PATENT Office - Abridgements of the Specifications relating to Watches, Clocks, and Other Timekeepers...


£ 145.00

Rare and important compilation, from the beginning in 1661 to 1857. 

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Half leather with cloth boards, bound with the original blue papers covers, 130 pages. First and only edition, printed by Order of the Commissioners of Patent 1858.

Ex Birmingham Assay Office Library copy (withdrawn). In good clean condition apart from some small library stamps and pencilled annotations. A truly indispensable reference work that includes all the earlier patents, between 1661 and 1854, that are not to be found in the later and much better known 2 volume Abridgements... (or the Odmark reprint) that start in 1855. I would not be parted from my copy.