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Croton (P.): Watchmakers of Hull

Croton (P.): Watchmakers of Hull
NEW. 176 pages, illustrated, 2020. A new book about almost 400 watchmakers who worked in Hull from about 1750 to 1950, with 45 colour illustrations of dials and movements and many other drawings and photographs of watchmakers and their premises. Soft covers. (Ref: N5032)

Price: 14.99

Culme (J.): The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, Jewellers and Allied Traders 1838 - 1914
O/P. 2 volumes, 504 and 391 pages, illustrated, 1987. Volume 1 contains biographies of all the makers and businesses who registered makers marks at the London Assay Office between 1838 and 1914; volume 2 contains all the makers assay marks in alphabetical order with the name of the registrant and the date of registration. The book is a useful reference to names, addresses and working dates of Victorian clock retailers and/or makers as well as watch case makers (mainly working in London). Both volumes in good condition (volume 1 showing significant signs of use), the dust jackets in fair condition (complete but worn).

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(Ref: K4865 - D3)

Price: 140.00

Cunnington (B.H.): Clock and Watch Makers of Wiltshire of the 17th and 18th Centuries
O/P. 5 pages, 1938. One of the earliest listings of Wiltshire makers this is an article contained in an issue of the Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine. Good copy, thin card covers now splitting along spine. A rare item. (Ref: K1060 - BX3)

Price: 20.00

Daly (A.): Ormskirk Clockmakers & Watchmakers
O/P. 142 pages, 176 illustrations mostly in colour, 2006. An excellent book with a comprehensive horological history of the area and detailed information about its clock and watchmakers. The book includes the surrounding villages of Aughton, Bickerstaffe, Parbold, Skelmersdale and Scarisbrick and has a chapter on local clock case makers. A fine copy with good dust jacket (very faded to spine and wear to top edge).

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(Ref: K2038 - X1)

Price: 110.00

Daniell (J.): Leicestershire Clockmakers
O/P. 44 pages plus 10 pages of illustrations, 1975. A very useful directory of watch and clock makers working in Leicestershire before 1900. The only book on the county. A good copy (a few annotations to text), card covers. (Ref: K1114 - BX11)

Price: 27.00

Daniell (J.A.): The Making of Clocks and Watches in Leicestershire and Rutland
O/P. 36 pages, 8 plates, 1952. This small book is still an excellent source for information about makers in these two counties. This is the reprint, with revisions, of a paper originally published in the Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society. A good copy, the blue card covers worn at top and bottom, creased and discoloured. (Ref: K580 - BX11)

Price: 30.00

Daniell (J.A.): The Making of Clocks and Watches in Leicestershire and Rutland
O/P. [36 pages], 8 plates, 1951. This paper is still an excellent source for information about makers in these two counties, and is contained in a volume of the Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society. A very good copy, the card covers a little worn at the edges as usual. (Ref: K2170 - M2)

Price: 35.00

Daniels (G.): All in Good Time - Reflections of a Watchmaker

Daniels (G.): All in Good Time - Reflections of a Watchmaker
NEW. 222 pages, 80 plates (many in colour), expanded edition reprinted 2018. First published in 2000, with a revised edition in 2006, this new edition has the same text and illustrations as the original plus additional photographs of aspects of Daniels life in 2010 and his tourbillon wristwatch and co-axial anniversary wristwatch developed after the book was first written. George Daniels is famous for his invention of the co-axial escapement and for the design and production of a small number of excellent watches for which he made all the parts including the case. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1262)
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Price: 25.00

Darken (J.) (editor): Time & Place - English Country Clocks 1600 - 1840
O/P. 260 pages, illustrated in colour, 2006. The catalogue for an exhibition held by the Antiquarian Horological Society at the Museum of The History of Science in Oxford from 25 November 2006 until 15 April 2007. The catalogue describes and beautifully illustrates 67 clocks and includes a portrait of John Whitehurst. There are articles on the Greenhill clockmakers from Kent, John London of Bristol, John Watts of Stamford, James Woolley of Codnor, Henry Hindley of York, and Samuel Deacon of Barton-in-the-Beans. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2438 - G1)

