A Dial in Your Poke

Author: Mike Cowham


208 pages, over 300 colour illustrations.

This new, revised and enlarged edition is A4 in format to allow better presentation of the illustrations, many of which are increased in size. New photographs are also included.

The book has four new chapters on types of dial - Vertical Dials, Polar Dials, Scaphe Dials, and The Compendium - and 2 new appendices - Zodiac & Equation of Time, and Signatures on Dials.

The Table of Contents is given below showing how comprehensive this book is on the subject of portable sundials.


 Acknowledgements

iv

 
 The Author

v

 
PrefaceHow I Became Interested in Portable Dials

vi

-viii
 Introduction

1

- 5
Chapter 1The First Portable Dials

6

- 9
Chapter 2Altitude Dials

10

- 19
Chapter 3Simple Ring Dials

20

- 23
Chapter 4Equinoctial Ring Dials

24

- 30
Chapter 5Quadrants

31

- 39
Chapter 6Ivory Diptych Dials

40

- 50
Chapter 7French Ivory Dials

51

- 58
Chapter 8French Dials

59

- 64
Chapter 9French Butterfield Dials

65

- 77
Chapter 10Other Butterfield Dials

78

- 85
Chapter 11English Dials

86

- 96
Chapter 12Universal Equinoctial Dials

97

- 101
Chapter 13Vertical Dials

102

- 104
Chapter 14Polar Dials

105

- 106
Chapter 15Augsburg Dials

107

- 113
Chapter 16Inclining Dials

114

- 118
Chapter 17Scaphe Dials

119

- 121
Chapter 18Analemmatic Dials

122

- 124
Chapter 19Magnetic Compass Dials

125

- 128
Chapter 20String Gnomen Dials

129

- 134
Chapter 21Towards Precision

135

- 140
Chapter 22Miscellaneous Dials

141

- 142
Chapter 23The Compendium

143

- 146
Chapter 24Nocturnals

147

- 151
Chapter 25Perpetual Calendars

152

- 160
Chapter 26Caring for a Collection

161

- 168
Chapter 27Reproduction & Modern Dials

169

- 174
Chapter 28A Final Glance

175

- 179
Appendix 1Numerals, Letters & Sigils

180

- 181
Appendix 2Saints Days

182

- 186
Appendix 3Bibliography

187

- 190
Appendix 4Magnetic Declination

191

 
Appendix 5Zodiac & Equation of Time

192

- 193
Appendix 6Sundial Collections

194

- 198
Appendix 7Signatures on Dials

199

- 202
 Index

203

- 207