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Last updated 1 September 2019

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Our special book offers for September 2019:

Aked (C.K.): A Conspectus of Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 1977. This book consists of 6 articles originally published in Antiquarian Horology together with a two-page bibliography on electrical timekeeping. The articles cover Murday's electrically driven balance wheel clock, Alexander Bain, the first electric clock, early batteries, electricity and magnetism, and an early electrical turret clock. Very good copy, card covers.

* Was £30.00, now on special offer at £20.00 *

(Ref: SK476 - BX12)

Price: 20.00

Bates (K.): Early Clock and Watchmakers of the Blacksmiths' Company

Bates (K.): Early Clock and Watchmakers of the Blacksmiths' Company
NEW. 490 pages, 400 illustrations, 2018. Many early clockmakers were members of the Blacksmiths' Company before the Clockmakers Company was founded in 1631. This is a well researched account of the clock and watch making trades in the Blacksmiths' Company and the rivalry between the two companies in the late 17th and 18th century. The book includes a directory of more than 1500 clock and watchmakers trained in the Blacksmiths' Company. With dust jacket.

* Was £95.00, now on special offer at £75.00 *

(Ref: SN4470)
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Price: 75.00
Bell (G.H.) & Bell (E.F.):  Old English Barometers

Bell (G.H.) & Bell (E.F.): Old English Barometers
O/P. 42 pages, 40 plates, 1st and only edition, 1952. The first good book on barometers, still respected and now hard to find. A very good copy with very good dust jacket.

** Was £120.00, now on special offer at £60.00 **

(Ref: SK734 - E1)
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Price: 60.00

Brearley (H.C.): Time Telling Through the Ages
O/P. 294 pages, 24 illustrations each protected by tissue. Published in 1919 for Robert H. Ingersoll & Bros. to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their entrance into the watch industry. This is a rare book and this copy is complete with an 8 page pamphlet Time Telling Through the Ages an Appreciation by Dr. Frank Crane. Good copy, corners bumped and worn, paper covers marked, cloth spine dust stained.

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

(Ref: SK41 - F3)

Price: 15.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches / Armbanduhren / Montres-bracelets
O/P. 512 pages, 2100 illustrations, 1999. The success of the wristwatch in the 20th century is told here through the story of 84 of the century's most prominent watch producers. Some of the makers included were famous in their day but have long been forgotten. With dust jacket. [Text in English, French and German]

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

(Ref: SK1568 - F4)

Price: 10.00

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

Cutmore (M.): The Pocket Watch Handbook
O/P. 208 pages, 47 figures, 36 plates, 1985. A good, serious introduction to the subject with a wealth of information for the enthusiast. A good copy with good dust jacket (wear to 2 corners).

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

(Ref: SK87 - Z1)

Price: 5.00

Griffiths (R.J.): Clock and Watchmaking Today
O/P. 35 pages, 12 plates, 1985. The catalogue of an exhibition held at Prescot Museum of Clock and Watchmaking, Lancashire in 1985. The exhibits, most of which are illustrated, included tourbillon watches by George Daniels and Anthony Randall. Card covers.

* Was £2.00, now on special offer at £1.00 *

(Ref: SK1640 - BX1)

Price: 1.00

Hope-Jones (F.): Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 279 pages, 9 plates, 125 figs., facsimile reprint of 2nd edition, 1976. One of the classic works on the subject by an acknowledged expert. Good copy with good dj. Page edges a little dust stained.

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

(Ref: SK1032 - H5)

Price: 20.00

Jagger (C.): The Artistry of the English Watch
O/P. 160 pages, 93 plates, 1988. A detailed well illustrated study of the design and decoration of English watchcases and movements from about 1600 to the Victorian era. With chapters on materials and techniques. Good copy with good dust jacket.

* Was £22.00, now on special offer at £12.00 *

(Ref: SK167 - H1)

Price: 12.00

Kaltenbck (F.): Viennese Timepieces

Kaltenbck (F.): Viennese Timepieces
NEW. 263 pages, 527 illustrations, 1993. A comprehensive description of clock and watch production in Vienna from the 17th century up to the second half of the 19th century. The book, which has excellent photographs, has chapters on watches, zappler clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks, longcase clocks, and a listing of Viennese clock and watch makers. For collectors of true Viennese regulators this is the best book on the subject. With dust jacket and slipcase.

