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The following good books are being sold at bargain prices and all need a new home. If you need any of these titles do not delay - when they are gone they are gone!


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Atkins (C.E.): The Company of Clockmakers: Register of Apprentices 1631 - 1931
O/P. 339 pages, 18 plates, 1931. A scarce and useful reference book which is now very hard to find. A very good copy, corner clipped from front end paper. (Ref: W101)

Price: 99.00

Atkins (S.E.) & Overall (W.H.): Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London
O/P. 346 pages, 9 illustrations, top edge gilt, privately printed, 1881. An historical account of the Company and its working practices with information about early makers. A very good copy of the standard brown cloth edition with gilt lettering to front and spine, pages clean and bright. Now scarce. (Ref: W102)

Price: 75.00

Beeson (C.F.C.): English Church Clocks 1280 - 1850 Their History and Classification
O/P. 172 pages, 100 figures, 2nd edition, 1977. This is a revised edition based on the AHS/Phillimore edition of 1971. An essential book for turret clock enthusiasts as this is the best work on the subject. A very good copy, hardback, no dust jacket as published. (Ref: W103)

Price: 50.00

Bell (G.H.) & Bell (E.F.): Old English Barometers
O/P. 42 pages, 40 plates, 1st and only edition, 1952. The first good book on barometers, still respected and now hard to find. A good copy with fairly good dust jacket. (Ref: W104)

Price: 25.00

Britten (F.J.): Brittens Old Clocks & Watches and their Makers
O/P. 700 pages, illus., 9th edition, 1989. A good copy of the latest edition of this well-known work which has a very good listing of London clock and watch makers. Every enthusiast should have a copy of one of the editions of this book. Fine copy with very good dust jacket jacket. (Ref: W105)

Price: 25.00

Brown (P.): The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture & Clocks
O/P. 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, very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: W145)

Price: 10.00

Bruton (E.): The History of Clocks and Watches

Bruton (E.): The History of Clocks and Watches
O/P. 288 pages, illus., 1979. A very good copy of a well-produced and useful book. A very good copy, with very good dust jacket and complete with original slip case. (Ref: W106)

Price: 10.00

Cescinsky (H.): The Old English Master Clockmakers and their Clocks 1670-1820
O/P. 182 pages, 275 illustrations, 1st edition, 1938. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: W108)

Price: 15.00

Craven (M.A.J.B.): John Whitehurst of Derby: Clockmaker & Scientist 1713 - 88
O/P. 272 pages, illus., signed by author, 1996. A delightful biography of the famous instrument maker, engineer and clockmaker who became a member of the Royal Society. The second half of the book concentrates on the clockmaking activities of John Whitehurst and his successors to 1857 and beyond. Now scarce. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: W109)

Price: 50.00

Dawson (P.G.), Drover (C.B.) & Parkes (D.W.): Early English Clocks
O/P. 552 pages, 800 illustrations, 1982. This book has become the standard work on English clocks made prior to 1710 and is an essential reference work. A fine copy, with very good dust jacket. (Ref: W111)

Price: 30.00

Dinsdale (N.V.): The Old Clockmakers of Yorkshire
O/P. 82 pages, illus., signed by author, 1946. The first book about Yorkshire clockmakers and now very hard to find. A very good copy with poor dust jacket. Card covers. (Ref: W113)

Price: 20.00

Dowler (G.): Gloucestershire Clock & Watch Makers
O/P. 230 pages, 37 plates, 1984. A well researched and written book, one of the better titles on provincial makers. A lot more than just a list of makers; one maker was convicted and transported to Australia! Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: W114)

Price: 10.00

Earnshaw (T.): Longitude. An Appeal to the Public: stating Mr Thomas Earnshaw's Claim to the Original Invention of the Improvements in his Timekeepers

Earnshaw (T.): Longitude. An Appeal to the Public: stating Mr Thomas Earnshaw's Claim to the Original Invention of the Improvements in his Timekeepers
O/P. [xxii + 280 pages + 35 pages of appendices], portrait, 6 plates, limited edition of 350 copies, 1986. This is a facsimile reprint of Earnshaw's appeal to the Board of Longitude for a reward for his inventions, first published in 1808, with a new introduction by John Griffiths. A very good copy, leather spine/marbled boards. (Ref: W115)

Price: 85.00

Elliott (D.J.): Shropshire Clock and Watchmakers
O/P. 172 pages, 19 b&w illustrations, 1979. This is the only book on the county and is always in demand as it contains information not to be found elsewhere. The book also contains a chapter on the history of J.B. Joyce & Co. Ltd of Whitchurch, famous for their turret clocks. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: W137)

Price: 25.00

Goodison (N.): English Barometers 1680 - 1860
O/P. 388 pages, 194 plates, 2nd edition, 1977. An excellent history of domestic barometers with a listing of their makers; this is the best book on the subject. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: W116)

Price: 30.00

Haggar (A.L.) & Miller (L.F.): Suffolk Clocks and Clockmakers
O/P. 169 pages, 86 figs., map, 1974. This is a very useful reference book and is the only book about this county. A good copy (owners inscription on title page) with fairly good dust jacket. This book is now hard to find. (Ref: W118)

Price: 95.00

Hawkes (A.J.): The Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Wigan 1650 - 1850
O/P. 84 pages, 13 plates, published by the author in 1950. A very scarce title on regional clockmaking. This book concentrates on William Barker, Archibald Coates, Peter Fearnley, Laurence Leicester, John Burgess and Thomas Bridge. A good copy. (Ref: W138)

Price: 60.00

Hughes (R.G.) & Craven (M.): Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Derbyshire
O/P. 256 pages, illus., 1998. A very useful contribution to information about regional clocks and clockmakers. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. This book is now out of print and becoming hard to find. (Ref: W119)

Price: 40.00

Hurcomb (W.E.): The Wetherfield Collection of 222 Clocks
O/P. 95 pages, 2nd edition, 1929, illustrating clocks from this famous collection. A useful reference book. A good copy, red cloth covers a little marked as usual. (Ref: W142)

Price: 15.00

Huygens (C.): Horologium
O/P. 20 pages, 1 illustration, 1970. A facsimile reprint of the Latin text of Christiaan Huygens' famous work Horologium (first published in 1658), together with an English translation by Ernest Edwardes. An offprint from Antiquarian Horology. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: W120)

Price: 9.00


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