Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers
NEW. 61 pages, illustrated, 1996. A useful book about the clocks and clockmakers of this Dorset town written by a Beaminster resident. New, unused copies found in a box at the back of the store room. Card covers.
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Edwardes (E.L.): The Grandfather Clock
O/P. 215 pages plus 159 plates, 4th edition, 1980. This is the most recent and best edition of this well- known book. All editions of this book are different, with different illustrations, and all are worth reading. Very good copy with very good dust jacket.
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(Ref: SK110 - E6)
Elliott (H.): The Clock-Maker's Assistant or, A Treatise Concerning The Calculation of all Manner of Numbers belonging to all Sorts of Clocks. As Also The Calculation of the Lengths of all Sorts of Pendulums, for the Benefit of the Public
S/H. 107 pages, reprinted 2011. A facsimile reprint of only 500 copies of a book by Henry Elliott, previously unknown to the literature and bibliography of horology. The original was published, by the author, in 1726 and only one copy is known to exist. The reprint has an introduction by Anthony Turner. [Due to a printing error page 73 is supplied as an overlay]. A fine copy, card covers.
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(Ref: SK4130 - E5)
Gould (R.T.): The Marine Chronometer its History and Development
O/P. 287 pages, 39 plates, 85 figures, 1978. The classic work on marine chronometers and, over 90 years later, still the best starting point for all those interested in the detailed history of the chronometer, and its pioneers - John Harrison, Thomas Mudge, Thomas Earnshaw and John Arnold. A good copy of the Holland Press edition, the dust jacket good, with light wear to edges, spine discoloured.
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(Ref: SK714 - K1)
Kaltenböck (F.): Viennese Timepieces
NEW. 263 pages, 527 illustrations, 1993. A comprehensive description of clock and watch production in Vienna from the 17th century up to the second half of the 19th century. The book, which has excellent photographs, has chapters on watches, zappler clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks, longcase clocks, and a listing of Viennese clock and watch makers. For collectors of true Viennese regulators this is the best book on the subject. With dust jacket and slipcase.
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Maxima Gallery: Watchmakers: The Masters of Art Horology
O/P. 249 pages, illustrated, 2018. The work of 13 of the most celebrated independent watchmakers is gathered together in this book. Each maker tells their story and describes the traditional working practices and prized watches on which their reputation has been built. The makers are Hajime Asaoka, Ludovic Ballouard, Christophe Claret, George Daniels, Denis Flageollet, Philippe Dufour, Laurent Ferrier, Romain Gauthier, Vianney Halter, Christian Klings, Daniel Roth, Roger Smith and Kari Voutilainen. With dust jacket.
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McKenna (J.): Watch & Clockmakers of Warwickshire (1436 - 1900)
O/P. 59 pages, 9 illustrations, no date. A listing of Warwickshire makers, excluding Birmingham and Coventry. Very good copy, card covers.
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(Ref: SK1354 - F5)
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Mercer (A.): Chronometer Makers of the World
S/H. 291 pages, illus., first edition, 1991. This book is very useful as it contains an extensive list of chronometer makers and craftsmen with addresses and working dates. The early chapters include information about John Harrison, the Greenwich trials, Kelvin & Hughes, Mercer serial numbers, etc. A very good copy with very good dust jacket.
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(Ref: SK2710 - R1)
Midleton (A.) & Miles (R.H.): Working Time
O/P. 18 pages, illustrated, 1994. The catalogue of an exhibition held at the Manor House Museum Bury St Edmunds, focussing on clocks used in the workplace in the 19th and 20th century. A fine copy, card covers.
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(Ref: SK2745 - F7)
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Ovens (R.) & Sleath (S.): Time in Rutland - a History and Gazeteer of the Bells, Scratch Dials, Sundials and Clocks of Rutland
O/P. 400 pages, illustrated, 2002. A very comprehensive book, with a wealth of information for horologists and campanologists, about England's smallest county. The book has a gazetteer of all bells, sundials and turret clocks known to be in Rutland and a biographical listing of all Rutland clockmakers plus notes on clockmakers from outside the county who made clocks which are now located in the county. A useful section is devoted to information about British bell founders who supplied bells to Rutland - this information is not easily available elsewhere. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.
