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Sabrier (J.-C.): Fredrric Houriet - The Father of Swiss Chronometry

Sabrier (J.-C.): Fredrric Houriet - The Father of Swiss Chronometry
NEW. 227 pages, well illustrated, 2006. An excellent monograph on Jacques-Frédéric Houriet (1743 - 1830) who was born in Neuchâtel, trained in Paris from the age of 16, and returned home to live in Le Locle at the age of 25. Houriet spent the next 60 years researching and making discoveries of great use to the watchmaking industry. [English language edition]

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(Ref: N1295)

Price: 125.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): Le Guidargus de L'Horlogerie de Collection
O/P. 445 pages, illustrated, 1982. A compilation of clocks, watches and chronometers sold at major auction houses world wide between November 1980 and June 1982. Each item included has a photograph, catalogue description and price realised. A very good copy. [French language] (Ref: K2752 - R2)

Price: 20.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): Les Horloges Lanternes franaises

Sabrier (J.-C.): Les Horloges Lanternes franaises
NEW. 112 pages, illustrated, 1988. A facsimile edition of the last 3 parts of Horlogeographie Pratique by Père Beuriot (a Benedictine Monk) first published in Rouen in 1719, together with an introduction by Sabrier and photographs of French lantern clocks. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: N3395)

Price: 15.00

Sabrier (J.C.): Longitude at Sea in the Time of Louis Berthoud & Henri Motel
S/H. 720 pages, 174 illustrations, 1993. A detailed study of the life and work of Pierre-Louis Berthoud (1754 - 1813) and Jean-François Henri Motel (1786 - 1859), the famous French chronometer makers. This book is the definitive reference work on these makers as the author has used the order books, workshop journals and French Naval records which all fortunately still exist. For each maker a list of all items made is given with details of who made various parts and their cost, as well as the name of the original purchaser. A fine copy (with presentation inscription signed by author on title page) with very good original film wrapper and card slipcase. [English and French language]

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(Ref: K3639 - B1)

Price: 195.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): Louis Berthoud and the Finding of Longitude at Sea - New Developments
O/P. 13 pages, 7 figs., 1997. A paper with additional information, not in Sabrier's book Longitude at Sea in the Time of Loius Berthoud and Henri Motel. An offprint from Antiquarian Horology. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2657 - BX2)

Price: 10.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): The Self-Winding Watch 18th - 21st Century

Sabrier (J.-C.): The Self-Winding Watch 18th - 21st Century
NEW. 307 pages, illustrated, 2011. Over 60 years ago Jaquet and Chapuis published The History of the Self-Winding Watch. This new book by Jean-Claude Sabrier has systematically researched period documents to shed new light on the subject, identifying the origins of significant watches and the technical developments within. The subject is brought right up to date with chapters on self-winding wristwatches. (Ref: N2596)
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Price: 50.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): Un chappement a Roue de Rencontre sur Deux niveaux
O/P. 6 pages, 6 figs., no date. A paper about a pocket watch by Belleican with an unusual escapement, an offprint from L'Horlogerie Ancienne. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2610 - BX1)

Price: 8.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): Une Montre Exprimentale de Ferdinand Berthoud au Muse d'vreux?
O/P. 7 pages, 11 figs., no date. A paper about a pocket watch with a rack-cylinder escapement, an offprint from L'Horlogerie Ancienne. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2609 - BX1)

Price: 8.00

Saff (D.): From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping - Clockmaking in the Bond Family

Saff (D.): From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping - Clockmaking in the Bond Family
NEW. 424 pages, 450 illustrations, 2019. An excellent book on the Bond family's achievements in the development of precision timekeeping in America. The family excelled in practical and theoretical work in astronomy, clock design, time distribution, and celestial photography-assisting astronomers to map the sky, sailors to determine longitude at sea, and the New England Railroads to run to time. As well as the chronometer, clock and watch business, family members were directors of Harvard College Observatory; introduced the drum chronograph to the scientific community, and designed & built 3 extremely accurate astronomical regulators with detached escapements and conical pendulums. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4559)
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Price: 52.50
Sainsbury, [Henry]: Illustrated Catalogue of Cathedral, Church, Turret & Musical Clocks

[Sainsbury, Henry]: Illustrated Catalogue of Cathedral, Church, Turret & Musical Clocks
NEW. 38 pages, illus., 2005. A facsimile reprint of a trade catalogue from circa 1881 for the little known turret clock maker Henry Sainsbury founded in 1734. The range of products on offer, including clocks, carillons, bells and sundials, is extensive and suggests that the majority of the firms output was retailed and possibly signed by others. The catalogue includes detailed illustrations of the product range together with specifications and prices. Card covers. (Ref: N873)

