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Seller notes: PDF files on a new data disc
Subject:

Sundials

Printing Year:

Various

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PDF files on data disc

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Mostly English (please see list)

Sub-Subject:

Gardens, Astronomy

Bygone Days Collectables Genealogy

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Sundials Collection of 15 Vintage Sundial Books on Disc History & Science

Your disc has a printed label and is a slim CD case

This is a collection of 15 digitally scanned books on a data disc. (Full list further down).

A great resource for your personal interest or historical  research

Your disc is sent in a slim plastic CD case, inside a padded bag for safe delivery.

The files on this CD are in PDF format. They are digital scans of vintage magazines.

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SUNDIALS

 

History, etc.

 

1) The Book of Sun-dials; originally compiled by the late Mrs. Alfred Gatty - now enl. and re-edited by H. K. F. Eden and Eleanor Lloyd (1900)

 

Author: Gatty, Alfred, Mrs., 1809-1873; Eden, Horatia K. F. Gatty; Lloyd, Eleanor; Evans, Lewis

Publisher: London, G. Bell

 

2) Helio-tropes, or, New Posies for Sundials (1904)

 

Author: Parmenter, John, d. ca. 1629

Subject: Mottoes

Publisher: London: Methuen

 

3) The Timepiece of Shadows - a history of the sun dial (1895)

 

Author: Spackman, Henry Spencer

Publisher: New York: W.T. Comstock

 

4) Sun dials and roses of yesterday, garden delights which are here displayed in every truth and are moreover regarded as emblems (1902)

 

Rather whimsical, but of interest

 

Author: Earle, Alice Morse, 1851-1911

Publisher: New York; London: Macmillan & co., ltd.

 

5) Ye Sundial Booke (1914)

 

The line drawings of this book were made by the English artist Dorothy Hartley, (1893-1985), now well known as the writer of books about English country life, and the famous “Food in England

 

Author: Henslow, T. Geoffrey W. (Thomas Geoffrey Wall), 1878-

Publisher: London: J.J. Keliher

 

6) Primitive sun dials or scratch dials, containing a list of those in Somerset (1917)

 

Author: Horne, Percy Ethelbert

Publisher: Taunton. Barnicott & Pearce

 

7) A printers' sun dial, being a short description of the dial recently placed in the garden of the Country Life Press (1913)

 

Interesting ltitle booklet

 

Author: Gilliss, Walter, 1855-1925; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947

Subject: Country Life Press; Printers' marks; Sundials

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.

 

8) A book of sundial mottoes (1903)

 

Author: Hyatt, Alfred H., (Alfred Henry)

Publisher: London: Philip Wellby

 

Scientific, etc.

 

9) A New Method of Constructing Sun-Dials, for Any Given Latitude, without the Assistance of Dialing Scales or Logarithmic Calculations. By James Ferguson, F. R. S. (January 1, 1767)

 

Just a couple of pages plus diagram

 

Author: Ferguson, J.

Subject: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

Publisher: Royal Society of London

 

10) Gnomonique, ou traité théorique et pratique de la construction des cadrans solaires, suivi de tables auxiliaires relatives aux cadrans et aux calendriers (1922)

 

In French, but has very interesting diagrams and pictures

 

Author: Bigourdan, G. (Guillaume), 1851-1932

Subject: Sundials

Publisher: Paris Gauthier-Villars

 

11) Horologium Achaz, Christophorus Schissler, artifex (1895)

 

In English

 

Author: Sachse, Julius Friedrich, 1842-1919

Subject: Sundials; Astrological geomancy

Publisher: Philadelphia: MacCalla & Co

 

12) Nova praxis construendi circinum proportionalem horographicum - eoque ritè confecto omnis generis horologia in planis regularibus et declinantibus expeditissimè et exactissimè delineandi, in proximi commodum typis proposita & figuris instructa (1695)

 

A very early book in Latin, it has interesting illustrations

 

Author: Saher, Susanna Christina, d. 1702

Subject: Sundials

Publisher: Viennae Austriae : Apud Susannam Christinam, Matthaei Cosmerovij, Sac. Caes. Majest. typographi aulici viduam

Language: Latin

 

13) Lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, optics, and astronomy (1839)

 

Armillary spheres pages 278 – 337

 

Dialling pages 338 – 396

 

Author: Ferguson, James, 1710-1776; Partington, Charles Frederick, d. 1857?

Subject: Eclipses; Globes; Mechanics; Optics -- Early works to 1800; Sundials

Publisher: London Printed for T. Tegg

 

14) Practical talks by an astronomer (1902)

 

How to Make a Sundial Pages 69 - 80

 

Navigation at Sea; The Pleiades; The pole-star; Nebulae; temporary stars; Galilea; the planet of 1898; How to make a sun-dial; Photography in astronomy; Time standards of the world; Motions of the earth's pole; Saturn's rings; The Heliometer; Occultations; Mounting great telescopes; The astronomer's pole; The Moon Hoax; The Sun's destination

 

Author: Jacoby, Harold

Subject: Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642; Astronomical photography; Astronomy; Heliometer; Navigation; Nebulae; Occultations; Planets; Pleiades; Pole star; Pole, astronomy; Stars; Sundials; Telescopes; Time (Methods of reckoning); Saturn (Planet); Earth; Moon; Sun

Publisher: New York, Scribner

 

15) On a new self-registering sun-dial (1857)

 

Author: Campbell, J. F. (John Francis), 1822-1885; Meteorological Society (Great Britain)

Subject: Sunshine-recorders

Publisher: London

 

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