"Eastern Magnificence & European Ingenuity" : Clocks of Late Imperial China
Pagani, Catherine

Ann Arbor The University of Michigan Press 2001 First edition Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 286 pages with illustrations, 3 appendices (1. the imperial workshop, 2. European makers of clocks and automata, 3. European makers of clocks and automata for the Chinese market), endnotes, list of transliterations, bibliography, and index. A study of the clocks made for the Qing dynasty by European artisans and their uses in Chinese society at the time, with a discussion of the import trade in European clockworks. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover (Item ID: 9624)


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