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Cologni (F.): Vacheron Constantin - Artists of Time
S/H. 353 pages, profusely illustrated mostly in colour, 2015. An excellent new book about the world's oldest still operating watch manufacturer. The first 200 pages document the company's long history, the innovations, the technical changes, and the watches produced. The remainder of the book focuses on the master watchmakers and their art (precision, horological complications, decoration and finishing) as well as the master artisans (designers, enamellers, Guillocheur, engravers and gem-setters). Fine copy with fine dust jacket and very good card slipcase. (Ref: K5118 - L3)

Price: 50.00

Combridge (J.H.): The Celestial Balance - A Practical Reconstruction
O/P. 6 pages, 5 figs., 1962. Reprint of an article on the reconstruction of a medieval Chinese clock known only from Su Sung's manuscript of 1172. Paper covers, now dust stained. (Ref: K3554 - BX11)

Price: 3.00

Conover (S.G.): How to Repair Herschede Tubular Bell Clocks
O/P. 70 pages, 44 figures,1986. A very useful book for owners and repairers of these well known clocks. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2907 - BX14)

Price: 25.00

Conservatoire National des Arts et et Mtiers: Catalogue Du Muse - section K - Poids et Mesures Mtrologie
O/P. 222 pages, 56 figs., 1941. A detailed catalogue of the weights, measures and measuring instruments in this famous Parisian museum. Good copy (paper covering to spine worn and a bit loose), card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3801 - M1)

Price: 9.00

Frdrique Constant: Collection 2010, 2011
O/P. 159 pages, illusrated, 2010. A very smart publicity brochure for the Geneva based Swiss watchmakers Frédérique Constant, detailing their range of wristwatches. Very good copy, card covers.
(Ref: K5130 - N1)

Price: 9.00

Coole (P.G.) & Neumann (E.): The Orpheus Clocks
O/P. 164 pages, 85 b&w plates, 1972. A detailed description of nine superb 16th century table clocks, the gilt cases each with a cast representation of Orpheus charming the animals. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K554 - P2)

Price: 15.00

Coole (P.G.) & Newmann (E.): The Orpheus Clocks
O/P. 164 pages, 85 b&w plates, published in 1972. A detailed description of nine superb 16th century table clocks, the gilt cases each with a cast representation of Orpheus charming the animals. Good copy but without dust jacket. (Ref: K82 - F2)

Price: 12.00

Corbishley (B.): Public and other Turret Clocks in Macclesfield
O/P. 69 pages, illustrated, 2004. Descriptions and photographs of the turret clocks in Macclesfield installed before 1950; written and produced using desktop publishing by a local enthusiast. Very good copy, soft covers. (Ref: K4930 - CR6)

Price: 25.00

Cotthem (T.H. van): 200 Jaar Antieke Barometers 1670 - 1870
O/P. 179 pages, illustrated, 1977. A good book on Dutch and English barometers with a list of makers. Very good copy with good dust jacket. [Dutch language] (Ref: K4780 - Q1)

Price: 25.00

Cotter (C.H.): A History of the Navigator's Sextant

Cotter (C.H.): A History of the Navigator's Sextant
NEW. 226 pages, illustrated, 1983. This excellent book opens with chapters on the seaman's quadrant, the mariner's astrolabe, the cross staff, shadow staffs and reflecting instruments before the sextant. The sextant is studied in detail including developments for coastal navigation and surveying, artificial horizons and sextants for air navigation. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2278)
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Price: 21.00

[Council of Industrial Design]: Book J - Clocks and Watches
O/P. 4 pages, 12 plates. Probably 1950's. A design portfolio prepared by the Council of Industrial Design, London. The b&w plates each illustrate one clock and the descriptions are on a perforated sheet, so the plates were probably produced as an educational tool. The illustrations include Wells Cathedral Clock (the dial), a Jeffrey Bailey lantern clock, a longcase clock by Ahasueras Fromanteel, a Thomas Tompion bracket clock and John Harrison's marine timekeeper (H4). Good copy, corners a little worn, card covers, page size 45cm x 35 cm. (Ref: K3485)

Price: 20.00

Cousins ( F.W.): Sundials

Cousins ( F.W.): Sundials
O/P. 247 pages, 93 figs., 1969. This is one of the best books on sundials with a clear exposition of the design of most types of dial with good diagrams and illustrations. A fine copy, the dust jacket very good. (Ref: K2494 - F3)

Price: 70.00

Coventry Watch Museum Project: The History of the Coventry Watch Industry Volume 1
O/P. 50 pages, illus., 1996. A good introduction to the Coventry watch industry. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2993 - BX11)

Price: 10.00

Cowan (H.J.): Time and Its Measurement: From the Stone Age to the Nuclear Age
O/P. 159 pages, 73 illus., 1958. The book includes the calendar, time and its measurement, the need to calculate longitude, the development of the watch, the atomic clock, and more. Good copy. (Ref: K2974 - P3)

Price: 9.00

Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke (1st edition)

Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke
NEW. 212 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1st edition, 2004. A good book about pocket sundials of all types with detailed explanations of how to use them. The book has useful appendices on caring for dials, fakes, magnetic deviation and museums with sundial collections. In case you are wondering 'he drew a dial from his poke' is a quotation from Shakespeare. With dust jacket. New copies, found in box at back of storeroom. (Ref: N417)

Price: 38.00

Cowham (M.): A Dial In Your Poke
O/P. 212 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1st edition, 2004. A good book about pocket sundials of all types with detailed explanations of how to use them. The book has useful appendices on caring for dials, fakes, magnetic deviation and museums with sundial collections. In case you are wondering 'he drew a dial from his poke' is a quotation from Shakespeare. A fine copy with very good jacket. (Ref: K417 - P1)

Price: 27.00

Cowham (M.J.) [Editor]: Sundials of the British Isles

Cowham (M.J.) [Editor]: Sundials of the British Isles
NEW. 258 pages, well illustrated in colour, 2005. An excellent book describing and illustrating sundials from the Saxon period to the present day. The dials, of many different types, are located at stately homes, churches and other interesting buildings. The book also has chapters on the early dials of Great Britain and on dials in stained glass windows. With dust jacket. (Ref: N829)
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Price: 48.00

Cox (J.C.): Pulpits, Lecterns and Organs in English Churches
O/P. 228 pages, illus., 1915. Fine stone and carved wooden pulpits, but on this list because of the chapter on The Hour Glass - also known as sand glasses or sermon glasses - which were in general use in the Church of England in the 16th and 17th centuries. Spine discoloured. (Ref: K3364 - T2)

Price: 15.00

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker
NEW. 288 pages, illustrated, 2015. The author's previous book on Whitehurst is long out of print, so this new book with up to date information is most welcome. Whitehurst of Derby was a very talented man - instrument maker, mechanical engineer, clockmaker, the father of modern geology, and a member of the Royal Society. The book has very detailed information on the clockmaking activities of John Whitehurst and his successors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3465)
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Price: 30.00
Craven (M.A.J.B.): John Whitehurst of Derby: Clockmaker & Scientist 1713 - 88

Craven (M.A.J.B.): John Whitehurst of Derby: Clockmaker & Scientist 1713 - 88
O/P. 272 pages, illus., 1996. A delightful biography of the famous instrument maker, engineer and clockmaker who became a member of the Royal Society. The second half of the book concentrates on the clockmaking activities of John Whitehurst and his successors to 1857 and beyond. Now scarce. A very good copy (bookplate inside front cover) with good dust jacket. (Ref: K623 - G2)
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Price: 95.00

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