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The following books were added to our booklist in November 2017:


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Anon: The Story of the British Clock Tower in the Plaza Britanica, Retiro, Buenos Aires
O/P. 32 pages, illustrated, 1916. The clock tower and its clock were presented to the Argentine nation in commemoration of its first centenary, by the British residents in Argentina. The book is about the history of Argentina's independence and the building of and presentation of the tower. The clock, by Gillett & Johnson is hardly mentioned and not illustrated. A good copy, the card covers a bit worn and creased. (Ref: K4306 - BX6)

Price: 15.00

Beckett (Sir Edmund): A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks and Watches and Bells

Beckett (Sir Edmund): A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks and Watches and Bells
O/P. xiii, 400 pages, 81 figures, 1 folding plate, 7th edition, 1883. A well-known work with lots of information on the Westminster clock and turret clocks in general, as well as all aspects of escapements, pendulums, dials and chiming work. This edition has thin cloth covered boards. In good condition, original green cloth, paper label on spine very worn with some loss, binding tight. (Ref: K1089 - CR13)
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Price: 75.00
Bestfit: Bestfit #111 Encyclopedia of WATCH Material Parts 1 and 2

Bestfit: Bestfit #111 Encyclopedia of WATCH Material Parts 1 and 2
O/P. Part 1: 560 pages, 6th edition 1979. Part 2: pages 555 - 834, 1976. Repairers and restorers find these old catalogues very useful. Both parts of this well known catalogue are in very good, very clean condition. Card covers with light wear.

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(Ref: K1092 - CR11)
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Price: 150.00

Brown (H. Miles): Cornish Clocks and Clockmakers
O/P. 80 pages, 10 plates, 1st edition, 1961. The rare first edition, the only book on this county. A very good copy, the card covers now a little marked. (Ref: K344 - CR13)

Price: 10.00

Carrera (R.): Les Heures de L'Amour / Hours of Love / die Stunden der Liebe

Carrera (R.): Les Heures de L'Amour / Hours of Love / die Stunden der Liebe
O/P. 143 pages, illustrated (mostly in colour), no date. A short history of horological automata followed by descriptions and illustrations of enamelled and engraved watches with erotic automata. A fine copy with very good dust jacket and card slipcase. [French, English & German languages] (Ref: K1105 - CR10)
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Price: 85.00

[Clockmakers' Company]: Catalogue of the Library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
O/P. 79 pages, 3rd edition, 1951. The catalogue of the Library of the Worshipful Compamy of Clockmakers, compiled by G.H. Baillie. The collection is still housed at the Guildhall Library in London and is available for reference. A very good copy. (Ref: K4308 - CR13)

Price: 14.00

Clutton (C.) & Daniels (G.):  Watches

Clutton (C.) & Daniels (G.): Watches
O/P. 312 pages, profusely illustrated in colour and black & white, 3rd edition, 1979. The best edition of this reference work. The book is a comprehensive history of the subject as well as a technical assessment of the principal escapements. The escapement illustrations are especially useful. A fine copy with good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K421 - CR12)
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Price: 120.00
Coln De Carvajal (J.R.): Catlogo de relojes del Patrimonio Nacional

Coln De Carvajal (J.R.): Catlogo de relojes del Patrimonio Nacional
O/P. 564 pages, illustrated, 1987. The catalogue of an important collection of clocks, from Britain and other European countries, in the Patrimonio Nacional Collection, many housed in the Royal Palace, Madrid. 565 clocks in the collection are described and illustrated (in colour) in this book, all dating from 1583 to the early twentieth century. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. [Spanish language]
(Ref: K3917 - CR11)
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Price: 90.00
Crom (T.R.): Horological Shop Tools 1700 to 1900

Crom (T.R.): Horological Shop Tools 1700 to 1900
O/P. 678 pages, 1302 illustrations, 1980. This excellent volume is the standard work on horological tools by an expert who researched the subject thoroughly in Europe and America. This classic book is hard to find and recommended to all who are interested in the subject. A fine copy.

