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Andrews (H.C.): A Hertfordshire Worthy - John Briant Bell-Founder and Clockmaker 1749 - 1829

Andrews (H.C.): A Hertfordshire Worthy - John Briant Bell-Founder and Clockmaker 1749 - 1829
O/P. 95 pages, 11 plates, 1930. A biography of John Briant who worked in Hertford, together with a detailed list of his bells, turret clocks and longcase clocks. This is a very rare book. A good copy, the card covers a little worn, bruise to bottom of spine.

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(Ref: K1534 - G2)
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Price: 150.00
Andrewes (W.J.H.) (Editor): The Quest for Longitude

Andrewes (W.J.H.) (Editor): The Quest for Longitude
NEW. 437 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1998. This is a valuable, learned volume, being a record of the contributions to the Longitude Symposium held at Harvard University in 1993. The symposium was held to commemorate John Harrison's birth 300 years before, and is the best contribution to understanding Harrison and time keeping at sea since Quill's book, John Harrison, the Man who found Longitude, was published in 1966. As well as information about marine timekeepers by Harrison, Earnshaw, Mudge and Arnold the book covers Harrison's wooden and brass regulators. With dust jacket. (Ref: N8)
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Price: 49.95

Andrewes (W.J.H.) (Editor): The Quest for Longitude
O/P. 437 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1998. This is a valuable, learned volume, being a record of the contributions to the Longitude Symposium held at Harvard University in 1993. The symposium was held to commemorate John Harrison's birth 300 years before, and is the best contribution to understanding Harrison and time keeping at sea since Quill's book, John Harrison, the Man who found Longitude, was published in 1966. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1671 - X1)

Price: 40.00

Anon: CIC 1974 - 9th International Congress of Chronometry - Summaries of the Lectures
O/P. Circa 250 pages, 1974. Summaries of all the lectures to be given at the conference, each lecture title and summary printed in the English, French and German language. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4810 - C3)

Price: 5.00

Anon: Interchron No 1 1980
O/P. 120 pages, illustrated, 1980. The first (and possibly the only) publication of "Interchron" a joint bulletin for the English, French, German and Swiss horological associations: AHS, ANCAHA, DGC and Chronometrophilia. Also labelled ANCAHA Bulletin 29. Eight papers on clocks and watches. Good copy, card covers. [French and German language] (Ref: K4805 - M2)

Price: 5.00

Anon: La Misura del Tempo: dall'orologio solare all'orologio atomico
O/P. 98 pages, illustrated, 1988. A book with chapters charting the development of time measurement from the sundial to the atomic clock, followed by the catalogue of an exhibition at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica " leonardo da Vinci", Milan in 1988. A fine copy (small bookplate on ffep) with very good dust jacket. [Italian language] (Ref: K4960 - H7)

Price: 15.00

[Anon]: L'Art de la Bote Musique / The Art of the Musical Box
O/P. A 12-inch LP vinyl record (# 36461) published by Arion, Paris. The record contains 58 pieces of music recorded from disc, cylinder and other music boxes in the collection of the Conservatoire Autonome des Boîtes À Musique, Geneva. The text on the record sleeve is in French, with an English translation on a separate sheet. I have not played the record but am told that one side is scratched. An unusual item. (Ref: K1784 - H5)

Price: 10.00

Anon: Manor House Museum Bury St Edmunds
O/P. 28 pages, illus., 1997. An introductory guide to the Manor House Museum (now closed) in Bury St Edmunds, an eighteenth century mansion housing a collection of art and horology. The horological section was founded upon the Gershom Parkington Collection of fine clocks and watches - now housed at Moyse's Hall Museum in the same city. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1697 - BX4)

Price: 5.00

Anon: Rolex Submariner
O/P. 120 pages, illustrated, 2006. A book about the Rolex Submariner wristwatch, in its various forms, written in the Japanese language. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. [Japanese language] (Ref: K4944 - CR6)

Price: 5.00

Anon: "Saxonia" Nr. 8, November 1911
O/P. 16 pages, illustrated, 1911. "Saxonia" was a newsletter at the German watchmaking school, Glasshütte. This issue contains the half year report of the school's student association, but it is the nine pages of advertisements which are likely to be of more interest. A good copy, corners worn, paper covers now dust stained. [German language] (Ref: K4809 - BX9)

