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Gould (R.T.): The Marine Chronometer its History and Development
S/H. 496 pages, 15 colour & 160 b&w illustrations, new edition, 2013. The classic work on marine chronometers and, 90 years later, still the best reference work on the subject with a detailed history of the chronometer and its pioneers - John Harrison, Thomas Mudge, Thomas Earnshaw and John Arnold. This new edition has additional photographs, includes many of Gould's later additions and corrections, and a foreword by Jonathan Betts. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K3377 - M2)

Price: 50.00

Gould (R.T.): The Marine Chronometer its History and Development
O/P. 287 pages, 39 plates, 85 figures, 1973. The classic work on marine chronometers, written in 1923 and still the best reference work on the subject with a detailed history of the chronometer and its pioneers - John Harrison, Thomas Mudge, Thomas Earnshaw and John Arnold. A fine copy of the Holland Press edition (bookplate on ffep), with a very good dust jacket, the latter faded on the spine. (Ref: K714 - Z3)

Price: 30.00

Graf (J.): Modern Times: Timekeeping on its Way to the Present
S/H. 40 pages, illustrated, 2006. A history of clocks and timekeeping over the last 150 years from Alexander Bain's first electrical clock to the quartz and atomic clocks of more recent years. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2389 - A1)

Price: 7.00

Grandjean (S.): Empire Furniture 1800 to 1825
O/P. 120 pages + 4 colour and 96 b&w plates, 1966. A useful guide to French furniture made during the Empire period. Good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K4104 - CR6)

Price: 10.00

Graupmann (.): Le Finissage de la Boite de Montre
O/P. 20 pages, 25 figs., reprinted 1989. First published in 1910 this is a practical manual on watch case finishing. Fine copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3180 - Y2)

Price: 10.00

Gray (E. & Son Ltd) : Tools and Materials
O/P. 52 pages, illustrated, 1972. A catalogue of tools and materials for clockmakers and jewellers. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4825 - BX2)

Price: 5.00

Green (A.R.): Sundials Incised Dials or Mass-Clocks
O/P. 203 pages, figs., 16 plates, 1926. This is one of the classic works on scratch dials - a study of the time-markers of medieval churches, containing descriptions, photographs, diagrams and analysis of dials, chiefly in Hampshire, but also in various other English counties. A very good copy, cloth slightly rubbed. (Ref: K1759 - G2)

Price: 50.00

Green (F.H.):  Old English Clocks

Green (F.H.): Old English Clocks
O/P. 89 pages, 51 plates, with errata slip, first edition, this copy not numbered, 1931. A rare book limited to 300 copies, with grey cloth spine, grey cloth corners and pale grey paper covered boards. The book was printed by the St. Dominic's Press on handmade paper with deckled edges, the top edge gilt. A very good copy, bright and clean internally, covers clean and bright with gilt lettering to the spine. With poor dust jacket (wear to all edges, splitting on spine, some loss to top and bottom of spine).

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(Ref: K2598 - F1)
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Price: 550.00
Green (F.H.):  Old English Clocks

Green (F.H.): Old English Clocks
O/P. 89 pages, 51 plates, number 26 of 100 copies, 1980. This reprint is almost as scarce as the 1931 original and illustrates some fine English clocks of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Original copies are very hard to find so buy a copy of the reprint while you can! A very good copy, bookplate on ffep.

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(Ref: K1399 - E3)

Price: 195.00

Green (R.A.) : Jewelers Trade Cards (1800 - 1900)
O/P. 286 pages, illus., 1989. This is an Amercian publication and includes trade cards for American watch case makers as well as American clock and watch makers. Good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3360 - X2)

Price: 9.00

Greenhill (B.): The Opening of the Pacific - Image and Reality
O/P. 27 pages, 1971. Three papers read at a symposium at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, published as Maritime Monographs and Reports No. 2. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4966 - BX9)

Price: 5.00

Greenlaw (J.): Longcase Clocks

Greenlaw (J.): Longcase Clocks
NEW. 40 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2005. A concise survey of the development of the longcase clock in Great Britain, with useful advice on their setting up and maintenance. Card covers. (Ref: N2190)
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Price: 4.99

