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The following books were added to our booklist in January 2020:


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Airy (G.B.): Plan of the Buildings and Grounds of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, with Explanation and History; ..

Airy (G.B.): Plan of the Buildings and Grounds of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, with Explanation and History; ..
O/P. 8 pages, 1 folding plan, 1847. This offprint was produced in 1847, extracted from the Introduction to the Greenwich Observations, 1845. An historically interesting article showing the uses of the observatory rooms and grounds in Airy's time with notes on changes and additions since Flamsteed's appointment as first Astronomer Royal. A very good copy, unbound, no covers; now in a smart purpose-made folder. (Ref: K4927 - E1)
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Price: 95.00

Anon: Rolex Submariner
O/P. 120 pages, illustrated, 2006. A book about the Rolex Submariner wristwatch, in its various forms, written in the Japanese language. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. [Japanese language] (Ref: K4944 - CR6)

Price: 5.00

Anon: The Zimmer Tower Lierre
O/P. 16 pages, illustrated, 1963. Louis Zimmer (born 1888) constructed two clocks both now housed in the Zimmer Tower in the town of Lierre, Belgium. The centenary clock has 13 dials and the astronomic clock has 57 dials. The booklet also includes a nearby clock which has 93 dials and 14 automatons! A fair copy, card covers. (Ref: K4926 - BX2)

Price: 5.00

Aritake (S): London Aritake Collection - Rolex Scene 1913 - 1997
O/P. 224 pages illustrated, 1998. A well illustrated book showing the wide range of wristwatches produced by Rolex since 1913 with photographs of the dials and movements. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. [Japanese language] (Ref: K4945 - CR6)

Price: 20.00

Bailly (C.), Bailly (S.) & Desmarest (E.): Automates Bagatelle
O/P. 144 pages, illustrated, 1993. The catalogue of an exhibition held in Paris in 1993 with many excellent colour photographs and information on the automata industry in Paris in the 19th century. The illustrations are mainly of automaton figures and clocks with automata. A good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2332 - CR6)

Price: 25.00

Carter Marsh & Co.: The Tom Scott Collection Selling Exhibition Part II
O/P. 140 pages, illustrated, 2015. The catalogue of a selling exhibition of 39 fine English clocks and 8 other items including wristwatches by Breguet and Roger Smith. This was probably the most important collection to come on the market since the Wetherfield Collection in 1928. The catalogue describes and beautifully illustrates 9 clocks by Thomas Tompion, with others by fine makers such as George Graham, Daniel Quare, Mudge & Dutton, Joseph Knibb and John Ellicott. A very good copy, covers lightly creased, card covers. (Ref: K4390 - T3)

Price: 20.00

Certina: Advice for the Watch maker
O/P. A booklet for Certina 'Automatic', 'Certidate' and 'Certiday' watch calibres (25-65, 25-651, 25-671, 25-652 and 25-672) with practical advice for repairers. Good copy card covers. (Ref: K3435 - BX13)

Price: 5.00

[Christie's]: The Albert Odmark Collection of Important Clocks and Watches
O/P. 450 lots, all illustrated in colour. A fine collection which included a complicated quarter striking automaton skeleton clock with oscillating dial by Hubert Sarton, a walnut loncase clock with grasshopper escapement attributed to Daniel Delander and some rare early pocket watches. A very good copy. [Sale @ London 11/03/2005] (Ref: A80)

Price: 20.00

Corbishley (B.): Public and other Turret Clocks in Macclesfield
O/P. 69 pages, illustrated, 2004. Descriptions and photographs of the turret clocks in Macclesfield installed before 1950; written and produced using desktop publishing by a local enthusiast. Very good copy, soft covers. (Ref: K4930 - CR6)

Price: 25.00

Cunnington (B.H.): Clock and Watch Makers of Wiltshire of the 17th and 18th Centuries
O/P. 5 pages, 1938. One of the earliest listings of Wiltshire makers this is an article contained in an issue of the Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine. Good copy, thin card covers now splitting along spine. A rare item. (Ref: K1060 - BX3)

Price: 20.00

DCN: Supplement list for Balance Staffs 2712-4000
O/P. A spare parts catalogue for watch balance staffs with dimensions, makes, trademarks, calibres, etc. Not dated but probably 1960's or 1970's. A very good copy, card covers. [German, French, English, Italian and Spanish languages] (Ref: K4937 - BX13)

Price: 5.00

Mercer (V.): The Life and letters of Edward John Dent Chronometer Maker and some account of his Successors
O/P. 829 pages, 154 plates, 1st edition 1977. This is the standard reference work on the life and work of Edward John Dent the famous chronometer maker, with details of his successors in the business right up to the time the book was written. A good copy (staining to top and front edges of page block) with good dust jacket (wear to top edges).

