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Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals and horay quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton ; with contributions by Silke Ackermann [et al.]

Author
Other titles
  • Sundials at Greenwich, a catalogue of the sundials, horary quadrants and nocturnals in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Published
  • Oxford, England : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • Includes bibliography (p. 423-6), biographies of makers and retailers (p. 437-449) and name index.
Contents
  • Part one: Sundials in history -- 1. Sundials of the Far East / Kiyoshi Takada -- Essential complementarity: the sundial and the clock / Anthony Turner -- An obsession with dialling / Hester Higton -- Sundials and the arts / Richard Dunn. Part two: The catalogue -- 1. Direction dials -- 2. Altitude dials -- 3. Multiple dials -- 4. Miscellaneous dials -- 5. Horary quadrants -- 6. Islamic dials and quadrants --7. Dials from the Far East -- 8. Nocturnals -- 9. Imitations.
Summary
  • A catalogue of sundials held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, containing full entries on all items in the Museum's collection. All entries are illustrated, with the most significant in colour.
  • "Sundials at Greenwich" is the first full-scale catalogue of the collection of sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants of the National Maritime Museum. This collection composes one of the most important resources for the study of the history of sundials, particularly of portable sundials, and is world-renowned for its significance. Detailed entries are provided for all the instruments, and each object is illustrated, with the most significant dials photographed in colour. The catalogue itself is divided into the various types of sundial, and each section is arranged chronologically for ease of reference. Sundials from the Far East and from the Islamic countries are treated separately from European instruments; nocturnals and horary quadrants are grouped in their own sections; and a final section is devoted to imitation instruments. The catalogue is preceded by chapters by world experts in the field, setting the sundials within their cultural context and exploring their use, history, and significance. Detailed appendices at the end of the volume provide information on the makers of the instruments, full references to the Museum's various numbering systems, and a glossary of relevant terms. There is also a comprehensive index of names. The catalogue is of great importance to historians of science interested in the development of scientific instruments, and supplies a comprehensive documentation of an important scientific collection. It will be of use to researchers in the history of science, astronomy, navigation, and scientific instruments, and is also recommended to all collectors of sundials.
  • Review: It is not surprising to learn that a catalogue of this calibre took seven years to prepare. It was worth the time, for Hington and her co-authors have produced a work that will facilitate and encourage further interest in and study of the sundials, horary quadrants and nocturnals in the National Maritime Museum's collections. British Scoiety for the History of Science ... a massive and beautiful tome packed with information on, and photographs of, the sundials in the collection of the National Maritime Museum ... a marvellous book, well thought-through, well written and well produced ... it will no doubt find its way on to the shelves of dialling enthusiasts across the world. Clocks The collection is catalogued in extraordinary detail. Nature
Biography
  • Hester Higton is at the School of English, University of Exeter. She was previously Curator of Sundials at the National Maritime Museum, London
Subject
Other names
Language
  • English
Direct Link
https://copac.jisc.ac.uk/id/23111616?style=html&title=Sundials%20at%20Greenwicha%20catalogue%20of%20the%20sundials%2C%20nocturnals
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  • Printed

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1.1

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • Higton, Hester.
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims. ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Aberdeen University Printed

1.2

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / [compiled by] Hester Higton with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
  • adult
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
  • Higton, Hester.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Birmingham University Printed

1.3

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / [compiled by] Hester Higton with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. British Library Printed

1.4

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford ; New York Greenwich, England : Oxford University Press ; National Maritime Museum 2002
Physical description
x, p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778 (acid-free paper)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. British Library Printed

1.5

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann, Richard Dunn, Kiyoshi Takada and Anthony Turner.

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford ; New York Greenwich, England : Oxford University Press ; National Maritime Museum 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778 (acid-free paper)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. British Museum Printed

1.6

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / [compiled by] Hester Higton with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Cambridge University Printed

1.7

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / edited by Hester Higton.

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
459 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
  • 9780198508779
Notes
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes index.
  • Co-published with the National Maritime Museum.
  • Bibliography.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
Format
  • Printed

1.8

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / edited by Hester Higton.

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
459 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
  • 9780198508779
Notes
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes index.
  • Co-published with the National Maritime Museum.
  • Bibliography.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
Format
  • Printed

1.9

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.]

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum 2002
Physical description
x,463p. : ill. (some col.),facsims,port. ; 33cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • Bibliography: p423-426.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. London Library Printed

1.10

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
viii, 463 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims. ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Warburg Institute Printed

1.11

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / [compiled by] Hester Higton with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • Co-published with the National Maritime Museum.
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

1.12

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / [compiled by] Hester Higton with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. National Library of Wales Printed

1.13

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals and horay quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton ; with contributions by Silke Ackermann [et al.]

Author
  • Higton, Hester.
Published
  • Oxford, England : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • Includes bibliography (p. 423-6), biographies of makers and retailers (p. 437-449) and name index.
Summary
  • A catalogue of sundials held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, containing full entries on all items in the Museum's collection. All entries are illustrated, with the most significant in colour.
Other names
  • Dunn, Richard 1966-
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. National Maritime Museum Printed

1.14

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Other titles
  • Sundials at Greenwich, a catalogue of the sundials, horary quadrants and nocturnals in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Published
  • Greenwich ; Oxford, [England] : National Maritime Museum : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
x, 463p, [16] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 32cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778 (acid-free paper)
Notes
  • Jacket title: Sundials at Greenwich, a catalogue of the sundials, horary quadrants and nocturnals in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. National Museums Scotland Printed

1.15

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / [compiled by] Hester Higton with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Oxford University Printed

1.16

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.]

Author
  • Higton, Hester.
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p. : ill. ; 33 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Other names
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

1.17

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / Hester Higton ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Bibliography.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Science Museum Printed

1.18

Title

Sundials at Greenwich : a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich / [compiled by] Hester Higton with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].

Author
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain).
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2002
Physical description
x, 463 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
ISBN
  • 0198508778
Notes
  • In slipcase.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other names
  • Higton, Hester.
  • Ackermann, Silke.
Genre
  • Catalogue
  • Illustrated
Format
  • Printed

Held At:

  1. Trinity College Dublin Printed