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Chapman (A.): Three North Country Astronomers
O/P. 42 pages, illustrated, 1982. A useful booklet about William Crabtree (1610 - 1644), Jeremiah Horrocks (1619 - 1641) andWilliam Gascoigne (1612 - 1644); and their instruments and achievements. All three men were born in the north of England. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4673 - BX11)

Price: £25.00

Chapuis (A.): Grand Artisans de la Chronométrie

Chapuis (A.): Grand Artisans de la Chronométrie
O/P. 276 pages, 18 colour plates and 195 b&w illustrations, 1958. A well known work on the history of horology at Le Locle, Switzerland. A very good copy. [French language]

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(Ref: K3456 - E1)
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Price: £195.00

Chapuis (A.): Histoire de la Boite A Musique et de la Musique Mécanique
O/P. 319 pages, 297 b&w illustrations, 9 colour plates, 1955. The history of mechanical music including music boxes and musical clocks. A very good copy, hardback edition. [French language] (Ref: K3254 - C2)

Price: £95.00

Chapuis (A.): Histoire de la Boite a Musique et de la Musique Mécanique
O/P. 319 pages, 297 b&w illustrations, 9 colour plates, 1955. The history of mechanical music including music boxes and musical clocks. A very good copy, card covers as issued. [French language] (Ref: K5128 - B3)

Price: £65.00

Chapuis (A.) (Editor):  L'Horlogerie Une Tradition Helvétique

Chapuis (A.) (Editor): L'Horlogerie une Tradition Helvétique
O/P. 325 pages, 1948. A comprehensive review of Swiss horology from early times up to 1948. Chapters on electric clocks, marine chronometers, watch balances, wristwatches etc. A fine copy with fine dust jacket and original cardboard box. [French language] (Ref: K69 - N2)

Price: £50.00

Chapuis (A.) (Editor): L'Horlogerie Une Tradition Helvétique
O/P. 325 pages, 1948. A comprehensive review of Swiss horology from early times up to 1948. Chapters on electric clocks, marine chronometers, watch balances, wristwatches etc. Spine torn at head and faded, corners bumped, hence sensible price. [French language] (Ref: K70 - F1)

Price: £9.00

Chapuis (A.): Pendules Neuchâteloises Documents Nouveaux
O/P. 273 pages, 23 colour plates, 290 figs., illustrated, 1931. A very useful book for understanding the clocks (of all types) made in the Swiss city and canton of Neuchâtel from the earliest time up to about 1900. The book also has a good listing of the Neuchâtel clockmakers. A very good copy but spine rubbed and marked. [French language]

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(Ref: K4884 - T1)

Price: £235.00

Chapuis (A.) & Droz (E.): Automata - A Historical and Technological Study
O/P. 408 pages + index, 488 figures, 1st English edition, 1958. This book is the best of the English language automata books and includes chapters on articulated masks, clocks & watches with automata, mechanical toys, automaton figures & animals, and lots more. A fine copy of one of the classic books on automata with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K73)

Price: £175.00

Chapuis (A.) & Droz (E.): Les Automates - Figures Artificielles D'hommes et D'animaux -Histoire et Technique

Chapuis (A.) & Droz (E.): Les Automates - Figures Artificielles D'hommes et D'animaux -Histoire et Technique
O/P. 426 pages, 488 figures, 1949. One of the classic books on automata (the English language edition Automata - A Historical and Technological Study was published in 1958). This book includes chapters on articulated masks, clocks & watches with automata, mechanical toys, automaton figures & animals, and lots more. A fine copy. [French language]

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(Ref: K2339 - F1)

Price: £150.00
Chapuis (A.) & Gelis (E.): Le Monde des Automates, Etude Historique et Technique