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(Ref: K4938 - TC2)

Price: 375.00

Estreicher (K.): Les souvenirs de Copernic L'universit Jagellonne
O/P. 58 pages, illustrated, 1973. Documents and instruments associated with, or influenced by, astronomer Nicholas Copernicus and now located at the Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland. A good copy with good dust jacket. [French language] (Ref: K4943 - BX13)

Price: 5.00

Forbes, Meadows & Howse: Greenwich Observatory (3 volume set)

Forbes, Meadows & Howse: Greenwich Observatory (3 volume set)
O/P. Vol 1: Forbes (E.G.): Origins and early History (1675 - 1835). 204 pages, 14 figs, 1975.
Vol 2: Meadows (A.J.): Recent History (1836 - 1975). 135 pages, 14 figs., 1975.
Vol 3: Howse (D.): The Buildings and Instruments. 178 pages, 130 figs., 1975.
Published to commemorate the tercentenary of the founding of Greenwich Observatory in 1675 this is an excellent work on its history, buildings and astronomical instruments. All 3 volumes are in fine condition, the original film wrappers now a little torn with some loss. Complete with original slipcase (one corner slightly damaged).

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(Ref: K1970- CR1)
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Price: 275.00

Gammenthaler (A.): L'Achevage de L'chappement A Ancre Aprs Dorure
O/P. 20 pages, 1911. A paper on the completion of the lever escapement after gilding, published by the Journal Suisse d'Horlogerie. Very good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K4916 -BX7)

Price: 10.00

Garnier (R.) & Hollis (L.): Innovation & Collaboration - The Early Development of the Pendulum Clock in London

Garnier (R.) & Hollis (L.): Innovation & Collaboration - The Early Development of the Pendulum Clock in London
NEW. 412 pages, illustrated, deluxe edition limited to 125 copies, signed by authors, 2018. Written to coincide with an exhibition held in London in September 2018, this book explores the innovation surrounding the development of the early pendulum clock in London and the lines of collaboration that made it happen. The book has chapters on 17th Century clockmaking in London, architectural clock cases, the Fromanteel Family and Cornelius Drebbel, a previously unrecognised influence on the Fromanteels; followed by excellent full colour photographs and descriptions of each of the 119 exhibits dating from circa 1500 to circa 1725. The standard edition of the book is sold out. This beautifully produced, deluxe half-leather bound, signed and numbered, edition has a red leather spine and corners with red cloth covered boards, the spine with gilt lettering and gilt lines, all page edges gilt. Effective price, after 10% discount, £423.00

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(Ref: N4895)
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Price: 470.00

Gould (R.T.): Communications Old and New
O/P. 54 pages, illustrated, [ 1945 ]. Written for Cable and Wireless Ltd by Rupert T. Gould, the author of the famous book The Marine Chronometer its History and Development; the book describes many communication methods from jungle drums to television. A good clean copy but boards becoming detached. (Ref: K4923 - Q1)

Price: 25.00

Gruen Watch Company: Gruen material Catalog No. 453
O/P. 89 pages, illustrated, no date. A materials catalogue for Gruen watch parts, not dated but probably published in the early 1970's. A good clean copy, card covers worn with a few tears. (Ref: K4935 - C1)

Price: 10.00

Gunther (R.T.): Chaucer on the Astrolabe
O/P. 92 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1931. An edition, in modern form, of Geoffrey Chaucer's treatise on the astrolabe addressed to his son Lewis and first written in 1391. A very good copy, wear to top and bottom of spine, card covers. (Ref: K4913 - Q1)

Price: 45.00

Guyot (E.): Dictionnaire des Termes Utiliss dans la Mesure du Temps
O/P. 125 pages, illustrated, 1953. A dictionary of terms used in time measurement, written by the director of the Neuchâtel Observatory. A good copy (but with hole drilled in one corner), card covers. [French language] (Ref: K4921 - Z1)

Price: 5.00


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