 10 FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES, SLIGHT SOILING TO HEAD OF HALF-TITLE, SLIGHT OFFSETTING FROM PLATES
Bird, John. The method of constructing mural quadrants. Exemplified by a description of the brass mural quadrant in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Ibid., 1768, half-title, 3 folding engraved plates (numbered I-III); The method of dividing astronomical instruments. Ibid.: John Nourse and Mess. Mount and Page, 1767, 1 folding plate (numbered IV)

Ludlam, William.
An introduction and notes, on Mr Bird's method of dividing astronomical instruments. To which is added, a vocabulary of English and French technical terms. London: John Sewell, 1786

all first editions, 4 works in one volume, 4to (260 x 200mm.), contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, black morocco lettering-pieces
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Provenance

Sledmere House, emblem at foot of spine

Literature

Horblit 42b; Norman 995

Catalogue Note

First edition of the description of John Harrison's chronometer which revolutionised the science of navigation, and for which he eventually received prize money of £20,000 from the Board of Longitude. Both John Bird and William Ludlam were on the committee appointed by the Board to assess Harrison's disclosure of his time-piece in 1765.

The work was also published in French with the French and English text interleaved; this copy contains just the English text.

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