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Last updated 18 October 2017

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The following books have been added to our booklist in October 2017:


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Andrews (H.C.): A Hertfordshire Worthy - John Briant Bell-Founder and Clockmaker 1749 - 1829

Andrews (H.C.): A Hertfordshire Worthy - John Briant Bell-Founder and Clockmaker 1749 - 1829
O/P. 95 pages, 11 plates, 1930. A biography of John Briant who worked in Hertford, together with a detailed list of his bells, turret clocks and longcase clocks. This is a very rare book. A good copy, the card covers a little worn, bruise to bottom of spine.

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(Ref: K1534 - G2)
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Price: 150.00

Anon: Sundials and Weathervanes
O/P. 32 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1994. A facsimile reprint of 6 late 19th century articles on sundials, weathercocks and weathervanes. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4273 - BX12)

Price: 4.00

Atkins (C.E.):  The Company of Clockmakers:  Register of Apprentices 1631 - 1931

Atkins (C.E.): The Company of Clockmakers: Register of Apprentices 1631 - 1931
O/P. 339 pages, 18 plates, 1931. A scarce and useful reference book which is now very hard to find. A very good copy but frontispiece a bit foxed, top of spine a little rubbed.

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(Ref: K12 - CR8)
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Price: 325.00
Atkins (S.E.) & Overall (W.H.): 	Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London

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, top edge gilt, privately printed, 1881. An historical account of the Company and its working practices with information about early makers. A very good copy of the standard brown cloth edition with gilt lettering to front and spine, pages clean and bright, corners lightly bumped. Now scarce.

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(Ref: K13 - CR8)
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Price: 325.00

Baigent (A.F.): My Garden Dials etc.
O/P. 43 pages, illus., 2000. A brief record of 22 garden sundials made by the author. Very good copy card covers. (Ref: K3703 - BX11)

Price: 3.00

Bateman (D.): Sundials in DERA
O/P. 22 pages, illustrated, 2000. A booklet about the sundials at the Defence Research and Evaluation Agency (now Qinetiq Ltd), Farnborough and especially the rare meridian or noon dial on the Cody building. Sold with 2 leaflets about the noon dial. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4274 - BX12)

Price: 6.00

Bedini ( S.A.): Johann Philipp Treffler Clockmaker of Augsburg
O/P. 41 pages, 37 figures, 1957. Treffler, a fine clockmaker, worked in Florence, at the Medici Court, in the third quarter of the seventeenth century and later moved to Augsburg. An offprint from the NAWCC Bulletin, in very good condition, now nicely bound with red cloth spine and marbled boards. (Ref: K4250 - F5)

Price: 15.00

Beeson (C.F.C.): Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400-1850
O/P. 160 pages, 24 plates, folding map, 1st edition, 1962. A very good copy of the first edition now nicely bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. (Ref: K493 - CR10)

Price: 60.00

Belmont (H.L.): La Bulle-Clock Horlogerie lectrique
O/P. 152 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1975. A good book about the history, construction and repair of Bulle clocks. The book is very comprehensive in content and includes facsimiles of patents, catalogues and an early repair manual. A good copy but bottom 2 inches of spine split, binding a bit loose, wear to corners. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3655 - Z3)

Price: 55.00

Bertele (H. von): Globes and Spheres
O/P. 64 pages, 47 illus., 1961. An interesting work on Renaissance clockwork-driven globes and spheres. Very good copy, card covers. [English language text, picture captions in English, French & German] (Ref: K4002 - M2)

Price: 25.00

Berthoud (F.): Histoire de la Mesure du temps par les horloges

Berthoud (F.): Histoire de la Mesure du temps par les horloges
O/P. 2 volumes, 373 & 447 pages, 23 folding plates, 1976. A facsimile reprint (limited to 500 copies) of the 1st edition published in 1802. Berthoud's well known work on the history of clocks and timekeeping. A fine copy in card slipcase. [French language]

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(Ref: K2635 - CR8)
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Price: 200.00
Berthoud (F.): L'art de conduire et de rgler les pendules et les montres, ..

