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Last updated 25 April 2017

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Britten (F.J.): The Watch & Clock Maker's Handbook, Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 384 pages, illus., 6th edition, 1886. One of the earlier editions of this clasic work, and still of use to clock makers and restorers today. A good copy for its age, internally good, wear to head (with small split) and foot of spine. (Ref: K343 - C3)

Price: 20.00

Britten (F.J.): On the Springing and Adjusting of Watches
O/P. 152 pages, 75 illus., 1898. One of Britten's lesser know works, this is a detailed description of the balance spring and the compensation balance with directions for applying the spring and adjusting for isochronism and temperature. A clean copy internally, the binding tight, the original boards a bit discoloured with age, without ffep. (Ref: K1596 - Z2)

Price: 25.00

Derham (W.):  The Artificial Clock-Maker.  A Treatise of Watch and Clock-Work, ...

Derham (W.): The Artificial Clock-Maker. A Treatise of Watch and Clock-Work, ...
O/P. The third edition, published by James Knapton, London in 1714. Title page, [9p ] preface, [5p ] contents list, 140 pages, 2 folding plates and 1 folding table [ie missing the clock plate and the equation of time tables for 2nd and 3rd year after a leap-year]. An almost complete copy of this famous work showing some signs of use, pages now a little browned and spotted with age, close trimmed to top margin (just catching a few headlines), title page trimmed (without loss of text) and laid down. Attractive old half leather binding with marbled paper boards and gilt lettering and tooling to spine (top of spine missing).

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(Ref: K3492 - E4)
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Price: 450.00

Dodd (G.): British Manufactures Series IV
O/P. 218 pages, illus., 1845. An interesting little book with chapters on glass manufacture, carpet manufacture, floor-cloth manufacture, piano-forte manufacture and 29 pages on watch and clock manufacture. An interesting historical perspective. Contents good, board becoming detached (held on by clear tape), boards very worn, leather spine marbled boards (worn through). (Ref: K3083 - N1)

Price: 45.00

Havard (H.): L'Horlogerie
O/P. 182 pages, 82 figs., no date (1890?). A study of timekeeping including sundials and clocks. Very good copy, nicely bound with leather spine (raised bands and gilt lettering) and marbled paper covered boards (a little worn to edges), marbled end papers, all edges gilt. [French language] (Ref: K3438 - S2)

Price: 50.00

Hodgson (J.):  An Introduction to Chronology: Containing an Account of Time

Hodgson (J.): An Introduction to Chronology: Containing an Account of Time
O/P. 85 pages, 1747. The first part of the book explains the divisions of time used by earlier civilisations and in other countries, as well as cycles, era's, epoch's etc., used by the church to determine the date of moveable feasts. The second half of the book is about the difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars and if, and how, England should adopt the latter. [Britain changed to the Gregorian calendar in 1752]. A good copy, light foxing to some pages, small worm holes to many pages (not affecting text), rebound in the early 20th century, small split to front hinge. (Ref: K3003 - Y1)
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Price: 75.00
Jerome (C.):  History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome

Jerome (C.): History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome
O/P. 144 pages plus index, portrait, 2001. An exact reproduction of Chauncey Jerome's book first published in 1860. By 1850 Jerome had built up a clock business annually producing more than half of the clocks made in the entire United States. Six years later his empire crumbled leaving him penniless. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: N1804)

Price: 10.00
Kemlo (F.):  Kemlo's Watch Repairer's Hand Book

Kemlo (F.): Kemlo's Watch Repairer's Hand Book
O/P. 93 pages, illus., 1895. A complete guide written by a practical watch maker for the young beginner in taking apart, putting together, and thoroughly cleaning the English lever and other foreign watches, and all American watches. A very good copy for its age, slightly faded on spine. (Ref: K1547 - D3)
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Price: 85.00

Lukin (J.): Turning Lathes - A Manual for Technical Schools and Apprentices
O/P. 160 pages + 88 pages of advertisements, 19 plates, 30 figs, 3rd edition, 1890. A good manual for turning, screw-cutting, metal-spinning etc., The adverts are for lathes, lathe accessories and other tools, mainly by the Britannia, Company, Colchester. A good copy showing signs of use, rear end paper torn with some loss, still in original decorative Victorian binding, covers marked. (Ref: K3305 - CR1)

Price: 25.00

[Lukin (J.)]: The Amateur Mechanic's Workshop
O/P. 148 pages, 2 folding plates, 168 figures, 7th edition, 1888. A treatise containing plain and concise directions for the manipulation of wood and metals including casting, forging, brazing, soldering and carpentry. A good copy (4cm split to cloth on spine). (Ref: K3500 - X2)

Price: 20.00

Martin (T.):  The Circle of the Mechanical Arts; Containing Practical Treatises on the Various Manual Arts, Trades, and Manufactures

Martin (T.): The Circle of the Mechanical Arts; Containing Practical Treatises on the Various Manual Arts, Trades, and Manufactures
O/P. 616 pages, engraved plates, 1813. The book has chapters on 66 different trades including: Watch and Clock Making; File Making; Japanning; Carving and Gilding; Enamelling; Turning; etc. The watch and clockmaking section has 32 pages and 2 plates. An interesting historical perspective on many trades. Generally in good condition internally with light foxing to quite a few pages especially at the front. Still in original quarter leather binding with marbled boards. Binding tight, spine very worn and leather split along hinge line both sides, paper covered boards very worn, corners very bruised and worn through to boards. Now in modern cardboard slipcase.

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(Ref: K3337 - T3)
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Price: 150.00

Saunier (C.): Lehrbuch der Uhrmacherei in Theorie und Praxis volume 3 only (of 4)
O/P. 438 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1891. The German language version of Sainier's famous treatise on modern horology in theory and practice, translated from the French by Moritz Grossmann. This volume contains all the sections on Depths, Motors and Miscellaneous Articles. Good copy, half-title page missing. [German language] (Ref: K3369 - F3)

Price: 25.00

[Spon]: Workshop Receipts for Manufacturers Mechanics & Scientific Amateurs
O/P. 450 pages, 66 figs, 1888. A single volume covering all kinds of subjects. Cloth on spine splitting at head and foot, corners bumped, binding a bit loose, but internally it is in clean condition. (Ref: K2128 - Z2)

Price: 15.00

Tomlinson (C.): Cyclopdia of Useful Arts, Mechanical & Chemical, Manufactures, Mining, and Engineering
O/P. Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851 this large cyclopædia was published between 1852 and 1854 with a supplement circa 1866. For sale is a single volume of this work with the following collation:
Pages 817 - 832 of volume 1 (sections GUN to HAIR)
Pages cxlv - clx from the report on the exhibition of 1851
Pages 1 - 208 of volume 2 (sections HAMMER to MACHINE)

Of interest to readers of this list will be pages 21 - 43, the HOROLOGY section which includes information about mechanical clocks and watches as well as electric clocks. A rare item in its original red cloth binding with gilt and blind tooling to the front and spine. A few pages loose, boards and cloth worn and bruised to corners and top & bottom of spine. (Ref: K1752 - G3)

Price: 35.00

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