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Ackerman (S.) & Buck (P.): Time
O/P. 32 pages, illus., 1999. A book for the young (or the young at heart) explaining how to use the sun and the stars to tell the time, and containing a press-out and assemble, usable, sundial, nocturnal and perpetual calendar; plus a small compass. Very good condition (except the compass which is about 180 degrees out). Card covers. (Ref: K3720 - W2)

Price: 10.00

Aked (C.K.): A New Opusculum of Dialling References
O/P. 186 pages, 1997. A bibliography, with over 3,200 references, to books and articles on dialling listed alphabetically by author. Many of the entries have useful short notes about the author or the content. A fine copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K4386 - N2)

Price: 20.00

Aked (C.K.): Dialling References in Antiquarian Horology December 1953 - December 1989
O/P. 19 pages, 1990. A list of articles and references to dials and dialling, each with a brief synopsis. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2362 - BX13)

Price: 10.00

Aked (J.R.): Orbis Sensualium Pictus
O/P. [5 pages], 7 figs, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, 1976. Orbis Sensualium Pictus, an educational book for children, was written in 1658 by John Commenius and translated into English the following year. This paper explores the dialling content. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K3553 - BX11)

Price: 4.00

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

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

Bieda(D.) editor: The Seven Dials
O/P. 29 pages, illustrated, circa 1987. The Seven Dials monument was erected at the junction of 7 roads in Covent Garden, London in 1694, removed in 1773 and reconstructed in 1989. This book was published to raise funds for the reconstruction and tells the history of the monument and the story of its rebuilding. The pillar was (and is) topped by six sundial faces, the seventh 'style' being the column itself. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3689 - BX13)

Price: 10.00

British Sundial Society: Bulletin (11 issues)
O/P. 11 issues of The British Sundial Society Bulletin from June 2012 (vol 24(ii)) to December 2014 (vol 26(iv)), each with about 50 pages of articles and illustrations about sundial matters. Sold with Dialling Miscellany, a 33-page introduction to the BSS. All very good condition, card covers. (Ref: K487 - V3)

Price: 15.00

British Sundial Society: Bulletin (run of 28 issues)
O/P. 28 issues of The British Sundial Society Bulletin from March 2001 (vol 13(i)) to December 2007 (vol 19(iv)), each with about 45 pages of articles and illustrations about sundial matters. Sold with Dialling Miscellany, a 33-page introduction to the BSS, and the Bulletin index for 1989 - 2001. All very good condition, card covers. (Ref: K4360 - S1)

Price: 20.00

British Sundial Society: Dial Listings
O/P. Five papers issued by the Society on the locations of sundials in Great Britain:
Fixed Dial Listings, England. 12 pages, 1991.
Fixed Dial Listings, Scotland. 13 pages, 1991.
Fixed Dial Locations, England and Wales. 18 pages, 2nd edition, 1992.
Cumbrian Sundials No More. 4 pages, 1992.
Cumbrian Sundials. 6 pages, 1992.
Printed listings, stapled on spine, all in good condition with paper covers. (Ref: K3750 - R2)

Price: 5.00

British Sundial Society: Mass Dial Records
O/P. 12 pages, 1994. With 2 supplementary lists - the first of 5 pages dated May 1994, the other of 14 pages dated 1998. Very good condition, unbound. (Ref: K4357 - P3)

Price: 3.00

British Sundial Society: The Sundial Register 1993/1994 - Fixed Dial Locations
O/P. 210 pages, 1st edition, 1993. A catalogue of almost 2000 fixed sundials in Great Britain, each with location and maker where known. A very good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K4356 - B3)

Price: 6.00

British Sundial Society: The Sundial Register 1996 - Fixed Dial Locations
O/P. 210 pages, 2nd edition, 1996. A catalogue of over 3000 fixed sundials in Great Britain, each with location and maker where known. A very good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K4355 - C2)

Price: 10.00

British Sundial Society: The Sundial Register 2000 - Fixed Dial Locations
O/P. 364 pages + 9 page index, 40 pages of photographs, 3rd edition, 2000. A catalogue of over 4000 fixed sundials in Great Britain, each with location and maker where known, and mini photographs of 900 individual dials. A very good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K4354 - CR11)

Price: 15.00

Bryden (D.J.): Sundials and Related Instruments
O/P. The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Catalogue 6. [108 pages], illus., 1988. A catalogue of 388 dials, compendia, nocturnals, perpetual calendars and astrolabes. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3721 - E1)

Price: 15.00

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

Clarke (T.N.), Morrison-Low (A.D.) & Simpson (A.D.C.): Brass & Glass, Scientific Instrument Making Workshops in Scotland
O/P. 320 pages, illustrated, 1989. An excellent book, the result of many years of detailed research and of great use to clock enthusiasts for its chapters on the chronometer makers Alexander Dobbie, Duncan McGregor, Kelvin White, and Whyte Thomson & Co. Barometer collectors will want this book for its information about Alexander Adie and his successors including English branches of the business. Sundial enthusiasts are not forgotten, there is a chapter on Richard Melville and his slate sundials. Recommended reading. A very good copy. Soft covers. (Ref: K2093 - N2)

Price: 70.00

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
Cole (T.W.): Origin and Use of Church Scratch Dials

Cole (T.W.): Origin and Use of Church Scratch Dials
NEW. 16 pages, 2001. A facsimile reprint of a booklet first published in 1935, giving an interesting account of these dials which are often found on British churches. The book gives the locations of over 1300 scratch dials and includes a description of the medieval time system and an explanation of the various lines that have survived on the dials. Card covers. (Ref: N528)

Price: 3.00

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