Binding: 3/4 Leather
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed for John Fairbairn, Edinburgh; James Duncan, London; and J. Cumming, Dublin, 1826.
Bound by the Byzantium Bindery in 3/4 red Morocco with Jemma Lewis marbled boards, title tooled in gold on the spine, hand sewn period headbands, period endsheets. A scarce and desirable first edition in Very Good+ or better condition in a Fine binding, pages and trimmed plates slightly soiled, early facsimile of plate xv present.
The masterpiece of Thomas Reid (1762 - 1823) , practicing watchmaker and one of the most celebrated Scottish clock makers. His "Treatise on Clock- and Watchmaking" was one of the most popular and best written horological works of the period; 8vo; xii, 476, xix plates pages.