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Last updated 1 January 2021

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The following books have been added to our booklist in January 2021:


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Arnaldi (M.): The Ancient Sundials of Ireland
O/P. 78 pages, 38 figs., 2000. A detailed survey of the dials in Ireland from the 6th to 16th centuries, with a study of their design and notes on the monastic rules which required the use of a sundial. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3582 - G5)

Price: 10.00

Brown (C.) & Brown (M.): The Clockmakers of Llanrwst
O/P. 277 pages, 11 colour plates and 197 figures, the original hardback edition, 1993. This excellent book, about pre-industrial clockmaking in a Welsh market town, is primarily about the life and work of John and Watkin Owen who made clocks in Llanrwst between about 1745 and 1809. There is a wealth of information about the clock movements and the very identifiable Llanrwst clock cases. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K2091 - CR10)

Price: 45.00

Capriglia (Guiseppe Da): Misura del Tempo, cio, Trattato d'Horologij
O/P. 72 pages, illustrated, facsimile reprint, 2015. This work, originally published in 1665 and written by a Capuchin monk, is the earliest treatise on clocks and describes turret and house clocks. A low cost facsimile, good copy, card covers. [Italian language] (Ref: K5072 - BX9)

Price: 15.00

Cloutman (E.W.): English & Scottish Musical Clocks
O/P. 58 pages, 2000. Contemporary scores from longcase and bracket clocks to aid dating and restoration. The book includes scores, which will be of help in identifying tunes on other clocks. A useful book for the enthusiast and restorer. Fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K77 - CR12)

Price: 65.00

Cole (T.W.): Origin and Use of Church Scratch-Dials
O/P. 16 pages, 2001. A facsimile reprint of a booklet first published in 1935, giving an interesting account of these dials which are often found on British churches. The book gives the locations of over 1300 scratch dials and includes a description of the medieval time system and an explanation of the various lines that have survived on the dials. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4272 - BX10)

Price: 8.00

Darken (J.) (editor): Horological Masterworks - English Seventeenth-Century Clocks from Private Collections
O/P. 251 pages, profusely illustrated in colour, 2003. This is the high quality catalogue, with excellent photographs, of an exhibition of 53 fabulous clocks held in Oxford to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Antiquarian Horological Society. The catalogue fully describes and illustrates every item and has become a desirable collector's item. A very good copy, soft covers. (Ref: K4012 - CR12)

Price: 95.00

Darken (J.) & Hooper (J.): English 30 Hour Clocks - Origin & Development 1600 - 1800
O/P. 430 pages, illustrated, 1997. A very good book on a neglected subject, essential reading for longcase, lantern and hooded wall clock enthusiasts. Now out of print and in demand. A fine copy (bookplate inside front cover) with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K3587 - CR12)

Price: 70.00

Desborough (J.): The Changing Face of Early Modern Time, 1550 - 1770
O/P. 292 pages, 36 illustrations, 2019. By showing the ways in which the information on clock dials changed over time this book shows the changing needs of their owners and the underlying changes in society, and the emergence of a standard dial format by 1770. Very good copy. (Ref: K5073 - CR10)

Price: 50.00

Dohrn-Van Rossum (G.): History of the Hour - Clocks and Modern Temporal Orders
O/P. 455 pages, illus., 1996. A scholarly book on time measurement and its impact on life since the mechanical clock was developed in the 15th century. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K3824 - B2)

Price: 32.00

Duley (A.J.): The Medieval Clock of Salisbury Cathedral
O/P. 15 pages, 9 plates, reprinted 2004. A good description of this famous clock, its history, restoration and operation. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4798 - BX10)

Price: 6.00

Ende (H. van den) et al: Dutch Domestic Clocks, the English Way (1675 - 1750)
O/P. 26 pages, 29 illustrations, 2004. An interesting publication by the Dutch clock museum in Zaandam detailing the English influence on Dutch clockmaking in the very early years of the pendulum clock. The famous Coster/Fromanteel contract and a short pedigree of the Fromanteel family are included as is a list of English clockmakers active in Holland. The book also has list of Dutch and English characteristics of clocks in the 1675 - 1750 period; a period when the two can look very similar. Fine copy, card covers. [English and Dutch languages] (Ref: K524 - CR12)

Price: 18.00

Fairs (G.L.): The Society of Friends in Hay
O/P. 10 pages, 1 plate, 1981. A paper in a volume of learned society transactions. The Howells family originated in Leintwardine and moved to London where William Howells became a well known clock and chronometer maker. Williams brother Thomas moved to Hay-on-Wye and worked as a clockmaker before turning to woollen manufacture. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5068 - BX10)

Price: 9.00

Fitzroy (Rear-Admiral): (Rear-Admiral): Barometer Manual
O/P. 31 pages, facsimile reprint, 2000. A reprint of the 3rd edition of Rear-Admiral Fitzroy's book for seafarers and fishermen, originally published in 1860. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4282 - BX5)

Price: 9.00

Freitag (W.): Highlights from the Vienna Museum of Clocks and Watches
O/P. 120 pages, illustrated, 2010. A museum publication with introductory essays followed by descriptions and illustrations of 40 fine clocks and watches in the museum's collection. A fine copy. (Ref: K5075 - Z1)

Price: 15.00

Grimwood (P.): Moon Mechanisms A Restorer's Guide
O/P. 72 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 2005. An interesting book with good, clear illustration of over 40 different ways that clockmakers have solved the problem of how to operate the moon dial on clocks. An essential book for restorers of longcase clocks with moon dials. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4897 - E3)

Price: 50.00

Hooijkaas (C.): Special Comtoise Clocks and Lantern Clocks / Speciale Comtoises en Lantaarnklokken
S/H. 336 pages, illustrated, 2016. A very detailed study of 96 Comtoise and lantern clocks, each with a good description and lots of photographs. The comtoise clocks originate from the Franche-Comté, Haute Saône and Haute Marne regions of France; the lantern clocks are mainly French with a few items from Belgium, England, Italy and the Netherlands. A very good copy. [English and Dutch language] (Ref: K5076 - CR12)

Price: 50.00

Jones (B.M.): : The Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Wrexham 1650 - 1900
O/P. [20 pages], illustrated, 2008. An overview of clockmaking in this Welsh town with a list of makers, including biographical details. A paper contained in a volume of the Transactions of the Denbighshire Historical Society. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2426 - N1)

Price: 12.00

Kurz (O.): European Clocks and Watches in the Near East
O/P. 109 pages, 16 plates with 38 photographs, 1975. An interesting historical study commencing with the period of Islamic supremacy in time measurement, charting the growth of European horological skills and the age of European supremacy and the large export market in the 18th and 19th centuries. The book also discusses the export of English watches to Turkey and the dominance of George Prior. Very good copy. (Ref: K2118 - Z1)

Price: 20.00

Lettron (I.) & Charlet (D.): Rouen The Gros Horloge
O/P. 40 pages, illustrated, 2008. A good English language booklet about the famous 14th century clock and belltower in Rouen, France. Sold with 4 photographs of the clock dial. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K5077 - BX10)

Price: 10.00

Linnard (W.): Charles Vaughan of Pontypool a Mystery Clockmaker and his Clocks
O/P. 93 pages, 110 illus., 2005. A detailed study of Charles Vaughan, head of an important family of clockmakers in industrial South Wales. This book contains new research about the Vaughan family and an in-depth study of 50 Vaughan clocks, all made in the second half of the 18th century. Limited edition of 400 copies. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K1524 - Q2)

Price: 20.00


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