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(Ref: K744 - CR12)
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Price: 295.00
Crom (T.R.): Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700 to 1900

Crom (T.R.): Horological Wheel Cutting Engines 1700 to 1900
O/P. 150 pages, 142 figs., 3rd impression, 1982. A well researched and comprehensive study of English, European and American wheel cutting engines. The book includes engines for cutting clock and watch wheels. A very good copy of the hardback edition. (Ref: K347 - A3)
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Price: 75.00

Crossman (C.S.): The Complete History of Watch Making in America
O/P. 213 pages, no date. A hardback reprint (probably 1970's) of articles which originally appeared in the Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review between 1885 and 1887. The book contains the history of 60 American watchmakers, some of them individual pioneers others large companies. A good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K1588 - CR11)

Price: 25.00

Daly (A.): Ormskirk Clockmakers & Watchmakers

Daly (A.): Ormskirk Clockmakers & Watchmakers
O/P. 142 pages, 176 illustrations mostly in colour, 2006. An excellent book with a comprehensive horological history of the area and detailed information about its clock and watchmakers. The book includes the surrounding villages of Aughton, Bickerstaffe, Parbold, Skelmersdale and Scarisbrick and has a chapter on local clock case makers. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2038 - V1)
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Price: 75.00

Daniell (J.A.): The Making of Clocks and Watches in Leicestershire and Rutland
O/P. 36 pages, 8 plates, 1952. This small book is still an excellent source for information about makers in these two counties. This is the reprint, with revisions, of a paper originally published in the Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society. A very good copy, now nicely bound in blue cloth. (Ref: K4307 - A2)

Price: 40.00

Davis (W.O.): Gears for Small Mechanisms
O/P. 344 pages, figures, 2nd edition, reprinted 1993. The theory and practice of the design of very small gears for use in clocks, watches and small instruments. A book of great use to serious practical horologists. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K1119 - BX11)

Price: 20.00

Doensen (P.):  Watch - History of the Modern Wristwatch, Design 1950 - 1983, Electric 1950 - 1993

Doensen (P.): Watch - History of the Modern Wristwatch, Design 1950 - 1983, Electric 1950 - 1993
O/P. 253 pages, illustrated, 1994. The book has three main sections - the designers, early electric watches and quartz watches as well as a history of the 12 most important makers. Written by a Dutchman, this is an important book on electric and quartz watches. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1440 - CR12)
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Price: 75.00

Duley (A.J.): The Medieval Clock of Salisbury Cathedral
O/P. 11 pages, 4 plates, 1972. A description of this famous clock, its history and restoration. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4294 - BX14)

Price: 5.00

Ebauches S.A.: Suggestions for Servicing Chronographs
O/P. 8 pages, illustrated, 1964. A small leaflet with a 6-point guide on 'how to locate rapidly the functional defects of a chronograph'. Sold with The Swiss Watch Industry's Answer to the Measurement of Short Time Intervals. 12 pages, illustrated, no date. An introduction to chronographs and timers. Very good copies, paper covers. (Ref: K1688 - BX18)

Price: 9.00

Fitzroy (Rear-Admiral): Barometer Manual
O/P. 31 pages, facsimile reprint, 2000. A reprint of the 3rd edition of Rear-Admiral Fitzroy's book for seafarers and fishermen, originally published in 1860. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4282 - BX14)

Price: 8.00

Flume (Rudolph): Flume Electronic Service-System
O/P. A large, 2 inches (5 cm), thick manual in ring binder, published 1977. The first section is on the measuring, testing and regulation of movements, the remainder is a comprehensive set of data sheets for clock and watch calibres by virtually all manufacturers. Each data sheet contains all the essential data on an individual make & calibre of movement. A very good copy. (Ref: K4309 - CR12)

Price: 20.00

Fried (H.B.):  Repairing Quartz Watches

Fried (H.B.): Repairing Quartz Watches
O/P. 248 pages, lots of figures, 2nd edition, 1988. An excellent guide to the repair of quartz watches by an expert, the book includes a basic course in electricity and electronic horology. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1135 - CR12)
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Price: 35.00

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