Allix (C.): Carriage Clocks - Their History and Development
O/P. 484 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1974. The best book about the history and manufacture of carriage clocks from around the world. This book is essential for understanding carriage clocks and their development. A very good copy with good dust jacket (faded to spine).
* Was £65.00, now on special offer at £35.00 *
(Ref: SSP102 - H7)
Allan (C.): Old Stirling Clockmakers
O/P. 111 pages, illustrated, 1990. This work is a very detailed account of Stirling and St. Ninians' makers and their clocks up to 1900. Old stock, book and dust jacket both in as new condition.
* Was £25.00, now on special offer at £15.00 *
(Ref: SK6 - T1)
Barder (R.C.R.): The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714 - 1830
O/P. 233 pages, 33 colour plates and numerous b&w illustrations, reprinted 2001. This is the standard reference work on bracket clocks and an essential part of the library for every collector and enthusiast. Now out of print and hard to find. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.
** Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this book. **
* Was £220.00, now on special offer at £150.00 *
(Ref: SK3532- G4)
Berman (G.): An Essay on Church Clocks
S/H. 58 pages, illus., 1974. An account of the workings of early public clocks with specific reference to the 3-train clock at the Santa Cruz Hospital, Barcelona. A very good copy, card covers.
* Was £9.00, now on special offer at £4.00 *
(Ref: SK33 - BX13)
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)
Goodison (N.): English Barometers 1680 - 1860
O/P. 353 pages, 158 plates, 1st edition, 1969. The books sub-title - A History of Domestic Barometers and their Makers - is an accurate description of the contents. This book has become the standard work on barometers and everyone interested in the subject should have a copy. A good copy with poor dust jacket.
* Was £45.00, now on special offer at £22.50 *
(Ref: SK756 - R3)
Heuer (P.) & Maurice (K.): European Pendulum Clocks
S/H. 334 pages, 730 plates, 1st English edition, 1988. A good pictorial review of English, French, Dutch, Swedish and German pendulum clocks for standing on the floor, placing on a table or hanging on the wall. A well illustrated book showing some fine clocks. A fine copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine).
* Was £35.00, now on special offer at £17.50 *
(Ref: SK1152 - F1)
Midleton (A.) & Miles (R.H.): Working Time
O/P. 18 pages, illustrated, 1994. The catalogue of an exhibition held at the Manor House Museum Bury St Edmunds, focussing on clocks used in the workplace in the 19th and 20th century. A fine copy, card covers.
* Was £5.00, now on special ofer at £2.50 *
(Ref: SK2745 - F7)
Nicholls (A.) & Good (R.): Clocks and Watches in Colour
O/P. 218 pages, 86 plates, 1985. Illustrates clocks from Europe, America, Japan and China. A good introduction to the subject. With dust jacket.
* Was £5.00, now on special offer at £2.50 *
(Ref: SK227 - E5)
Nuttall (R.H.): The Arthur Frank Loan Collection - Early Scientific Instruments
O/P. 60 pages, illustrated, 1973. The catalogue of a large collection of scientific instruments collected by Arthur Frank, a trained optician and optical instrument maker. Good copy.
* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £4.00 *
(Ref: SK2748 - BX12)
Roberts (D.): British Longcase Clocks
S/H. 373 pages, 522 illus., 1990. A very well illustrated book covering all types of longcase clock from circa 1660 to Edwardian times. Well worth having on your bookshelf. A good second hand copy, the dust jacket good but worn to edges and faded on spine as usual.
* Was £65.00, now on special offer at £32.50 *
(Ref: SK813 - G6)
Smith (J.): Horological Dialogues
O/P. xiv, 120 pages, the 1962 facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1675. The full title is Horological Dialogues In Three parts Shewing The Nature, Use, and right Managing of Clocks and Watches: with an Appendix Containing Mr Oughtred's Method for Calculating Numbers. The whole being a work very necessary for all that made use of these kind of Movements. This book is important, as it was the first book in the English language devoted to clocks and watches. The book is written in the form of Question and Answer; the appendix describes Oughtred's method for calculating wheel trains. The original edition is unobtainable and this facsimile edition is now hard to find. A very good copy, covers a little marked.
* Was £75.00, now on special offer at £40.00 *
(Ref: SK970 - T2)
Smith (J.): Horological Disquisitions
O/P. vi + 92 pages, folding table missing, the 1962 facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1694. The full title is Horological Disquisitions Concerning the Nature of Time, and the Reasons why all Days, from Noon to Noon, are not alike Twenty Four Hours long. This is John Smith's second book, it explains the difference between solar time and a 24 hour (mean time) day. The original edition of this book is almost unobtainable, this facsimile edition is now hard to find. A good copy - but the folding table (equation of time) is missing.
* Was £45.00, now on special offer at £25.00 *
(Ref: SK4139 - X2)
Snell (M.): Clocks and Clockmakers of Salisbury - 600 Years of Skill and Invention
O/P. 280 pages, 235 plates, figs., 1986. An excellent book on the clocks, watches and makers of Salisbury and South Wiltshire. The book has a section on turret clocks and lots of information about each clock and watch maker. A very good copy with good dust jacket.
* Was £50.00, now on special offer at £25.00 *
(Ref: SK1209 - D2)
Sobel (D.): Longitude
O/P. 184 pages, 1998. The true story of a lone genius (John Harrison) who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time. This book needs no introduction from me, it has sold millions of copies. A good copy (small bookplate inside front cover) of the paperback edition.
* Was £5.00, now on special offer at £1.00 *
(Ref: SK1210 - B1)
Strike One Ltd: English Dial Clocks - An Exhibition
O/P. The catalogue of an exhibition held in 1978 by Strike One to coincide with the publication of English Dial Clocks by Ronald Rose. 44 dial clocks are illustrated in the catalogue, most dating from the period 1780 - 1830. A good copy, card covers.
* Was £12.00, now on spcial offer at £5.00 *
(Ref: SK2246 - BX16)
Symonds (R.W.): Masterpieces of English Furniture and Clocks
O/P. 174 pages, 8 colour plates, 131 b&w illus., reprinted 1986. An excellent book on English furniture and clocks; the latter occupies pages 95 - 168 and illustrates some fine bracket and longcase clocks and a few barometers. Good copy, dust jacket crinkled to bottom edge.
* Was £18.00, now on special offer at £9.00 *
(Ref: SK790 - F7)
Wolfendale (A.): Harrison in the Abbey
O/P. 78 pages, illustrated, 2006. A book published in honour of John Harrison on the occasion of the unveiling of his memorial in Westminster Abbey, London on 24 March 2006. The book contains articles on John Harrison, his work and its significance, as well as articles on the Abbey, the memorial itself, and the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. A fine copy, card covers.
* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *
(Ref: SK3586 - J1)