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Varzeliotis (A.N.T.): Time Under Sail
O/P. 104 pages, illustrated, 1998. A history of the chronometer and its use at sea by Captain Cook and George Vancouver on their famous voyages. The working life of John Arnold's chronometer no. 176, used by Vancouver, is also given. Very good copy. (Ref: K4984 - K1)

Price: 15.00

Wakefield (D.): Frederick Joseph Barraud 1785 - 1859 Victorian Clock and Watch Maker
O/P. 14 pages, illustrated, 2009. An interesting book about the later years of chronometer maker Frederick Barraud and his family - they moved out of London first to Surrey then to Kent. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3491 - BX17)

Price: 15.00

Wolfendale (A.): Harrison in the Abbey
O/P. 78 pages, illustrated, 2006. A book published in honour of John Harrison on the occasion of the unveiling of his memorial in Westminster Abbey, London on 24 March 2006. The book contains articles on John Harrison, his work and its significance, as well as articles on the Abbey, the memorial itself, and the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K3586 - J1)

Price: 10.00

Wood (C.): Robert Molyneux's Astronomical Clocks and Chronometers
O/P. [16 pages], 12 figs, folding map, 1975. A useful reference, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3449 - BX14)

Price: 15.00

Wright (M.): Robert Hooke's Longitude Timekeeper
O/P. 56 pages, 1 plate, 10 figs., 1989. An off-print of an interesting paper from the book Robert Hooke New Studies. The author has transcribed Hooke's manuscript (now at Trinity College Cambridge) and describes Hooke's ideas for a longitude timekeeper. Good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K5102 - BX6)

Price: 10.00


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