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Banfield (E.): The Banfield Family Collection of Barometers

Banfield (E.): The Banfield Family Collection of Barometers
NEW. 9 pages of text, 313 photographs, 14 pages of descriptions. A well illustrated survey of a large collection of barometers and barographs of all types. Each item is described and an estimate of date given. Card covers. (Ref: N426)

Price: 6.95
Banfield (E.): The Italian Influence on English Barometers from 1780

Banfield (E.): The Italian Influence on English Barometers from 1780
NEW. 160 pages, 193 illustrations, 1993. A detailed investigation on the origins and background of the early Italian migrant barometer makers, with chapters on important makers including Negretti & Zambra. Soft covers. (Ref: N427)

Price: 7.95

Banfield (E.): The Italian Influence on English Barometers from 1780
S/H. 160 pages, 193 illustrations, 1993. A detailed investigation on the origins and background of the early Italian migrant barometer makers, with chapters on important makers including Negretti & Zambra. A good copy, card covers faded to spine. (Ref: K5237 - B1)

Price: 5.00

Barder (R.C.R.): English Country Grandfather Clocks - the Brass Dial Longcase
O/P. 223 pages, 125 plates, signed by author, 1983. A useful book for longcase clock enthusiasts and a good guide to dating a clock from the style of the dial and case. Fine copy (owners name on front endpaper) with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1009 - E3)

Price: 25.00

Barder (R.C.R.): The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714 - 1830

Barder (R.C.R.): The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714 - 1830
O/P. 233 pages, 33 colour plates and numerous b&w illustrations, 1993. This is the standard reference work on bracket clocks and an essential part of the library for every collector and enthusiast. Now out of print and hard to find. A fine copy (small bookplate on front end paper) with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K1402 - E4)

Price: 135.00
Barnes (N.) & Ilmonen (K.): Clock Cases - A Practical Guide to their Construction, Restoration and Conservation

Barnes (N.) & Ilmonen (K.): Clock Cases - A Practical Guide to their Construction, Restoration and Conservation
NEW. 207 pages, 500 colour illustrations, 2015. A good book for all enthusiasts who are serious about sensitive and sympathetic clock case restoration. The book focuses on wooden cases but also has chapters on stone (marble, slate, limestone) and metal (brass, iron, zinc alloys) cases. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3875)

Price: 25.00
Barnes (N.) & Jordan (A.): Maintaining Longcase Clocks: An Owner's Guide to Maintenance, Restoration and Conservation

Barnes (N.) & Jordan (A.): Maintaining Longcase Clocks: An Owner's Guide to Maintenance, Restoration and Conservation
NEW. 192 pages, 300 illustrations, 2023. A short introduction to longcase clocks and how to date them followed by chapters on maintenance and repair. The restoration section includes chapters on simple and more difficult procedures for movements and for cases. Paperback edition. (Ref: N3474)

Price: 25.00
[Barraud & Lunds]: Illustrated Price List

[Barraud & Lunds]: Illustrated Price List
NEW. 34 pages, illustrated, limited edition of 500 copies, 1997. A reprint of a price list originally issued circa 1895 by this firm famous for its watches and chronometers. The catalogue includes early ladies' wristwatches as well as pocket watches and bracket clocks. (Ref: N5165)

Price: 15.00

[Barraud & Lunds]: Illustrated Price List
O/P. 34 pages, illustrated, limited edition of 500 copies, 1997. A reprint of a price list originally issued circa 1895 by this firm famous for its watches and chronometers. The catalogue includes early ladies' wristwatches as well as pocket watches and bracket clocks. A fine copy. Card covers. (Ref: K1543 - BX10)

Price: 12.00

Barrow (C.): The English Fusee Lever Pocket Watch - Its History, Development, Service and Repair

Barrow (C.): The English Fusee Lever Pocket Watch - Its History, Development, Service and Repair
NEW. 160 pages, 190 photographs, 2019. A brief history of the development of the English fusee lever watch followed by a step-by-step manual covering the dismantling, cleaning, repair and reassembly of a variety of English fusee lever movements made during the nineteenth century. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4894)

Price: 18.99
Barter (A.): The Watch - A Twentieth-Century Style History

Barter (A.): The Watch - A Twentieth-Century Style History
NEW. 336 pages, 400 colour illustrations, reprinted 2021. Decade by decade, this new book charts the era's stylistic and design highlights and examines the development of specific genres of watches. The early rise of the wristwatch led to a golden age of watch production which was followed by the electronic watch and latterly the renaissance of the mechanical watch again. The major technological and design advances are all included. (Ref: N4881)

Price: 45.00

Bassermann-Jordan (B.): The Book of Old Clocks and Watches
O/P. 522 pages, over 400 illus., 1st English edition, 1964. A good book being a detailed survey, description and information about many different types of clock from around the world. This book is well worth reading. A very good copy without dust jacket. (Ref: K26 - R1)

Price: 25.00

Bassermann-Jordan (B.): Uhren
O/P. 174 pages, illus., 1920. This is one of the earliest German clock books for enthusiasts and collectors, and the origin of the later version eventually translated into English. A clean copy, re-backed using original boards, board corners very worn. [German language] (Ref: K3169 - Z1)

Price: 18.00

Bates (K.): Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham
O/P. 303 pages, 126 plates, signed by author, number 446 of 1000 copies, 1980. A useful reference book on the clockmakers of these two English counties. A scarce book, very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: KW1578 - S3)

Price: 40.00

Battison (E.A.) & Kane (P.E.): The American Clock 1725 - 1865
O/P. 207 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1973. A well illustrated description of 48 American and two European clocks in the collections at Yale University. A good book which is now hard to find. A very good copy with good dust jacket (one small tear). (Ref: K1385 - S2)

Price: 30.00

Baume & Co.: A Hundred Years of Time - The Story of Baume and Company Watchmakers
O/P. 28 pages, illus., [ 1949 ]. A history of the Baume watch company, founded in Les Bois, Switzerland in 1834. A London retail business was started in 1844 and the firm sold Baume watches as well as being agent for Longines and other Swiss makers. Very good copy, covers lightly marked. (Ref: K1059 - BX18)

Price: 25.00

Becker (K.-E.) & Kffner (H.): Uhren
O/P. 184 pages, illustrated, 1978. A German equivalent of the British 'Miller's Guide', this is a pictorial survey of a wide range of clocks with their approximate values. [German language] (Ref: K2736 - R2)

Price: 5.00

Bedini (S.A.): Galileo Galilei and Time Measurement - A Re-examination of Pertinent Documents
O/P. 21 pages, 5 figs., 1963. A reassessment of the evidence for Galileo's possible invention of the pendulum clock. An offprint from a European journal. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4852 - BX16)

Price: 20.00

Bedini (S.A.): The Trail of Time - Time measurement with incense in East Asia

Bedini (S.A.): The Trail of Time - Time measurement with incense in East Asia
O/P. 342 pages, 132 illustrations, 1994. An excellent book on incense timekeepers and the role they played in early Chinese and Japanese social and technological history. A useful book for museum curators and collectors of these exotic devices - incense seals, incense clocks and dragon boat alarms. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4532 - H3)

Price: 75.00

Bedini (S.A.) & Maddison (F.R.): Mechanical Universe: The Astrarium of Giovanni De' Dondi
O/P. 69 pages, 53 illus., 1966. This is a well known study of this famous astronomical clock. Originally published in the transactions of the American Philosophical Society, this is a special edition produced for the Smithsonian Institution. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4750 - H4)

Price: 20.00


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