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The following books have been added to our booklist in December 2023:


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Antiquarian Horology from Volume 1 to Volume 19 (Leather Bound) plus Volumes 20 - 26 (unbound)

Antiquarian Horological Society: Antiquarian Horology from Volume 1 to Volume 19 (Leather Bound) plus Volumes 20 - 26 (unbound)
O/P. A set of Antiquarian Horology from volume 1 issue 1 (December 1953) to volume 19 issue 6 (December 1991) beautifully bound in full red morroco with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spines. Sold with volumes 20 to 26 (March 1992 to June 2002), unbound as issued. All volumes are complete with index.

The set comprises:
Volumes 1 - 4; the 1970's reprints, each volume bound in full red morrocco
Volumes 5 - 19; original issues, each volume bound in full red morrocco
Volumes 20 - 26; original issues, including the supplement to Vol 25 issue 4 (Proceedings of Oxford 2000 Convention) all unbound as issued.

The set is all in fine condition, the bound volumes in deluxe, full leather binding, a joy to see and handle, please see photographs attached.

Packed weight is well over 50 kg, so please phone or email us for a shipping quote as the website calculator can not handle this shipping weight.

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(Ref: JW2078)

Price: 595.00

A.H.S.: Horological Dialogues volume 2
O/P. 91 pages, illustrated, 1986. Published by the American section of the Antiquarian Horological Society this is the catalogue of an exhibition of seventeenth century spring driven table clocks. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: KW2617 - BX11)

Price: 5.00

Aked (C.K.): Willliam Derham and 'The Artificial Clockmaker'
O/P. 36 pages, illustrated, 1970. A biography of Willam Derham with information about his most famous book and other publications. Reprinted from Antiquarian Horology. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: KW4755 - BX11)

Price: 5.00

Asprey: Exhibition of Marine Chronometers May 1979
O/P. 24 pages, illustrated, 1979. A useful catalogue describing and illustrating some fine chronometers by Arnold, Barraud, Dent, Breguet, Ditisheim, etc. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: KW475 - BX11)

Price: 15.00

Asprey: Rare Carriage Clocks
O/P. 38 pages, an illustrated exhibition catalogue, 1975. Clocks by Garnier, Jules, Le Frand, Drocourt, Le Roy, Vulliamy, Jump, Dent, McCabe & Frodsham are illustrated. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: KW1857 - BX12)

Price: 5.00

Atkins (S.E.) & Overall (W.H.): Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London

Atkins (S.E.) & Overall (W.H.): Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London
O/P. 346 pages, 9 illustrations, privately printed, London, 1881. An historical account of the Company and its working practices with information about early makers. The members' edition, half-leather binding with raised bands to spine and gilt decoration to front and spine, top edge gilt. A fine copy, now with fine quality slipcase.

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(Ref: KW5207 - X2)

Price: 175.00
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

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

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

Barraud (P.): A New Book of Single Cyphers, comprising Six Hundred; Invented & Engraved by Php. Barraud

Barraud (P.): A New Book of Single Cyphers, comprising Six Hundred; Invented & Engraved by Php. Barraud
O/P. 3 engraved preliminary plates (of 5) including the title, 100 numbered engraved plates of cyphers, 1st edition, 1782. The title page is a photocopy. The first 3 engraved pages are: title page, dedication page to Queen Charlotte (wife of George III) and an elaborate design based on the cypher CR. The 600 cyphers (six to a page) are for all single and double letter combinations from A to Z and AA to ZZ, the letters I and U not being used. Each cypher (usually called monograms today) is enclosed in a circle, ideal for engraving on the rear of pocket watch cases. The author, Philip Barraud, was the brother of Francis Gabriel Barraud and uncle of Paul Philip Barraud - both watch and clockmakers. I think this copy is missing two elaborate engraved preliminary plates - the cypher GR for George III and a cypher for the name Barraud. A very good copy, the cypher plates clean and bright, nicely bound in half-leather, re-backed retaining the original boards, the new spine with raised bands and gilt lettering.

