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Hurcomb (W.E.): The Wetherfield Collection of 222 Clocks
O/P. 95 pages, 2nd edition, 1929, illustrating clocks from this famous collection. A useful reference book. Red cloth covers a little marked as usual, contents good. (Ref: K158 - E6)

Price: 50.00

Lee (R.A.): The First Twelve Years of the English Pendulum Clock or the Fromanteel Family and their Contemporaries 1658 - 1670

Lee (R.A.): The First Twelve Years of the English Pendulum Clock or the Fromanteel Family and their Contemporaries 1658 - 1670
O/P. [80 pages], 98 plates, 1969. This is the catalogue, now a valued reference source, of an exhibition of 36 fine and rare clocks, held in 1969. A very good copy, card covers.

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(Ref: K181 - L3)
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Price: 140.00
Loomes (B.): Antique British Clocks - A Buyer's Guide

Loomes (B.): Antique British Clocks - A Buyer's Guide
NEW. 224 pages, 70 illustrations, reprinted 2014. Useful information for the longcase clock enthusiast, including distinguishing between the genuine and fake, between good and mediocre and how to distinguish the factors which represent quality. Sadly the reproduction quality of the photographs in this latest reprint is poor. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1907)
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Price: 27.50
Loomes (B.): Lantern Clocks & their Makers

Loomes (B.): Lantern Clocks & their Makers
NEW. 528 pages, 200 colour & 950 b&w illustrations, 2008. A detailed survey of lantern clock making in Britain, over 400 clocks are illustrated and there are detailed biographies of over 1000 makers. The book also studies lantern clock movements used in longcase clocks as well as hoop & spike clocks and those made for export to the Middle East ('Turkish Market' clocks). This is an important book. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1839)
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Price: 85.00
Loomes (B.):  Painted Dial Clocks 1770 - 1870

Loomes (B.): Painted Dial Clocks 1770 - 1870
O/P. 280 pages, 44 colour and 267 b&w plates, 8 figures, 1997. This is a completely rewritten book, with many new illustrations, and incorporates all the author's researches since publication of his White Dial Clocks in 1981. The book is mostly about longcase clocks and is essential reading when dating longcase painted dials and cases. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1822 - H7)
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Price: 85.00
Lyman (I.P.): Railway Clocks

Lyman (I.P.): Railway Clocks
O/P. 359 pages, 700+ photographs, 2004. An excellent book, a detailed study of the mechanical clocks used by the railway companies of England, Scotland and Wales. This book is essential reading for railway clock enthusiasts, railway buffs and English dial clock enthusiasts. Now hard to find. A fine copy (small bookplate inside front cover) with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K1664 - Y2)
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Price: 275.00
Marshall (T.): Buckinghamshire Clock & Watchmakers

Marshall (T.): Buckinghamshire Clock & Watchmakers
NEW. 421 pages, over 500 illustrations, 2019. An excellent, much needed, addition to the books about clock and watch makers in the English counties. The book traces the history of clock and watch making in Buckinghamshire from the early 17th to the 20th century; with biographical information on over 600 men and women associated with the craft together will illustrations of their work. Also included is a large section on turret clocks in the county, with more than 100 clocks listed including over 40 seventeenth and eighteenth century examples. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4948)
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Price: 48.00
Marshall (T.): The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire

Marshall (T.): The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire
NEW. 252 pages, approx 530 colour illustrations, 2013. An excellent book on the group of Quaker blacksmith/clockmakers, in the form of the Gilkes and Fardon families - who, along with their descendants, relatives and apprentices, produced one of the most iconic styles of English country clockmaking, instantly recognisable to clock collectors - the iron-posted hoop and spike clock with distinctive ring and zigzag engraved dials. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3184)

Price: 48.00
McEvoy (R.) & Betts (J.) editors: Harrison Decoded - Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock

McEvoy (R.) & Betts (J.) editors: Harrison Decoded - Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock
NEW. 183 pages, 82 illustrations, 2020. A thorough study of Harrison's pendulum clockmaking from a practical perspective and the story of around forty years of collaborative research into John Harrison's complex and surprising pendulum clock theory. An unofficial test of Martin Burgess's 'Clock B' at the Royal Observatory, made from modern materials and following the perceived format laid out in Harrison's convoluted text 'Concerning such mechanism ...', showed exceptional timekeeping and proved that Harrisons ideas were sound. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5026)
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Price: 49.99
McKay (C.) Editor: Bailey's Illustrated & Useful Inventions (circa 1880)

McKay (C.) Editor: Bailey's Illustrated & Useful Inventions (circa 1880)
NEW. viii, 300 pages + 62 of advertisements, illustrated, 2017. A facsimile of a catalogue issued by W. H. Bailey & Co, Manchester, circa 1880 showing their very large range of products - steam engines, tools, firefighting equipment, clocks, bicycles, and much more. Of interest to horologists will be the turret clocks, watchman's clocks, mill clocks, dial clocks, and the bracket clocks and regulators for offices and entrance halls. Card covers. (Ref: N4173)
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Price: 25.00

