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MAYET MORBIER COMTOISE, birth and life of a legendary French grandfather-clock

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Seller: comtoisemorbier (259) 95.7%, Location: Montolieu, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 162286990236 Condition: new, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Sub-Type: Grandfather, Style/ Origin/ Theme: French, Material: Metal, Details: MAYET MORBIER COMTOISEBIRTH AND LIFE OF A LEGENDARY CLOCK A fascinating new standard work (352 pages - 1500 images) that sheds a whole new light on the emergence and development of the French Comtoise-Morbier clock. As a student, Leonard van Veldhoven bought his first Comtoise clock whilst on holiday in France. It was love at first sight. In later years, during his many visits to the Haut-Jura, the native region of this idiosyncratic clock, he roamed the streets and squares of Morbier, Les Foncine, Morez and neighbouring villages, asking himself repeatedly: the Haut-Jura: why there and then? Most publications tell us a lot about the Comtoise itself, but only a few dig deeper into its origins and even less thought is given to the places where this clock was conceived and developed during that period. This book is a standard work for the technical and historical development of the Comtoise clock. It encompasses a detailed survey of the history of the Comtoise and explains why this distinctive advocate of French heritage saw the light of day at the time and in the place it did. Specifically, it explains the background of social, political, economic and climatic conditions which were prevalent and which contributed to the unique evolution of this legendary clock. ISBN/EAN: 978-90-819954-2-9 Reviews magazines & journals:…this is a beautifully laid out and illustrated book about Comtoise clocks in all their abundant variations.…I feel this is a wonderful addition to the horological canon.Clocks Magazine …I enjoyed this book and learnt from it. It should appeal to all who are interested in Comtoise clocks and I recommend it to them.Horological Journal, Colin Fergusson MBHI It will be immediately apparent from the list of contents that this is no ordinary clock book.Leonard van Veldhoven…has produced a novel, illuminating, very readable and often thought-provoking book for an English-language readership. It is certain to educate and stimulate all its readers, and certainly left this reviewer with new understanding and respect for the Comtoise.Antiquarian Horology, William Linnard The most comprehensive English language book ever published on French Comtoise/Morbier clocks.Chapters 9 through 12 contain a lot of information not easily found in the hereto existing literature…The discussion of the Mayet family, who started clockmaking in the region, exceeds what is found in any other book on the subject, and much of what is stated on production and sales methods is not discussed in the prior literature. The global community of horological enthusiasts owes Leonard van Veldhoven our thanks for not only creating this valuable and unique book but also for going the extra mile and publishing it immediately in four different languages. I wish more people would rise to the challenge of doing this, but few do.ANWCC – Watch & Clock Bulletin, Fortunat Mueller-Maerkisize: 23.5 x 27 cm x 2,7 cm (9.3” x 10.6” x 1.1”), hard coverpages: 352, full colourtext: over 133,000 wordsphotos & images: c. 15003D-drawings: 6weight: c. 1.8 kg (4 lbs.) Member of: Klokkenvrienden SMAT (KVS), the NetherlandsAssociation Horlogerie Comtoise, France

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