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


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Abeler (J.): Die Gebrder Johann, Augustinerpatres und Uhrmacher
O/P. 11 pages, 2 figs., 8 pages of plates, 1974. Brother Nikolaus Alexius Johann (1753 - 1826), a member of the Augustinian order, was also a clockmaker and made several complex astronomical clocks. This paper reports on research by the Wuppertal Clock Museum into his life and work. Very good copy, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K4846 - BX16)

Price: 15.00

Baillie (G.H.): The Development of Time Measurement - From 1000 Seconds to 1000th of a Second a Day
O/P. 32 pages, 4 plates, 24 figs., 1951. A small booklet prepared by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in connection with their Festival Exhibit at the Guildhall, London, 1951. A concise account of the main technical developments from the earliest times to the Shortt Free Pendulum Clock. A very good copy, card covers. This book is now hard to find - this is the only copy I have ever seen. (Ref: K4854 - BX16)

Price: 20.00

Baume & Co.: A Hundred Years of Time - The Story of Baume and Company Watchmakers
O/P. 28 pages, illus., [ 1949 ]. A history of the Baume watch company, founded in Les Bois, Switzerland in 1834. A London retail business was started in 1844 and the firm sold Baume watches as well as being agent for Longines and other Swiss makers. Very good copy, covers lightly marked. (Ref: K1059 - BX18)

Price: 25.00

Bedini (S.A.): Galileo Galilei and Time Measurement - A Re-examination of Pertinent Documents
O/P. 21 pages, 5 figs., 1963. A reassessment of the evidence for Galileo's possible invention of the pendulum clock. An offprint from a European journal. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4852 - BX16)

Price: 20.00

Berner (G.-A.): Dictionnaire Professionnel Illustr de L'Horlogerie
O/P. 912 pages, illustrated, 1961. An illustrated dictionary of over 4000 horological terms, each item is described in French, German, English and Spanish, with indices for each language. A very good copy of a very useful book, essential when trying to understand clock and watch books written in another language. (Ref: K1939 - T2)

Price: 95.00

Berthoud (F.): Essai sur L'Horlogerie
O/P. 2 volumes, 477 & 451 pages, 5 tables, 38 folding plates, 1978. A facsimile reprint (limited to 500 copies) of the 2nd edition published in 1786. Berthoud's well known work on clocks and watches & clock and watch making, with several chapters on temperature compensation and two designs for a marine timepiece. A fine copy. [French language, the modern introduction in French and English]

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(Ref: K2634 - CR10)

Price: 250.00

Boeckh (H.): Emailmalerei Auf Genfer Taschenuhren Vom 17. Bis Zum Beginnenden 19. Jahrhundert
O/P. 461 pages, 72 b&w plates, 1982. A detailed study of the enamel paintings found on Geneva pocket watches from the 17th to the beginning of the 19th century. The cases of 70 watches are described and discussed with black and white illustrations of many of them. The author's doctoral dissertation. A good copy, card covers now a little marked. [German language] (Ref: K4845 - CR1)

Price: 40.00

Breguet (E.): Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775
O/P. 384 pages, illustrated, 1st English language edition, 1997. The book's subtitle - the life and legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747 - 1823) tells us what to expect. This is a good history of the business from its beginnings to its take over by Investcorp in 1987. A fine copy, in original deluxe box (in very good condition).

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(Ref: K2660 - V2)

Price: 220.00

Bruce (W.): Early English Lantern Clocks 1600 - 1700
O/P. 62 pages, illustrated, 2013. The catalogue of an exhibition of 17 fine lantern clocks, all beautifully illustrated in colour photographs. The earliest item in the catalogue is a miniature lantern clock circa 1610, but the star of the exhibition was the 8-day great chamber clock from Sutton Court dated 1672 and still in its original case. An excellent reference book. A very good copy, the softback edition, red card covers. (Ref: K4126 - S3)

Price: 20.00

Carrera (R.): Hours of Love / Les Heures de l'Amour Volume II
O/P. 111 pages, lots of illustrations in colour and b&w, 1993. A second volume of 'conversation piece' pocket watches and wristwatches with erotic scenes some with automata. Fine copy with very good dust jacket. [English and French languages] (Ref: K821 - CR9)

Price: 95.00

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 very good copy with good dust jacket (faded to spine and worn to top of spine). [French, English & German languages] (Ref: K1105 - H3)

