Aubert (D.): Montres et Horlogers Exceptionnels De La Vallée De Joux Volume I
NEW. 203 pages, illustrated, 1993. The first volume of a detailed history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux area of Switzerland from its origins to the present time. The industry's innovations and achievements are described in detail. This volume includes chapters about Aubert Frères, Emile Lecoultre, François Lecoultre, Charles-Ami Lecoultre-Piguet, astronomical watch Dent No. 32573 and equation watch Breguet No. 4377. [French language]
** Was £105.00, now on special offer at £75.00 **
Aubert (D.): Horlogers et Montres Exceptionnels De La Vallée De Joux Volume II
NEW. 215 pages, illustrated, 1997. The second volume of a detailed history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux area of Switzerland from its origins to the present time. The industry's innovations and achievements are described in detail. This second volume includes chapters on musical watches, John-César Piguet, Charles Piguet, Paul Piguet-Capt, Alfred Aubert and Louis-Benjamin Audemars. [French language]
** Was £105.00, now on special offer at £75.00 **
Aubert (D.): La Vallée des Montres et des Horlogers exceptionnels Volume III
NEW. 231 pages, illustrated, 2006. The third volume of a detailed history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux area of Switzerland from its origins to the present time. The industry's innovations and achievements are described in detail. This volume includes chapters on Samuel-Oliver Meylan, Louis Piguet, Nicole et Capt and their successors of London and the Joux Valley and Edmond Audemars. [French language]
** Was £80.00, now on special offer at £65.00 **
Bailey (C.H.): More Clock Decorating Stencils
O/P. 84 pages, illustrated, 1994. Reproductions of working stencils designed by William B. Fenn of Plymouth Connecticut and used for ornamenting clocks glasses and case parts for Seth Thomas and other Connecticut manufacturers between about 1840 and 1863. A very good copy, card covers.
** Was £15.00, now on special offer at £8.00 **
(Ref: SK2826 - P3)
Bodet (F.): L'histoire d'une passion, Breguet 1973 - 1987
NEW. 128 pages, illustrated, 2015. By 1970 watchmaking had almost ceased at Breguet in Paris, and the famous business was purchased by the House of Chaumet. The author of this book managed Breguet from 1973 to 1987 and revitalised this famous brand, designing and making watches in a new factory in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. This is his story. [French language]
** Was £45.00, now on special offer at £35.00 **
Chayette (H.), Sabrier (J.-C.) & Turner (A.): Breguet chez Chayette
NEW. 184 pages, 130 illustrations, 2010. Written to celebrate 30 years involvement in horology, this book is a record of all the works by Breguet offered in the Chayette auctions. The book also has three essays by the authors -Thirty Years of Horology; Loss and Preservation of the Breguet Archives; Breguet, A 'Marketing' Man. [Essays in English and French language, the catalogue of items sold in French language only]
** Was £35.00, now on special offer at £25.00 **
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 £2.50 **
(Ref: SK495 - BX3)
Flamsteed (J.) : The Preface to John Flamsteed's Historia Coelestis Britannica
NEW. 222 pages, 26 figs., 1982. An English translation of the substantial preface to John Flamsteed's 'British Catalogue of the Heavens', edited and introduced by Allan Chapman. First published in 1725 Historia Coelestis Britannica was a major landmark in practical astronomy, Flamsteed used new instruments, achieved a new level of accuracy and established the reputation of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Card covers.
** Was £10.00, now on special offer at £6.00 **
Fritts (C.E.): The Watch Adjuster's Manual
O/P. 364 pages, 56 figs., 1895. The sub-title tells what to expect: A Practical Guide for the Watch and Chronometer Adjuster in Making, Springing, Timing and Adjusting for Isochronism, Positions and Temperatures. The author used the pseudonym "Excelsior" for many of his articles. A fine copy.
** Was £40.00, now on special offer at £20.00 **
(Ref: SK2850 - L1)
Hesketh (D.): Penny-In-the-Slot Automata and the Working Model
NEW. 224 pages, over 300 colour illustrations, published January 2005. The first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside and the fairground for over a century (1860's to 1970's). The book has chapters on the British makers Ahrens, Bolland, Canova, Dennison, Kraft, Lee and Tansley as well as on American working models and coin-operated mechanical music. A price guide and list of museums with good collections are also included. With dust jacket.
** Was 95.00, now on special offer at £65.00 **
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 £20.00 **
(Ref: SK1152 - F1)
Howgrave-Graham (R.P.): The Wells Clock
O/P. 24 pages, illustrated, 4th edition, 1978. A description of the Wells cathedral clock, which has an internal dial only, and dates from the 14th century. The original movement is now in the London Science Museum. Good copy, card covers.
** Was £5.00, now on special ofer at £2.50 **
(Ref: SK2306 - BX2)
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 *
Lines (M.L.): Ferranti Synchronous Electric Clocks 1932 - 1957
NEW. 117 pages, illustrated, 2012. A useful study of the electric clocks, and their movements, produced by Ferranti, the illustrations reproduced from sales brochures and catalogues of the period. Hardback edition.
** Was £20.00, now on special offer at £15.00 **
Parker (P.) editor: Clockwise Around Wales
O/P. 112 pages, 22 figures, 1 map, 1995. A horological miscellany of over 30 short articles about Welsh clocks and clockmakers. A very good copy, card covers.
** Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 **
(Ref: SK2707 - M1)
Patrizzi & Co.: The Patrizzi Pocket Expert® Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Gold Bridge
S/H. 375 pages, illustrated, 2011. The history and comprehensive technical details of an iconic watch. The book starts with the first model in 1860 by visionary watchmaker Constant Girard through to the latest contemporary creations. During this period more than 40 different models show the evolution of the mythical Tourbillon with Gold Bridge. A very useful guide for dealers and collectors. A new copy but base of spine and top corner(s) a little bruised in transit. Card covers. [English and French language]
** Was £17.00, now on special offer at £9.00 **
(Ref: SK2425 - E5)
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)
Thomson (M.M.): The Beginning of the Long Dash - A History of Timekeeping in Canada
O/P. 190 pages, 59 illus., 1978. A good history of Canadian timekeeping from the installation of a sundial in Quebec in 1608 to the use of atomic clocks. Good copy with good dust jacket.
** Was £20.00, now on special offer at £10.00 **
(Ref: SK2987 - M2)
Wright (T.D.): Technical Horology
O/P. 114 pages, 32 figures, no date. A collection of articles originally published in the American Horologist & Jeweler and, according to the British Library Catalogue, reprinted by the Horological Journal in 1926. A good copy, card covers.
** Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 **
(Ref: SK1555 - BX9)