The Marine Chronometer. Its History and Development. Rupert T. Gould, Lt. Commander.

The Marine Chronometer. Its History and Development.

London: Holland Press, 1973. Hardcover. With a foreword by Sir Frank Watson Dyson, LL.d., F.R.S., Astronomer Royal. A fascinating history of the now invaluable marine choronomete, which was originally invented by a self-educated Yorkshire carpenter, John Harrison, in the 18th century. 8vo, reprint of 1923 edition, xvi, 287 pp, blue smooth boards with gilt on spine, in original dj, dj spine slt faded, ruffled on head/foot, slt. marked on front. Includes 39 one sided plates and 85 figures. Interior clean, binding tight. Maritime, History, Inventions, Navigation, Nautical Instruments. Very good condition. Item #21314

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