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Last updated 31 October 2018

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Our special book offers for November 2018:

Baker (P.H.J.): Early Lancashire Watch Fusee Engines
S/H. [24 pages], 35 figs., 1994. An important paper, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology, on 18th century fusee engines including those by John Wyke of Liverpool. Very good copy, card covers.

* Was £3.00, now on special offer at £1.50 *

(Ref: SK4082 - BX6)

Price: 1.50

Barder (R.C.R.): English Country Grandfather Clocks - the Brass Dial Longcase
O/P. 223 pages, 125 plates, 1983. A useful book for longcase clock enthusiasts and a good guide to dating a clock from the style of the dial and case. Good copy with good dust jacket (faded to spine).

* Was £25.00, now on special offer at £12.50 *

(Ref: SK1009 - E3)

Price: 12.50

Bundock (M.): Margate Clock Tower

Bundock (M.): Margate Clock Tower
NEW. 46 pages, illustrated, 2013. The clock tower was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1877 and has a 3-train clock by William Potts & Sons of Leeds. Unusually, the top of the tower has a Time Ball which is currently being restored to working order. An interesting history. Card covers.

* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: SN3418)

Price: 5.00

Burton (S.H.): The Watch Collection of Stanley H. Burton
O/P. 456 pages, illustrated, 1981. The book describes and illustrates 900 complete pocket watches (70 in colour) as well as about 600 watch movements. A useful book for the serious student of pocket watches. A very good copy, with very good dust jacket.

* Was £40.00, now on special offer at £20.00 *

(Ref: SK979 - E2)

Price: 20.00

Cescinsky (H.) & Webster (M.R.): English Domestic Clocks
O/P. 354 pages, 407 figs., reprinted 1969. The classic work on English clocks, no enthusiast should be without a copy as most of the book is still relevant and of use today. A good copy with dust jacket.

* Was £30.00, now on special offer at £15.00 *

(Ref: SK1017 - E4)

Price: 15.00

Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke (1st edition)

Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke
NEW. 212 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1st edition, 2004. A good book about pocket sundials of all types with detailed explanations of how to use them. The book has useful appendices on caring for dials, fakes, magnetic deviation and museums with sundial collections. In case you are wondering 'he drew a dial from his poke' is a quotation from Shakespeare. With dust jacket. New copies, found in box at back of storeroom.

* Was £40.00, now on special offer at £20.00 *

(Ref: SN417)

Price: 20.00
Crom (T.R.): Early Lancashire Horological Tools and their Makers

Crom (T.R.): Early Lancashire Horological Tools and their Makers
O/P. 275 pages, 282 figs., 1994. The last of Ted Crom's books on horological tools containing a wealth of information not available elsewhere. The makers include Wyke & Green, Daniel Mather, the Jones family, Thurston Lassell, the Leyland family, William Whitmore and several more. Ted Crom's lasting memorial to the horological world is these 4 books on horological tools - well researched, comprehensive and definitive. The three books with 'Tools' in the title are uniform in size and binding, brown cloth with gilt lettering. Essential reading. Unused copy (old stock) recently released by publisher, in fine condition.

* Was £195.00, now on special offer at £150.00

***Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this book.***

(Ref: SK2101)

Price: 150.00

Edwardes (E. L.): Weight-Driven Dutch Clocks & their Japanese Connections
S/H. 206 pages, illus., 1996. The long awaited final volume of Edwardes' work. Five chapters on different types of Dutch clocks and one chapter on Japanese clockmaking and the Dutch influence on it. This is a useful reference book for Dutch and Japanese clocks. A very good copy with very good dust jacket.

* Was £20.00, now on special offer at £14.00 *

(Ref: SK1251 - E2)

Price: 14.00

Garca-Diego (J.A.): Juanelo Turriano Charles V's Clockmaker - the Man and his Legend
O/P. 165 pages, illustrated, 1986. A limited edition of 1000 copies. Turriano, who is better known in Italy and Spain than he is elsewhere, was born about 1510 and trained as a clockmaker in Lombardy. He made several astronomical clocks, automata and planetariums but is also famous for his work as an engineer on hydraulic projects. A very good copy of the card covers edition.

* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 *

(Ref: SK1316 - M2)

Price: 7.50

Goodrich (W.L.): The Modern Clock

Goodrich (W.L.): The Modern Clock
NEW. 502 pages, 161 figs., 2nd edition, reprinted 2005. First published in 1905 this is a study of the time keeping mechanism, its construction, regulation & repair. The book is an American practical book on clock repair and includes a section on electric clocks. Hardback.

