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The French marble clock

£25.00

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NAG Press, London, 2002. Hardcover. Condition:Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good intact but slightly faded. 277 pages, lots of b&w illustrations, the 2002 reprint of a book first published in 1990. This is the standard work on marble clocks. Most such clocks are French, but English, American and German examples are often found. The book describes the history of the marble clock and what to look for when buying. Other chapters cover the restoration of the French movements, repair and polishing of the marble and slate cases, and the origin and types of marble commonly found. There is a useful appendix on makers and their marks which is helpful for identification purposes. The French Marble Clock is the first complete book on the subject, written by Nicolas Thorpe, who is an enthusiastic collector. The opening chapters reveal the history of the marble clock along with new information about their origins and makers. The author then takes a detailed look at the famous pendule de Paris movement that is found in many French mantle clocks from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sound and sensible advice is given about examining, dating, and buying, together with a clear explanation of the function of parts of the movement. This is essential reading for those wishing to restore timepieces or clocks with striking movements. The chapters on restoration and clock case styles are all clearly illustrated. Stock Image

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Author(s):
Nicolas M Thorpe
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.83x7.34x28
EAN-13:
9780719802300
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780719802300
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
277
Publisher:
NAG Press and Nicolas M Thorpe

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NAG Press, London, 2002. Hardcover. Condition:Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good intact but slightly faded. 277 pages, lots of b&w illustrations, the 2002 reprint of a book first published in 1990. This is the standard work on marble clocks. Most such clocks are French, but English, American and German examples are often found. The book describes the history of the marble clock and what to look for when buying. Other chapters cover the restoration of the French movements, repair and polishing of the marble and slate cases, and the origin and types of marble commonly found. There is a useful appendix on makers and their marks which is helpful for identification purposes. The French Marble Clock is the first complete book on the subject, written by Nicolas Thorpe, who is an enthusiastic collector. The opening chapters reveal the history of the marble clock along with new information about their origins and makers. The author then takes a detailed look at the famous pendule de Paris movement that is found in many French mantle clocks from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sound and sensible advice is given about examining, dating, and buying, together with a clear explanation of the function of parts of the movement. This is essential reading for those wishing to restore timepieces or clocks with striking movements. The chapters on restoration and clock case styles are all clearly illustrated. Stock Image

Author(s):
Nicolas M Thorpe
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.83x7.34x28
EAN-13:
9780719802300
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780719802300
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
277
Publisher:
NAG Press and Nicolas M Thorpe

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