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Last updated 1 July 2020

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Antiquarian Horological Society: Antiquarian Horology from Volume 11 to Volume 20
O/P. A complete run of Antiquarian Horology from volume 11 issue 1 (September 1978) to volume 20 issue 6 (June 1993) complete with indices. Unbound, card covers, as issued.

The set is in good condition. [Packed weight is about 18 kg, UK postage will be £9.99, for other countries please email us for a quote - website calculator can not handle this weight]

** Was £150.00, now on special offer at £50.00 **

(Ref: SJ973)

Price: 50.00

Britten (F.J.): Brittens Old Clocks & Watches and their Makers

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. Very good copy with fair dust jacket (one small tear and light wear to surface and edges).

** Was £65.00, now on special offer at £35.00 **

(Ref: SK673 - F6)

Price: 35.00
Burge (L.): Cornish Church Sundials

Burge (L.): Cornish Church Sundials
O/P. 265 pages, illustrated, 2002. A detailed study of Cornish sundials with information about their history, age and makers. The book also has chapters on technical aspects of the dials and how they work. A fine copy (with presentation inscription signed by author), fine dust jacket.

** Was £30.00, now on special offer at £20.00 **

(Ref: SK1961 - W3)
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Price: 20.00

Cardinal (C.): The Watch from its Origins to the XIXth Century
O/P. 237 pages, 106 colour and 74 b&w illustrations, first English language edition, 1989. A good book charting the development of pocket watches and especially the evolution of their case decoration. A very good copy with good dust jacket (light wear to top of spine).

** Was £30.00, now on special offer at £15.00 **

(Ref: SK63 - H3)

Price: 15.00

Chapuis (A.) (Editor): L'Horlogerie Une Tradition Helvtique
O/P. 325 pages, 1948. A comprehensive review of Swiss horology from early times up to 1948. Chapters on electric clocks, marine chronometers, watch balances, wristwatches etc. Spine torn at head and faded, corners bumped, hence sensible price. [French language]

** Was £20.00, now on special offer at £5.00 **

(Ref: SK70 - F1)

Price: 5.00

Edwardes (E.L.): The Grandfather Clock
O/P. 271 pages, 221 plates, 3rd edition, 1971. All editions of this book are different, with different illustrations, and all are worth reading. A very good copy with good dust jacket (a little worn to edges).

** Was £24.00, now on special offer at £12.00 **

(Ref: SK1128 - R2)

Price: 12.00

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

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.

** Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 **

(Ref: SK4130 - E5)

Price: 7.50

Guye (S.) & Michel (H.) : Time & Space - Measuring Instruments from the 15th to the 19th Century
O/P. 289 pages, 295 illustrations, 1st English language edition, 1971. An interesting book charting the development of clocks, watches, chronometers and navigational instruments. A good copy with good dust jacket.

** Was £15.00, now on special offer at £9.00 **

(Ref: SK2003 - A2)

Price: 9.00

Hewitt (P.A.): Turret Clocks in Leicestershire and Rutland
O/P. 48 pages, 18 figures, 1994. A survey of all the turret clocks in these two English counties with details about the clocks and their makers. Very good copy, card covers.

** Was £20.00, now on special offer at £10.00 **

(Ref: SK1522 - BX17)

Price: 10.00

Harrison (P.): Gledhill-Brook Time Recorder Co. Ltd. England. 1912 - 1964
O/P. 59 pages + 20 pages illustrating the Gledhill-Brook product range, signed by author, 1991. A detailed study of the Gledhill-Brook Company who produced over 50,000 time recorders for commercial use. This was the first in a planned series of papers on the early history and development of industrial time recorders, I think only two were published. Only 500 copies of this book were printed so it is now scarce. A fine, copy, card covers.

** Was £45.00, now on special offer at £25.00 **

(Ref: SK1581 - Z1)

Price: 25.00

Jagger (C.): Royal Clocks, The British Monarchy & its Timekeepers 1300 - 1900
O/P. 340 pages, well illustrated, 1983. A very good copy of the hardback edition, with good dust jacket, in original slipcase as issued.

