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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, signed by authors, 1952. The first good book on barometers, still respected and now hard to find. A very 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

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

[Clockmakers' Company]: Catalogue of the Museum of the Clockmakers' Company of London, including the Nelthropp Collection
O/P. Catalogue of the Museum: 95 pages, 2nd edition, 1902; Catalogue of the Nelthropp Collection: 85 pages, 2nd edition, 1900. The collection of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers is now on display at the Science Museum, London. A good copy, front end papers marked. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and armorial to front cover. (Ref: W107)

Price: 40.00

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

Darwin (J.): The Triumphs of Big Ben
O/P. 188 pages, illustrated, 1986. The story of the famous clock at Westminster from its conception in 1836 to today. The mechanical disaster in 1976 due to metal fatigue, and the repair of the clock, is covered in great detail. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: W110)

Price: 10.00

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 a worn 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

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

Green (F.H.): Old English Clocks
O/P. 89 pages, 51 plates, number 55 of 100 copies, 1980. This reprint is almost as scarce as the 1931 original and illustrates some fine English clocks of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Original copies are very hard to find so buy a copy of the reprint while you can! A good copy. (Ref: W117)

Price: 45.00

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

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

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

Jagger (C.): Paul Philip Barraud - a study of a fine Chronometer Maker, and of his Relatives, Associates and Successors in the Family Business 1750 - 1929

Jagger (C.): Paul Philip Barraud - a study of a fine Chronometer Maker, and of his Relatives, Associates and Successors in the Family Business 1750 - 1929
O/P. 177 pages, 21 plates, 1968. An excellent book about the Barraud business with a useful listing of known chronometers, clocks, watches and their serial numbers, very useful when trying to date other examples. Barraud's are one of the most respected 19th century chronometer makers so this book is essential reading for enthusiasts. A very good copy of the hardback edition, with worn dust jacket. (Ref: W121)

Price: 55.00

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