Abell (S.G.), Leggat (J.) & Ogden (W.G.): A Bibliography of the Art of Turning & Lathe and Machine Tool History
O/P. 89 pages, 2nd edition, 1956. A bibliography of 338 books on the subject. A good copy.
* Was £30.00, now on special offer at £20.00 *
(Ref: SK4169 - F7)
Bacon (D. H):: Watchmaking in Llangollen by Robert Hughes - A Genuine Late-Nineteenth Century Welsh Watch Manufacturer
S/H. 111 pages, illus, 2000. A detailed study of the business of Robert Hughes, based on original documents and record books, which manufactured and retailed watches in the second half of the 19th century. The book shows the difficulty faced by British manufacturers caused by large-scale importation of low cost watches. Very good copy with good dust jacket (light creasing to top edge).
* Was £21.00, now on special offer at £10.00 *
(Ref: SK1670 - Q3)
Beeson (C.F.C.): Perpignan 1356 - The Making of a Clock and Bell for the King's Castle
O/P. 460 pages, illus., 1982. A detailed account of the construction of the great clock and its later demise, giving an insight into life at that period. The book has facsimiles and translations of the original Catalan manuscripts which detail who built the clock and how much they were paid. A very good copy with very good dust jacket.
* Was £27.00, now on special offer at £14.00 *
(Ref: SK379 - A1)
Brown (H.) & Thomas (N.): Comic Character Timepieces: Seven Decades of Memory
S/H. 280 pages, 786 illustrations, 1992. This delightful book covers the history of character timepieces from the earliest clocks to the present day quartz wristwatches. With hundreds of beautiful colour photographs it is a celebration of American imagination and artistry. Nearly every character watch from 1933 to 1972 is included, from 1972 to the present a wide selection of some of the best and most desirable items are shown. A fine copy with very good dust jacket (front cover a little marked).
* Was £45.00, now on special offer at £22.50 *
(Ref: SK4562 - N2)
Brown (P.): The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture & Clocks
S/H. 152 pages, 119 colour and 71 b&w illustrations, 1987. A good catalogue of the Terry collection, now owned by the York Civic Trust and on public display at Fairfax House, York. The collection includes barometers by Quare, Hallifax of Doncaster and Agar of York. The clocks include fine examples by Edward East, Joseph Knibb, Henry Jones, Tompion, Quare, Windmills, George Graham and Robert Anderson of Liverpool. The hardback edition, a fine copy with very good dust jacket.
* Was £14.00, now on special offer at £9.00 *
(Ref: SK3379 - Z3)
Hesketh (D.): Penny-In-the-Slot Automata and the Working Model
NEW. 224 pages, over 300 colour illustrations, published January 2005. The first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside and the fairground for over a century (1860's to 1970's). The book has chapters on the British makers Ahrens, Bolland, Canova, Dennison, Kraft, Lee and Tansley as well as on American working models and coin-operated mechanical music. A price guide and list of museums with good collections are also included. With dust jacket.
* Was £95.00, now on special offer at £50.00 *
Heurck (H. van): The Microscope: Its Construction and management. Including Technique, Photo-Micrography, and the Past and Future of the Microscope
O/P. 382 pages, over 250 engraved illustrations, frontispiece + 1 plate, facsimile edition, no date. A late 20th century facsimile of the English language edition published in 1893. The instructions for the use of the microscope and its accessories are very clear, and the survey of microscopes then in production is of great interest historically. A very good copy.
* Was £40.00, now on special offer at £20.00 *
(Ref: SK4509 - E7)
James (H.): Patek Philippe Highlights
NEW. 95 pages, illustrated in colour, 2013. A brief history of this famous Swiss watch brand describing and illustrating about one hundred of their wristwatches. The watches include historical models, as well as those with complications, plus recent and current production - including Calatrava, Nautilus, Aquanaut and Ellipse d'Or models.
