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

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Abeler (J.): Ullstein Uhrenbuch: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Zeitmessung
O/P. 324 pages, 16 colour & 84 b&w plates, 1975. A cultural history of European timekeeping illustrating and dating many fine clocks with brief biographies of their makers. A very good copy (with presentation inscription signed by author) with fair dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K3118 - CR1)

Price: 9.00

American Waltham Watch Company: The Perfected American Watch
O/P. 40 pages, illustrated, 1904. A sales promotion brochure produced specifically for the British market, with information about the Waltham factory (about 6 acres of floor space, 4 miles of work-benches and 3577 employees) and the wide range of pocket watches made with prices in pounds sterling. An interesting and very rare historical document. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4554 - BX8)

Price: 50.00

Atkinson (R.J.C.): Stonehenge and Avebury and neighbouring monuments
O/P. 64 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1971. A useful visitor guide to Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill and the other prehistoric monuments in the area. A good copy, card covers (front cover torn). (Ref: K4527 - BX3)

Price: 5.00

Bedini (S.A.): The Trail of Time - Time measurement with incense in East Asia
O/P. 342 pages, 132 illustrations, 1994. An excellent book on incense timekeepers and the role they played in early Chinese and Japanese social and technological history. A useful book for museum curators and collectors of these exotic devices - incense seals, incense clocks and dragon boat alarms. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4532 - H3)

Price: 95.00

Bruton (E.): Clocks & Watches [Japanese language]

Bruton (E.): Clocks & Watches [Japanese language]
O/P. 246 pages, illustrated, 1974. This is the Japanese edition of Bruton's Clocks & Watches, first published by Hamlyn in London in 1968. A good introduction to the subject. A very good copy with good original slipcase. [Japanese language] (Ref: K4535 - X2)
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Price: 10.00

Burdick (A.): Why Time Flies - A Mostly Scientific Investigation
O/P. 299 pages, 2017. What is time, exactly? An interesting book about the author's quest to understand time and the clocks that ticks inside us all. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4528 - CR1)

Price: 9.00

Daniels (G.): Watchmaking
O/P. 416 pages, 8 colour plates, 777 figures, 1st edition, 1981. A superb book which explains in detail how to design and make all the parts of a watch. The drawings by David Penney are excellent and make all the techniques described in the text easily understandable. Daniels' aim in writing the book was to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking - the aim has been achieved as the book has been constantly in demand since it was first published. A fine copy of the first edition, the dust jacket good but with a 2 cm tear. (Ref: K711 - H)

Price: 65.00

De Carle (D.): Horological Dictionary  [Japanese language]

De Carle (D.): Horological Dictionary [Japanese language]
O/P. 431 pages, illustrated, 1968. This is the Japanese edition of De Carle's Watchmakers' and Clockmakers' Encyclopaedic Dictionary first published in London in 1950. A very good copy. [Japanese language] (Ref: K4536 - B2)
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Price: 15.00

Garfield (S.): Timekeepers - How the World Became Obsessed with Time
O/P. 349 pages, illustrated, 2016. Managing time is one of the greatest challenges we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us understand it. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4531 - CR1)

Price: 8.00

Garnier (R.) & Carter (J.): The Golden Age of English Horology - Masterpieces from the Tom Scott Collection

Garnier (R.) & Carter (J.): The Golden Age of English Horology - Masterpieces from the Tom Scott Collection
O/P. 487 pages, illustrated, limited edition of 500 copies, 2015. An important book, superbly illustrated (in colour), about an important collection of fine clocks, with a wealth of information not available elsewhere. The collection included three grande sonnerie clocks by Thomas Tompion, and a previously undocumented year going clock by the same maker. The book has important chapters on George of Denmark, Tompion's most ambitious patron; a checklist of George Graham's clocks and watches; an excellent chapter on Daniel Quare (especially his numbered pillar barometers); and a good section on the Knibb family. A fine copy with fine dust jacket.