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(Ref: KW5208 - Q1)

Price: 195.00
Barraud (P.): A New Book of Single Cyphers, comprising Six Hundred; Invented & Engraved by Php. Barraud

Barraud (P.): A New Book of Single Cyphers, comprising Six Hundred; Invented & Engraved by Php. Barraud
O/P. 5 engraved preliminary plates including the title, 100 numbered engraved plates of cyphers, second edition, 1805. The first 5 engraved pages are: title page; dedication page to Queen Charlotte (wife of George III); an elaborate design based on the cypher CR; the cypher GR for George III; and a cypher for the name Barraud. The 600 cyphers (six to a page) are for all single and double letter combinations from A to Z and AA to ZZ, the letters I and U not being used. Each cypher (usually called monograms today) is enclosed in a circle, ideal for engraving on the rear of pocket watch cases. The author, Philip Barraud, was the brother of Francis Gabriel Barraud and uncle of Paul Philip Barraud - both watch and clockmakers. A good copy, the plates generally clean - a few with very minor foxing, now nicely bound in half-leather.

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(Ref: KW5209 - Z1)

Price: 195.00

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

Beeson (C.F.C.): Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850
O/P. First edition complete with the addenda (known as part 3); in total: 193 pages, 34 plates, folding map, published 1962 and (the addenda) 1967. A very good copy of the 1st edition complete with addenda (also in very good condition). The 1st edition now bound in red half Morocco, the addenda in red card covers as issued, both now in a purpose made, very good, slipcase. (Ref: KW1010 - D2)

Price: 60.00

Bonniksen (B.): The Karrusel Watch by its Inventor

Bonniksen (B.): The Karrusel Watch by its Inventor
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, circa 1970. This is a reprint of the booklet published in 1905 by Bonniksen to promote sales of his pocket watches with patented Karrusel movement. The booklet gives a technical description of the Karrusel mechanism together with details of the watches' success in the annual Kew Observatory trials and details of the various sizes and types of watch made by Bonniksen. Even this reprint is now hard to find. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: KW553 - BX12)

Price: 45.00
Britten (F.J.): Old English Clocks - The Wetherfield Collection

Britten (F.J.): Old English Clocks - The Wetherfield Collection
O/P. xii, 114 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, number 223 of 320 copies, signed by Wetherfield, 1907. Measuring 15 x 11½ inches, this is a pictorial record of the Wetherfield collection with notes on the makers of the clocks included. For its age this is a very good copy, presentation inscription signed by D. A. F. Wetherfield on half-title page, original cloth a little worn and faded, light foxing to end papers, bookplate inside front cover, a few pages with small tears, corners bumped. A very rare book.

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(Ref: KW52 - L3)

Price: 245.00

Brown (H.M.): Cornish Clocks and Clock Makers
O/P. 80 pages, 10 plates, 1st edition, 1961. The rare first edition, and the only book on the county. A very good copy. (Ref: KW344 - F5)

Price: 7.50

Bruton (E.): The Wetherfield Collection of Clocks - a Guide to Dating English Antique Clocks
O/P. 263 pages, over 220 b&w illustrations, 1981. A pictorial record of the Wetherfield collection collating the data from all previous publications and identifying errors of authenticity and date in the earlier works. This is a useful guide to dating English clocks and is the most useful reference to this famous collection. A very good copy with good dust jacket. This hardback is so much nicer than the paperback reprint. (Ref: KW1015 - S3)

Price: 25.00

Cescinsky (H.) & Webster (M.R.):  English Domestic Clocks

Cescinsky (H.) & Webster (M.R.): English Domestic Clocks
O/P. 354 pages, 407 figures, 1st edition [ 1913 ]. The classic work on English clocks, no enthusiast should be without a copy as most of the book is still relevant and of use today. Good copy, top edge gilt, still in its original half leather binding, the leather worn to edges & corners and a little rubbed to spine. (Ref: KW741A - S3)

Price: 95.00

[Clockmakers' Company]: Catalogue of the Library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
O/P. 79 pages, 3rd edition, 1951. The catalogue of the Library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, compiled by G.H. Baillie. The collection is still housed in London and is available for reference. A very good copy. (Ref: KW4308 - C1)

Price: 8.00

[Clockmakers' Company]: Catalogue of the Nelthropp Collection in the Guildhall Library
O/P. 54 pages, portrait, + 15 page addendum, 1895 & 1897. Catalogue of the clocks, watches and chronometers donated to the Cockmakers Company by Revd. H. L Nelthropp. The addendum lists additional items donated after 1894. A very good copy (large bookplate on front end paper), card covers. (Ref: KW2956 - BX11)

Price: 35.00


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