Price: 10.00
Salomons (D.L.):  Breguet (1747 - 1823)

Salomons (D.L.): Breguet (1747 - 1823)
O/P. x, 330 pages of which 172 pages are tissue covered plates, 1923. The French, and best, edition limited to 550 copies - it has more text and more plates than the English edition published 2 years before. This is the classic work on Breguet by Sir David Salomons who had a large collection of Breguet's work. This and George Daniels' book - The Art of Breguet - are essential reading for all students and enthusiasts of Breguet's work. A very good copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), the original blue cloth boards with gilt lettering, top edge gilt. [French language]

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(Ref: K3592 - E3)
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Price: 360.00

Salomons (D.L.): Breguet (1747 - 1823)
O/P. Frontispiece, ix, 233p plus 52 page supplement, 1921. Only 1000 copies printed. This is the complete English edition and includes the appendix and addenda together with the supplement, appendix to supplement and addenda to appendix. Well illustrated with over 150 b&w photographs and other plates. This is the classic work on Breguet by Sir David Salomons who had a large collection of Breguet's work. Originally published in 2 volumes with blue card covers, this example is bound in a single volume with vellum spine, filt lettering to spine and paper covered boards. A very good copy with light foxing to endpapers, 2 small bookplates inside front cover, Boards a little marked, corners a bit worn.

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(Ref: K586 - CR11)

Price: 325.00

Samelius (W.H.) & Purdom (C.): It's Timing That Counts
O/P. 59 pages, 38 figs., signed by authors, 1944. A useful practical book on setting up the lever escapement, poising the balance, fitting the hairspring, putting in beat and timing. A good copy. Card covers a little worn. (Ref: K2893 - BX8)

Price: 27.00

Samelius (W.H.): Watch and Clock Information Please!

Samelius (W.H.): Watch and Clock Information Please!
NEW. 401 pages, illustrated, 1981. Samelius was Director of the Elgin Watchmakers College and this book is a collection of the most useful articles he wrote for the "Information Please" column in the 'American Horologist and Jeweler' magazine. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1203)

Price: 25.00

Sandstrm (S.): Elur
O/P. A 220-page illustrated book about electric clocks and watches produced in 7 sections between 1977 and 1979 by Sweden's professional watchmakers' guild. The sections are general electrical theory; electrical clocks; clocks with electric motors; electric wristwatches, electric pendulums; electronic balance and tuning fork; and analog quartz wristwatches. Very good copy, card covers, spiral bound. [Swedish language] (Ref: K4803 - A1)

Price: 10.00

Saunier (C.): Lehrbuch der Uhrmacherei in Theorie und Praxis volume 3 only (of 4)
O/P. 438 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1891. The German language version of Sainier's famous treatise on modern horology in theory and practice, translated from the French by Moritz Grossmann. This volume contains all the sections on Depths, Motors and Miscellaneous Articles. Good copy, half-title page missing. [German language] (Ref: K3369 - F3)

Price: 25.00

Saunier (C.): Lehrbuch der Uhrmacherei in Theorie und Praxis volume 5 Part 2 only
O/P. 365 pages, 345 illustrations, 8 plates, no date [ 1915 ]. Although the title of the book is as stated above, this work is by Gustav Krumm with the title Die Electrischen Uhren. An early work on electric clocks and watches, of interest to today's enthusiasts. Good copy, boards a little loose. [German language] (Ref: K3370 - X2)

Price: 40.00

Saunier (C.): The Watchmakers' Handbook
O/P. 482 pages, 14 folding plates, 1st edition, 1881. One of the classic works on watch making that has been reprinted many times and is always in demand. A good copy for its age, covers a little worn, sellotape residue inside covers. A rare opportunity to add a copy of the first edition to your library. (Ref: K1204 - CR9)

Price: 50.00

Saunier (C.): The Watchmakers' Handbook
O/P. 498 pages, 14 folding plates, 8th impression, 1930. Saunier intended this book to be a workshop companion for those engaged in watchmaking and the allied mechanical arts. It has sections on materials and their preparation & treatment, tools and how to use them, repairing and examining watches, as well as practical tips on how to do various jobs. One of the classic works on watch making that has been reprinted many times and is always in demand. A good copy (end papers a little foxed). (Ref: K560 - M2)

Price: 45.00

Saunier (C.):  Treatise on Modern Horology in Theory & Practice

Saunier (C.): Treatise on Modern Horology in Theory & Practice
O/P. 844 pages, 22 colour plates, numerous b&w illustrations, reprinted 1975. One of the best reference books produced hence it has been reprinted many times over the years. A very good copy, corners lightly bruised. (Ref: K274 - P2)
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Price: 75.00

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