London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1938. Item #00840
CESCINSKY, Herbert. The Old English Master Clockmakers and Their Clocks 1670-1820. London: George Routledge & Sons, .
First edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 248 x 185 mm.). xii, 182, [2 blank] pp. With 275 illustrations of clocks and their movements, four pages of facsimiles of “Renowned Clockmakers’ Signatures,” and four portraits (of George Graham, Thomas Mudge, John Arnold, and John Ellicott).
Original black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. An excellent copy. In the original gray printed dust jacket (small tape repair on verso).
“To the Clock Collector, the Antique Dealer, the Auctioneer and the Antiquarian, this book is indispensable. It has been written by an acknowledged expert on the subject, and is copiously illustrated with fine examples from private sources. It contains, also, a list of the celebrated makers, and an invaluable Glossary of the terms used in clock-making. It is not only the best, but the only book of its kind now in print” (back panel of dust jacket).