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Nachet (A.): Collection Nachet
O/P. 145 pages, 16 plates, facsimile reprint, number 184 of 300 copies, 1976. Originally published in 1929 this book documents the famous Nachet collection of scientific instruments (mainly microscopes) and library of books on microscopes. The collection was sold and dispersed in 1971. The book has four sections: The invention of the microscope; description of the scientific instruments in the collection; catalogue of the books; list of instrument makers and important persons in the microscope world. A very good copy (bookplate inside front cover) with fair dust jacket. [French language]

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(Ref: K4607 - TC6)

Price: 175.00

Nardin (R.): Les Chronomtres de Marine Ulysse Nardin

Nardin (R.): Les Chronomtres de Marine Ulysse Nardin
NEW. 158 pages, illustrated, 1994. This is the only book I know of about the chronometers of the famous Swiss business, Ulysse Nardin. The first 132 pages, by Raymond Nardin, open with a brief history of the quest for accurate timekeeping at sea from 1708 to 1803, plus details of the Nardin family between 1803 and 1846, followed by a detailed account of the Ulysse Nardin business from its founding in 1846 up to 1975. The second part of the book by Estelle Fallet is a detailed study of the chronometer activities of Paul-David Nardin (Ulysse Nardin's son) between 1876 and 1918. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: N2112)

Price: 85.00

[National Maritime Museum]: Man is Not Lost: A record of two hundred years of astronomical navigation with the Nautical Almanac 1767 - 1967
O/P. 43 pages, illus., 1966. The Nautical Almanac and its later companion The Air Almanac are part of the story of using the Sun, Moon and stars for navigation. This book describes the origin and use of the almanacs. Good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2971 - BX10)

Price: 9.00

[National Maritime Museum]: The Planispheric Astrolabe
O/P. 56 pages, 62 figures, 1976. An explanation of the parts, and how to use, an astrolabe, illustrated with astrolabes in the museum's collection at Greenwich. A good copy, card covers a little worn. (Ref: K2968 - BX17)

Price: 15.00

NAWCC: Bulletin
O/P. The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors was founded in 1943 and has published a journal six times a year - NAWCC Bulletin - now the Watch and Clock Bulletin - ever since.

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NAWCC: Cleveland National Convention Exhibit 1986
O/P. 64 pages, illus., 1986. A catalogue illustrating the exhibits - primarily Vienna regulators and Black Forest clocks - at the National Association of Clock Collectors' convention in 1986. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1636 - G1)

Price: 8.00

[NAWCC]: Clocks of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco Style 1890 - 1940
O/P. 58 pages, illustrated, 1996. Published by NAWCC chapter 28 to illustrate clocks from around the world including examples by Charles Voysey and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2731 - BX13)

Price: 15.00

NAWCC: The Horological Collection of Dr. William Barclay Stephens
O/P. 16 pages, illustrated, 1951. Dr. Stephens had a large collection of clocks and watches; it is now housed at the NAWCC's National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3895 - BX4)

Price: 14.00

Neale (J.A.): Joseph and Thomas Windmills
O/P. [14 pages], illustrated, 1987. A good article, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, about the life and work of Joseph Windmills and his son, Thomas. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2365 - BX10)

Price: 10.00

Neale (J.A.): Joseph and Thomas Windmills Clock and Watch Makers 1671 - 1737
O/P. 320 pages, 248 b&w and 12 colour illus., 1999. This book traces the rise of the Windmills' business, describes their clocks and watches in detail and provides information on their family and associates. An important book about one of Britain's most respected clockmaking families. A very good copy with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K2116 - CR9)

Price: 145.00

Neale (F.) & Lovell (A.): Wells Cathedral Clock
NEW. 24 pages, 8 colour illustrations, 1995. An interesting booklet about the medieval clock and automata installed at Wells prior to 1392. The clock movement is now in the Science Museum in London, the internal and external dials are now driven by a Gillett & Bland movement made in 1880. The booklet describes the dials and the wooden figures as well as giving the history of the clock. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4787 - BX14)

Price: 3.00

Needham (J.): Clerks and Craftsmen in China and the West
O/P. 470 pages, 99 illustrations, 1970. A collection of lectures/essays by the great China scholar Joseph Needham, including: Astronomy in Classical China, The Chinese Contribution to Science and Technology, The Missing Link in Horological History: A Chinese Contribution, The Chinese Contribution to the Development of the Mariner's Compass and many more. The horological essay is interesting as the author credits the Chinese with inventing the concept of an escapement. A good copy, spine faded. (Ref: K3030 - P2)

Price: 20.00

Needham (J.), Gwei-Djen (L.), Combridge (J.H.) & Major (J.S.): The Hall of Heavenly Records - Korean Astronomical Instruments and Clocks 1380 - 1780
O/P. 201 pages, illustrated, 1st edition 1986. Between the 14th and 18th centuries, there was created under the Yi Dynasty in Korea a remarkable series of astronomical instruments, star-charts and clocks. This book demonstrates the context, purpose, nature and specific workings of these early instruments. Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1909 - G3)

Price: 50.00

Needham (J.), Ling (W.) & Price (D.J.): Heavenly Clockwork, The Great Astronomical Clocks of Medieval China - A Missing Link in Horological History
O/P. 254 pages, 71 figs., 1st edition, 1960. Chinese water-driven clocks with a form of mechanical escapement pre-date the first mechanical clocks in the West by 600 years. A detailed scholarly book, with an appendix on Chinese horary systems. A fine copy, with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K664 - H6)

Price: 70.00

Negretti & Zambra: A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments

Negretti & Zambra: A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments
NEW. 176 pages, reprint of a book first published in 1864. A detailed work describing the principles and construction of barometers, hygrometers, rain guages, anemometers, ozonometers and other meteorological instruments. Paperback. (Ref: N224)
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Price: 7.95

Nelson (J.A.): The Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks - Traditional, Shaker & Contemporary Designs
O/P. 176 pages, illus., 2003. The book is about making clock cases; 37 designs are illustrated and described. Good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3213 - T3)

Price: 12.00

Neumann (E.): Der Knigliche Uhrmacher Moritz Behaim und seine Tischuhr von 1559
O/P. 47 pages, 24 plates, number 156 of 500 copies, 1967. Moritz Behaim was watchmaker to King Ferdinand I, and made a superb table clock in 1559. A good copy, one corner bent, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K4249 - N2)

Price: 20.00

Newcomb (S.): Popular Astronomy
O/P. 580 pages, 116 illustrations and 5 star maps, 2nd edition, 1883. Written by a professor at the U.S. Naval Observatory the book has 4 main sections: The System of the World Historically Developed; Practical Astronomy; The Solar System; and The Stellar Universe. A fairly good copy with wear to cloth, binding a little loose. (Ref: K4831 - CR1)

Price: 12.00

Newman (S.): The Christchurch Fusee Chain Gang
S/H. 256 pages, 30 illustrations, 2010. This book is a detailed study of poverty, survival and bygone trades; and explores the significance of watch making and other cottage industries that helped to keep the people of Christchurch out of the clutches of poverty. The author explores the significance of the fusee chain and what this industry meant to the inhabitants of Christchurch. A good study on fusee chain making, with details of the manufacturers and their employees. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2209 - A1)

Price: 12.00

Newstead (M.J.): Cumulative Index to the Quekett Journals of Microscopy 1868 - 1992
O/P. 243 pages, 1994. A very useful index to the Quekett journals, volumes 1 to 36, with a publication history of the journal and a list of books reviewed or noticed. A fine copy. (Ref: K4503 - CR11)

Price: 35.00

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