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Last updated 18 September 2019

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The following books have been added to our booklist in September 2019:


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Andrade (E.N. Da C.): Isaac Newton
O/P. 111 pages, 8 plates, 5 figs., 1950. A concise assessment of Newton's life, work and achievements. Good copy. (Ref: K4874 - V2)

Price: 5.00

Asprey: An Exhibition of Fine Clocks by Thomas Cole
O/P. 7 pages, 1975. The 7-page typed catalogue, in printed folder, of the exhibition held in London in November 1975 to coincide with the publication of John Hawkins' book on Thomas Cole. An interesting piece of horological ephemera. Card covers, the covers worn to top edge. (Ref: K1758 - P3)

Price: 10.00

Atkins (S.E.) & Overall (W.H.): Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London
O/P. 346 pages, 9 illustrations, privately printed, 1881. An historical account of the Company and its working practices with information about early makers. A good copy, rebound many years ago with a vellum spine and paper covered boards, the latter worn to edges and with worn and bruised corners. A scarce book.

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(Ref: K3041 - V1)

Price: 295.00

Ball (M.): Bringing the Work On 1675 to 1680
O/P. 126 pages, illustrated, limited edition of 50 numbered copies, 1999. A re-appraisal based on contemporary evidence on the part played by Robert Hooke and Thomas Tompion in the development of the English balance spring for watches. The book includes horological references in Hooke's diaries of the period and William Derham's account published in 1696. A fine copy in the original quarter leather binding (leather spine and marbled paper covered boards).

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(Ref: K2870 - V3)

Price: 170.00

Barter (A.): The Watch - A Twentieth-Century Style History

Barter (A.): The Watch - A Twentieth-Century Style History
O/P. 336 pages, 400 colour illustrations, 2019. Decade by decade, this new book charts the era's stylistic and design highlights and examines the development of specific genres of watches. The early rise of the wristwatch led to a golden age of watch production which was followed by the electronic watch and latterly the renaissance of the mechanical watch again. The major technological and design advances are all included. (Ref: N4881)
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Price: 45.00

Bruton (E.): Collector's Dictionary of Clocks and Watches
O/P. 304 pages, illustrated, 1999. A wide-ranging dictionary with almost 2000 entries including almost everything a collector of clocks and watches would want to know. A fine copy, the dust jacket good but with long tear to rear. (Ref: K2756 - S1)

Price: 10.00

Cardinal (C.) & Vingtain (D.): Tresors d'Horlogerie - le Temps et sa mesure du Moyen Age la Renaissance
O/P. 120 pages, illustrated, 1998. Three essays on in the measurement of time in the middle ages and the Renaissance, followed by the catalogue of an exhibition held at the Palais des Papes, Avignon showing 133 fine clocks and watches from the period all illustrated in colour. A very good copy, presentation inscription on dedication page. [French language] (Ref: K2654 - F1)

Price: 25.00

Chamberlain (P.M.): It's About Time
O/P. 490 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1941. An essential book for watch collectors, with good explanations of escapements and useful biographies of important makers. A good copy, corners a little bumped, cloth a little worn, spine faded. (Ref: K2086 - B2)

Price: 95.00

[Christie's]: The Celebrated Collection of Watches by Breguet (Parts 1, 2 & 3) formed by the late Sir David Salomons
O/P. Three catalogues, a 3 part sale, 61 lots in total, all lots illustrated, each catalogue complete with list of prices achieved. The sale of a famous collection - has anyone else ever owned 61 Breguet watches? A very good copy, a few annotations in the text of all 3 catalogues, red card covers as issued (covers splitting at top and bottom of spines). [Sale @ King Street, London 01/12/1964, 01/06/1965 & 02/11/1965] (Ref: A314)

Price: 95.00

[Clockmakers Company]: British Clock and Watch Making Today
O/P. 56 pages, illustrated, 1987. The catalogue of an exhibition held in London in 1987 to show the work of British horological craftsmen including items by George Daniels, Thomas Mercer and Derek Pratt. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2722 - H2)

Price: 10.00

Culme (J.): The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, Jewellers and Allied Traders 1838 - 1914
O/P. 2 volumes, 504 and 391 pages, illustrated, 1987. Volume 1 contains biographies of all the makers and businesses who registered makers marks at the London Assay Office between 1838 and 1914; volume 2 contains all the makers assay marks in alphabetical order with the name of the registrant and the date of registration. The book is a useful reference to names, addresses and working dates of Victorian clock retailers and/or makers as well as watch case makers (mainly working in London). Both volumes in very good condition, the dust jackets in fair condition.

