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Savoie (D.): Sundials - Design, Construction, and Use

Savoie (D.): Sundials - Design, Construction, and Use
NEW. 181 pages, illustrated, 2009. Originally published in French as Les cadrans solaires this is an excellent book on how to construct equatorial, horizontal, vertical, polar, horizontal analemmatic, and altitude sundials. The book also has a chapter on sundials in the tropics - a subject most books ignore. Card covers. (Ref: N2531)
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Price: 19.99

S.A.W.: Watch Movement Recognition
O/P. 40 pages, illus., 1951. Watch movement recognition based on shape and ligne and distinctive parts. The only identification of the author/publisher if this booklet is the initials 'S.A.W'. on the front cover. (Ref: K3227 - BX16)

Price: 5.00

Sawyer (F.W.): The Analemmatic Sundial Source Book

Sawyer (F.W.): The Analemmatic Sundial Source Book
O/P. [448 pages], figures, 1st edition, number 84 of 140 copies, 2004. A compendium of reference texts (translated into English where necessary) on the analemmatic sundial and the variable-centre dials that derive from it. There are 57 works in total dating from 1640 to 2004. A wealth of information for sundial enthusiasts! A fine copy.

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(Ref: K4265 - P3)
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Price: 175.00

Schaaf (B.): Die Reise ins Uhrenland - Aus dem Leben des Schwarzwlder Uhrenhndlers Andreas Lffler in Cambridge (1839 bis 1843)
O/P. 95 pages, illus., 1997. The travels of Black Forest clock pedlar Andreas Löffler, and his letters home, when he was based in Cambridge, England between 1839 and 1843. A very good copy. [German language] (Ref: K4043 - A1)

Price: 20.00

Schaaf (B.): Schwarzwalduhren

Schaaf (B.): Schwarzwalduhren
NEW. 432 pages, 410 colour illustrations, 4th edition, 2008. This enlarged edition is the most comprehensive work on the history of clockmaking in the Black Forest region of Germany. The book studies clockmaking in the area from 1680 to the late 19th century and has a directory of over 3500 clockmakers names. New in this edition are chapters on Black Forest Clocks in America and clockmaking in the Erzgebirge region. [German language] (Ref: N2179)
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Price: 60.00
Schaeder (A.): The Proletarian Watch   (invented by Georges Frederic Roskopf)

Schaeder (A.): The Proletarian Watch (invented by Georges Frederic Roskopf)
NEW. 215 pages, illustrated, [ 2006 ]. An interesting book about Georges Frederic Roskopf and his idea to produce a reliable and affordable watch, thus making a pocket watch available to the masses. This well researched book has notes about the family written by Roskopf's great great granddaughter, details of Roskopf's patents and details of Roskopf watches made by several different companies in the 19th and early 20th century. (Ref: N1515)

Price: 35.00

Schardin (J.): Taschenuhren und Seechronometer
O/P. 200 pages, illus., 1997. A catalogue of 150 German, Austrian and English pocket watches and marine chronometers in the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Dresden. Star of the collection is the marine chronometer "Mudge Blue". Card covers. [German language] (Ref: K3178 - J1)

Price: 15.00

Schatz: Your Original Schatz 400 day Clock
O/P. A 12 page leaflet for setting up, winding, hand setting and regulation of the Schatz 400 day clock. The clock illustrated in the leaflet was made in the 1950's. Good copy wear to edges. (Ref: K4453 - BX18)

Price: 5.00

Scheicher (E.): Das Brettspiel Kaiser Ferdinands I
O/P. 24 pages, illus., 1986. The board game of Emperor Ferdinand I is one of the masterpieces of the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. The medieval backgammon board, its 32 counters and case, were made in 1537 and are all made of inlaid and finely carved wood. The case includes carvings of members of the Habsburg dynasty and symbols of their power. A very good copy, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K4715 - TC11)

Price: 8.00

Schenk (A.): Die Uhrmacherfamilie Liechti von Winterthur und ihre Werke
O/P. 80 pages, 28 plates + folding plate of family tree, 1970. A book about the 12 generations of the Liechti family, 19 makers in total, who worked in Winterthur (Switzerland) between about 1529 and 1857. A very good copy, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K2763 - BX13)

