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Baillie (G.H.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World

Baillie (G.H.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World
O/P. 416 pages, 1st edition, 1929. A good copy of the first edition of this well-known book, part of the Connoisseurs Library series, the red cloth binding with gilt lettering and tooling to the spine and blind tooling to the front cover. The book is very clean internally with slight staining to the bottom edge of the boards due to water damage. (Ref: KW728 - A1)

Price: 65.00

Baillie (G.H.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World
O/P. 388 pages, 3rd edition, reprinted 1974. This and volume 2 are indispensable for their listings of makers and their working dates. Good copy with good dust jacket. (See under Loomes for the new combined 21st century edition). (Ref: K1007 - G5)

Price: 10.00

Baillie (G.H.), Lloyd (H.A.) & Ward (F.A.B.): The Planetarium of Giovanni De Dondi

Baillie (G.H.), Lloyd (H.A.) & Ward (F.A.B.): The Planetarium of Giovanni De Dondi
O/P. 156 pages, 180 figures, 1974. A translation of early manuscripts describing in detail the planetarium designed and constructed by De Dondi between 1348 and 1364. A very good copy very good dust jacket. (Ref: K729 - H1)

Price: 30.00

Baillod (G.): Die Geschichte der Zeitmessung
O/P. 156 pages, illustrated 1979. A well-illustrated book, The History of Timekeeping, showing some fine watches, and charting the developments in measuring time from the ancient Egyptian water clock to the atomic clock. Good copy with good dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K5141 - A2)

Price: 10.00

Baillod (G.): La Mesure du Temps
O/P. 156 pages, illustrated 1979. A well-illustrated book, showing some fine watches, and charting the developments in measuring time from the ancient Egypian water clock to the atomic clock. Good copy with good dust jacket. [French language] (Ref: K18 - T2)

Price: 20.00

Baily (F.): An Account of the Rev.d John Flamsteed, The First Astromomer Royal:...
O/P. 364 pages + 92 page supplement and index, facsimile reprint 1966. A biography of John Flamsteed originally published by The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty in 1835 and, the supplement, 1837; the Flamsteed star catalogue is not included in this reprint. The work includes Flamsteed's History of his own Life followed by a large amount of correspondence with Isaac Newton, Sir Jonas Moore, Abraham Sharp, Sir Christopher Wren, Edmond Halley and others. Flamsteed's History and his letters include references to Robert Hooke and Thomas Tompion about instruments and clocks respectively. A very good copy internally but cloth worn to corners and covers a little marked. (Ref: K5176 - S2)

Price: 25.00

Baker (G.L.): Seven Tales of the Pendulum

Baker (G.L.): Seven Tales of the Pendulum
NEW. 227 pages, illustrated, 2011. This book is an accessible description of the science of the pendulum and related historical and cultural matters. Written for the non-technical reader this book is based on the author's previous book The Pendulum - A Case Study in Physics. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2492)

Price: 25.00

Baker (P.H.J.): Early Lancashire Watch Fusee Engines
S/H. [24 pages], 35 figs., 1994. An important paper, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology, on 18th century fusee engines including those by John Wyke of Liverpool. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4082 - BX14)

Price: 3.00

Balfour (M.): The Classic Watch
O/P. 192 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1989. An illustrated guide to the great watches and their makers from the first wristwatch to the present day. A large format hardback, good copy with dust jacket (the latter with some loss). (Ref: K2441 - Q3)

Price: 12.00

Ball (M.): Bringing the Work On 1675 to 1680

Ball (M.): Bringing the Work On 1675 to 1680
O/P. 126 pages, illustrated, number 49 of a limited edition of 50 copies, 1999. A re-appraisal, based on contemporary evidence, on the part played by Robert Hooke and Thomas Tompion in the development of the English balance spring for watches. The book includes horological references in Hooke's diaries of the period and William Derham's account published in 1696. A fine copy in the original quarter leather binding (leather spine and marbled paper covered boards).

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(Ref: K2870 - F4)

Price: 160.00

Ball (M.): Masters of the Clockmakers Company and their Apprentices 1632 - 1850
O/P. About 280 pages, 1983. Computer generated lists of Masters & their Apprentices, and Apprentices & their Masters. A very rare publication as the majority printed were seized by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers as the author used the Company's records to produce the book but did not have their permission to publish. A fine copy.

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(Ref: KW5210 - C2)

Price: 125.00

Balvay (L.C.): Evolution de L'Horlogerie - du cadran solaire l'horloge atomique
O/P. 125 pages, 7 colour and 21 b&w plates, 64 figs., 1968. A history of timekeeping from the sundial to the atomic clock, with a good section on electric clocks. Good copy with dust jacket. [French language] (Ref: K3339 - X1)

Price: 27.00

Banfield (E.): Antique Barometers: An Illustrated Survey

Banfield (E.): Antique Barometers: An Illustrated Survey
NEW. 149 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 2008. An enlarged edition which is a comprehensive introduction to the English domestic barometer. Card covers. (Ref: N19)

Price: 9.95

Banfield (E.): Antique Barometers: An Illustrated Survey
O/P. 119 pages, 118 illus., 1st edition, reprinted 1983. A popular, and good, introduction to English domestic barometers and barographs. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K1008 - F5)

Price: 5.00

Banfield (E.): Barometer Makers and Retailers 1660 - 1900

Banfield (E.): Barometer Makers and Retailers 1660 - 1900
NEW. 246 pages, a few illustrations, 2000. A very useful listing of barometer makers and reailers. Also useful for dating Victorian clocks and scientific instruments sold by the same retailers after 1850. Soft covers. (Ref: N20)

Price: 9.95
Banfield (E.): Barometers - Aneroid and Barographs

Banfield (E.): Barometers - Aneroid and Barographs
NEW. 151 pages, 130 illus., reprinted 1996. The history of domestic, marine and mountain barometers, barographs, storm glasses, and weather houses. With dust jacket. (Ref: N21)

Price: 11.95
Banfield (E.): Barometers - Stick or Cistern Tube

Banfield (E.): Barometers - Stick or Cistern Tube
NEW. 246 pages, 296 illus. First published 1985, reprinted 1996. The history and development of the stick barometer including domestic marine, station, Fitzroy and angle barometers. With dust jacket.

* This book is now out of print, this is my last copy * (Ref: N22)

Price: 14.95

Banfield (E.): Barometers - Stick or Cistern Tube
O/P. 246 pages, 296 illus., 1985. The history and development of the stick barometer including domestic, marine, station, Fitzroy and angle barometers. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: KW1087 - Q2)

Price: 8.00

Banfield (E.): Barometers - Wheel or Banjo

Banfield (E.): Barometers - Wheel or Banjo
NEW. 150 pages, 165 illustrations, 1985 reprinted 1999. The history and development of wheel barometers from 1663 to about 1900. With dust jacket. (Ref: N23)

Price: 11.95

Banfield (E.): Barometers - Wheel or Banjo
S/H. 150 pages, 165 illustrations, 1985. The history & development of wheel barometers from 1663 to about 1900. Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K881 - P2)

Price: 8.00


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