Berthoud (F.): L'art de conduire et de rgler les pendules et les montres, ..
O/P. xvi, 188 pages, 5 folding plates, 5th edition, 1828. The title translates as How to manage and regulate Clocks and Watches for those who have no knowledge of horology. This was probably the first owners' manual for watch and clock owners and provides an insight into looking after domestic clocks in the 18th century. A very good copy, the pages and plates generally clean and bright with only minor foxing to a few pages, Modern full calf binding with raised bands and gilt red labels to spine. [French language]

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(Ref: K4251 - CR1)
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Price: 250.00
Bion (M.): The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments

Bion (M.): The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments
O/P. 325 pages, 30 plates, 2nd edition, reprinted 1972. A facsimile reprint of the English edition of Bion's famous work, translated and supplemented by Edmund Stone and originally published in 1758. An excellent book for researching slide rules, drawing instruments, surveying instruments, telescopes, microscopes, sun dials and more. A good quality reprint in large format (14 x 9 inches), by the Holland Press, London. A very good copy, owners name on ffep, with good dust jacket (wear to top edge, 4 inch cut to front). (Ref: K3201 - CR9)
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Price: 80.00

Britten (F.J.) : Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers
O/P. 822 pages, 841 illustrations, 5th edition, 1922. One of the classic works on horology, which has a useful listing of former clock and watch makers. A very good copy, skilfully re-backed using original boards and with original spine laid down. (Ref: K884 - CR10)

Price: 20.00

Britten (F.J.):  Old English Clocks - The Wetherfield Collection

Britten (F.J.) : Old English Clocks - The Wetherfield Collection
O/P. xii, 114 pages, illus., 1st edition, number 128 of 234 copies, 1907. Measuring 15 x 11½ inches, this is a pictorial record of the Wetherfield collection with notes on the makers of the clocks included. A good copy, original cloth, clean & bright internally, endpapers a little foxed, binding tight, cloth boards worn to edges and corners, small split to cloth hinge at top & bottom of spine, minor loss of cloth at top & bottom of spine. A rare book and this is the best copy in its original binding that I have seen for some time.

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(Ref: K52 - L3)
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Price: 295.00
Burge (L.): Cornish Church Sundials

Burge (L.): Cornish Church Sundials
O/P. 265 pages, illustrated, 2002. A detailed study of Cornish sundials with information about their history, age and makers. The book also has chapters on technical aspects of the dials and how they work. A fine copy (with presentation inscription signed by author), fine dust jacket. (Ref: K1961 - W3)
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Price: 30.00

Chamberlain (P.M.): It's About Time
O/P. 490 pages plus [ 58 ] page addendum, illus., Holland Press edition, 1978. An essential book for watch collectors, with good explanations of escapements and useful biographies of important makers. The addendum contains a listing (with some illustrations) of the watches in The Chamberlain Collection in 1921. A very good copy, spine creased. (Ref: K67 - CR1)

Price: 65.00

Clerke (G.): The Spot-Dial, Very useful to Shew the Hour within the House

Clerke (G.): The Spot-Dial, Very useful to Shew the Hour within the House
O/P. 26 pages, figures, facsimile reprint, printed on recto only, 2001. Originally published in 1687 in London, and written as in instruction manual for those wishing to make this type of sundial. Fine copy. (Ref: K4261 - CR9)
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Price: 25.00
[Clockmakers' Company]: Catalogue of the Museum of the Clockmakers' Company of London, including the Nelthropp Collection

[Clockmakers' Company]: Catalogue of the Museum of the Clockmakers' Company of London, including the Nelthropp Collection
O/P. Catalogue of the Museum: 95 pages, 2nd edition, 1902; Catalogue of the Nelthropp Collection: 85 pages, 2nd edition, 1900. The collection of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers is now on display at the Science Museum, London. A good copy, front end papers marked and with bookplates, front cover creased. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and armorial to front cover. (Ref: K4259 - Q1)
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Price: 75.00
[Clockmakers' Company]: Charter and Bye Laws of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, of the City of London, incorporated 1631; 7th Charles 1st.

[Clockmakers' Company]: Charter and Bye Laws of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, of the City of London, incorporated 1631; 7th Charles 1st.
O/P. 104 pages, frontispiece, 1825. A fine copy still in original full calf binding with tooling, gilt lettering and raised bands to spine. (Ref: K4258 - G5)
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Price: 95.00

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