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Aked (C.K.): William Oughtred - An Early Horological Expositor
O/P. 10 pages, illustrated, 1981. A good biographical account of William Oughtred, little known today but famous in his own day as a mathematician, teacher and deviser of scientific instruments. Oughtred devised the universal equinoctial ring dial and one of his horological works was published as an appendix in John Smith's Horological Dialogues. A fine copy, an offprint from Antiquarian Horology, unbound. (Ref: K4388 - BX5)

Price: 4.00

Allan (C.): Old Stirling Clockmakers

Allan (C.): Old Stirling Clockmakers
O/P. 111 pages, illustrated, 1990. This work is a very detailed account of Stirling and St. Ninians' makers and their clocks up to 1900. Old stock, book and dust jacket both in as new condition.

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(Ref: K6 - T1)

Price: 12.00
[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory,. (HB)

[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory, .
NEW. 320 pages, facsimile edition, 1996. First published in 1861 this is a useful directory for many London trades including clock making and watchmaking. The directory also covers many trades (including clocks and watches) in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester as well as the watch and clock tool manufacturers' of Prescot, and the watch trades of Coventry. This facsimile reprint was limited to 500 copies and is a good reference source for clock and watch enthusiasts. A new, unused copy of the hardback edition with dust jacket. (Ref: N2874)

Price: 30.00
[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory, .(PB)

[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory, .
O/P. 320 pages, facsimile edition, 1996. First published in 1861 this is a useful directory for many London trades including clock making and watchmaking. The directory also covers many trades (including clocks and watches) in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester as well as the watch and clock tool manufacturers' of Prescot, and the watch trades of Coventry. This facsimile reprint was limited to 500 copies and is a good reference source for clock and watch enthusiasts. A new, unused copy of the card covers edition. (Ref: N3437)

Price: 17.50
Atkins (C.E.):  The Company of Clockmakers:  Register of Apprentices 1631 - 1931

Atkins (C.E.): The Company of Clockmakers: Register of Apprentices 1631 - 1931
O/P. 339 pages, 18 plates, 1931. A scarce and useful reference book which is now very hard to find. A very good copy, bookplate on front endpaper, edges of cloth a little rubbed.

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(Ref: K12 - Q1)

Price: 295.00
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
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, 1881. An historical account of the Company and its working practices with information about early makers. A good copy, rebound many years ago with a vellum spine and paper covered boards, the latter worn to edges and with worn and bruised corners. A scarce book.

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(Ref: K3041 - V1)

Price: 160.00
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, top edge gilt, privately printed, 1881. An historical account of the Company and its working practices with information about early makers. A very good copy of the standard brown cloth edition with gilt lettering to front and spine, pages clean and bright, corners lightly bumped. Now scarce.

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(Ref: K13 - M2)

Price: 150.00
Bacon (D.H.): Watchmaking in Llangollen by Robert Hughes - A Genuine Late-Nineteenth Century Welsh Watch Manufacturer

Bacon (D.H.): Watchmaking in Llangollen by Robert Hughes - a Genuine late-Nineteenth Century Welsh Watch Manufacturer
NEW. 111 pages, illustrated, 2000. A detailed study of the business of Robert Hughes, based on original documents and record books, which manufactured and retailed watches in the second half of the 19th century. The book shows the difficulty faced by British manufacturers caused by large scale importation of low cost watches. With dust jacket. (Ref: N394)

Price: 15.00

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

Barraud (E.M.):  Barraud, The Story of a Family

Barraud (E.M.): Barraud, The Story of a Family
O/P. 190 pages, frontispiece + 20 plates, 11 pedigree charts, 1967. The story of the Barraud family in England, New Zealand and America, all descended from Philippe Barraud who was born in France and became a British citizen in 1704. The family includes several distinguished artists as well as the clock and chronometer makers. A very good copy with very good dust jacket (the latter now a little marked). (Ref: K25 - S2)

Price: 85.00

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

Baume & Co.: A Hundred Years of Time - The Story of Baume and Company Watchmakers
O/P. 28 pages, illus., [ 1949 ]. A history of the Baume watch company, founded in Les Bois, Switzerland in 1834. A London retail business was started in 1844 and the firm sold Baume watches as well as being agent for Longines and other Swiss makers. Very good copy, covers lightly marked. (Ref: K1059 - BX18)

Price: 25.00

Beeson (C.F.C.):  Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850

Beeson (C.F.C.): Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850
NEW. 212 pages, 34 plates, portrait, folding map, 3rd edition, 1989. This is a reprint of the second edition with a new introduction by A.V. Simcock and a new enlarged index which contains some additional information about the clockmakers. This book is essential reading if you are interested in the clocks and clockmakers of this county. Card covers. (Ref: N28)

Price: 20.00

Bellchambers (J.K.): Devonshire Clockmakers
O/P. 41 pages, 12 plates, 1962. The first book about Devonshire clockmakers. A very good copy (owners stamp on front cover). Card covers. (Ref: K30 - D1)

Price: 20.00

Bellchambers (J.K.): Somerset Clockmakers
O/P. 79 pages, 20 plates, folding map, 1st edition, 1968. The book has notes on famous makers as well as lists of Bristol and Somerset clockmakers. A good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K1011 - D2)

Price: 20.00

Bendall (S.): The Quest for the Chelsea Watchmaker
O/P. [4 pages], 2 illustrations, 1991. A short paper, contained in a report of the Chelsea Society, about Samuel Boulter (1808 - 1873), a little known London watchmaker. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3827 - X1)

Price: 15.00

Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers

Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers
NEW. 61 pages, illustrated, 1996. A useful book about the clocks and clockmakers of this Dorset town written by a Beaminster resident. New, unused copies found in a box at the back of the store room. Card covers.

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(Ref: N2819)

Price: 1.00
Bird (C.): Metamec The Clockmaker Dereham

Bird (C.): Metamec The Clockmaker Dereham
NEW. 382 pages, illus., 2003. Metamec of East Dereham in Norfolk, made a wide range of domestic clocks in the second half of the 20th century. This is a history of the firm, written whilst those with first hand knowledge of the business are still alive. The book has many photographs and details of the models Metamec made - at the height of their success they employed 1,000 people and were making 25,000 clocks a week! A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1663 - E2)

Price: 10.00
Bird (C.) & Bird (Y.) (Editors): Norfolk & Norwich Clocks & Clockmakers

Bird (C.) & Bird (Y.) (Editors): Norfolk & Norwich Clocks & Clockmakers
O/P. 223 pages, 123 illus., 1996. A well researched volume recording the details of over 1000 Norfolk craftsmen. A welcome addition to books about individual English counties. Well worth reading. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K442 - D2)

Price: 50.00

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