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

Bender (G.): Die Uhrenmacher des hohen Schwarzwaldes und ihre Werke (2 volumes)

Bender (G.): Die Uhrenmacher des hohen Schwarzwaldes und ihre Werke (2 volumes)
O/P. Volume 1: 536 pages, 36 colour and 223 b&w illustrations, 2nd edition, 1979; volume 2: 689 pages, 24 colour and 168 b&w illustrations, 1978. An excellent and well illustrated account of Black Forest clockmakers and their work and still the definitive work on the subject. The volumes include illustrations of clocks and movements, workshop views, portraits, tools and machinery. As well as an excellent bibliography two rare works on Black Forest clockmaking are reproduced in facsimile. Both volumes in excellent condition complete with good dust jackets (vol 1 jacket with 2 small tears to bottom of spine and wear to edges, vol 2 jacket with small tear to rear) and original card slipcases. [German language]

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(Ref: K1381 - V1)

Price: ú250.00

Chartres (R.) & Vermont (D.): A Brief History of Gresham College 1597 - 1997
O/P. 100 pages, illustrated, 1998. Thomas Gresham's will left his house and fortune to establish Gresham College, an educational charity, in the City of London. The most notable of the early professors was Robert Hooke who held office from 1665 to 1703. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K4247 - G5)

Price: ú9.00

Ermert (J.): Prńzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940  Volume 2

Ermert (J.): Prńzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940 Volume 2
NEW. Volume 2: 537 pages, 1152 illustrations (many in colour), 2017. The volume starts with 100 pages about clockmakers before 1770 (Matthias Ernst, Lindau & Ulm; Tavernier, Paris; John Hyacinth de Magellan, London; and the astronomical clocks of Nikolau Alexius & Jean Baptist Johann, Mainz). The book then continues with part 2 of the section on German precision pendulum clocks from 1770 to 1840 with chapters on German clocks and clockmakers including makers in Dresden, Göttingen, Mainz, Hachenburg, and Hamburg. A well researched, well illustrated book, with strong binding. (Volumes 1, 3 and 4 also in stock) [German language]

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(Ref: N4241)
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Price: ú195.00
Ermert (J.): Prńzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940  Volume 4

Ermert (J.): Prńzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940 Volume 4
NEW. Volume 4: 600 pages, 1079 illustrations (many in colour), 2017. This volume starts with part 3 of the section on German precision pendulum clocks from 1770 to 184 and includes chapters on Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes, Christian Friedrich Tiede, Leonhardt Krauth and Heinrich Johann Kessels. Part 2 of the section on German precision pendulum clocks from 1840 to 1940 then continues with chapters on Max Matthäus Ort, a facsimile of a technical paper on precision pendulums (1893) by J B Bauer, and Walter Kloos of Würzburg. A well researched, well illustrated book, with strong binding. (Volumes 1, 2 and 3 also in stock) [German language]

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(Ref: N4242)
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Price: ú195.00

Jowett (J.): The Warning Carriers - How messengers of the Goldsmiths' Company warned the luxury trades of criminal activities in eighteenth-century London
O/P. 142 pages, 63 illustrations, 2005. An interesting account, based on a handwritten notebook dated 1744, of how details of lost and stolen bills of exchange, gold & silver plate, watches and jewellery were quickly circulated to gold & silversmiths, watchmakers and pawnbrokers. Several watchmakers are included on the circulation lists including George Graham, Benjamin Sidey, Edward Pinchbeck and Charles Clay. A very good copy (a few pencil annotations in text), card covers. (Ref: K4246 - H2)

Price: ú20.00

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