Nicholls (A.): English Bracket and Mantel Clocks
O/P. 160 pages, 112 illustrations, 1981. A good book about bracket and mantel clocks from before 1700 through to the late Victorian period. Information includes the numbering system of several makers. Very good copy with good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K226 - E3)

Price: 35.00

Nye (J.): A Long Time in the Making - The History of Smiths

Nye (J.): A Long Time in the Making - The History of Smiths
NEW. 375 pages, 61 photographs, 2014. A new book on the history of the Smiths Group from its origins in 1851 to today. The book includes Smiths clock and watch making activities at Cheltenham, London, Ystradgynlais, Wishaw and elsewhere until production ceased in 1983. Smiths involvement in the motor industry and the aviation industry is included as is their contribution to the war effort in both world wars. An important book, documenting the growth and development of the company as well as the growth and, in some cases, the decline of various operating divisions. With dust jacket. This is from the original print run (not the more 'recent print on demand' version), just found in the stock room - my last copy. (Ref: N3671)

Price: 70.00

O'Neill (L.) et al: Archibald Knox: Archibald Knox: Beauty and Modernity, a Designer Ahead of His Time
O/P. 50 pages, illustrated, 2014. An exhibition catalogue with a biography of Archibald Knox followed by a description and illustration of 115 items designed by Knox including 16 different Tudric manel clocks. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4832 - E3)

Price: 10.00

Radage (D.), Meinen (W.) & Radage (L.): Charles Gretton - Clock & Watchmaking - Through the Golden Age

Radage (D.), Meinen (W.) & Radage (L.): Charles Gretton - Clock & Watchmaking - Through the Golden Age
NEW. xxv, 631 pages, illustrated, 2016. A high quality, lavishly illustrated, volume with much new research on the life of Charles Gretton, his family, his apprentices and his workshops, with chapters on longcase, spring-driven and lantern clocks as well as watches. The appendices include a summary of every known Gretton clock and watch with a description and image. With dust jacket.

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(Ref: N4159)
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Price: 75.00

Richard & Co., Ltd.: Clocks 1928/1929
O/P. 24 pages, illustrated, 1928. A clock manufacturers wholesale catalogue, with prices, showing a wide range of English made longcase and mantel clocks as well as French made drawing room, carriage and alarm clocks. The company also sold a range of spring driven 'lantern clocks'. This is a very rare catalogue and it still has the manufacturers information sheet at the front (these were usually torn out by the retailer). Good copy, staples rusted away so pages loose, a few pencil annotations in text, card covers. (Ref: K4295 - CR10)

Price: 50.00

Roberts (D.): British Longcase Clocks

Roberts (D.): British Longcase Clocks
NEW. 373 pages, 522 illustrations, 1990. A very well illustrated book covering all types of longcase clock from circa 1660 to Edwardian times. Well worth having on your bookshelf. With dust jacket. (Ref: N253)
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Price: 78.99
Roberts (D.): British Skeleton Clocks

Roberts (D.): British Skeleton Clocks
O/P. 271 pages, 45 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations, 1st edition, 1987. This is the standard reference book on British skeleton clocks and is essential reading for all collectors. A comprehensive survey of British skeleton clocks with excellent illustrations and detailed notes on Evans, Smith & Sons, Condliff and other famous makers. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K1404 - F1)
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Price: 100.00
Roberts (D.): Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks

Roberts (D.): Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks
NEW. 368 pages, well illustrated in colour and b&w, 1993. This book is just as useful as Allix's Carriage Clocks but concentrates on the more rare and more decorative items. Several of the better-known English makers each have a chapter devoted to them. A very useful reference book if you are interested in carriage clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N254)
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Price: 95.99
Roberts (D.): English Precision Pendulum Clocks

Roberts (D.): English Precision Pendulum Clocks
NEW. 296 pages, well illustrated, many in colour, 2003. This is a splendid book, the second of Derek Roberts' three volumes on precision clocks. The book describes and illustrates clocks by all the famous English makers - John Shelton, Thomas Mudge, John Ellicott, John Arnold, Thomas Earnshaw, the Vulliamys, Robert Molyneaux, James Condliff, Dent and Frodsham, to name but a few! This is the only book on English regulators and will be regarded as the standard reference work on the subject for many years to come. With dust jacket. (Ref: N259)
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Price: 95.99
Roberts (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks - the Quest for Accurate Timekeeping

Roberts (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks - the Quest for Accurate Timekeeping
NEW. 224 pages, profusely illustrated, many in colour, 2003. This book relates the story of how leading clockmakers, primarily in England, struggled to provide accurate timekeeping over 300 years. The best examples of each new invention are described and illustrated and Georgian, Regency and Victorian advances documented. There are chapters on the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and on the many men of science who contributed to the quest. The first of 3 volumes by Roberts on precision clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N258)
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Price: 76.99

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