Price: 20.00

Schenk (A.): Die Uhrmacher von Winterthur und ihre Werke
O/P. 75 pages, 1 colour and 28 b&w plates, 1959. A book about the 12 generations of the Liechti family, and other clockmakers who worked in Winterthur (Switzerland) between 1465 and 1958. A clean copy, lower third of pages wrinkled and marked due to damp. Card covers. [German language] (Ref: K2608 - B3)

Price: 5.00

Scherer (J.O.): Old Clocks
O/P. 9 page introduction + 19 pages & 19 plates, 1969. A small book with photographs and descriptions of 19 European table and wall clocks. A good copy. (Ref: K1709 - C1)

Price: 3.00

Scherer (J.O.): Pendules
O/P. 9 page introduction + 19 pages & 19 plates, no date (1960's ?). A small book with photographs and descriptions of 19 European table and wall clocks. A very good copy, now nicely bound in black Rexine with gilt lettering to front and spine, original card covers bound in. [French language] (Ref: K4051 - M2)

Price: 12.00

Schierbeek (A.): Measuring the Invisible World - The Life and Works of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek FRS
O/P. 223 pages, illustrated, 1959. Leeuwenhoek, using simple microscopes of his own design and construction, made many important discoveries and is the outstanding figure in the history of biology. A good copy (review of book tipped in). (Ref: K3849 - J1)

Price: 10.00

Schmid (H.-H.): Lexicon der Deutschen Uhrenindustrie 1850 - 1980

Schmid (H.-H.): Lexicon der Deutschen Uhrenindustrie 1850 - 1980
NEW. 2 volumes each of 496 pages, 2nd edition, 2012. This book is the standard reference work on the German industrial watch and clock making industry, now much expanded in a second edition. The first volume is an alphabetical listing of 2360 firms with brand names, trademarks and dates etc. illustrated. The second volume gives more detailed information on 480 of the firms listed in volume 1. Also in volume 2 is an alphabetical list of all companies included, and a detailed bibliography. An essential reference work for German clock and watch enthusiasts. [German language] (Ref: N2701)
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Price: 85.00
Schmidt (R.): The Wristwatch Handbook - A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches (to order)

Schmidt (R.): The Wristwatch Handbook - A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches
NEW. 352 pages, 470 colour illustrations, 2016. Featuring a vast array of timepieces from over 90 manufacturers this book is a comprehensive guide to mechanical wristwatches, and the understanding of their movements and complications (mechanical functions such as date, moonphase etc). Essential reading for collectors.

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(Ref: P4100)
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Price: 50.00
Schmitt (G.): Die Comtoise-Uhr

Schmitt (G.): Die Comtoise-Uhr
NEW. 622 pages, 26 colour and 531 b&w illustrations, one folding plate, 4th edition, circa 2004. This is a very detailed and comprehensive study and has become the standard reference book on the history, design and development of the Comtoise clock. With dust jacket and card slip-case. [German language] (Ref: N1004)

Price: 55.00

Schoppig (R.): L'Horloge Franaise A Poids 1ere partie - Sa priode artisanale du XVIe sicle au dbut du XiX sicle
O/P. 270 pages, illustrated, 1984. A good book on weight driven French clocks from the 16th to the beginning of the 19th century, including gothic style clocks for church buildings and domestic houses, and lantern clocks. Two additional volumes were planned for comtoise clocks but I can find no evidence that they were ever published. A very good copy but, as so often with books published by Tardy, the paper covering the boards is splitting along the spine. [French language]

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(Ref: K4625 - M3)

Price: 235.00

Schramm (H.) editor: Astronomische Instrumente
O/P. 60 pages, illustrated, no date (1980's?). A catalogue of 50 fine scientific instruments (all illustrated) in the collection of the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Dresden. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4498 - CR11)

Schulz (W.): Der Uhrmacher am Werktisch: Hand- und Nachschlagebuch fr den Taschenuhren-Reparateur
O/P. 401 pages, 310 figs., 5 folding plates, 1908. A detailed manual and reference book for the pocket watch repairer. Very good copy, very minor foxing, skillfully rebound with original cloth laid down. [German language] (Ref: K3136 - P2)

Price: 40.00


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