* Was £28.99, now on special offer at £15.00 *
James (H.): Rolex Highlights
NEW. 95 pages, illustrated in colour, 2014. A brief history of this famous Swiss brand describing and illustrating a significant number of their wristwatches. The watches include historical models, plus recent and current production - including GMT-Master II, Submariner, Cosmograph Daytona, Yacht-Master, Milgaus and Prince models.
* Was £24.00, now on special offer at £14.00 *
Jourdain (M.): Regency Furniture 1795 - 1820
O/P. 111 pages, 173 illustrations, 1st edition, 1934. A well respected book and still worth reading. Regency furniture is elegant in design and proportion with attractive use of veneers and inlays. Good copy, trivial foxing, light wear to covers.
* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 *
(Ref: SK3383 - R3)
Linz (J.): Westclox®: Wind-up
NEW. 256 pages, well illustrated, 2004. An extensive history of the company and its employees is told through photographs, poems, letters, and anecdotes; over 790 illustrations display hundreds of Westclox "wind-up" clocks and watches produced between 1885 and 1970. Card covers.
* Was £33.50. now on special offer at £20.00 *
McKay (C.) editor: The Great Salisbury Clock Trial
NEW. 32 pages, illustrated, 1993. A small booklet summarising the evidence for and against the claimed date of 1386 for the Salisbury Cathedral clock, published by the AHS turret clock group. Purchased from a retired bookseller.
* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *
NAWCC: Bulletin - volume 14
O/P. A single bound volume published in 1989 by the NAWCC, being a reprint of volume 14 of the NAWCC Bulletin (Bulletins 143 - 154 first issued between December 1969 and October 1971). Good condition.
* Was £20.00, now on special offer at £10.00 *
(Ref: SJ1430 - P3)
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. A very good copy with very good dust jacket, both with 2 bruised corners.
* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 *
(Ref: SK1666 - Z2)
Palmer (B.): A Treasury of American Clocks
O/P. 371 pages, 558 illustrations, 9th printing, 1977. A good, well illustrated survey to a wide range of American clocks. The book also includes a list of over 6,000 American clockmakers. A very good copy with worn dust jacket.
* Was £18.00, now on special offer at £9.00 *
(Ref: SK235 - Q2)
Patrizzi & Co.: The Patrizzi Pocket Expert® Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Gold Bridge
NEW. 375 pages, illustrated, 2011. The history and comprehensive technical details of an iconic watch. The book starts with the first model in 1860 by visionary watchmaker Constant Girard through to the latest contemporary creations. During this period more than 40 different models show the evolution of the mythical Tourbillon with Gold Bridge. A very useful guide for dealers and collectors. Card covers. [English and French language]
* Was £21.00, now on special offer at £10.00 *
Roberts (D.): A Life with Antique Clocks
S/H. 128 pages, 60 illustrations, 2010. The story of Derek Roberts' very successful antique clocks business which started in the 1960's. An interesting book with some humorous stories, the illustrations show some rare clocks handled by the author over the years including some from The von Bertele Collection. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.
* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £9.00 *
(Ref: SK4544 - D2)
Russo (T.A.): Antique Office machines: 600 Years of Calculating Devices
NEW. 224 pages, illustrated, 2001. This book opens with a history of calculating devices from the abacus to the electronic computer, but is mainly about mechanical adding machines, counters and calculators developed in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. There are also chapters on slide rules, the early electronic calculators and early computers.
* Was £33.50, now on special offer at £20.00 *
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.
* Was £16.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *
(Ref: SK819 - BX4)
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Tardy: La Pendule Française volume 2 only
O/P. Volume 2: pages 224 - 508, lots of (mainly b&w) illustrations, 3rd edition, 1969. Volume title: Du Louis XVI à nos jours. An essential book for collectors of French decorative clocks with, this volume is about French clocks from 1774 to the mid 20th century. Since the publisher died a few years ago this book has become very hard to find. A good clean copy, front cover creased and a bit marked, card covers. [French language]
* Was £100, now on special offer at £70.00 *
(Ref: SK3989 - V3)