The Grandfather Clock: An Historical and Descriptive Treatise on the English Long Case Clock with Notes on some Scottish, Welsh and Irish Examples - Ernest L. EdwardesAltrincham: John Sherratt & Son, 1980, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper much sunned at the spine and has been sealed in mylar. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Number 3 in the series. 4th (revised) edition, 1st printing, first published 1949. Signed by the author, in name only, on the title page — without provenance. Includes: Technical drawings; Colour plates; Black & white plates (159)); Colour frontispiece; Glossary;
From the cover: “The first three editions of this popular book were written primarily as an introduction to a study of the long case clock, and were intended to stimulate interest amongst those to whom the grandfather clock was little more than a useful and decorative possession. In this, the fourth edition, Mr. Edwardes has not lost sight of this earlier aim, and provides the nontechnical clock-owner with much useful and interesting information.
The origin of the long case clock is traced back to the continental ‘pillar’ clock, from which it is derived. In a discussion on movements, striking, alarum, lunation and calendar work are examined and illustrated. Dials and hands are analysed, and examples of craftsmanship arc given. This book presents details of case work, and offers guidance on the care of one’s clock.
The Grandfather Clock sets the long case clock in its correct position in the story of the weight-driven clock, both chronologically and in historical importance, and includes examples of Irish, Scottish and Welsh clocks of their type. This book offers a fully illustrated account of what is probably the best known and certainly the best loved timekeeper of the ages.”