Bates (K.): Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham
O/P. 303 pages, 126 plates, signed by author, number 530 of 1000 copies, 1980. A useful reference book on the clockmakers of these two English counties. A good copy, the dust jacket complete but very faded to spine.
** Was £35.00, now on special offer at £20.00 **
(Ref: SK1578 - G6)
Bryant (D.): Wooden Clock Cases
O/P. 159 pages, illustrated, 1994. An excellent book, the best on the subject, with detailed scale drawings for making cases for English bracket, wall and longcase clocks. Plans are also included for a Black Forest wall clock, a cuckoo clock and a 19th century 'Vienna' regulator. A very good copy (owner's inscription on front end paper) of the hardback first edition.
* * Was £30.00, now on special offer at £20.00 **
(Ref: SK1566 - D3)
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 £25.00 **
(Ref: SK979 - E2)
Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke
O/P. 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. A fine copy with very good jacket.
** Was £27.00, now on special offer at £15.00 **
(Ref: SK417 - P1)
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.
** Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this book **
** Was £195.00, now on special offer at £150.00 **
Cutmore (M.): The Watch Collector's Handbook
O/P. 159 pages, illus., 1st edition, 1976. A useful introduction to pocket watches for the serious beginner. A good copy with good dust jacket.
** Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 **
(Ref: SK88 - Z1)
Darken (J.) (editor): The Passage of Time - an Exhibition of Timekeeping Through the Ages
O/P. 41 pages, illustrated, 1999. The catalogue of an exhibition held in London in November 1999. Many of the clocks were on loan from private collections so the illustrations are not available elsewhere. Very good copy, card covers.
** Was £5.00, now on special offer at £1.00 **
(Ref: SK495 - BX3)
Edey (W.): French Clocks
O/P. 83 pages, 40 illustrations, 1967. This was the first book in English devoted to French clocks, written by a distinguished American collector, and is still worth reading. Good copy with good dust jacket.
** Was £6.00, now on special offer at £3.00 **
(Ref: SK108 - B1)
Hirst Brothers & Co. : Catalogue of Clocks
O/P. 93 pages, illus., 1982. This is a reprint of the clocks and watches section, from the Hirst Brothers and Company of Manchester catalogue, circa 1910. The clocks are mainly German and American with a large selection of "Vienna Regulators". A useful book for dating early 20th century clocks. Soft bound.
** Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 **
(Ref: SK148 - G4)
Locke (J.): Your Clock - The Owner's Guide to Mechanical Clocks
NEW. 50 pages, illustrated, 2002. An introductory guide for the new and novice clock owner. Card covers.
** Was £3.50, now on special offer at £1.00 **
Loomes (B.): Grandfather Clocks and their Cases
O/P. 352 pages, 433 illustrations, reprinted 1989. 30 years on, this is still the best book for understanding English and Scottish regional case styles. This is one of Loomes' best books and has become hard to find. A very good copy with good jacket (wear to edges).
** Was £65.00, now on special offer at £40.00 **
(Ref: SK193 - R3)
Marrison ( W.A.): The Crystal Clock
O/P. 11 pages, figs., 1930. A very important paper as the author, who worked for Bell telephone Laboratories in New York, built the first clock controlled by the constant frequency of the oscillation of a quartz crystal in 1927. The development of solid state electronics in the 1980's led to quartz timekeepers becoming the most common form of timekeeper. Very good copy. Card covers.
** Was £45.00, now on special offer at £27.50 **
(Ref: SK3697 - BX13)
Martin (C.): A Celebration of Cornish Sun Dials
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, 1994. A directory of sundials in Cornwall with location map and notes on the history and mathematics of dialling. Good copy card covers.
** Was £8.00, now on special offer at £4.00 **
(Ref: SK3588 - BX17)
Peate (I.C.): Clock and Watch Makers in Wales
O/P. 112 pages, 7 plates, 11 figs., 3rd edition, 1975. A useful book with a listing of Welsh clock and watch makers. A good copy of the hardback edition (bookplate on ffep), with good dust jacket (faded to spine).
** Was £20.00, now on special offer at £10.00 **
(Ref: SK1043 - D1)
Penman (L.): The Clock Repairer's Handbook
O/P. 176 pages, 301 figures, 1985. This is an excellent book that describes in detail how to find and assess a clock's mechanical problems and how to fix them. The fault-finding chart is very useful as are the author's diagrams and descriptions of repair techniques. A book of great use to enthusiasts and restorers. A very good copy of the hardback edition with very good dust jacket.
** Was £25.00, now on special offer at £15.00 **
(Ref: SK919 - E6)
Radage (D.), Meinen (W.) & Radage (L.): Charles Gretton - Clock & Watchmaking - Through the Golden Age
NEW. xxv, 631 pages, illustrated, 2016. A high quality, lavishly illustrated, volume with much new research on the life of Charles Gretton, his family, his apprentices and his workshops, with chapters on longcase, spring-driven and lantern clocks as well as watches. The appendices include a summary of every known Gretton clock and watch with a description and image. With dust jacket.
* was £110.00 now on sale at special price of £75.00 *
Shenton (A.) & Shenton (R.): The Price Guide to Clocks 1840 - 1940
O/P. 541 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1977. A very useful guide to a wide range of collectable clocks but the prices are obviously out of date. Good copy, signed by authors, with good dust jacket.
** Was £15.00, now on special offer at £5.00 **
Smith (A.): The Country Life International Dictionary of Clocks
O/P. 351 pages, illustrated, 1988. This is the UK reprint of this excellent book which has sections on clock styles and their history, mechanical parts, tools and materials, international clockmaking, and sundials. Very good copy with good dust jacket.
** Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 **
(Ref: SK591 - G1)
Tardy: General Bibliography of Time Measurement
O/P. 423 pages, 2nd edition, 1980. Baillie's bibliography of clock and watch books is only for publications pre-1800 and excludes books on dialling; this book includes works published before 1945 including books on dialling. An essential reference book for horological book lovers and researchers. This book is now hard to find. Very good copy, card covers (front cover creased).
** Was £80.00, now on special offer at £50.00 **
(Ref: SK2926 - M2)