Cat.No: 313275 Through the Ages with Father Time - A Series of World-wide Adventures on the Road from Long Ago to Now. Roy Rutherford Bailey.

Through the Ages with Father Time - A Series of World-wide Adventures on the Road from Long Ago to Now

Evanston IL [or Chicago]: author / watchmaker sponsor [Elgin], 1922. Paperback. 192p., plus two terminal leaves showcasing modern watchmaking contrasted with that of 200 years ago. Generously illustrated with b&w "historical" views: cave people and Babylon get extensive treatment, and at rear is a multiple-panel fold-out with a very long line of time-conscious humans. Softbound in 8.5x6 inch wraps with gilt panels both sides, front cover in colors. Well-designed softback in good shape, marked only by a previous dealer's lightly penciled notes on first blank. Peculiar? -yes, but the stereotyped POV is all too familiar.

Napoleon wore a pedometer watch, self-winding with his steps; the hand in vest possibly (but improbably) making sure it functioned. An Acknowledgment tacked into the Dedication leaf is to the 'directors of the Elgin National Watch Company for their manifold courtesies and assistance in the preparation of this book" - raising questions we could guess at, but will not. Elgin also introduced author Bailey to artists whose nice sketches illustrate this item, providing numerous views of filmy females in their youth and not much else.

Cat.No: 313275

Price: $20.00