Boston: Smithsonian Institution & Little Brown and Co., (2002). First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong octavo; pp; 256, index; profusely illustrated with color & black and white photographs; blue cloth and yellow paper covered boards, lettered in gilt in a pictorial dust jacket;. Very good / very good. Item #19212
Drawn from the popular exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, this lavishly illustrated study chronicles the history of humankind's efforts to measure time, showcasing dozens of unusual timepieces from the museum's collection, from Helen Keller's pocket watch to the earliest bedside alarm clock.