Betts (J.): Harrison
NEW. 96 pages, over 60 illustrations, enlarged edition, reprinted 2017. An excellent book explaining the longitude problem and the life and work of John Harrison. Harrison's early clocks, the Brocklesby Park clock, the precision pendulum clocks, the R.A.S. regulator and the marine timekeepers H1 to H4 are all illustrated and discussed. Also illustrated is a sketch by Harrison of his 'lesser watch' which may have been made but has never been found. Card covers. (Ref: N2268)
Guéroux (F.): Watches - An Identification Manual for Contemporary and Collector's Pieces
NEW. 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. (Ref: N4511)
Higgitt (R.) editor: Maskelyne: Astronomer Royal
NEW. 328 pages, illustrated, 2014. Nevil Maskelyne (1732 - 1811) was a major figure in the worlds of British science and maritime exploration. This book looks at his contributions to science and astronomy as well as his role with the Board of Longitude and the longitude prize.
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Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Britain 1286 - 1700
NEW. 543 pages, 267 illustrations, 2014. This is an important 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 new copy with dust jacket, but with transit damage - 2 bruised corners and a few scuff marks to jacket. (Ref: K3998 - V2)
Newstead (M.J.): Cumulative Index to the Quekett Journals of Microscopy 1868 - 1992
O/P. 243 pages, 1994. A very useful index to the Quekett journals, volumes 1 to 36, with a publication history of the journal and a list of books reviewed or noticed. A fine copy. (Ref: K4503 - CR11)
Thompson (D.): The British Museum Clocks
NEW. 176 pages, 66 clocks illustrated in colour, reprinted 2017. This book describes and illustrates the rarest and most interesting clocks in the outstanding collection at the British Museum. Each item has several illustrations of the case and the clock movement. Tompion's year-going table clock, John Naylor's astronomical clock, Mudge's first marine timekeeper, Henry Jenkins' astronomical clock and an organ clock by George Lindsay are all included here. With dust jacket (note: this reprint has a different dust jacket to the original but the book contents are the same). (Ref: N706)
Treffry (T.) editor: Derek Pratt FBHI Watchmaker 1938 - 2009
NEW. 221 pages, illustrated, second edition 2018. The proceedings of a Memorial seminar held at Upton Hall in 2011 together with a compilation of workshop notes and articles written by Derek Pratt, previously published in the Horological Journal and elsewhere. Pratt was a gifted watch designer and maker whose work included complicated watches for Urban Jürgensen & Sønner as well as a replica of John Harrison's H4. This second edition includes 18 additional pages on the completion of Pratt's H4 replica by Charles Frodsham & Co. (Ref: N3683)