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The following books were added to our booklist in March 2021:

Britten (F.J.): On the Springing and Adjusting of Watches
O/P. 152 pages, 75 illus., 1898. One of Britten's lesser know works, this is a detailed description of the balance spring and the compensation balance with directions for applying the spring and adjusting for isochronism and temperature. A good copy for its age, inner hinges a little loose, cloth a little marked. (Ref: K1596 - X2)

Price: 15.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches / Armbanduhren / Montres-bracelets
O/P. 400 pages, well illustrated, 2014. The success of the wristwatch in the 20th century is told here through the story of 81 of the century's most prominent watch producers. Some of the makers included were famous in their day but have long been forgotten. This is a special edition of the book with the same title, by the same authors published in 1999, much of the text is the same but there are some revisions and updates. A fine copy. [Text in English, French and German] (Ref: K5086 - N3)

Price: 25.00

Cave-Browne-Cave (B.W.): Jonas Barber Clockmaker of Winster
O/P. 269 pages, 10-page index, 1979. A very detailed account about the Barber family and the clocks they made. The Barbers numbered their clocks hence this is a useful guide to the progression of styles. The book also covers the Philipson family who continued the Barber numbering system. A very good copy of the soft cover edition. (Ref: K1016 - H2)

Price: 25.00

Daniels (G.): The Art of Breguet

Daniels (G.): The Art of Breguet
New. 394 pages, well illustrated with 427 b&w illustrations and 12 colour plates, reprinted with a foreword by Emmanuel Breguet, 2021. Long out of print, this much needed reprint makes Daniels' standard reference work, about the life and work of Abraham Louis Breguet and his successors, available to a new generation of enthusiasts and collectors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5084)
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Price: 95.00

Dawson (P.G.): The Iden Clock Collection
O/P. 283 pages, illustrated, 1987. This book about the famous Iden collection of early English clocks was limited to 1000 copies and is now scarce. Each of the 127 clocks and barometers is well illustrated and described. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K95 - H2)

Price: 50.00

De Carle (D.): The Watchmaker's Lathe and how to use it
O/P. 154 pages, 229 figures, 1st edition, 1952. This book is the standard work on the subject and is a comprehensive survey of lathes and lathe accessories worldwide. The first edition has 16 pages of advertisements at the front which make it more interesting. A good copy, with very poor dust jacket. (Ref: K1123 - X2)

Price: 10.00

Evans (J.): Thomas Tompion at the Dial and Three Crowns
O/P. 130 pages, 110 illustrations many in colour, 2006. The book includes a concise checklist of the clocks, watches and instruments from the Tompion workshops, including the work of George Graham and other makers who were also apprenticed to Tompion. The book is the result of over 25 years work recording, researching and documenting the life, times and work of one of the world's most famous clockmakers. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2526 - E4)

Price: 75.00

Jones (T.): Splitting the Second - The Story of Atomic Time
O/P. 199 pages illus., 2000. An interesting and comprehensible book which explains modern timekeeping including the difference between astronomers' time, physicists' time and atomic time. The book also explains the difference between GMT and UTC, leap seconds, and more. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2983 - P1)

Price: 18.00

Matthey (J.P.): Le Pendulier Neuchtelois
O/P. 60 pages, 29 figs., [ 1946 ]. A book on the movements of Neuchâtel clocks with details of escapements and striking mechanisms, both of use to restorers. A very good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2852 - H2)

Price: 20.00

Mercer (V.): A Supplement to Edward John Dent and his Successors
O/P. Pages 831 - 893, plates 155 - 176, 1983. The supplement to Mercer's excellent work on E. J. Dent and his successors. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2498 - E2)

Price: 50.00

Robey (J.): Gothic Clocks to Lantern Clocks - Short Duration Clocks & Rural Clocks 1480 - 1800

Robey (J.): Gothic Clocks to Lantern Clocks - Short Duration Clocks & Rural Clocks 1480 - 1800
NEW. 360 pages, over 1,700 colour illustrations, 2021. An excellent new book on a neglected subject, charting the development of early domestic clocks in central Europe, Italy, France and the Low Countries, Sweden and England; and their continuation in rural areas as short duration clocks, some with iron frames, others of brass. The book has a wealth of illustrations showing the mechanical and constructional details of the clocks as well as dials and movements. The six appendices include a translation of an Italian treatise on clocks (published in 1665), and details of English lantern clocks with an original balance. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5085)
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Price: 65.00

Wilding (J.): How to Make a Weight Driven 8 Day Wall Clock
O/P. 64 pages, 122 figs., 6th edition, 1988. Designs and constructional information to make movement, dial and case for a hooded wall timepiece. A very good copy, covers a little marked, card covers. (Ref: K1057 - E2)

Price: 15.00

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