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Last updated 1 August 2020

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Our special book offers for August 2020:

Allix (C.): Carriage Clocks, Their History & Development
O/P. 484 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1974. The best book about the history and manufacture of carriage clocks from around the world. This book is essential for understanding carriage clocks and their development. A very good copy, bookplate on ffep, no dust jacket.

* Was £50.00, now on special offer at £30.00 *

(Ref: SK7 - E1)

Price: 30.00

BHI:  Principles and Explanations of Timekeepers by Harrison, Arnold and Earnshaw

BHI: Principles and Explanations of Timekeepers by Harrison, Arnold and Earnshaw
O/P. An introduction to and facsimile reprint of papers published by the Commissioners of Longitude about Harrison's, Arnold's and Earnshaw's chronometers in 1767, 1805 and 1806. The cloth/marbled boards edition published in 1984, the British Horological Institute's 125th anniversary year. A fine copy, bookplate inside front cover.

* Was £150.00, now on special offer at £85.00 *

(Ref: SK436 - F6)
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Price: 85.00

Burton (S.H.): The Watch Collection of Stanley H. Burton
O/P. 456 pages, illustrated, 1981. The book describes and illustrates 900 complete pocket watches (70 in colour) as well as about 600 watch movements. A useful book for the serious student of pocket watches. A very good copy, with very good dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SK979 - E2)

Price: 20.00

Cescinsky (H.) & Webster (M.R.): English Domestic Clocks
O/P. 354 pages, 407 figs., reprinted 1969. The classic work on English clocks, no enthusiast should be without a copy as most of the book is still relevant and of use today. A good copy with dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SK1017 - E4)

Price: 10.00

Clutton (C.) & Daniels (G.): Clocks & Watches in the Collection of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
O/P. 123 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1980. This is the most recent catalogue of the Clockmakers Company's collection and a useful reference book. The collection, now housed in the Science Museum, London, is open to the public and well worth a visit. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SK465 - E1)

Price: 15.00

Darken (J.) (editor): The Passage of Time - an Exhibition of Timekeeping Through the Ages
O/P. 41 pages, illustrated, 1999. The catalogue of an exhibition held in London in November 1999. Many of the clocks were on loan from private collections so the illustrations are not available elsewhere. Very good copy, card covers.

* Was £5.00, now on special offer at £1.00 *

(Ref: SK495 - BX3)

Price: 1.00

Garca-Diego (J.A.): Juanelo Turriano Charles V's Clockmaker - the Man and his Legend
O/P. 165 pages, illustrated, 1986. A limited edition of 1000 copies. Turriano, who is better known in Italy and Spain than he is elsewhere, was born about 1510 and trained as a clockmaker in Lombardy. He made several astronomical clocks, automata and planetariums but is also famous for his work as an engineer on hydraulic projects. A very good copy of the card covers edition.

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

(Ref: SK1316 - M2)

Price: 7.50

Howse (D.) & Hutchinson (B.): The Clocks and Watches of Captain James Cook 1769 - 1969
O/P. 64 pages, illus., 1969. A reprint of 4 articles originally published in Antiquarian Horology. A detailed review of Cook's pendulum clocks and marine timekeepers, their use by Cook and their subsequent histories. Cook's accurate navigation is because of the clocks and chronometers he carried, including 'K1' by Larcum Kendall. Card covers.

* Was £9.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: SK906 - R1)

Price: 5.00

Jagger (C.): The Artistry of the English Watch
O/P. 160 pages, 93 plates, 1988. A detailed well illustrated study of the design and decoration of English watchcases and movements from about 1600 to the Victorian era. With chapters on materials and techniques. Very good copy with good dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SK167 - H1)

Price: 10.00

Loomes (B.): Westmorland Clocks and Clockmakers
O/P. 120 pages, 8 plates, 1974. A useful book on this county with a list of Westmorland clockmakers. Good copy with good dust jacket, the latter faded on the spine a usual.

