This directory lists over 5000 scientific instrument makers and retailers working in the British Isles between 1550 and 1851, together with a further 10,000 names of apprentices and associates.
The directory transforms our understanding of the history of the scientific instrument-making trades in Britain, revealing that they involved far larger numbers than has been previously appreciated. It will be an essential tool for collectors, dealers, museum curators, scholars and anyone who is interested in the history of science and technology.
Title: Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers, 1550-1851
Author: Gloria Clifton
Format: Hardback, 255 X 290 mm