Price: 5.00

Anon: Schriften der Freunde Alter Uhren Heft XX
O/P. Volume 20, 280 pages, illustrated, 1981. The year book of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chronometrie containing many articles on clocks, watches and sundials. Good copy, card covers split at top of spine. [German language] (Ref: K4804 - N1)

Price: 8.00

[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory,. (HB)

[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory, .
NEW. 320 pages, facsimile edition, 1996. First published in 1861 this is a useful directory for many London trades including clock making and watchmaking. The directory also covers many trades (including clocks and watches) in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester as well as the watch and clock tool manufacturers' of Prescot, and the watch trades of Coventry. This facsimile reprint was limited to 500 copies and is a good reference source for clock and watch enthusiasts. A new, unused copy of the hardback edition with dust jacket. (Ref: N2874)

Price: 30.00
[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory, .(PB)

[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory, .
O/P. 320 pages, facsimile edition, 1996. First published in 1861 this is a useful directory for many London trades including clock making and watchmaking. The directory also covers many trades (including clocks and watches) in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester as well as the watch and clock tool manufacturers' of Prescot, and the watch trades of Coventry. This facsimile reprint was limited to 500 copies and is a good reference source for clock and watch enthusiasts. A new, unused copy of the card covers edition. (Ref: N3437)

Price: 17.50

[Anon]: The Mechanics' Magazine volume 42 January - June 1845
O/P. 428 pages, illustrated, 1845. A compendium of letters, articles, etc on a wealth of subjects. Of horological interest are a short letter about an Alexander Bain electric clock installed in a house, and 2 articles by B. L. Vulliamy on the construction and regulation of clocks at railway stations. A good copy for its age, pages a little browned. (Ref: K3496 - Q2)

Price: 15.00

Anon: The Story of the British Clock Tower in the Plaza Britanica, Retiro, Buenos Aires
O/P. 32 pages, illustrated, 1916. The clock tower and its clock were presented to the Argentine nation in commemoration of its first centenary, by the British residents in Argentina. The book is about the history of Argentina's independence and the building of and presentation of the tower. The clock, by Gillett & Johnson is hardly mentioned and not illustrated. A good copy, the card covers a bit worn and creased. (Ref: K4306 - BX6)

Price: 15.00

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1894

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1894
NEW. 168 pages, illustrated, a modern facsimile reprint. A useful guide to Ansonia clocks being sold in 1894 when the company had offices in New York, Chicago and London. The catalogue illustrates alarm clocks, carriage, mantel and table clocks, wall clocks and tallcase clocks as well as marble clocks, other clocks, bronzes and candelabra. Every item is priced, many under 10 US dollars! Card covers. (Ref: N721)

Price: 15.00
[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1906 - 1907

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Company Catalogue 1906 - 1907
NEW. 213 pages, a facsimile reprint published in 1988. A useful guide to Ansonia clocks being sold in 1906 when the company had offices in New York, Chicago and London. The catalogue illustrates alarm clocks, carriage, mantel and table clocks, wall clocks and tallcase clocks as well as marble clocks, other clocks, bronzes and candelabra. Every item is priced, many under 10 US dollars! Card covers. (Ref: N1422)

Price: 12.00

[Ansonia]: The Ansonia Clock Co. Crystal Regulators Catalogue 1905
O/P. 46 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1967. A reproduction of the Ansonia catalogue showing the wide range of crystal regulators made by the company in 1905. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2539 - BX2)

Price: 10.00

Antiquarian Horological Society: 300 Years of Fine English Clock & Watchmaking
O/P. 80 pages, illus., 1986. The catalogue of an interesting exhibition held at Prescot Museum, Lancashire, and organised by the Northern Section of the Antiquarian Horological Society. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K707 - E2)

Price: 10.00

A.H.S.: Antiquarian Horology

A.H.S.: Antiquarian Horology
O/P. The Antiquarian Horological society was founded in 1953 and has published a quarterly journal - Antiquarian Horology - ever since.

We have a large quantity of Antiquarian Horology in stock including complete volumes and odd issues. To see a complete list of what we have for sale go to our dedicated webpage.

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