Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and presumed bound in England. Lovely medium blue linen-like cloth binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Decorative pastedowns/FEPs. 448 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with full-color frontispiece, 48 full-color plates, 711 B&W plates and numerous figures. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. This book deals in great detail with antique British clocks with brass dials, as well as American examples which developed from British beginnings. Loomes is Britain's best known and most widely published author in the field of antique clocks.