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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. [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 and Henri Motel

Sabrier (J.-C.): Longitude at Sea in the Time of Louis Berthoud and Henri Motel
NEW. 720 pages, 174 illustrations, 1993. In English and French. 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. Film wrapper and card slip case.

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(Ref: N534)

Price: 195.00

Sabrier (J.C.): Longitude at Sea in the Time of Louis Berthoud & Henri Motel
S.H. 720 pages, 174 illustrations, 1993. In English and French. 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 very good original film wrapper and good card slipcase. [English and French languages]

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(Ref: K3639 - CR5)

Price: 150.00

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

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

Salter (R.J.): The Great Engineer - The Story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
O/P. 94 pages, 1963. Brunel, the famous 19th century engineer, is best known for the SS Great Britain, the SS Great Eastern and the great Western Railway line from London to Bristol and the Southwest, including the bridge over the river Tamar. (Ref: K3297 - V1)

Price: 5.00

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

Sandoz (C.): Les Horloges et les Matres horlogeurs Besanon du XVe Sicle la Rvolution Franaise
O/P. 88 pages, illus., 1978. A facsimile reprint of 200 copies only of the 1905 original. An early work on Besançon clocks and their makers, from the15th century to the French Revolution. Good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3085 - M2)

Price: 30.00

Sauer (A.):  Time at Sea - Chronometers and their Creators: Three Centuries of Cutting edge Technology

Sauer (A.): Time at Sea - Chronometers and their Creators: Three Centuries of Cutting edge Technology
O/P. 136 pages, 182 colour illus., 2012. A very good history of marine timekeeping from a historic and socio-economic perspective, written to coincide with an exhibition at the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven. Understandably, many of the illustrations are of German clocks and chronometers. Card covers. [bilingual - German and English] (Ref: N3464)
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Price: 19.50
Saunders (H.N.): All the Astrolabes

Saunders (H.N.): All the Astrolabes
O/P. 102 pages, 59 figures, 1984. A good book on understanding the design principles of the astrolabe and how they were (and still can be) made and used. An excellent copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1985 - G2)
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Price: 85.00

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. 498 pages, 14 folding plates, 10th impression, 1948. One of the classic works on watch making that has been reprinted many times and is always in demand. A good copy, spine faded. (Ref: K272 - N1)

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, bookplate inside front cover, light bruise to top of spine. (Ref: K274 - P2)
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Price: 75.00

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