London: The Antiquarian Horological Society, 1972. Hardcover : pp. [8 unpaiginated], i-xii, 1-302, [303-304] : 212 plates : Introduction by Anthony Randall : Red cloth covered boards : Black cloth lable with gilt lettering to top board : Gilt lettering on spine : Pictorial wraps with detail of painting of the Arnold family by R. Davy : Unclipped price : Some information about this copy is written in pencil, front free endpaper : Loosley inserted booklet called 'A Supplement To John Arnold & Son Chronometer Makers 1762-1843 (Published 1972).
All edges fox marked : Head and tail of spine pushed : Corners of top board pressed : Part of the text block has memeory fold to top corner : Foxing to booklet 'The Supplement' : Dustwrapper edges have some wear and tear including open tear to corner of head at front : Tape on head and tail of spine of wrapper : Foxing to verso of wrapper. Good / fair. Item #1795
John Arnold is known as one of the most inivative watchmakers of his day and also played a central role in the significent events of his age, including the competition to determine longitude at sea.