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Gee (B.): Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy
S/H. 392 pages, 17 colour plates + many b&w illustrations, 2014. A well researched book on the life and work of Francis Watkins; Watkins partnership with Dollond and the telescope patent controversy; and Watkins successors - Watkins & Smith and Watkins & Hill. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K4693 - TC3)

Price: 60.00

Gelis (E.): L'Horlogerie Ancienne - Histoire, Dcor et Technique

Gelis (E.): L'Horlogerie Ancienne - Histoire, Dcor et Technique
O/P. 255 pages, 110 plates including 12 in colour, 1949. Number 1215 of 1500 copies. This book, primarily devoted to early French watches and clocks, describes and illustrates pieces from the Gelis collection given to the Toulouse Museum. A good clean copy, the binding now loose; in original binding, as issued, with card covers and dust jacket (the latter now a little marked). [French language] (Ref: K126 - F6)
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Price: 45.00

Gelis (E.): L'Horlogerie Ancienne - Histoire, Dcor et Technique
O/P. 255 pages, 110 plates including 12 in colour, 1949. Number 637 of 1500 copies. This book, primarily devoted to early French watches and clocks, describes and illustrates pieces from the Gelis collection given to the Toulouse Museum. A fair copy, the contents good but the binding very loose (needs rebinding), card covers as issued. [French language] (Ref: K1027 - Q2)

Price: 10.00

Gents of Leicester: The B.P. System of Patent Silent Electric Impulse Clocks

Gents of Leicester: The B.P. System of Patent Silent Electric Impulse Clocks
NEW. 28 pages, illustrated, 2005. A reprint of the 1907 Gents of Leicester catalogue for their electric impulse clocks. The catalogue has illustrations and prices of master clocks and slaves for domestic, factory and external use. Card covers. (Ref: N795)

Price: 10.00

Gerbino (A.) & Johnston (S.): Compass & Rule - Architecture as Mathematical Practice in England
O/P. 208 pages, 157 illustrations, 2009. The birth of the profession of architecture in England was based on expertise in the mathematical arts and science and London's entrepreneurial scientific instrument makers. The book focuses on the work of people such as Sir Christopher Wren and Inigo Jones, and illustrates many fine instruments. A very good copy (book plate on ffep) with good dust jacket. (Ref: K4589 - H3)

Price: 40.00

Gerner-Swissco: The Horophile Watch Trader February 1952
O/P. 16 pages, 1952. Gerner-Swissco, a materials supply business issued a quarterly newsletter - The Horophile. This issue for February 1952 includes editorial on the importation of spare parts, advertisements for Gerner-Swissco's tools and materials as well as classified advertisements by members of the clock and watch trades. A good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4808 - BX3)

Price: 5.00

Ghidoni (C.) & Ribolini (G.): Pendolette Fantasia
O/P. 206 pages, illustrated, 1994. A book of unusual, and technically interesting, 20th century clocks including Atmos, solar powered, and those with complications. The illustrations are excellent. All the clocks are elegant designs by the top European makers. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. [Italian language] (Ref: K2765 - L3)

Price: 40.00

[Ghidoni (C.) & Ribolini (G.)]: Pendolette Fantasia DoveTrouvarle
O/P. 61 pages, illustrated, 1994. A companion volume to the above, produced for 8 retailers and an auctioneer who specialise in these clocks. Very good copy, card covers. [Italian language] (Ref: K2767 - C2)

Price: 15.00

Gibbs (J.W.): Buckeye Horology - A review of Ohio Clock and Watch Makers
O/P. 128 pages, illustrated, 1971. A comprehensive list of Ohio clock and watch makers with a listing of dealers and repairers, plus reproductions of old newspaper advertisements and a list of Ohio horological patent holders. A good copy (binding a bit loose) with dust jacket. (Ref: K3042 - R3)

Price: 20.00

Gibbs (J.W.): The Life and Death of the Ithaca Calendar Clock Company
O/P. 82 pages, illustrated, 1960. The company was founded in 1866 and was very successful in the 19th century. The company went bankrupt in 1917. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3447 - BX10)

