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Last updated 1 January 2021

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Baillie (G.H.): Clocks and Watches, an Historical Bibliography Volume 1
O/P. 414 pages, reprinted 1978. A complete listing of horological publications, except those on dialling, prior to 1800. A very useful reference book for collectors and researchers. [Note: volume 2, on books post 1800, was planned but never issued.] A good copy.

* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: SK1779 - E6)

Price: 5.00

Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers

Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers
NEW. 61 pages, illustrated, 1996. A useful book about the clocks and clockmakers of this Dorset town written by a Beaminster resident. New, unused copies found in a box at the back of the store room. Card covers.

* Was £4.50, now on special offer at £2.00 *

(Ref: SN2819)

Price: 2.00

Berman (G.): An Essay on Church Clocks
S/H. 58 pages, illus., 1974. An account of the workings of early public clocks with specific reference to the 3-train clock at the Santa Cruz Hospital, Barcelona. A very good copy, card covers.

* Was £9.00, now on special offer at £4.00 *

(Ref: SK33 - BX13)

Price: 4.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches / Armbanduhren / Montres-bracelets
O/P. 512 pages, 2100 illustrations, 1999. The success of the wristwatch in the 20th century is told here through the story of 84 of the century's most prominent watch producers. Some of the makers included were famous in their day but have long been forgotten. With dust jacket. [Text in English, French and German]

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

(Ref: SK1568 - F4)

Price: 9.00

Chapuis (A.) (Editor):  L'Horlogerie Une Tradition Helvtique

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. A fine copy with fine dust jacket and original cardboard box. [French language]

* Was £50.00, now on special offer at £25.00 *

(Ref: SK69 - N2)

Price: 25.00
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

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

Heuer (P.) & Maurice (K.): European Pendulum Clocks
S/H. 334 pages, 730 plates, 1st English edition, 1988. A good pictorial review of English, French, Dutch, Swedish and German pendulum clocks for standing on the floor, placing on a table or hanging on the wall. A well illustrated book showing some fine clocks. A fine copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine).

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

(Ref: SK1152 - F1)

Price: 20.00

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.

* Was £25.00, now on special offer at £15.00 *

(Ref: SN424)
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Price: 15.00

Martin (C.): A Celebration of Cornish Sun Dials
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, 1994. A directory of sundials in Cornwall with location map and notes on the history and mathematics of dialling. Good copy card covers.

* Was £8.00, now on special offer at £4.00 *

(Ref: SK3588 - BX17)

Price: 4.00

McKenna (J.):  Watch & Clockmakers of Warwickshire (1436 - 1900)

McKenna (J.): Watch & Clockmakers of Warwickshire (1436 - 1900)
O/P. 59 pages, 9 illustrations, no date. A listing of Warwickshire makers, excluding Birmingham and Coventry. Very good copy, card covers.

* Was £5.00, now on special offer at £2.00 *

(Ref: SK1354 - F5)
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Price: 2.00
Midleton (A.) & Miles (R.H.): Working Time

Midleton (A.) & Miles (R.H.): Working Time
O/P. 18 pages, illustrated, 1994. The catalogue of an exhibition held at the Manor House Museum Bury St Edmunds, focussing on clocks used in the workplace in the 19th and 20th century. A fine copy, card covers.

* Was £5.00, now on special offer at £2.00 *

(Ref: SK2745 - F7)
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Price: 2.00

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 very good copy with very good dust jacket, both with 2 bruised corners.

* Was £20.00, now on special offer at £9.50 *

(Ref: SK1666 - Z2)

Price: 9.50

Plomp (R.): Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1637 - 1710

Plomp (R.): Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1637 - 1710
NEW. 251 pages, 134 clocks illustrated, 1979. A good book showing the early development of Dutch clocks including the exchange of designs between London and Amsterdam. The book includes a chart for dating Hague clocks. With dust jacket.

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

(Ref: SN246)
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Price: 30.00
Priestley (P.T.): Watch Case Makers of England: A History and Register of Gold and Silver Watch Case makers of England 1720-1920

Priestley (P.T.): Watch Case Makers of England: A History and Register of Gold and Silver Watch Case makers of England 1720-1920
NEW. 216 pages, 126 figures, 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. The book is long out of print, we have the last new copies available. Soft covers.

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

(Ref: SN923)
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Price: 20.00
Radage (D.), Meinen (W.) & Radage (L.): Charles Gretton - Clock & Watchmaking - Through the Golden Age

Radage (D.), Meinen (W.) & Radage (L.): Charles Gretton - Clock & Watchmaking - Through the Golden Age
NEW. xxv, 631 pages, illustrated, 2016. A high quality, lavishly illustrated, volume with much new research on the life of Charles Gretton, his family, his apprentices and his workshops, with chapters on longcase, spring-driven and lantern clocks as well as watches. The appendices include a summary of every known Gretton clock and watch with a description and image. With dust jacket.

* was £110.00 now on sale at special price of £75.00 *

(Ref: N4159)
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Price: 75.00
Seaby (W.A.): Clockmakers of Warwick and Leamington (to 1850)

Seaby (W.A.): Clockmakers of Warwick and Leamington (to 1850)
O/P. 64 pages, 9 figures, 1981. A useful contribution to knowledge about regional clockmakers. As well as the two towns in the title the book also covers the clockmakers of the nearby villages of Barford, Leek Wootton and Sherbourne. A very good copy, card covers.

* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.00 *

(Ref: SK467 - G5)
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Price: 7.00
Spittler (S.L.), Spittler (T.J.) & Bailey (C.H.): American Clockmakers and Watchmakers

Spittler (S.L.), Spittler (T.J.) & Bailey (C.H.): American Clockmakers and Watchmakers
NEW. 336 pages, 2000. A comprehensive and well researched publication listing the individuals and firms involved in making America's clocks and watches. This book is an essential research tool as the listing contains many names not previously included in any list of American makers.

* Was £25.00, now on special offer at £12.50 *

(Ref: SN621)

Price: 12.50
Tardy: La Pendule Franaise  - des origines a nos jours (3 volumes in 1)

Tardy: La Pendule Franaise - des origines a nos jours
O/P. 3 volumes, all now nicely bound as a single hardback volume, 498 pages, illustrated.
Volume 1: 2nd edition, 1961. Volume title: De L'Horloge Gothique à la Pendule Louis XV. French clocks from the early Gothic and Renaissance period to 1774, the end of Louis XV's reign.
Volume 2: 2nd edition, 1962. Volume title: Du Louis XVI à nos jours. French clocks from 1774 to the mid 20th century.
Volume 3: 2nd edition, 1964. Volume title: Les Provinces françaises Horloges et Pendules étrangers. French provincial clocks and clocks other European countries as well as China, Japan and America.
An essential book for collectors of French decorative clocks with lots of (mainly b&w) illustrations. Now nicely bound as one hardback volume, in green buckram, with original front card covers bound in. A very good copy, so much better for being properly bound. [French language]

* Was £250.00, now on special offer at £195.00 *

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(Ref: SK297 - E7)
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Price: 195.00
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. Was £19.50, now on special offer at £10.00 *


(Ref: SN2795)

Price: 10.00

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