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

(Ref: SK199 - D1)

Price: 10.00

Mortensen (O.): Jens Olsen's Clock
O/P. 156 pages, well illustrated, 1957. A detailed description of a complex astronomical clock made betweeen 1944 and 1955. If you are in Copenhagen go and see it, it's in the Town Hall. A good copy, the dust jacket also good but with light wear to edges.

* Was £14.00, now on special offer at £7.00 *

(Ref: SK365 - F4)

Price: 7.00

Muse International D'Horlogerie: Chronatome de LHorlogerie Electrique a LElectronique
O/P. 56 pages, illus., 1978. A history of the growth of the electric and electronic watch and clock industry in Switzerland. Very good copy. Card covers. [French language]

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

(Ref: SK3096 - BX15)

Price: 7.50

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)

Price: 10.00

NAWCC: Bulletin - volume 24 (1982)
O/P. A complete year of 6 issues for 1982, (volume 24, Bulletins 216 - 221). The December issue was in 2 parts, the first part is a lengthy article on the Jerome company by Snowdon Taylor. The article title is The Noble Jerome Patent 30-hr Brass Weight Movement, and Related Movements. Unbound, card covers, as issued. Good condition, worn to spines.

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

(Ref: SJ1431)

Price: 10.00

Parker (P.): Clockmaking in the Vale of Clwyd
O/P. 78 pages, 41 figs., 1993. A detailed account of clock and watch making in The Vale of Clwyd, an area in North Wales which includes Denbigh, Henllan, Llanrhaedr, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, Ruthin and St. Asaph. The appendix has a list of clock and watch makers in the area. A good copy, inscription on title page, card covers.

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

(Ref: SK2400 - C2)

Price: 7.50

Quill (H.): John Harrison, Copley Medallist and the 20,000 Longitude prize
O/P. 26 pages, 21 figs., 1976. Published in commemoration of the bicentenary of the death of John Harrison, 24th March 1776. An interesting review of the life of the famous chronometer pioneer and the longitude prize. A very good copy, card covers a little faded.

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

(Ref: SK248 - BX2)

Price: 9.00

Symonds (R.W.): A Book of English Clocks
O/P. 80 pages, 64 plates, 2nd edition, 1950. A small boook from the King Penguin series, under-rated but interesting and worth having on the bookshelf. A good copy.

* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: SK290 - E5)

Price: 5.00

Walker (J.E.S.): Hull and East Riding Clocks
O/P. 96 pages, illus., 1982. This exhibition catalogue includes a directory of makers for Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire before 1900. Good copy, card covers.

* Was £12.00, now on special offer at £6.00 *

(Ref: SK318 - D2)

Price: 6.00

Wolfendale (A.): Harrison in the Abbey
O/P. 78 pages, illustrated, 2006. A book published in honour of John Harrison on the occasion of the unveiling of his memorial in Westminster Abbey, London on 24 March 2006. The book contains articles on John Harrison, his work and its significance, as well as articles on the Abbey, the memorial itself, and the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. A fine copy, card covers.

* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: SK3586 - J1)

Price: 5.00

Woodford (N. & D.): The Thristle Clockmakers of Somerset 1765 - 1899 including James Cole of Stowey, John Millard of Stogursey and the Dial Makers Pyke of Bridgewater and Cox of Taunton

Woodford (N. & D.): The Thristle Clockmakers of Somerset 1765 - 1899 including James Cole of Stowey, John Millard of Stogursey and the Dial Makers Pyke of Bridgewater and Cox of Taunton
NEW. 448 pages plus addendum sheet, illustrated, limited edition of 300 copies. 2012. An excellent book about the life and work of 4 generations of the Thristle family who made longcase clocks in several Somerset villages. The Thristles used painted dials by Pyke and Cox. The book also includes new information about James 'Conjuror' Cole of Nether Stowey who made 3 year-going longcase clocks and was father of the famous London clockmakers Thomas Cole and James Ferguson Cole. This book sets a new standard for authors who self publish: good original research, well illustrated in colour, good page layouts, printed on high quality paper, hardback with dust jacket - a delightful book to own.

* Special Purchase. We are now able to sell this book at £19.50 *
* Old price was £85.00 *

(Ref: N2795)

Price: 19.50

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