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Abbott (H.G.): The American Watchmaker and Jeweler

Abbott (H.G.): The American Watchmaker and Jeweler
NEW. 354 pages, 288 figs., reprinted 1989. First published in 1893 this is an encyclopaedia for the horologist, jeweller, gold and silversmith containing hundreds of receipts and formulas with directions for using all the latest tools, attachments and devices for watchmakers and jewellers. These books are old stock - new unused copies with card covers (now a little wrinkled on the spine). (Ref: N1081)

Price: 19.00

Abbott (H.G.): The Watch Factories of America
O/P. 145 pages, 50 illustrations, no date. A reprint of a book first published in 1888 which claimed to be "a complete history of watchmaking in America from 1809 to 1888 inclusive, with sketches of the lives of celebrated American watchmakers and organisers". A hardback edition published in the 1970's (?). Very good copy, with bookplate. (Ref: K3233 - W1)

Price: 20.00

Abbott (H.G.): The Watch Factories of America

Abbott (H.G.): The Watch Factories of America
NEW. 145 pages, 50 illustrations, 1981. A reprint of a book first published in 1888 which claimed to be "a complete history of watchmaking in America from 1809 to 1888 inclusive, with sketches of the lives of celebrated American watchmakers and organisers". Card covers, some copies with slight fading to covers. (Ref: N2111)

Price: 15.00

Abeler (J.): 5,000 Years of Time Measurement from the Collection at the Wuppertal Clock Museum
O/P. 8 pages, illus., no date, probably 1970's. Reprinted from International Nickel Magazine No. 32. (Ref: K3080 - BX14)

Price: 3.00

Abeler (J.): Das Wuppertaler Uhrenmuseum
O/P. 86 pages, 48 illustrations, 1971. The museum has some fine clocks and watches. With dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K1005 - X1)

Price: 10.00

Abeler (J.): Zeit-Zeichen - Die tragbare Uhr von Henlein bis heute
O/P. 212 pages, illustrated, 3rd edition, 1989. A small well illustrated book showing portable timepieces from the time of Henlein to today. A good copy, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K3512 - X1)

Price: 7.00

Abell (S.G.), Leggat (J.) & Ogden (W.G.): A Bibliography of the Art of Turning & Lathe and Machine Tool History
O/P. 89 pages, 2nd edition, 1956. A bibliography of 338 books on the subject. A good copy.
(Ref: K4169 - F7)

Price: 30.00

Abell (S.G.), Leggatt (J.) & Ogden (W.G.): A Bibliography of the Art of Turning & Lathe and Machine Tool History
O/P. 74 pages, 2nd edition, 1970. A bibliography of 338 books on the subject. A good copy. (Ref: K2628 - F7)

Price: 40.00

Abell (S.G.), Leggat (J.) & Ogden (W.G.): A Bibliography of the Art of Turning & Lathe and Machine Tool History
O/P. 157 pages, 3rd edition, 1987. A bibliography of 557 books on the subject, with a chronological index of important works on lathe history and ornamental turning. A good copy, soft covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K3265 - T3)

Price: 45.00

Ackerman (S.) & Buck (P.): Time
O/P. 32 pages, illus., 1999. A book for the young (or the young at heart) explaining how to use the sun and the stars to tell the time, and containing a press-out and assemble, usable, sundial, nocturnal and perpetual calendar; plus a small compass. Very good condition (except the compass which is about 180 degrees out). Card covers. (Ref: K3720 - W2)

Price: 10.00

Adams (A.): The World's Most Expensive Watches

Adams (A.): The World's Most Expensive Watches
NEW. 323 pages, 456 colour illustrations, 2014. This massive volume (3.5 kg and measuring 13½ x 11¼ x 1¼ inches (34 x 28½ x 3 cm)) opens with an explanation of expensive watches in terms of complications & mechanical features, precious materials & artistic technique, and historical importance & provenance. Over 100 wristwatches are illustrated and described from well known manufacturers such as Chopard, Breguet and Patek Philippe to the lesser known makers De Bethune, Jean Dunand and Roger W. Smith. With deluxe slipcase. (Ref: N3677)
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Price: 55.00

Adler (M.H.): The Writing Machine - A History of the Typewriter
O/P. 381 pages, 328 figs., signed by author, 1973. From the first patent in 1714 to the IBM 'golfball' in the 1970's, this book has a wealth of information for collectors and enthusiasts. Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K3300 - V1)

Price: 20.00

Agius (P.): Ackermann's Regency Furniture & Interiors

Agius (P.): Ackermann's Regency Furniture & Interiors
O/P. 200 pages, 188 plates, 1984. Descriptions and plates reproduced from Rudolph Ackermann's celebrated journal The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashion and Politics published from 1809 to 1828. These plates provide a visual record of Regency taste and design. A fine copy with excellent dust jacket (a little faded on the spine).

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(Ref: K2033 - A3)

Price: 145.00

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. (Ref: K476 - BX12)

Price: 30.00

Aked (C.K.): A Parergon of Electrical Horology - Electric Clock Patents for the period 1840 - 1900
O/P. 55 pages, 1984. A useful reference for electrical horology enthusiasts. The first patent listed is patent 8783 taken out by Alexander Bain in 1841. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3654 - C1)

Price: 20.00

Aked (C.K.): Complete List of English Horological Patents up to 1853
O/P. 33 pages, 1975. The earliest patent listed was granted to the Marquis of Worcester in 1662 for Making a watch or clock to go for several weeks without spring, chain, or other method of winding up,... A very good copy. (Ref: K1956 - S1)

Price: 15.00

Aked (C.K.): Dialling References in Antiquarian Horology December 1953 - December 1989
O/P. 19 pages, 1990. A list of articles and references to dials and dialling, each with a brief synopsis. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2362 - BX13)

Price: 10.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Forty years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. A good copy, now nicely bound in half leather with gilt lettering to the spine (spine very rubbed), original card covers bound in. (Ref: K2755 - M2)

Price: 35.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Over 25 years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K477 - C2)

Price: 25.00

Aked (J.R.): Orbis Sensualium Pictus
O/P. [5 pages], 7 figs, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, 1976. Orbis Sensualium Pictus, an educational book for children, was written in 1658 by John Commenius and translated into English the following year. This paper explores the dialling content. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K3553 - BX11)

Price: 4.00


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