London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1951. Limited Edition. Half-Leather. Near Fine / No Jacket. Item #2263990
First edition, #238 of 350 copies. Despite the statement on the limitation page, this copy is unsigned. Finely rebound in half morocco - maroon leather spines and corners over red cloth boards, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt. Includes sturdy cloth-covered slipcase. Spine faded and a bit soiled, slipcase lightly rubbed. Interior excellent.
xvi, 320,  pp. 4to. A biography of the greatest English watch- and clockmaker of the seventeenth century, with an assessment of numerous pieces of his work. Includes a color frontispiece, three color plates, black-and-white photographic plates depicting numerous examples of Tompion's work, black-and-white diagrams, and a fold-out facsimile of the association oath roll of the members of the London Clockmakers' Company in 1697. A list of subscribers precedes the text.