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(Ref: K4865 - T3)

Price: 195.00

Daniels (G.): The Art of Breguet
O/P. 394 pages, well illustrated with 427 b&w illustrations and 12 colour plates, 1st edition, with presentation inscription signed by author, 1975. A magnificent volume, now the standard reference work, about the life and work of Abraham Louis Breguet and his successors. A good clean copy internally, showing significant signs of use. Sadly with poor dust jacket now laminated to the book. The condition is reflected in the price. (Ref: K1116 - M3)

Price: 70.00

Dawson (P.G.), Drover (C.B.) & Parkes (D.W.): Early English Clocks
O/P. 550 pages, 800 illustrations, 1st edition, 1982. This book has become the standard work on English clocks made prior to 1710 and is an essential reference work. A good copy, binding a little loose, no dust jacket. (Ref: K4372 - A3)

Price: 35.00

De Carle (D.): Clocks, Watches and Sundials
O/P. 6 pages, 5 figs., 1974. An offprint from the 15th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Good copy, stapled card covers. (Ref: K4873 - BX8)

Price: 5.00

Develle (E.): Les Horlogers Blsois au XVIe et au XVIIe Sicle
O/P. 459 pages, 30 plates, 3rd edition, 1978. A reprint of the second edition published in 1917, plus Peintres en émail de Blois et Châteaudun au XVIIe siècle - a 45-page work, also by Develle, about the 17th century enamel painters of Blois and Châteaudun first published in 1894. A detailed account of the early watchmakers of Blois and their work. A very good copy, card covers. [French language]

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(Ref: K4866 - V2)

Price: 200.00

Evans (J.): Thomas Tompion at the Dial and Three Crowns
S/H. 130 pages, 110 illustrations many in colour, 2006. The book includes a concise checklist of the clocks, watches and instruments from the Tompion workshops, including the work of George Graham and other makers who were also apprenticed to Tompion. The book is the result of over 25 years work recording, researching and documenting the life, times and work of one of the world's most famous clockmakers. A fine copy with good dust jacket (wear to bottom edge). (Ref: K2526 - C3)

Price: 65.00

Favorite: Tools: Equipment for Watchmakers, Electronics, General Use Catalogue 104
O/P. A tools and equipment catalogue for this famous Swiss brand, probably early 1980's. 'Favorite' is a brand name of Golay-Buchel & Cie. The tools are for watchmakers and jewellers. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4871 - A1)

Price: 5.00

Federation Suisse Fabricants D'Horlogerie: Official Catalogue of Genuine Swiss Watch Repair Parts
O/P. Volumes 1 and 2 of the 1949 edition of this useful publication. Volume 1 is complete with Supplement No. 2 (1951-1953), volume 2 is complete with Supplement No. 1 (1953). Spiral bound, plastic covers as issued. [Text in English, French, German and Spanish] (Ref: K843 - D3)

Price: 40.00

Federation Suisse Fabricants D'Horlogerie:: Official Catalogue of Genuine Swiss Watch Repair Parts
O/P. 2 volumes in 1. Volumes 1 and 2 of the 1955 edition of this useful publication. Good copy, spiral bound, plastic covers as issued. [Text in English, French, German and Spanish] (Ref: K844 - D1)

Price: 40.00

Fennell (G.): A List of Irish Watch and Clock Makers
O/P. 42 pages, 1963. A useful list of Irish clock and watch makers published by the National Museum of Ireland. Very good copy, card covers (inside of covers with Sellotape residue). (Ref: K1346 - BX9)

Price: 50.00


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