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Last updated 20 May 2019

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

Benson (J.W.): Time and Time-Tellers
O/P. 189 pages, figs., 1st edition, 1875. The book starts with a brief history of timekeeping but is primarily about pocket watches, domestic clocks and turret clocks - all items made and sold by James W. Benson at his shop on Ludgate Hill, London. A very good clean copy, original green cloth, corners a little bumped. (Ref: K1872 - P1)

Price: 55.00

Birch (T.): Thomas Mudge and William Dutton, A Perfect Partnership

Birch (T.): Thomas Mudge and William Dutton, A Perfect Partnership
NEW. 88 pages, illustrated, 2019. A well illustrated exhibition catalogue of 20 clocks and 4 watches with a 20 page scholarly introduction by David Penney. The value of this work is the information about the life and work of Thomas Mudge, William Dutton and Dutton's descendants; the list of working dates for the various partnerships; the list of Dutton clock serial numbers with estimated dates; and the catalogue text and photographs which show a progression of clocks from 1765 to circa 1835. Card covers. (Ref: N4558)
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Price: 20.00
Gibbons (A.): Chasing Time - Vintage Wristwatches for the Discerning Collector

Gibbons (A.): Chasing Time - Vintage Wristwatches for the Discerning Collector
NEW. 240 pages, 534 colour illustrations, 2018. Instead of focussing on two or three large brands as many books do, the author collects the most interesting and functional mechanical wristwatches from 1930 to 1980, mainly chronographs. This book is an A - Z of watches from the smaller brands including Heuer's Autavia, Gallet's Multichron, Zenith's De Luca, and the Universal Space Compax. Also included are watches from Aquastar, Auricoste, Dugena, Hamilton, Lemania, Mondain and many more. (Ref: N4553)
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Price: 33.00

Grossmann (M.): A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Detached Lever Escapement for Watches and Timepieces
O/P. 179 pages, figures, 20 folding plates, 1st edition, 1866. Moritz Grossmann, a watch manufacturer from Glashütte, was awarded first prize in November 1865 by the British Horological Institute for his Prize Essay on the detached lever escapement. A comprehensive treatise on the subject written by an expert. A very good copy in original half-leather binding with marbled endpapers, the leather very rubbed and with some loss to spine and corners, the front hinge with 5 cm long split at bottom of spine.

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(Ref: K4561 - Q1)

Price: 125.00

Penney (D.): Morton's Patent Watches

Penney (D.): Morton's Patent Watches
NEW. 24 pages, well illustrated, 2019. The first book in a planned series of Horological Profiles by well-known horologist David Penney. The book features the rare English watches with the single-impulse detached escapement patented by George Morton in 1856. The watches were retailed as Morton's Patent, Morton's Patent Improved, Patent Chronometer, London Patent Chronometer, and Patent Union Chronometer. 15 watches are described in detail with excellent colour photographs of each and line drawings of several escapement variations. A listing of known watch serial numbers is given together with the case hallmark, enabling these watches to be dated. Essential reading for owners, dealers and enthusiasts as this information is not available elsewhere. Card covers. (Ref: N4557)

Price: 15.00
Saff (D.): From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping - Clockmaking in the Bond Family

Saff (D.): From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping - Clockmaking in the Bond Family
NEW. 424 pages, 450 illustrations, 2019. An excellent book on the Bond family's achievements in the development of precision timekeeping in America. The family excelled in practical and theoretical work in astronomy, clock design, time distribution, and celestial photography-assisting astronomers to map the sky, sailors to determine longitude at sea, and the New England Railroads to run to time. As well as the chronometer, clock and watch business, family members were directors of Harvard College Observatory; introduced the drum chronograph to the scientific community, and designed & built 3 extremely accurate astronomical regulators with detached escapements and conical pendulums. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4559)
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Price: 52.50
White (I.): The Majesty of the Chinese Market Watch - The Life and Collection of Gustave Loup of Tientsin and Geneva, Watch Dealer and Collector (1876-1961)

White (I.): The Majesty of the Chinese Market Watch - The Life and Collection of Gustave Loup of Tientsin and Geneva, Watch Dealer and Collector (1876-1961)
NEW. 371 pages, over 280 illustrations, 2019. This important new publication charts the history of a remarkable nineteenth century phenomenon - the Chinese market for the finest horological timepieces. In the chaos following the Boxer Rebellion, Loup assembled a fabulous collection, but his fortunes later waned, and bankruptcy saw the collection broken up in the 1930's. This book charts his remarkable life and examines in detail over 100 of his best pieces. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4560)
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Price: 30.00

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