Chapuis (A.) & Gelis (E.): Le Monde des Automates, Etude Historique et Technique
O/P. 2 volumes, 348 pages + 352 pages with 540 figures and 7 plates in total, original card covers bound in, 1928. Limited edition, copy number 606 of 1000 copies. The classic work on all types of automata and their makers which has never been bettered. This book is a comprehensive study ranging from simple ancient Egyptian articulated heads to the complex androids of Jaquet-Droz. There are six chapters about clocks with automata and there is even a chapter on the history of mechanical artificial limbs! The later work by Chapuis & Droz (in 1949/1958) was written as an update to, and not a replacement of, this book. A nicely bound copy in quarter grey calf with marbled boards, with ribbed and gilt tooled spine (now a little rubbed). A very good copy of a rare and valued book. [French language]

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(Ref: K2340 - H1)

Price: £975.00

Chapuis (A.) & Jaquet (E.): The History of the Self-Winding Watch 1770 - 1931
O/P. 246 pages, 1st English edition, 1956. An interesting book and well worth reading. A very good copy (bookplate inside front cover, covers a little marked). (Ref: K75 - G6)

Price: £30.00

Chartres (R.) & Vermont (D.): A Brief History of Gresham College 1597 - 1997
O/P. 100 pages, illustrated, 1998. Thomas Gresham's will left his house and fortune to establish Gresham College, an educational charity, in the City of London. The most notable of the early professors was Robert Hooke who held office from 1665 to 1703. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4247 - M1)

Price: £10.00

Chavigny (R.): Les Brocot - Une Dynastie D'horlogers

Chavigny (R.): Les Brocot - Une Dynastie D'horlogers
NEW. 224 pages, illustrated, 1991. An interesting history of the Brocot family who are best known for their invention of the Brocot escapement and the Brocot suspension for regulation of pendulum length. Hard back. [French language] (Ref: N656)

Price: £50.00
Chayette & Calmels: La Bibliothèque Horlogère de Monsieur R.P.

Chayette & Calmels: La Bibliothèque Horlogère de Monsieur R.P.
NEW. The auction catalogue for the sale in 1994 of Roberto Panicali's horological library, sold in 530 lots. This is a very useful bibliographic reference for enthusiasts. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: N3397)

Price: £10.00
Chayette (H.), Sabrier (J.-C.) & Turner (A.): Breguet chez Chayette

Chayette (H.), Sabrier (J.-C.) & Turner (A.): Breguet chez Chayette
NEW. 184 pages, 130 illustrations, 2010. Written to celebrate 30 years involvement in horology, this book is a record of all the works by Breguet offered in the Chayette auctions. The book also has three essays by the authors -Thirty Years of Horology; Loss and Preservation of the Breguet Archives; Breguet, A 'Marketing' Man. Card covers. [Essays in English and French language, the catalogue of items sold in French language only] (Ref: N2431)
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Price: £35.00

Cheetham (F.H.): Notes on Some Ormskirk Clockmakers
O/P. 10 pages, 1 plate, 1937. A short paper contained in a hardback volume of learned transactions published by the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society. This is an interesting article about clock makers in this Lancashire town. The volume also has a paper about Anthony Wilkinson of Ormskirk, a gold-balance maker. Very good copy. (Ref: K579 - X2)

Price: £30.00

Chevenard (P.): Nouveaux Alliages du Type Elinvar pour Spiraux de Chronomètres
O/P. 59 pages, 19 figs., 1938, limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, 1938. An important work on the use of Elinvar alloys for the balance springs of precision timekeepers. A very good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2908 - Y3)

Price: £50.00

Chew (V.K.): Physics for Princes - The George III Collection
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, 1968. A Science Museum (London) illustrated booklet with a photograph and description of 20 fine scientific instruments which all belonged to George III. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4584 - CR10)

Price: £5.00

Chew (V.K.): Talking Machines 1877 - 1914
O/P. 60 pages, 72 figs., 1973. An interesting book on the early history of the gramophone following its invention by Thomas Edison. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2778 - BX13)

Price: £4.00

Chippendale (T.): The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director
O/P. vi, 22p, 200 plates, 3rd edition, reprinted 1966. Chippendale's designs influenced furniture makers during his lifetime and beyond, this book includes his designs for clock cases. A clean copy internally, edges of page block now a bit stained. Card covers. (Ref: K3986 - E4)

Price: £12.00


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