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(Ref: SK1666 - Z2)
Peate (I.C.): Clock and Watch Makers in Wales
O/P. 112 pages, 7 plates, 11 figs., 3rd edition, 1975. A useful book with a listing of Welsh clock and watch makers. A good copy of the hardback edition (bookplate on ffep), with good dust jacket (faded to spine).
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(Ref: SK1043 - D1)
Penfold (J.B.): The Clockmakers of Cumberland
O/P. 284 pages, 118 illustrations, 1st edition, signed by author, 1977. This is one of the best books on English counties and has become the most sought after and difficult to find. Many famous clockmakers were born in Cumberland - George Graham, John Barwise, John Brockbank and James Gandy to name a few. This well researched book has information about all the Cumberland makers and is an essential reference book for enthusiasts. A very good copy, the original wrapper now worn and torn.
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(Ref: SK872 - F3)
Radage (D.), Meinen (W.) & Radage (L.): Charles Gretton - Clock & Watchmaking - Through the Golden Age
NEW. xxv, 631 pages, illustrated, 2016. A high quality, lavishly illustrated, volume with much new research on the life of Charles Gretton, his family, his apprentices and his workshops, with chapters on longcase, spring-driven and lantern clocks as well as watches. The appendices include a summary of every known Gretton clock and watch with a description and image. With dust jacket.
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Smith (J.): Horological Dialogues
O/P. xiv, 120 pages, the 1962 facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1675. The full title is Horological Dialogues In Three parts Shewing The Nature, Use, and right Managing of Clocks and Watches: with an Appendix Containing Mr Oughtred's Method for Calculating Numbers. The whole being a work very necessary for all that made use of these kind of Movements. This book is important, as it was the first book in the English language devoted to clocks and watches. The book is written in the form of Question and Answer; the appendix describes Oughtred's method for calculating wheel trains. The original edition is unobtainable and this facsimile edition is now hard to find. A very good copy, covers a little marked.
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(Ref: SK970 - T2)
Stevens (J.C.): The Clockmaker from Claypole: Charles Gretton 1648 - 1731
O/P. 8 pages, 1 plate, [ 1965 ]. A useful offprint detailing the origins and life of Charles Gretton, the famous London clockmaker. Good copy, card covers.
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(Ref: SK819 - BX4)
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Tardy: La Pendule Française - des origines a nos jours
O/P. 3 volumes, all now nicely bound as a single hardback volume, 498 pages, illustrated.
Volume 1: 2nd edition, 1961. Volume title: De L'Horloge Gothique à la Pendule Louis XV. French clocks from the early Gothic and Renaissance period to 1774, the end of Louis XV's reign.
Volume 2: 2nd edition, 1962. Volume title: Du Louis XVI à nos jours. French clocks from 1774 to the mid 20th century.
Volume 3: 2nd edition, 1964. Volume title: Les Provinces françaises Horloges et Pendules étrangers. French provincial clocks and clocks other European countries as well as China, Japan and America.
An essential book for collectors of French decorative clocks with lots of (mainly b&w) illustrations. Now nicely bound as one hardback volume, in green buckram, with original front card covers bound in. A very good copy, so much better for being properly bound. [French language]
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(Ref: SK297 - E7)
Woodford (N. & D.): The Thristle Clockmakers of Somerset 1765 - 1899 including James Cole of Stowey, John Millard of Stogursey and the Dial Makers Pyke of Bridgewater and Cox of Taunton
NEW. 448 pages plus addendum sheet, illustrated, limited edition of 300 copies. 2012. An excellent book about the life and work of 4 generations of the Thristle family who made longcase clocks in several Somerset villages. The Thristles used painted dials by Pyke and Cox. The book also includes new information about James 'Conjuror' Cole of Nether Stowey who made 3 year-going longcase clocks and was father of the famous London clockmakers Thomas Cole and James Ferguson Cole. This book sets a new standard for authors who self publish: good original research, well illustrated in colour, good page layouts, printed on high quality paper, hardback with dust jacket - a delightful book to own.
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