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Abbott (H.G.): The American Watchmaker and Jeweler

Abbott (H.G.): The American Watchmaker and Jeweler
NEW. 354 pages, 288 figs., reprinted 1989. First published in 1893 this is an encyclopaedia for the horologist, jeweller, gold and silversmith containing hundreds of receipts and formulas with directions for using all the latest tools, attachments and devices for watchmakers and jewellers. These books are old stock - new unused copies with card covers (now a little wrinkled on the spine). (Ref: N1081)

Price: 19.00

Abbott (H.G.): The Watch Factories of America
O/P. 145 pages, 50 illustrations, no date. A reprint of a book first published in 1888 which claimed to be "a complete history of watchmaking in America from 1809 to 1888 inclusive, with sketches of the lives of celebrated American watchmakers and organisers". A hardback edition published in the 1970's (?). Very good copy, with bookplate. (Ref: K3233 - W1)

Price: 20.00

Abeler (J.): 5,000 Years of Time Measurement from the Collection at the Wuppertal Clock Museum
O/P. 8 pages, illus., no date, probably 1970's. Reprinted from International Nickel Magazine No. 32. (Ref: K3080 - BX14)

Price: 3.00

Abeler (J.): Die Gebrder Johann, Augustinerpatres und Uhrmacher
O/P. 11 pages, 2 figs., 8 pages of plates, 1974. Brother Nikolaus Alexius Johann (1753 - 1826), a member of the Augustinian order, was also a clockmaker and made several complex astronomical clocks. This paper reports on research by the Wuppertal Clock Museum into his life and work. Very good copy, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K4846 - BX16)

Price: 15.00

Abeler (J.): Ullstein Uhrenbuch: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Zeitmessung
O/P. 324 pages, 16 colour & 84 b&w plates, 1975. A cultural history of European timekeeping illustrating and dating many fine clocks with brief biographies of their makers. A very good copy (with presentation inscription signed by author) with fair dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K3118 - CR1)

Price: 9.00

Abeler (J.): Zeit-Zeichen - Die tragbare Uhr von Henlein bis heute
O/P. 212 pages, illustrated, 3rd edition, 1989. A small well illustrated book showing portable timepieces from the time of Henlein to today. A good copy, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K3512 - X1)

Price: 7.00

Abell (S.G.), Leggat (J.) & Ogden (W.G.): A Bibliography of the Art of Turning & Lathe and Machine Tool History
O/P. 89 pages, 2nd edition, 1956. A bibliography of 338 books on the subject. A good copy.
(Ref: K4169 - F7)

Price: 30.00

Abell (S.G.), Leggat (J.) & Ogden (W.G.): A Bibliography of the Art of Turning & Lathe and Machine Tool History
O/P. 74 pages, 2nd edition, 1970. A bibliography of 338 books on the subject. A good copy. (Ref: K2628 - F7)

Price: 40.00

Adams (G.): Essays on the Microscope; Containing a Practical Description of the Most Improved Microscopes: A General History of Insects.......
O/P. xxiii, 134 pages, 9 folding plates, facsimile reprint, no date. A low cost facsimile of the first 4 chapters of the 1787 edition of this famous work by George Adams; the chapters contain all the information about microscopes and how to use them. A good copy, stapled pages, card covers. (Ref: K4676 - F2)

Price: 15.00

Agius (P.): Ackermann's Regency Furniture & Interiors

Agius (P.): Ackermann's Regency Furniture & Interiors
O/P. 200 pages, 188 plates, 1984. Descriptions and plates reproduced from Rudolph Ackermann's celebrated journal The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashion and Politics published from 1809 to 1828. These plates provide a visual record of Regency taste and design. A fine copy with excellent dust jacket (a little faded on the spine).

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(Ref: K2033 - A3)

Price: 145.00
Airy (G.B.): Plan of the Buildings and Grounds of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, with Explanation and History; ..

Airy (G.B.): Plan of the Buildings and Grounds of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, with Explanation and History; ..
O/P. 8 pages, 1 folding plan, 1847. This offprint was produced in 1847, extracted from the Introduction to the Greenwich Observations, 1845. An historically interesting article showing the uses of the observatory rooms and grounds in Airy's time with notes on changes and additions since Flamsteed's appointment as first Astronomer Royal. A very good copy, unbound, no covers; now in a smart purpose-made folder. (Ref: K4927 - E1)
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Price: 95.00

Aked (C.K.): A Conspectus of Electrical Timekeeping
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 1977. This book consists of 6 articles originally published in Antiquarian Horology together with a two-page bibliography on electrical timekeeping. The articles cover Murday's electrically driven balance wheel clock, Alexander Bain, the first electric clock, early batteries, electricity and magnetism, and an early electrical turret clock. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K476 - BX12)

Price: 30.00

Aked (C.K.): A New Opusculum of Dialling References
O/P. 186 pages, 1997. A bibliography, with over 3,200 references, to books and articles on dialling listed alphabetically by author. Many of the entries have useful short notes about the author or the content. A fine copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K4386 - N2)

Price: 20.00

Aked (C.K.): A Perpetual Almanack
O/P. 10 pages, 3 figs., 1994. A perpetual almanack for the period 1703 - 1732, devised by John Carte, London and known from an engraved print. A related print by Samuel Watson is also described. A fine copy, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology, unbound. (2 copies, 0.1 kg) BX11
(Ref: K4389 - BX11)

Price: 4.00

Aked (C.K.): Complete List of English Horological Patents up to 1853
O/P. 33 pages, 1975. The earliest patent listed was granted to the Marquis of Worcester in 1662 for Making a watch or clock to go for several weeks without spring, chain, or other method of winding up,... A very good copy. (Ref: K1956 - S1)

Price: 15.00

Aked (C.K.): Dialling References in Antiquarian Horology December 1953 - December 1989
O/P. 19 pages, 1990. A list of articles and references to dials and dialling, each with a brief synopsis. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2362 - BX13)

Price: 10.00

Aked (C.K.): Electricity, Magnetism and Clocks
O/P. 18 pages, 19 figs., 1971. A useful introduction to electrical horology, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology. Good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K3420 - BX9)

Price: 12.00

Aked (C.K.): Electrifying Time
O/P. 105 pages, 35 plates, signed by author, 1976. The catalogue of an important exhibition held at the London Science Museum in 1977 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Alexander Bain on 2 January 1877. Over 25 years later this catalogue is still a useful reference work. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K477 - C2)

Price: 25.00

Aked (C.K.): Horological Dialogues by J. S., Clockmaker 1675
O/P. 66 pages, 1986. Horological Dialogues by John Smith is important as it was the first book on clocks and watches in the English language. This edition has been transcribed for the modern reader, with bibliographical notes and comments, making this classic work easier to understand. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1255 - J1)

Price: 25.00

Aked (J.R.): Orbis Sensualium Pictus
O/P. [5 pages], 7 figs, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, 1976. Orbis Sensualium Pictus, an educational book for children, was written in 1658 by John Commenius and translated into English the following year. This paper explores the dialling content. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K3553 - BX11)

Price: 4.00

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