* Special purchase of all remaining stock! *

* Was £30.00, now on special offer at £20.00 *



(Ref: SN424)
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Price: 20.00

Lennox-Boyd (M.): Sundials - History, Art, People, Science
S/H. 144 pages, well illustrated, 2006. An excellent book about all types of sundials from pre-history up to the present day. The illustrations are really excellent as are the descriptions; the book has an appendix on dial theory & geometry as well as a glossary of dialling terms. Interest in sundials is growing; I can recommend this book to all who are interested in the subject. A fine copy (bookplate on ffep), without dust jacket.

* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £8.00 *

(Ref: SK4120 - P3)

Price: 8.00

Lippincott (K.) edito: The Story of Time
O/P. 304 pages, over 400 colour illustrations, 1999. A unique multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural exploration of every aspect of time across the earth from the earliest civilisations to today. Written, with original contributions from many international authors the 5 main sections are : The Creation of Time, The Measurement of Time, The depiction of Time, The Experience of Time and The End of Time. A fine copy of the hardback edition, with fine dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SK1977 - L3)

Price: 5.00

Lloyd (H.A.): Some Outstanding Clocks Over Seven Hundred Years 1250 - 1950
O/P. 160 pages plus173 plates, 42 figures, reprinted 1981. A well respected book that illustrates and explains a succession of important clocks. Giovanni de Dondi's clock of 1364, Joseph Williamson's equation clock, Cummings's barograph clock and James Cox's perpetual motion clock are all included and properly explained. A fine copy (bookplate on ffep), simulated suede binding and good original clear film wrapper.

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

(Ref: SK187 - Y3)

Price: 12.50

Loomes (B.): Complete British Clocks
O/P. 256 pages, illustrated, 1978. The Bracken Books reprint. Good copy with good dust jacket of a useful book about English longcase clocks (and a few bracket clocks).

* Was £9.00, now on special offer at £4.50 *

(Ref: SK808 - D3)

Price: 4.50

Ovens (R.) & Sleath (S.): Time in Rutland - a History and Gazeteer of the Bells, Scratch Dials, Sundials and Clocks of Rutland
O/P. 400 pages, illustrated, 2002. A very comprehensive book, with a wealth of information for horologists and campanologists, about England's smallest county. The book has a gazetteer of all bells, sundials and turret clocks known to be in Rutland and a biographical listing of all Rutland clockmakers plus notes on clockmakers from outside the county who made clocks which are now located in the county. A useful section is devoted to information about British bell founders who supplied bells to Rutland - this information is not easily available elsewhere. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SK1666 - Z2)

Price: 10.00

Shenton (R.): Christopher Pinchbeck and his Family
O/P. 71 pages, 13 illustrations, 2nd edition, 1976. Christopher Pinchbeck, senior and junior, were both clockmakers but the family is best known for the invention of 'Pinchbeck' alloy and its use in making low cost trinkets. A useful reference book on the family. A very good copy.

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

(Ref: SK996 - W1)

Price: 5.00

Somerville (A. R.): The Ancient Sundials of Scotland

Somerville (A. R.): The Ancient Sundials of Scotland
NEW. [36 pages], 17 illustrations, plus 104 page catalogue of Scottish sundials, 1994. This interesting book reprints a paper, which originally appeared in a learned journal, detailing the 'Renaissance' sundials in Scotland. The dials date from the 17th and early 18th centuries and are free standing stone sculptures; the list includes examples still in existence as well as those known only from records. The catalogue describes each dial and gives its location. Card covers.

Was £11.00, now on special offer at £6.00 *

(Ref: SN1303)
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Price: 6.00

Symonds (R.W.): A Book of English Clocks
O/P. 80 pages, 64 plates, 2nd edition, 1950. A small boook from the King Penguin series, under-rated but interesting and worth having on the bookshelf. A good copy.

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

(Ref: SK290 - E5)

Price: 5.00

Watson (H. F.): Grantham Clock and Watch Making
O/P. [ 40p ], illus., 1988. A descriptive catalogue of an exhibition of clocks and watches made in Grantham with details about their makers. A very good copy, card covers.

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

(Ref: SK2379 - BX9)

Price: 7.50

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