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Abeler (J.): Die Gebrüder Johann, Augustinerpatres und Uhrmacher
O/P. 11 pages, 2 figs., 8 pages of plates, 1974. Brother Nikolaus Alexius Johann (1753 - 1826), a member of the Augustinian order, was also a clockmaker and made several complex astronomical clocks. This paper reports on research by the Wuppertal Clock Museum into his life and work. Very good copy, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K4846 - BX16)

Price: £15.00

Aldinger (H.) et al: In Die Neue Zeit
O/P. 168 pages, illustrated, 1999. A well illustrated history of clockmaking in the Neustadt region of the Black Forest, including information about the clockmakers. A fine copy, hardback. [German language] (Ref: K4192- H3)

Price: £10.00

Allix (C.): Carriage Clocks - Their History and Development

Allix (C.): Carriage Clocks - Their History and Development
O/P. 484 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1989. The best book about the history and manufacture of carriage clocks from around the world. This book is essential for understanding carriage clocks and their development. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K727 - H1)
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Price: £95.00
Bender (G.): Die Uhrenmacher des hohen Schwarzwaldes und ihre Werke (2 volumes)

Bender (G.): Die Uhrenmacher des hohen Schwarzwaldes und ihre Werke (2 volumes)
O/P. Volume 1: 536 pages, 36 colour and 223 b&w illustrations, 2nd edition, 1979; volume 2: 689 pages, 24 colour and 168 b&w illustrations, 1978. An excellent and well illustrated account of Black Forest clockmakers and their work and still the definitive work on the subject. The volumes include illustrations of clocks and movements, workshop views, portraits, tools and machinery. As well as an excellent bibliography two rare works on Black Forest clockmaking are reproduced in facsimile. Both volumes in excellent condition complete with good dust jackets (vol 1 jacket with 2 small tears to bottom of spine and wear to edges, vol 2 jacket with small tear to rear) and original card slipcases. [German language]

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(Ref: K1381 - V1)

Price: £250.00
Bender (G.):  Die Uhrenmacher des hohen Schwarzwaldes und ihre Werke  (Volume 1 only)

Bender (G.): Die Uhrenmacher des hohen Schwarzwaldes und ihre Werke (Volume 1 only)
O/P. 536 pages, 36 colour and 223 b&w illustrations, folding plate, 1975. An excellent and well illustrated account of Black Forest clockmakers and their work and still the definitive work on the subject. The book includes illustrations of clocks and movements, workshop views, portraits, tools and machinery. A fine copy (owner's name on half title page), with very good dust jacket and very good slipcase. [German language] (Ref: K3119 - Q1)

Price: £40.00
Bergmann (S.): Comtoise-Uhren

Bergmann (S.): Comtoise-Uhren
NEW. 480 pages, 430 colour illustrations, 2005. An excellent new book, superbly illustrated, about Comtoise clocks (also known as Morbier and Morez clocks) which were produced in the Franche Comté region of France for about 230 years. The book concentrates on the movements and dials, not the cases, and should enable enthusiasts to date their clocks to within a few years. This is the first new book on the Comtoise for many years and even if you do not read German, it's worth having for the illustrations alone. With dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: N989)

Price: £85.00
Blackwell (D.J.):

Blackwell (D.J.): "Vienna Regulators" of Lenzkirch and Lorenz Bob ca. 1870
NEW. 144 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1990. A reprint of the oldest known Lenzkirch catalogue illustrations together with those from a Lorenz Bob catalogue of similar date. This edition has an additional 24 pages showing many early Lenzkirch models not found in the 1870's catalogue. The book includes an introduction, historical essay and suggestions for the care of Vienna regulators, by the author. Soft covers. (Ref: N619)

Price: £10.00

[Bonhams]: The Nicholas Radeloff Rolling Ball Clock
O/P. A 10-page catalogue, with 6 photographs, for a single item - the Nicholas Raedaloff of Schleswig rolling ball clock dated 1660. The clock has a cross-beat escapement and is powered by a rolling ball which provides a constant torque and improves timekeeping. The clock was discovered in England and owned for many years by Hans von Bertele of Austria. Only three clocks of this type are known. Very good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 04/11/1998 ] (Ref: A176)

Price: £12.00

Breguet (E.): Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775
O/P. 384 pages, illustrated, 1st English language edition, 1997. The book's subtitle - the life and legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747 - 1823) tells us what to expect. This is a good history of the business from its beginnings to its take over by Investcorp in 1987. A fine copy, in original deluxe box (in very good condition).