* Was £24.50, now on special offer at £15.00 *

(Ref: SN2280)

Price: 15.00

Hurcomb (W.E.): The Wetherfield Collection of 222 Clocks
O/P. 95 pages, 2nd edition, 1929, illustrating clocks from this famous collection. A useful reference book. Red cloth covers a little marked as usual, contents good.

* Was £50.00, now on special offer at £30.00 *

(Ref: SK158 - E6)

Price: 30.00

Loomes (B.): Brass Dial Clocks

Loomes (B.): Brass Dial Clocks
O/P. 448 pages, 48 colour & 711 b&w plates, 1998. This excellent book is a detailed study of the origins and development of brass dial domestic clocks in Britain and America. Always in demand by longcase clock enthusiasts, this book also has a chapter of case studies of early provincial makers. A very good copy with good dust jacket.

* Was £175.00, now on special offer at 90.00 *


(Ref: SK830 - F6)

Price: 90.00
Marshall (T.): The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire

Marshall (T.): The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire
NEW. 252 pages, approx 530 colour illustrations, 2013. An excellent book on the group of Quaker blacksmith/clockmakers, in the form of the Gilkes and Fardon families - who, along with their descendants, relatives and apprentices, produced one of the most iconic styles of English country clockmaking, instantly recognisable to clock collectors - the iron-posted hoop and spike clock with distinctive ring and zigzag engraved dials. With dust jacket.

* Now on special offer at £15.00 *

(Ref: SN3184)

Price: 15.00
Meis (R.): A. Lange & Shne, the Watchmakers of Dresden

Meis (R.): A. Lange & Shne, the Watchmakers of Dresden
S/H. 383 pages, over 900 illustrations, 1st edition, 1999. A detailed history of the famous German firm with detailed information about the pocket watches, wristwatches, clocks and marine chronometers produced since 1845. The business was founded in 1845 by Adolph Lange in Glashütte and, following the reunification of Germany and the revival of the firm, has become a respected maker of first class mechanical wristwatches. A fine copy with fine dust jacket and fine slipcase.

* Was £85.00, now on special offer at £50.00 *

(Ref: SK3404 - Q3)
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Price: 50.00
Meis (R.): Pocket Watches from the Pendant Watch to the Tourbillon

Meis (R.): Pocket Watches from the Pendant Watch to the Tourbillon
O/P. 316 pages, 905 illustrations, 1987. An excellent and comprehensive book charting the development of all aspects of pocket watches - escapements, striking work, dials, cases, winding methods etc. A good copy with good dust jacket.

* Was £50.00, now on special offer at £25.00 *

(Ref: SK1179 - Q3)
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Price: 25.00

Needham (J.), Ling (W.) & Price (D.J.): Heavenly Clockwork, The Great Astronomical Clocks of Medieval China - A Missing Link in Horological History
O/P. 254 pages, 71 figs., 1st edition, 1960. Chinese water-driven clocks with a form of mechanical escapement pre-date the first mechanical clocks in the West by 600 years. A detailed scholarly book, with an appendix on Chinese horary systems. A fine copy, with very good dust jacket.

* Was £70.00, now on special offer at £40.00 *

(Ref: SK664 - H6)

Price: 40.00

Nixseaman (A.J.): The Clock That Changed Hands - Discovered in Cambridge
O/P. 40 pages, illus., 1956. The history of a turret clock made by William Clement and dated 1671. A very good copy. Card covers.

* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: SK2959 - BX8)

Price: 5.00

Ponsford, Scott & Authers: Clocks and Clockmakers of Tiverton
O/P. 61 pages plus 3-page index, 1st edition, 1977. A useful reference for this Devon town. A good copy, covers discoloured. Card covers.

* Was £14.00, now on special ofer at £7.00 *

(Ref: SK1370 - BX3)

Price: 7.00

Spittler (S.L.), Spittler (T.J.) & Bailey (C.H.): American Clockmakers and Watchmakers

Spittler (S.L.), Spittler (T.J.) & Bailey (C.H.): American Clockmakers and Watchmakers
NEW. 336 pages, 2000. A comprehensive and well researched publication listing the individuals and firms involved in making America's clocks and watches. This book is an essential research tool as the listing contains many names not previously included in any list of American makers.

* Was £25.00, now on special offer at £15.00 *

(Ref: SN621)

Price: 15.00

Swinburne (J.): The Mechanism of the Watch
O/P. 88 pages, 1st impression, 1950. A book with lots of information and explanations for the enthusiast. This is the best copy I have ever seen of this book, the dust jacket is almost complete but with wear to corners and top and bottom of spine.

* Was £20.00, now on special offer at £10.00 *

(Ref: SK288 - C2)

Price: 10.00

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