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 good dust jacket.
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(Ref: SK3532- G4)
Claterbos (F.H. Van W.): Viennese Clockmakers and What They Left Us
NEW. 336 pages, 82 figures, 1979. The first 112 pages chart the development of Viennese clocks from 1683 to 1848, including the Empire, Biedermeier and Neo-classical periods. The remainder is a very useful and detailed list of Viennese clockmakers not available elsewhere. The book also has a German-English dictionary of clockmaking terms. With dust jacket.
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Gould (R.T.): The Marine Chronometer its History and Development
O/P. 287 pages, 39 plates, 85 figures, 1973. The classic work on marine chronometers, written in 1923 and still the best reference work on the subject with a detailed history of the chronometer and its pioneers - John Harrison, Thomas Mudge, Thomas Earnshaw and John Arnold. A very good copy of the Holland Press edition, without dust jacket.
** Was £45.00, now on special offer at £25.00 **
(Ref: K544 - J1)
Harrold (M.C.): American Watchmaking - A Technical History of the American Watch Industry 1850 - 1930
O/P. 144 pages, 210 photographs, 36 figures, 1984. Published as supplement # 14 to the NAWCC Bulletin in 1984 this book is a comprehensive overview of the American Watchmaking industry with information about the watches, how they were made and the companies that made them. Good copy, card covers.
** Was £20.00, now on special offer at £12.00 **
(Ref: SK1319 - G4)
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.
** Was £48.00, now on special offer at £25.00 **
[National Maritime Museum]: Man is Not Lost: A record of two hundred years of astronomical navigation with the Nautical Almanac 1767 - 1967
O/P. 43 pages, illus., 1966. The Nautical Almanac and its later companion The Air Almanac are part of the story of using the Sun, Moon and stars for navigation. This book describes the origin and use of the almanacs. Good copy. Card covers.
** Was £9.00, now on special offer at £4.50 **
(Ref: SK2971 - BX10)
Nicholls (A.): English Bracket and Mantel Clocks
O/P. 160 pages, 112 illustrations, 1981. A good book about bracket and mantel clocks from before 1700 through to the late Victorian period. Information includes the numbering system of several makers. Very good copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine).
** Was £35.00, now on special offer at £20.00 **
(Ref: SK226 - E3)
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)
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.
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Richeson (A.W.): English Land Measuring to 1800 - Instruments and Practice
O/P. 214 pages, 33 figs., 1966. The need for land measurement led to developments in surveying methods and in surveying instruments. The contributions of surveyors and scientific instrument makers are discussed in detail. A very good copy with worn and torn dust jacket.
** Was 14.00, now on special offer at £7.00 **
(Ref: SK3272 - T1)
Savoie (D.): Sundials - Design, Construction, and Use
NEW. 181 pages, illustrated, 2009. Originally published in French as Les cadrans solaires this is an excellent book on how to construct equatorial, horizontal, vertical, polar, horizontal analemmatic, and altitude sundials. The book also has a chapter on sundials in the tropics - a subject most books ignore. Card covers.
** Was £19.99, now on special offer at £12.00 **
Sobel (D.): Longitude
O/P. 184 pages, 1996. 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 very good copy of the hardback edition, with very good dust jacket.
** Was £8.00, now on special offer at £4.00 **
(Ref: SK1201 - N1)