47. Gould (Lt. Commander Rupert T.) The Marine Chronometer: Its History and Development, first edition, the author's copy with his extensive annotations and additions, frontispiece and plates, a few later notes, postcard etc. loosely inserted, some slight damp-staining to upper edges, original cloth, printed dustjacket, defective with large loss, 8vo, J.D. Potter, 1923; and a small quantity of others, including a photocopy of the first mentioned, 2 autograph manuscript notebooks (1 notebook "From his first annotated copy of The Marine
Chronometer", 1 notebook on Harrison's clocks, correspondence to Agar Baugh), D.S. Torrens notes on Gould's "Marine Chronometer", a pamphlet by Gould, The Reconstruction of Harrison's First Timekeeper, offprint, 1933, T.L.s. by Gould to Paul Ditisheim, 8 August 1923, thanking him for "the Bragnet number of the 'Journal Suisse d'Horologie'… and the poster which you sent me is pinned up on the wall of my workshop, where it now looks down upon Harrison's no. 2 and no. 3 timekeepers, which Sir Frank Dyson has placed in my hands for cleaning and repair. I hope to make them both go again", and a typescript obituary of Gould by Heinrich Otto, v.s., v.d. (7).
"Began re-reading and further annotation of this book on 25-X-40, at Upper Hurdcott, Barford St Martin, near Salisbury. RG 25-X-40… [Foreword] * As originally drafted by the late Sir Frank Dyson. His Foreword was rather wide of the mark, and (in one or two places) flatly contradicted the text. I revised it, I'm afraid, with an unsparing hand. He… accepted all my amendments RG 25-X-40." - Gould.
est. £1000 – £1500
Gould's The Marine Chronometer is one of the finest books on horology in the English language.