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Last updated 1 October 2021

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Our special book offers for October 2021:

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 £10.00 *

(Ref: SK379 - A1)

Price: 10.00

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 ofer at £15.00 *

(Ref: SK1961 - W3)
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Price: 15.00

Frith (A.) & Smith (D.): The Great Clock of Beccles and Other Public Timepieces
NEW. 30 pages, illustrated, reprinted 2012. The great clock was installed in the tower of St. Michael's church, Beccles, Suffolk in the late 17th century and remained in service until 1968. The tower now has an electric clock by Smiths of Derby. Card covers with small price sticker on front cover.

* Was £4.00, now on special offer at £2.00 *

(Ref: SN4911)

Price: 2.00

Good (R.): Victorian Clocks
O/P. 207 pages, 143 clocks illustrated and described, 1996. A good book about the best of Victorian clockmaking, previously ignored by most authors. The book has chapters on English carriage clocks, chronometers, wall, longcase, mantel and skeleton clocks, regulators, time ball & electric clocks and turret clocks. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

* Was £28.00, now on special offer at £14.00 *

(Ref: SK129 - H3)

Price: 14.00

Harrison (P.): Gledhill-Brook Time Recorder Co. Ltd. England. 1912 - 1964

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 £30.00 *

(Ref: SK1581 - Z1)
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Price: 30.00
Hesketh (D.): Penny-In-the-Slot Automata and the Working Model

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 *

(Ref: SN599)
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Price: 50.00
Hewitt (P.A.): Turret Clocks in Leicestershire and Rutland

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 £12.00 *

(Ref: SK1522 - BX17)
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Price: 12.00
James (H.): Patek Philippe Highlights

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 *

(Ref: SN4868)
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Price: 15.00
Kaltenbck (F.): Viennese Timepieces

Kaltenbck (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.

* Special purchase of all remaining stock! We are now able to sell this excellent book at £19.50 *

(Ref: N424)
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Price: 19.50
Macquoid (P.): A History of English Furniture (4 volumes)

Macquoid (P.): A History of English Furniture (4 volumes)
O/P. One of the classic works on English furniture covering the period 1500 to 1820, published in 4 volumes as follows:
The Age of Oak: 243 pages, 15 plates, 215 figs., 1919.
The Age of Walnut: 245 pages, 15 plates, 223 figs., 1919.
The Age of Mahogany: 271 pages, 15 plates, 253 figs., 1919.
The Age of Satinwood: 260 pages, 15 plates, 243 figs., 1919.
Generally a good copy, with minor damage to top of spine on two volumes, a few bumped corners and the red cloth now darkened with age. Bindings tight. [Heavy book - weighs 12.0 kg]

* Was £395.00, now on special offer at £225.00 *

** Automatic 10% discount at the checkout on this set of books. **

(Ref: SK1248 - E7)

Price: 225.00

Marozzi (D.) & Toselli (G.): Longines
O/P. 387 pages, illustrated in colour, 1990. A good, well illustrated, guide to Longines pocket watches and wristwatches; written with the cooperation of the Longines company. As you would expect the book starts with a history of the firm, details of calibres produced and a brief table of serial numbers with approximate dates when they were produced. Fine copy with fine dust jacket. [Text in Italian, French and English]

* Was £95.00, now on special offer at £60.00 *

(Ref: SK4521 - E4)

Price: 60.00

Mercer (A.):  Mercer Chronometers - History, Maintenance & Repair

Mercer (A.): Mercer Chronometers - History, Maintenance & Repair
O/P. 239 pages, 300 illustrations, 2003. A book about the history of the Mercer firm from the early days of watchmaking in Liverpool to the large scale manufacture of chronometers in Clerkenwell and St. Albans. The book includes information on historic chronometers serviced by Mercer together with details of Mercer and Kullberg serial numbering. The repair, maintenance and rating of chronometers is given special attention. Now out of print and in demand. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

* Was £220.00, now on special offer at £160.00 *

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(Ref: SK1662 - G3)
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Price: 160.00
Middleton (W.E.K.): A History of the Thermometer and Its Uses in Meteorology

Middleton (W.E.K.): A History of the Thermometer and Its Uses in Meteorology
NEW. 249 pages, figures, originally published in 1966 this is the recent paperback reprint. An interesting work on thermometers and thermometer scales and also a learned tome for weather buffs. Paperback.

* Was £25.00, nowon special offer at £15.00 *

(Ref: SN1801)

Price: 15.00

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)

Price: 10.00

Pryce (W.T.R.) & Davies (T.A.): Samuel Roberts Clock Maker

Pryce (W.T.R.) & Davies (T.A.): Samuel Roberts Clock Maker
O/P. 450 pages, 129 figs., 1985. The definitive work on Samuel Roberts, an eighteenth-century craftsman in the Welsh rural community of Llanfair Caereinion. Roberts produced about 600 clocks and his Account Book for the period 1755 - 1774 is reproduced as an appendix. A very good copy of an excellent book, with good dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SK777 - E6)
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Price: 10.00
Savoie (D.): Sundials - Design, Construction, and Use

Savoie (D.): Sundials - Design, Construction, and Use
NEW. 181 pages, illustrated, 2009. Originally published in French as Les cadrans solaires this is an excellent book on how to construct equatorial, horizontal, vertical, polar, horizontal analemmatic, and altitude sundials. The book also has a chapter on sundials in the tropics - a subject most books ignore. Card covers.

* Was £19.99, now on special offer at £15.00 *

(Ref: SN2531)
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Price: 15.00

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