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Jowett (J.): The Warning Carriers - How messengers of the Goldsmiths' Company warned the luxury trades of criminal activities in eighteenth-century London
O/P. 142 pages, 63 illustrations, 2005. An interesting account, based on a handwritten notebook dated 1744, of how details of lost and stolen bills of exchange, gold & silver plate, watches and jewellery were quickly circulated to gold & silversmiths, watchmakers and pawnbrokers. Several watchmakers are included on the circulation lists including George Graham, Benjamin Sidey, Edward Pinchbeck and Charles Clay. A very good copy (a few pencil annotations in text), card covers. (Ref: K4246 - H2)

Price: 20.00

King (A.): From a Peal of Bells - John Harrison 1693 - 1776
O/P. 35 pages, illustrated, 1993. A well researched catalogue of an exhibition held at the Usher Gallery, Lincoln to celebrate the tercentenary of Harrison's birth. A very good reference work, written by a well-known Harrison scholar. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2366 - BX14)

Price: 40.00

Lane (J): Coventry Apprentices and their Masters, 1781 - 1806
O/P. 144 pages, 1983. About 9% of the boys listed were apprenticed into the watch and clock making trades and the book has indices for occupation, location, apprentice name and master name. A useful reference source. A very good copy. (Ref: K1513 - L3)

Price: 25.00

Laycock (W.S.): The Lost Science of John

Laycock (W.S.): The Lost Science of John "Longitude" Harrison
O/P. 159 pages, 144 figs., signed by author, 1976. Laycock investigated and explained the theory behind many of Harrison's ideas used on his wooden regulators and his marine clocks. As Harrison's own writings are very difficult to understand, Laycock's analysis of his ideas is of value to all enthusiasts. A fine copy, with very good dust, of a scarce book.

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(Ref: K413 - E7)
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Price: 295.00

Lee (M.): John Watts, Stamford - Clockmaker 1686 - 1704
O/P. 47 pages, illustrated, no date. This the 1st edition, published in about 2000. John Watts was Stamford's first clockmaker, he made turret clocks as well as a small number of domestic clocks. A very good copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), card covers. (Ref: K3531 - R1)

Price: 27.00

Lee (M.): John Watts, Stamford - Clockmaker 1686 - 1704
O/P. 85 pages, illustrated, no date. This the 1st edition with additions, published in 2001. John Watts was Stamford's first clockmaker, he made turret clocks as well as a small number of domestic clocks. A very good copy (annotations on front end paper), card covers. (Ref: K5132 - B2)

Price: 28.00

Legg (E.): The Clock & Watchmakers of Buckinghamshire

Legg (E.): The Clock & Watchmakers of Buckinghamshire
NEW. 47 pages, reprinted 2012. A carefully researched book but now somewhat out of date. Card covers. (Ref: N2797)

Price: 3.00
Linnard (W.): Cardiff Clocks: A Comprehensive Account of Watch and Clockmakers in Cardiff, the Valleys and the Vale of Glamorgan

Linnard (W.): Cardiff Clocks - A Comprehensive Account of Watch and Clockmakers in Cardiff, The Valleys and the Vale of Glamorgan
NEW. 80 pages + 44 page appendix, figs., 1999. The appendix is a facsimile of a catalogue and price list issued by Howell Morgan of Blaengarw, circa 1900. Card covers. (Ref: N182)
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Price: 14.50

Linnard (W.): Cardiff Clocks: A Comprehensive Account of Watch and Clockmakers in Cardiff, The Valleys and the Vale of Glamorgan
S/H. 80 pages + 44 page appendix, figs., 1999. The appendix is a facsimile of a catalogue and price list issued by Howell Morgan of Blaengarw, circa 1900. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K182 - K1)

Price: 10.00

Linnard (W.): Richard Joynson and Thomas Hampson of Wrexham, Clockmakers
O/P. 8 pages, illus., 2009. An article about the oldest known Wrexham clock (by Joynson), and the most prolific Wrexham maker (Hampson) contained in a volume of learned society transactions. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5080 - C1)

Price: 9.00

Linnard (W.): Wales Clocks and Clockmakers

Linnard (W.): Wales Clocks and Clockmakers
NEW. 270 pages, illustrated, 2003. An excellent book which contains new research and many new illustrations. This book brings Welsh clockmaking into focus as the only previous work, by Peate, was first published in 1945 and last updated in 1975. This book will be the standard reference work on Welsh clockmaking for many years to come. With dust jacket. (Ref: N183)
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Price: 30.00

Lonsdale (H.): George Graham Clockmaker
O/P. 66 pages, portrait, 1875. A paper on the Cumberland origins and the life of George Graham, contained within a volume on The Worthies of Cumberland. The book also has a portrait and 33-page paper on Edward Troughton the famous mathematical instrument maker. Very good copy, original binding, cloth now a little worn. (Ref: K6090 - E5)

Price: 20.00

Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Britain 1286 - 1700

Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Britain 1286 - 1700
NEW. 543 pages, 267 illustrations, 2014. This is an important new biographical reference source detailing all that is known about every recorded British maker of clocks and watches born before 1700. The book includes 6,230 makers and thousands of their apprentices and journeymen. An essential reference book for everyone interested in British clocks and watches. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3651)
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Price: 65.00
Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Northern England

Loomes (B.): Clockmakers of Northern England
NEW. 320 pages, 402 illus., 5 maps., 1997. Includes the work of over 850 makers. A useful book for North Country clock owners and enthusiasts. This book contains all Loomes' recent research and has additional information about clockmakers, which is not in his earlier books. With dust jacket. (Ref: N191)
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Price: 34.99

Loomes (B.): Country Clocks and their London Origins
O/P. 192 pages, illus., 1st and only edition, 1976. This book is often overlooked these days but it is essential reading for the chapter on the Fromanteel family; it contains accurate information, the result of much research. Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K359 - D3)

Price: 25.00

Loomes (B.): Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers
O/P. 184 pages, 16 photographs, 1975. A useful book with a list of Lancashire makers. This is a fine copy of a scarce book with very good dust jacket, the spine of the latter faded as usual. (Ref: K194 - D1)

Price: 40.00

Loomes (B.): Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers
O/P. 184 pages, 16 photographs, 1975. A useful book with a list of Lancashire makers. A good copy of a scarce book now showing signs of use, with good but worn dust jacket, faded on spine as usual. (Ref: K456 - D1)

Price: 35.00

Loomes (B.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World - Complete 21st Century Edition

Loomes (B.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World - Complete 21st Century Edition
NEW. 873 pages, reprinted 2020. This book contains over 90,000 names of makers of clocks, watches, scientific instruments, sundials and barometers, all in alphabetical order. This work covers the period from the late 16th century to the early 20th century and includes all the names in the old 'Baillie' and 'Loomes' plus an additional 20,000 names brought to Loomes' attention since their publication. An essential book for all clock and watch enthusiasts. With dj. (Ref: N1079)
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Price: 50.00

Loomes (B.): Westmorland Clocks and Clockmakers
O/P. 120 pages, 8 plates, 1974. A useful book on this county with a list of Westmorland clockmakers. Good copy with good dust jacket, the latter faded on the spine a usual. (Ref: K199 - D1)

Price: 20.00

Loomes (B.): The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain
O/P. 608 pages, 1981. A list of British clockmakers working before 1700. An excellent book if you want information about early British clock makers. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1036 - P1)

Price: 30.00


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