Price: 45.00

Davies (E.): Greater Manchester Clocks and Clockmakers

Davies (E.): Greater Manchester Clocks and Clockmakers
NEW. 342 pages, about 270 illustrations, 2007. A well researched new book containing detailed information about the clock and watch makers of Southeast Lancashire and Northeast Cheshire (including Stockport, Oldham, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Wigan and Ashton-under-Lyne). As well as information on the makers the book has chapters on turret clocks, public clocks, scientific lectures, the Townley group of astronomers and mill clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1283)
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Price: 35.00

Dent (G.): Local Clock and Watch Makers
O/P. [14 pages], 1955. An offprint from the Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society containing a list of makers (some with biographical details) who worked in the Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire. A rare item, unbound. (Ref: K2355 - BX5)

Price: 15.00

Dent (G.): The Clock and Watch Makers of the Old Parish of Halifax 1624 to about 1850
O/P. 26 pages, illustrated, 1947. A list of makers for Halifax and local areas within the parish such as Ripponden. This booklet was published by the author and is now very rare. A very good copy (owners name inside front cover), card covers.

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(Ref: K1880 - BX7)

Price: 145.00

Dowler (G.): Gloucestershire Clock & Watch Makers
O/P. 230 pages, 37 plates, 1984. A well researched and written book, one of the better titles on provincial makers. A lot more than just a list of makers; one maker was convicted and transported to Australia! Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1021 - P1)

Price: 40.00

Drachman (S.R.): An Early 18th Century Lacquered Longcase Clock by Hugh Davis of Speake
O/P. 17 pages, 20 illustrations, 2003. An article in an edition of the NAWCC Bulletin. This is the only known source of information about Hugh Davis of Speke (near Liverpool), an otherwise unknown clockmaker. Fine copy, soft covers. (Ref: K5092 - A2)

Price: 10.00

Elliott (D.J.): Shropshire Clock and Watchmakers
O/P. 172 pages, 19 b&w illustrations, 1979. This is the only book on the county and is always in demand as it contains information not to be found elsewhere. The book also contains a chapter on the history of J.B. Joyce & Co. Ltd of Whitchurch, famous for their turret clocks. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1024 - D1)

Price: 45.00

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 near fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2526 - G3)

Price: 75.00

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

Forrester (M.): The Clockmakers of Odiham

Forrester (M.): The Clockmakers of Odiham
NEW. 42 pages, illustrated, 2007. An interesting study, with some new information, of the 30 clockmakers who worked in the village of Odiham, Hampshire before 1900. Card covers. (Ref: N1401)

Price: 7.50
Garnier (R.) & Hollis (L.): Innovation & Collaboration - The Early Development of the Pendulum Clock in London

Garnier (R.) & Hollis (L.): Innovation & Collaboration - The Early Development of the Pendulum Clock in London
NEW. 412 pages, illustrated, deluxe edition limited to 125 copies, signed by authors, 2018. Written to coincide with an exhibition held in London in September 2018, this book explores the innovation surrounding the development of the early pendulum clock in London and the lines of collaboration that made it happen. The book has chapters on 17th Century clockmaking in London, architectural clock cases, the Fromanteel Family and Cornelius Drebbel, a previously unrecognised influence on the Fromanteels; followed by excellent full colour photographs and descriptions of each of the 119 exhibits dating from circa 1500 to circa 1725. The standard edition of the book is sold out. This beautifully produced, deluxe half-leather bound, signed and numbered, edition has a red leather spine and corners with red cloth covered boards, the spine with gilt lettering and gilt lines, all page edges gilt. Effective price, after 10% discount, £423.00

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(Ref: N4895)
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Price: 470.00

Gillett & Johnson: "Gillett" Clocks, Carillons, Bells
O/P. 43p, illus., [ 1982 ]. An interesting reprint of a 1906 Gillett & Johnson turret clock catalogue. The introduction and a new afterword outline the history of the firm and its proprietors since its foundation in 1844. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1143 - BX6)

Price: 50.00

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