** Was £30.00, now on special offer at £15.00 **

(Ref: SK164 - E3)

Price: 15.00

Jaquet (E.) & Chapuis (A.): Technique and History of the Swiss Watch
O/P. 272 pages, 46 colour & 190 b&w plates, 30 figs., 1970. The enlarged edition of this classic work (first published in 1953), with a new chapter covering developments from 1945 to 1968. A very good copy with poor dust jacket.

** Was £35.00, now on special offer at £20.00 **

(Ref: SK171 - Q3)

Price: 20.00

Middleton (W.E. K.): The History of the Barometer
S/H. 489 pages, lots of figures, the 1994 reprint of a book first published in 1964. This is an excellent detailed account of the barometer from its invention by Torricelli in the 1640's and all the improvements made up to about 1950. Mercury barometers and barographs are studied in detail, as is the development of aneroid mechanisms. The appendix describes the more important barometers studied by the author in museums and institutions around the world. A very good copy (bookplate on ffep) with good dust jacket.

** Was £18.00, now on special offer at £9.00 **

(Ref: SK2069 - F6)

Price: 9.00

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.

** Was £20.00, now on special offer at £10.00

(Ref: SK1666 - Z2)

Price: 10.00

Priestley (P.T.): Watch Case Makers of England: Watch Case Makers of England: A History and Register of Gold and Silver Watch Case makers of England 1720-1920
O/P. 216 pages, 126 figures, signed by author, 1994. The first half of the book is a detailed review of watch case making, including the development of case styles and watch bow shapes together with a history of English hallmarking and the location and history of the case making trade. The second half of the book contains a fully detailed list of watch case makers and their marks. An essential book for all English pocket watch enthusiasts. Very good copy, soft covers.

** Was £30.00, now on special offer at £15.00 **

(Ref: SK962 - G6)

Price: 15.00

Ridgway (M.H.) & Priestley (P.T.): The Compendium of Chester Gold and Silver Marks, 1570 to 1962 from the Chester Assay Office Registers
S/H. 520 pages, illustrated, 2004. All known registered and unregistered marks associated with goldsmith and silversmiths from Chester are given here from 1570 to 1962, when the Assay Office was closed by Act of Parliament. In all approximately 10,000 marks are recorded, with 800 listings for the watch trade. The book has an addendum on Liverpool Watchcase Makers and also an addendum to Priestley's 'Watchcase Makers of England 1720 - 1920'. A fine copy with good dust jacket.

** Was £40.00, now on special offer at £20.00

(Ref: SK4045 - V3)

Price: 20.00

Roberts (Deryck): The Bracket Clock
O/P. 192 pages, 30 plates, 42 figures, 1982. This book covers the period 1650 to 1925 and is a good general survey of case, movement, dial and hand styles that are useful for dating bracket clocks. Very good copy with very good (but faded) dust jacket.

** Was £22.00, now on special offer at £10.00 **

(Ref: SK1048 - Y2)

Price: 10.00

Smith (E.P.): Striking and Chiming Clocks - their Working and Repair
O/P. 192 pages, 82 plates, 53 figures, 1985. A description of the principal striking and chiming mechanisms and an explanation of their working and repair. Very good copy (inscription on ffep) with good dust jacket.

** Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 **

(Ref: SK789 - Y2)

Price: 7.50

: The Practical Watch & Clock Maker (a complete set, bound)
O/P. A complete set of this rare journal, from March 1928 (volume 1, issue 1) to April 1939 (volume 12, issue 2), all 134 issues, now bound in 11 uniform volumes (the 2 issues of volume 12 are bound in with volume 11) in dark green buckram. Bound in with the journals are the special yearly supplements The British Clock Manufacturer, issued with the journal in February each year commencing in 1933. The bound volumes do not have the original covers of the individual monthly issues bound in. The covers for issues 1 to 134 are available and will be supplied loose. 2 pages are missing from the May 1929 and August 1930 issues, one or two adverts clipped out, otherwise the set is in very good condition. Packed weight is about 20 kg. Please phone or email us for a shipping quote as the website calculator cannot handle this shipping weight.

** Was £395.00, now on special offer at £195.00 **

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(Ref: SK1219)
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Price: 195.00

Watson (H. F.): Grantham Clock and Watch Making
O/P. [ 40p ], illus., 1988. A descriptive catalogue of an exhibition of clocks and watches made in Grantham with details about their makers. A very good copy, card covers.

** Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 **

(Ref: SK2379 - BX9)

Price: 7.50


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