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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: 65.00

[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, reprinted 1989. An explanation of the parts, and how to use, an astrolabe, illustrated with astrolabes in the museum's collection at Greenwich. A very good copy, now nicely bound in half leather with gilt lettering to the spine, original card covers bound in. (Ref: K4089 - l2)

Price: 20.00

[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 very good copy, card covers. (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.

We have a large quantity of the Bulletin in stock including complete volumes and odd issues. To see a complete list of what we have for sale go to our dedicated webpage.

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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

Neale (J.A.): Joseph and Thomas Windmills Clock and Watch Makers 1671 - 1737
O/P. 320 pages, 248 b&w and 12 colour illus., signed by author, 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 fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2116 - D2)
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Price: 45.00

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

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 (inscription on title page), card covers. (Ref: K2209 - A1)

Price: 12.00

Nicholls (A.): Clocks in Colour
O/P. 204 pages, 83 pates, 33 figs, 1978. A well illustrated book showing clocks from all over the world. Good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K225 - E5)

Price: 4.00

Nicholls (A.): English Bracket and Mantel Clocks
O/P. 160 pages, 112 illustrations, 1981. A good book about bracket and mantel clocks from before 1700 through to the late Victorian period. Information includes the numbering system of several makers. Very good copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K226 - E3)

Price: 35.00

Nicholls (A.) & Good (R.): Clocks and Watches in Colour
O/P. 218 pages, 86 plates, 1985. Illustrates clocks from Europe, America, Japan and China. A good introduction to the subject. With dust jacket. (Ref: K227 - E5)

Price: 5.00


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