Price: 10.00

Gibbs-Smith (C.): The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci
O/P. 110 pages, illustrated 1978. An interesting book reproducing sketches of mechanical devices from Leonardo da Vinci's note books. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3826 - X1)

Price: 9.00

Gillett & Johnson: "Gillett" Clocks, Carillons, Bells
O/P. 43p, illus., [ 1982 ]. An interesting reprint of a 1906 Gillett & Johnson turret clock catalogue. The introduction and a new afterword outline the history of the firm and its proprietors since its foundation in 1844. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1143 - BX6)

Price: 50.00

Giodarno (R.V.): The Discoverers' Lens - A Photographic History of the Simple Microscope 1680 - 1880
O/P. 299 pages, illustrated, 2012. A large format volume (23 x 33 cm) documenting the Giordano collection of 127 instruments, each one described and beautifully illustrated in colour at about natural size. This is the most complete description available of simple microscopes constructed from the beginning of the instrument in the 1600's to about 1880. A fine copy. [English and French languages]

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(Ref: K4587 - P3)

Price: 195.00

Girardier (S.): The Worlds of Jaquet Droz - Horological Art and Artistic Horology

Girardier (S.): The Worlds of Jaquet Droz - Horological Art and Artistic Horology
NEW. 247 pages, 159 colour and b&w illustrations, 2021. The famous Swiss watchmakers, Jaquet Droz, made clocks, androids, birdcages, pocket watches and snuff boxes all with automata and musical trains which are highly prized by enthusiasts. This new book delves into the history of the business and its products, 300 years after the birth of its founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5083)
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Price: 79.50

Girard-Perregaux S.A.: Quartz - Answers to Customer's Questions
O/P. 4 pages, illustrated, 1973. A publicity leaflet about the GP Quartz wristwatch and its amazing accuracy. The watch had great success in the 1972 Neuchatel Observatory Chronometric Wristwatch Contest. A very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4824 - BX9)

Price: 3.00

Glanville (J.) & Wolmuth (W.M.): Clockmaking in England & Wales in the Twentieth Century - The Industrialized Manufacture of Domestic Mechanical Clocks

Glanville (J.) & Wolmuth (W.M.): Clockmaking in England & Wales in the Twentieth Century - The Industrialized Manufacture of Domestic Mechanical Clocks
NEW. 368 pages, 677 colour & 339 b&w illustrations, 2015. An excellent new book with a detailed history of each significant manufacturer, the key people involved and the various mechanical clock movements produced. The book contains a wealth of information, the result of 10 years detailed research by the authors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3874)
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Price: 50.00

Glasgow (D.): Watch and Clock Making
O/P. 341 pages, 69 figs., 1st edition, 1885. Written by a well-known Victorian clockmaker, with the desire to assist the education of the next generation, this book is respected and always in demand. A good, clean copy with light wear to top of spine, corners and edges, all commensurate with its age. (Ref: K127 - K1)

Price: 65.00

Glennie (P.) & Thrift (N.): Shaping the Day A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800
O/P. 456 pages, 11 b&w plates, 50 illustrations, 2009. Shaping the Day is a ground breaking study of the practice of timekeeping in England and Wales between 1300 and 1800. Drawing on many unique historical sources, ranging from personal diaries to housekeeping manuals, the authors illustrate how a particular kind of common sense about time came into being, and how it developed during this period. Many remarkable figures make their appearance, ranging from the well-known, such as Edmund Halley, Samuel Pepys, and John Harrison, to less familiar characters, including sailors, gamblers, and burglars. A fine copy with very good dust jacket of the original hardback edition. (Ref: K4015 - Z1)

Price: 45.00

[Glycine]: Sales Brochure
O/P. A sales brochure for this company's range of watches probably circa 2001. Card covers. (Ref: K1469 - BX6)

Price: 3.00

Goaman (M.): English Clocks
O/P. 119 pages, 73 plates, 1967. This book charts the development of clockmaking from the earliest times. Some of the illustrations are not to be found elsewhere. Good copy, dust jacket with some small tears. (Ref: K543 - B2)

Price: 10.00


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