Greenlaw (J.): Swansea Clocks - Watch and Clockmakers of Swansea and District (Llanelli, Llandeilo, Neath)
O/P. 123 pages, illus., 1997. A comprehensive list of watch and clock makers for Swansea and neighbouring towns with notes on the development of horology in Wales. The book also has short chapters on the clockmaker's workshop and the clockmaker's apprentice. A very good copy, soft covers. (Ref: K575 - J2)

Price: 40.00

Greenwood (T.): The New Turners' & Fitters' Handbook
O/P. 160 pages, 1 folding plate, no date. The subtitle is: The New Turners' and Fitters' Handbook. Great Discoveries relating to Screw Cutting and the Lathe, establishing this work as a Standard Text Book for all time. Combined with The Original Turners' and Fitters' Handbook, which, without advertising, is now in the hands of over 50,000 engineers, and has reached the 15th edition. Also a complete explanation of what the Author believes to be the Most Perfect Lathe in the World, Which enables the Student to become an Expert Workman, and to acquire the best and simplest Methods of Calculation, by both British and Metric Measurements, Making both Lathe and Book highly adapted for Technical Schools. This was self published by the author circa 1904. A very good copy for its age, spine faded. (Ref: K2218 - BX4)

Price: 15.00

Gribbin (J.): The Fellowship - The Story of a Revolution
O/P. 336 pages, illus., 2005. At the end of the 17th century and the restoration of the Monarchy in England, there was a revolution in science. Men like William Harvey, William Gilbert, Francis Bacon, Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke, combined at Gresham College and formed the Royal Society which still exists today. The science changed our world. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K4685 - TC8)

Price: 10.00

Griffiths (R.J.): Clock and Watchmaking Today
O/P. 35 pages, 12 plates, 1985. The catalogue of an exhibition held at Prescot Museum of Clock and Watchmaking, Lancashire in 1985. The exhibits, most of which are illustrated, included tourbillon watches by George Daniels and Anthony Randall. Card covers. (Ref: K1640 - BX1)

Price: 1.00

Griffiths (R.J.): William Bond Astronomical Regulator No. 395

Griffiths (R.J.): William Bond Astronomical Regulator No. 395
O/P. [10 pages], 6 figs, 1987. A detailed description of the regulator originally at Liverpool Observatory and now in Liverpool Museum. Made in 1867 the clock has an unusual, sophisticated, fully detached mechanical escapement developed by William Bond of Boston. This is a good copy, card covers with dust jacket (faded to spine, remains of sticky label on back). (Ref: K2157 - BX8)

Price: 6.00

Grimbergen (C.A.) et al: Willem Barentsz en Zijn Uurwerk (Willem Barents and his Clock)
O/P. 30 pages, illustrated, 1996. Willem Barents, navigator, cartographer and arctic explorer, took part in three expeditions searching for a northern trade route to Asia in the late 16th century. In 1871 the building where the third expedition's crew over-wintered was found, the contents included a gothic clock which is the subject of this book. A good copy, card covers. [Dutch and English language] (Ref: K3909 - G6)

Price: 30.00

Grimthorpe (Lord): A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks, Watches and Bells for Public Purposes
O/P. 404 pages, 81 figs., 1974. A reprint of the 8th edition, originally printed in 1903, of this famous publication. Edmund Beckett, Lord Grimthorpe was one of the 19th century's great horological characters. The book contains lots of information on clocks, watches and chronometers. [note: The folding frontispiece of the Westminster clock does not appear in the reprint.] A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K354 - E5)

Price: 65.00

Grosch (H.), Dietzschold (C.) & Httig (A.):  Praktisches Handbuch fr Uhrmacher

Grosch (H.), Dietzschold (C.) & Httig (A.): Praktisches Handbuch fr Uhrmacher
O/P. 320 pages, 263 figs., 1907. A detailed practical manual for watchmakers with notes and instructions on selecting materials and setting up the tools and machines needed for the production of watch and clock parts, with sections on the repair, adjustment and regulation of clocks and watches. A clean copy, boards very worn. [German language] (Ref: K3171 - P2)
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Price: 95.00

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