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The following books were added to our booklist in February 2019:


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Appleby (K.): Clockmakers of Cheshire

Appleby (K.): Clockmakers of Cheshire
O/P. 152 pages, 12 colour and 12 b&w plates, signed by author, 1999. This is the only book about Cheshire makers and the listing by town and village is most useful. The extracts from the Cheshire Sheaf, Chester Chronicle and Chester Courant provide useful information about the makers, which is not easily available elsewhere. This book has become very hard to find. A fine copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), with good dust jacket. (Ref: K9 - F3)
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Price: 55.00

Aubert (D.): Montres et Horlogers Exceptionnels De La Valle De Joux Volume I
S/H. 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. A very good copy. [French language] (Ref: K1296 - M2)

Price: 65.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Montre Mthodes & Outillages de Fabrication du XVIe au XIXe Sicle

Belmont (H.L.): La Montre Mthodes & Outillages de Fabrication du XVIe au XIXe Sicle
O/P. 199 pages, 24 plates, 126 figs., 1991. Watch making tools and manufacturing methods from the 16th to the 19th century. An important publication on watchmaking tools and their usage - covers a wide range of French, German, Swiss and English horological tools. A fine copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), the dust jacket good but with small hole due to abrasion. [French language] (Ref: K3194 - E1)
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Price: 70.00

Chapuis (A.): A.-L. Breguet Pendant la Rvolution Franaise Paris, en Angleterre et en Suisse
O/P. 120 pages, illus., number 420 of 1000 copies, 1953. A very good account of Breguet's life and work during this politically difficult period while in Paris, England and Switzerland. Very good copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), spine faded. [French language] (Ref: K1080 - R1)

Price: 95.00

Clark (B.E.) & Clark (M.A.): William Clark, Clockmaker of Kendal, 1716 - 1763
O/P. Pages 135 - 160, 4 plates, 2 figs., 1992. A well researched and detailed account of the life and work of William Clark of Kendal who was apprenticed to Isaac Hadwen, also of Kendal. 22 clocks by Clark are known and described here. This article is contained in a volume of Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K1520 - Z2)

Price: 20.00

[Dennison Watch Case Co. Ltd]: The Dial
O/P. 9 consecutive monthly issues of The Dial magazine from December 1921 to March 1926 (no issues were published in the months of April 1922 to October 1925). Each issue has about 16 pages with articles on watch factories, Breguet, watch case making, The Franklin Dennison watch collection and, inevitably, promotion of Dennison watch cases. The Dial was a small monthly magazine issued to those interested by the Dennison Watch Case Company Ltd of Birmingham. Generally in good condition, card covers a bit marked, all housed in original The Dial two hole binder (the binder very worn). (Ref: K4518 - F5)

Price: 70.00

Gouk (P.): The Ivory Sundials of Nuremberg 1500 - 1700
O/P. 144 pages, 18 plates, 131 figures, 1988. A comprehensive study of the Nuremberg ivory diptychs including why they are made of ivory, how they work, who made them and the market for them. The final 30 pages are a catalogue of an exhibition of 61 dials, held at Cambridge in 1988. Fine copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), card covers. (Ref: K1952 - N2)

Price: 15.00

Guroux (F.): Watches - An Identification Manual for Contemporary and Collector's Pieces
S/H. 283 pages, over 300 illustrations, 2018. The growth in wristwatch collecting, and the value of genuine watches has led to a massive increase in the number of well make fakes on the market. This book is a comprehensive guide to identifying fake wristwatches and is an essential book for collectors and enthusiasts. An unused copy but with two bruised corners (transit damage).
(Ref: K4515 - E1)

Price: 30.00

Hewitt (P.A.): Turret Clocks in Leicestershire and Rutland
O/P. 48 pages, 18 figures, 1994. A survey of all the turret clocks in these two English counties with details about the clocks and their makers. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1522 - BX17)

Price: 22.00

Hope-Jones (F.): Electric Clocks
O/P. 261 pages, 127 figs., [ 1931 ]. This is by far the rarest of Hope-Jones's publications and has never been reprinted. The book describes the various types of electric clock mechanism starting with Alexander Bain and describing developments up to the time the book was published. An interesting copy as it has a few stamps on the end papers, dated 29 April 1931, showing that it was originally owned by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, Signal and Telegraph Engineer's Office, Derby. A good copy, cloth now a little worn to edges and corners. (Ref: K659 - M1)