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(Ref: K4549 - T3)
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Price: 250.00

Gatto (M.): The Tavern Clock
S/H. 232 pages, 65 colour illustrations, a limited edition of 500 numbered copies, signed by author, 2010. An important book on tavern clocks concentrating on the cases and their decoration as well as the historical context. There are interesting chapters on lacquer work, the origins of the prints often found on lacquered tavern clock doors and buying and restoring tavern clocks. The second half of the book is a comprehensive archive describing over 300 tavern clocks known to the author. Fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K3832 - E1)

Price: 45.00

Glanville (J.) & Wolmuth (W.M.): Clockmaking in England & Wales in the Twentieth Century - The Industrialized Manufacture of Domestic Mechanical Clocks
S/H. 368 pages, 677 colour & 339 b&w illustrations, 2015. An excellent book with a detailed history of each significant manufacturer, the key people involved and the various mechanical clock movements produced. The book contains a wealth of information, the result of 10 years detailed research by the authors. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K4543 - F1)

Price: 35.00

Glennie (P.) & Thrift (N.): Shaping the Day A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800
O/P. 456 pages, 11 b&w plates, 50 illustrations, 2009. Shaping the Day is a ground breaking study of the practice of timekeeping in England and Wales between 1300 and 1800. Drawing on many unique historical sources, ranging from personal diaries to housekeeping manuals, the authors illustrate how a particular kind of common sense about time came into being, and how it developed during this period. Many remarkable figures make their appearance, ranging from the well-known, such as Edmund Halley, Samuel Pepys, and John Harrison, to less familiar characters, including sailors, gamblers, and burglars. A fine copy with very good dust jacket of the original hardback edition. (Ref: K4015 - Z1)

Price: 45.00

Gould (R.T.): The Marine Chronometer its History and Development
S/H. 496 pages, 15 colour & 160 b&w illustrations, new edition, 2013. The classic work on marine chronometers and, 90 years later, 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. This new edition has additional photographs, includes many of Gould's later additions and corrections, and a foreword by Jonathan Betts. A good copy with good dust jacket (top edge of page block with coffee stain not affecting text, top edge of boards also a little stained). (Ref: K3377 - G3)

Price: 30.00

Hawkes (A.J.): The Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Wigan 1650 - 1850
O/P. 84 pages, 13 plates, published by the author in 1950. A very scarce title on regional clockmaking. This book concentrates on William Barker, Archibald Coates, Peter Fearnley, Laurence Leicester, John Burgess and Thomas Bridge. A very good copy (bookplate inside front cover), fairly good dust jacket but worn through at corners and top/bottom of spine.

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(Ref: K139 - C1)

Price: 160.00

Hotta (R.): List of Books and Booklets on Horological Subject [Japanese language]

Hotta (R.): List of Books and Booklets on Horological Subject [Japanese language]
O/P. 252 pages, 1971. A bibliograpy of horological publications, the Japanese items written in Japanese characters, the European and American items in Roman script. Sold with a companion volume (158 pages, 1971) listing all Japanese wood block prints which contain clocks and calendars. Both items in very good condition, card covers. [Japanese language] (Ref: K4537 - P2)
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Price: 30.00

Jaquet (E.) & Defossez (L.): Cours lmentaire de Rglage destin aux Horlogers
O/P. 87 pages, 136 figures, 3rd edition, 1945. This volume is the third part of the Swiss Horological School's course on adjusting pendulums and balances for time regulation. Good copy (text with a few annotations in pencil), card covers. [French language] (Ref: K172 - C1)

Price: 27.00

Jaquet (E.) & Gibertini (D.): La Rparation des Pendules
O/P. 232 pages, 135 illus., 2nd edition, 1948. A collection of clock repair articles which first appeared in the Journal Suisse d'Horlogerie between 1932 and 1935. The senior author was director of the horological school in Geneva. A good copy. [French language] (Ref: K1348 - CR1)

Price: 45.00

Lepaute (J.A.): Trait D'Horlogerie
O/P. xxviii, 308 pp, xxxv pp of tables & index, 17 folding plates, facsimile edition, 1975. A good facsimile edition, of 500 copies only, of Lepaute's famous treatise on horology first published in 1755. The preface contains an account of the life and work of Henry Sully. A fine copy, small dent to front cover. [French language] (Ref: K2173 - R3)

Price: 75.00

Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Britain 1286 - 1700
S/H. 543 pages, 267 illustrations, 2014. This is an important new biographical reference source detailing all that is known about every recorded British maker of clocks and watches born before 1700. The book includes 6,230 makers and thousands of their apprentices and journeymen. An essential reference book for everyone interested in British clocks and watches. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K3998 - C3)

Price: 50.00

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