Price: 95.00

Chapuis (A.): La Montre Chinoise
O/P. 272 pages, 33 plates, 245 half-tone illustrations, first edition, <Actinic:Variable Name = '1919'/>. The book was written with the collaboration of the well-known collector Gustave Loup. A survey of European cosmological instruments and mechanical amusements introduced to the Chinese Imperial Court in the 14th century, and the elaborate Swiss time-pieces made for that market in Europe and in China, the first seeming to be by Francois-Louis Stadlin, a Swiss Jesuit in China from 1707-1740. The whole is referenced with texts from the contemporary writings of ambassadors, merchant traders and churchmen; preceded by de Saussure's essay on ancient Chinese cosmology. Prominent Swiss makers included Charles de Constant in the 18th century and the Bovet family in the 19th century; many examples of their time-keepers could be found in the imperial palaces. This book is now hard to find. A good copy, corners bumped, cloth a little worn, sellotape residue on endpapers. [French language]

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(Ref: K2685 - S3)

Price: 220.00

Crommelin (C.A.): Descriptive Catalogue of the Huygens Collection
O/P. 31 pages, 4 plates, 1949. A catalogue of the clocks, planetarium, lenses and telescopes associated with Huygens and located in the Museum of the History of Science, Leiden. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2602 - BX16)

Price: 10.00

Cuss (T. Camerer): Camerer Cuss & Co The Bicentenary 1788 - 1988

Cuss (T. Camerer): Camerer Cuss & Co The Bicentenary 1788 - 1988
NEW. 63 pages, illustrated, 1988. An interesting history of this well known business with photographs of various clocks and watches sold over the years. Old stock, covers slightly faded. (Ref: N3686)

Price: 15.00

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 good dust jacket (very faded to spine and wear to top edge).

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(Ref: K2038 - X1)

Price: 110.00

Daniels (G.): Freemen of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers 1631 - 1984

Daniels (G.): Freemen of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers 1631 - 1984
O/P. 133 pages, 1984. A very useful book which has a brief history of the company followed by a list of all freemen and a list of Masters up to 1984, followed by a list of apprentices from 1931 (see Atkins for earlier apprentices). A very good copy (owners signature on title page) of a now hard to find book, with good dust jacket. (Ref: K447 - G5)

Price: 75.00

Daniels (G.): Freemen of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers 1631 - 1984
O/P. 133 pages, 1984. A very useful book which has a brief history of the company followed by a list of all freemen and a list of Masters up to 1984, followed by a list of apprentices from 1931 (see Atkins for earlier apprentices). A good copy (binding a bit loose, owners initials on ffep) of a now hard to find book, with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K1840 - CR11)

Price: 55.00

Edidin (M.): English Watches for the American Market: A History of Watchmaking by the Tobias Families of London and Liverpool Parts 1 & 2
O/P. [65 pages in total], 56 figs, 1992. This is an excellent reference for the chronometers, binnacle clocks, and watches of Morris Tobias of London and the partnership of Tobias & Levitt. Myer I. Tobias (Morris' nephew) founded the Liverpool business, which was a major exporter of watches to America. Reprinted from two issues of the NAWCC Bulletin. Very good condition but card covers a bit worn and creased. (Ref: K2171 - BX16)

Price: 30.00

[Eiffe]: Account of Improvements in Chronometers, Made by Mr. John Sweetman Eiffe; for which a Reward was Granted to Him by The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. With an Appendix, containing Mr. Robert Molyneux's Specification of a Patent for Improvements in Chronometers
O/P. 25 pages, 5 plates, 1977. A reprint of the book first published in 1842 containing Eiffe's and Molyneux's designs for auxiliary temperature compensation of chronometers. Eiffe and Molyneux independently invented very similar auxiliaries for reducing middle temperature error. Very good copy with fair dust jacket, the latter with some wear and small tears. (Ref: K1066 - CR9)

Price: 45.00

[Fluckiger & Cie]: Fabrique de Cadrans
O/P. 68 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1963. An interesting book published by Fluckiger & Cie, watch dial makers, of Saint-Imier Switzerland, to celebrate their 100th year in business. A history of the firm with a description of techniques and photographs of the workshops. Good copy with good dust jacket. [French language] (Ref: K980 - CR10)

Price: 25.00


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