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(Ref: K2660 - V2)

Price: £220.00

Brusa (G.): Italian Night Clocks
O/P. 11 pages, 16 illustrations, 1975. An interesting article reprinted from Antiquarian Horology. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3451 - BX10)

Price: £5.00

Brusa (G.): La misura del tempo - L'antico splendore dell'orologeria italiana dal XV al XVIII secolo
O/P. 669 pages, illustrated, 2005. This book Time measurement, the ancient splendor of Italian clockwork from the XV to the XVIII century was written to record an exhibition of the same name held in Trento, Italy in 2005. The book has over 300 pages containing more than 20 essays by well known horologists, followed by a detailed catalogue of the exhibition - over 300 pages with 340 clocks and watches, all described and illustrated in colour. A fine copy. [Italian language]

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(Ref: K4206 - C2)

Price: £125.00

Cardinal (C.) et al: Ferdinand Berthoud 1727 - 1807 Horloger Méchanicien du Roi et de la Marine

Cardinal (C.) et al: Ferdinand Berthoud 1727 - 1807 Horloger Méchanicien du Roi et de la Marine
O/P. 343 pages, 166 figs., 1984. Published by the Musée International D'Horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, the first half of this book is about the life and times of Fedinand Berthoud and the quest for an accurate marine timekeeper. The remainder of the book is a catalogue of clocks, watches and chronometers (mostly by Berthoud) for an exhibition held in 1984. A very good copy. [French language] (Ref: K1963 - H5)

Price: £65.00

Cardinal (C.) & Vingtain (D.): Tresors d'Horlogerie - le Temps et sa mesure du Moyen Age à 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

Caudine (A.): La Grande Horloge - La Comtoise au XIXe Siècle

Caudine (A.): La Grande Horloge - La Comtoise au XIXe Siècle
NEW. 271 pages, over 700 illustrations, 2nd edition, 2006. A detailed study of the evolution and characteristics of the Comtoise clock in the 19th century. Case design, construction, and decoration is covered in great detail, as is the development of dials and dial surrounds. With dust jacket. [French language] (Ref: N2720)

Price: £47.50
Chapuis (A.): Grand Artisans de la Chronométrie

Chapuis (A.): Grand Artisans de la Chronométrie
O/P. 276 pages, 18 colour plates and 195 b&w illustrations, 1958. A well known work on the history of horology at Le Locle, Switzerland. A fine copy. [French language]

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(Ref: K3456 - E1)
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Price: £195.00
Chapuis (A.):  Le Grand Frédéric et Ses Horlogers: Uné emigration d'horlogers Suisse au XVIIIme siècle, Un demi-siècle d'horlogerie berlinoise (1760 - 1810)

Chapuis (A.): Le Grand Frédéric et Ses Horlogers: Uné emigration d'horlogers Suisse au XVIIIme siècle, Un demi-siècle d'horlogerie berlinoise (1760 - 1810)
O/P. 95 pages, 53 figures, 1938. Frederick the Great of Prussia sponsored the establishment of a watch and clock making industry in Berlin using the skills of Swiss Huegenot immigrant watchmakers. Good copy, small stain to top margin of a few pages, minor foxing to some page edges. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3100 - N3)

Price: £85.00
Chapuis (A.) (Editor):  L'Horlogerie Une Tradition Helvétique

Chapuis (A.) (Editor): L'Horlogerie une Tradition Helvétique
O/P. 325 pages, 1948. A comprehensive review of Swiss horology from early times up to 1948. Chapters on electric clocks, marine chronometers, watch balances, wristwatches etc. A fine copy with fine dust jacket and original cardboard box. [French language] (Ref: K69 - N2)

Price: £50.00

Chapuis (A.): Pendules Neuchâteloises Documents Nouveaux
O/P. 273 pages, 23 colour plates, 290 figs., illustrated, 1931. A very useful book for understanding the clocks (of all types) made in the Swiss city and canton of Neuchâtel from the earliest time up to about 1900. The book also has a good listing of the Neuchâtel clockmakers. A very good copy but spine rubbed and marked. [French language]

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(Ref: K4884 - T1)

Price: £235.00

Chavigny (R.): Les Brocot - Une Dynastie D'horlogers

Chavigny (R.): Les Brocot - Une Dynastie D'horlogers
NEW. 224 pages, illustrated, 1991. An interesting history of the Brocot family who are best known for their invention of the Brocot escapement and the Brocot suspension for regulation of pendulum length. Hard back. [French language] (Ref: N656)

Price: £50.00

[Christie's]: The Collection of the Barons Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild
O/P. 224 lots, all illustrated in colour. The sale of two important 19th century collections of musical instruments, arms & armour, manuscripts, coins & medals, Silver, ceramics, glass, sculpture, scientific instruments, clocks, furniture and textiles. The clocks included a fine longcase clock by Berthoud, the scientific instruments included a Jost Bürgi globe, several astrolabes and several items by Christoph Schissler of Augsburg. A very good copy, hardback [Sale @ King Street, London 08/07/1999] (Ref: K4731 - TC1)

Price: £25.00


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