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Last updated 22 June 2017

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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 £12.00, now on special offer at £6.00 **

(Ref: SK33 - BX13)

Price: 6.00

Britten (F.J.): Brittens Old Clocks & Watches and their Makers
O/P. 700 pages, illus., 9th edition, 1989. A good copy of the latest edition of this well-known work which has a very good listing of London clock and watch makers. Every enthusiast should have a copy of one of the editions of this book. Very good copy with good dust jacket (wear to edges). (Ref: SP109 - N2)

Price: 35.00

Britten (F.J.): Watch and Clockmakers' Dictionary and Guide
O/P. 499 pages, illus., 1976. A reprint of the 11th edition (originally published in 1915) of this well known handbook. Most enthusiasts have a copy of one of the editions of this work. Good copy with dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SK866 - B1)

Price: 10.00

Bruton (E.): The Longcase Clock
O/P. 246 pages, 32 figs., 146 plates, 2nd edition, reprinted 1977. The second and best edition of this well known work. A useful book about longcase and clocks (English, American and European) including their history, movements, cases and makers. A very good copy, no dust jacket. (Ref: SP117 - K1)

Price: 15.00

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker
NEW. 288 pages, illustrated, 2015. The author's previous book on Whitehurst is long out of print, so this new book with up to date information is most welcome. Whitehurst of Derby was a very talented man - instrument maker, mechanical engineer, clockmaker, the father of modern geology, and a member of the Royal Society. The book has very detailed information on the clockmaking activities of John Whitehurst and his successors. With dust jacket.

Special Purchase: Our price 17.50
(Publisher's price was 40.00)

(Ref: SN3465)
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Price: 17.50

Edwardes (E.L.): The Grandfather Clock
O/P. 270 pages, 221 plates, 3rd edition, reprinted 1974. All editions of this book are different, with different illustrations, and all are worth reading. A good copy with faded dust jacket. (Ref: SP115 - T3)

Price: 10.00

Edwardes (E.L.): The Grandfather Clock
O/P. 271 pages, 221 plates, 3rd edition, 1971. All editions of this book are different, with different illustrations, and all are worth reading. A very good copy (bookplate on ffep), no dust jacket. (Ref: SP119 - H6)

Price: 12.00

Good (R.): Victorian Clocks
O/P. 207 pages, 143 clocks illustrated and described, 1996. A good book about the best of Victorian clockmaking, previously ignored by most authors. The book has chapters on English carriage clocks, chronometers, wall, longcase, mantel and skeleton clocks, regulators, time ball & electric clocks and turret clocks. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

** Was £28.00, now on special offer at £15.00 **

(Ref: SK129 - H3)

Price: 15.00

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)

Price: 25.00

Hana (W.F.J.): English Lantern Clocks
O/P. 159 pages, 127 plates, 1st English edition, 1979. This was the first book on the subject and is still useful to have on the shelf. The book includes 17th century clocks as well as clocks and alarm timepieces from the 18th century. A good copy with dust jacket, the latter a bit worn to edges.

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

(Ref: SK356 - F3)

Price: 10.00

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 £10.00 **

(Ref: SK1319 - G4)

Price: 10.00

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 (wear to bottom of spine). (Ref: SP106 - W3)

Price: 14.00

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! We are now able to sell this excellent book at £30.00 *

(Ref: N424)
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Price: 30.00

Leopold (J.H.): The Almanus Manuscript
O/P. 306 pages, illustrations and descriptions of 30 clocks, 1971. This book reproduces and translates the manuscript written in 1475, of Brother Paulus Almanus. He was entrusted with care of the clocks in Rome and made elaborate notes on the clocks he considered interesting. Very good copy with very good dj. (Ref: SP113 - B3)

Price: 20.00

Lippincott (K.) editor: 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 very good copy of the softback edition. (Ref: SP111 - V2)

Price: 5.00

Loomes (B.): Country Clocks and their London Origins
O/P. 192 pages, illus., 1st and only edition, 1976. This book is often overlooked these days but it is essential reading for the chapter on the Fromanteel family; it contains accurate information, the result of much research. Good copy (bookplate on ffep) no dust jacket. (Ref: SP118 - N1)

Price: 15.00

Loomes (B.): The White Dial Clock
O/P. 172 pages, 44 illus., 1st edition, 1975. A fine copy of Loomes' pioneering work on painted dial longcase clocks. With fine dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SK1037 - D2)

Price: 7.50

Marshall (T.): The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire

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 **

(Ref: SN3184)

Price: 25.00

Mudge (Thomas): A Description with Plates of The Timekeeper Invented by the Late Mr. Thomas Mudge to which is Prefixed a Narrative, by Thomas Mudge, his son
S/H. Portrait, (14) pp, 151 page prefix, 176 pages, 9 plates, first published in 1799 this is the 1977 facsimile reprint. An excellent quality reprint of this horological classic work by one of the chronometer pioneers. The first 8 plates are about marine chronometers and the 9th is of the lever escapement invented by Mudge. Good copy.

** Was £14.00, now on special offer at £7.00 **

(Ref: SK663 - Y3)

Price: 7.00

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)

Price: 2.50


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