Price: 95.00

Hughes (T. Cann): Notes on Some Westmorland Clockmakers
O/P. Pages 42 - 55, 1935. This scarce paper is contained in a volume of the Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. The paper is a listing of Westmorland clockmakers indexed by town. A good copy. (Ref: K2371 - M1)

Price: 20.00

Hughes (T. Cann): Notes on Some Westmorland Clockmakers - Part III - Winster
O/P. Pages 171 - 189, 4 plates, 1939. This is a scarce paper contained in a volume of the Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, and is about the life and work of Jonas Barber (father and son) of Winster. The wills of the two men are given in an appendix and a list of known clocks by the Barbers is included. A very good copy. (Ref: K431 - Y1)

Price: 20.00

Huygens (C): Horologium Oscillatorium
O/P. 162 pages, figs., reprinted 1966. A high quality facsimile reprint of Christiaan Huygens' most famous work first published in 1673. A fine copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover). [Latin language] (Ref: K2994 - R1)

Price: 95.00

Lee (M.)4: John Watts, Stamford - Clockmaker 1686 - 1704
O/P. 47 pages, illustrated, no date. This the 1st edition, published in about 2002. John Watts was Stamford's first clockmaker, he made turret clocks as well as a small number of domestic clocks. A very good copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), card covers. (Ref: K3531 - R1)

Price: 27.00

Salomons (D.L.):  Breguet (1747 - 1823)

Salomons (D.L.): Breguet (1747 - 1823)
O/P. x, 330 pages of which 172 pages are tissue covered plates, 1923. The French, and best, edition limited to 550 copies - it has more text and more plates than the English edition published 2 years before. This is the classic work on Breguet by Sir David Salomons who had a large collection of Breguet's work. This and George Daniels' book - The Art of Breguet - are essential reading for all students and enthusiasts of Breguet's work. A very good copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), the original blue cloth boards with gilt lettering, top edge gilt. [French language]

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(Ref: K3592 - E3)
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Price: 360.00
Shevlin (C.C.): Guilloch - A History & Practical Manual

Shevlin (C.C.): Guilloch - A History & Practical Manual
NEW. 144 pages, 270 illustrations, 2017. Guilloché, the decorative engraving of a metal surface (watch cases for example) is ornamental turning using a rose engine or straight-line engine. There are few modern books on engine turning so this volume, by an American author, is a welcome addition to the literature. With dust jacket.

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Price: 33.00

South Wiltshire Industrial Archaeology Society: A Survey of Turret Clocks in the Salisbury Area
O/P. 16 pages, 1983. Good copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), paper covers. (Ref: K3712 - BX17)

Price: 12.00

Stuart (W.G.), edited by Boles (D.A.): Watch and Clockmakers in Ireland
O/P. 114 pages, 19 plates, 2000. An excellent book which is a list of Irish makers, with biographical information, between 1611 and 1900. A very good copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), card covers. (Ref: K1363 - Q1)

Price: 55.00

Tardy: Dictionnaire des Horlogers Franais

Tardy: Dictionnaire des Horlogers Franais
O/P. 2 volumes, 760 pages in total, illustrated, 1971 & 1972. A very useful book which lists French clock and watchmakers with place of work and working dates, many entries also have additional information. A very good copy of a hard to find reference work, the card covers now a little work. This essential reference book is now very scarce. Early copies were bound in two volumes as here (authors A - K, L - Z), later copies are bound as a single volume (2 volumes in 1). [French language]

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(Ref: K407 - L2)
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Price: 265.00

Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): Joyce of Whitchurch Clockmakers 1690 - 1965
S/H. 670 pages, over 1,500 illustrations, 2013. The Joyce family made clocks for over 250 years and are best known for their turret clocks produced in the 19th and 20 centuries. This is a well researched and comprehensive study of the family and their products - domestic clocks, regulators, railway clocks, turret clocks and a few watches. An unused copy but with two bruised corners (transit damage). (Ref: K4516 - E2)

Price: 33.00


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