Volume I of the two volume set on horological tools. The essential book set for all horologists and collectors. This comprehensive history of horological tools by Theodore Crom is a rare edition filled to the brim with obscure information on tools of the trade. It was self published by Crom in 1980. This is a brand new old stock copy of the book, never in circulation.
Buckram hard cover, case bound, archival heavy coated paper, 694 pages, approximately 1400 illustrations, 21 in full color.
Contains many reprinted pages of 18th -19th-century tool plates, five complete reprints of 18th -19th century horological tool catalogs, photos of surviving 18th -19th-century tools explains use and history of hundreds of such tools. Bibliography and Index. (-12.5″x 9.5″x 2″)