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Cuchet-Albaret (E.): Au Tic-Tac des Montres a Clef: Le Cabotinier Poète Paul Tavan La Genève Horlogère de 1750 A 1850
O/P. 254 pages, 17 plates, 1950. The book is about the Geneva watchmaker and poet Paul Tavan and the Tavan watchmaking dynasty from 1750 to 1850. A good copy, the spine a little creased, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3086 - J1)

Price: £55.00

Edey (W.): French Clocks
O/P. 83 pages, 40 illustrations, 1967. This was the first book in English devoted to French clocks, written by a distinguished American collector, and is still worth reading. Good copy (bookplate inside front cover). (Ref: K108 - B1)

Price: £6.00

Edwardes (E.L.): Weight-Driven Dutch Clocks & Their Japanese Connections

Edwardes (E.L.): Weight-Driven Dutch Clocks & Their Japanese Connections
NEW. 206 pages, illustrated, 1996. The long awaited final volume of Edwardes' work. Five chapters on different types of Dutch clocks and one chapter on Japanese clockmaking and the Dutch influence on it. This is a useful reference book for Dutch and Japanese clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N112)
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Price: £24.99
Ende (H. van den) et al: Huygens' Legacy - The Golden Age of the Pendulum Clock

Ende (H. van den) Et Al: Huygens' Legacy - The Golden Age of the Pendulum Clock
O/P. 301 pages, profusely illustrated in colour, 2004. This excellent book was published to accompany an exhibition of 90 superb French, English and Dutch clocks at Het Loo Palace, Holland in 2004. The book has 4 main sections; Prologue 1600 - 1656, Invention and Early Development 1656 -1666, Progression and Innovation 1666 - 1685, and Further Developments and Perfection 1685 - 1710. This splendid work will be an important reference for clock lovers for many years to come. A fine copy of the softback edition.

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(Ref: K1882 - S3)

Price: £120.00

Ermert (J.): Präzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940
NEW. Precision Pendulum Clocks in Germany from 1730 to 1940 - Observatories, Astronomers, Standard Time Agencies and their Clocks.
A new, comprehensive and well illustrated German publication about precision regulators used in Germany as well as made in Germany from 1730 to 1940. The author defines Germany as the area controlled by the Holy Roman Empire which existed until 1806. The author has amassed a wealth of information and photographs so several volumes are planned as below:

Volume 1
Astronomical clocks in Germany from 1730-1770
The early period, English precision pendulum clocks and the English influence
Astronomical clocks in Germany from 1770 until 1840 (part 1)
The development of the German precision pendulum clock
Volume 2
 Astronomical clocks in Germany from 1770 until 1840 (part 2)
  The development of the German precision pendulum clock
Volume 3
Astronomical clocks in Germany from 1840 to 1940 (part 1)
The dominance of the German precision pendulum clock
Volume 4
Astronomical clocks in Germany from 1770 to 1840 (part 3)
The development of the German precision pendulum clock
Astronomical clocks in Germany from 1840 to 1940 (part 2)
The dominance of the German precision pendulum clock
Volume 5
A Volume dedicated to the Riefler business

This looks set to become, together with Derek Roberts' 3 volumes, the standard reference work on precision pendulum clocks and an essential reference book for enthusiasts.

Volume 1 was published in March 2015, volume 2 in July 2017, volume 3 in December 2013 and volume 4 in July 2017.

The author has several more volumes planned.

[all volumes German language]

(Ref: NX100)

Ermert (J.): Präzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940  Volume 1

Ermert (J.): Präzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940 Volume 1
NEW. Volume 1: 603 pages, 1373 illustrations (many in colour), 2015. This volume covers the early period from 1730 to 1770 describing the English precision pendulum clocks in Germany and the English influence; as well as the development of German precision clocks from 1770 until 1840 (part 1). The book has good sections on the English makers George Graham, John Shelton, Thomas Mudge, William Dutton, John Arnold & Son, Benjamin Vulliamy, Robert Molyneux and their clocks. Clocks at Leiden Observatory as well as the Observatories in Vienna, Prague, Leiden and Germany are all described and discussed. A well researched, well illustrated book, with strong binding. [German language]

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(Ref: N3759)
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Price: £140.00
Ermert (J.): Präzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940  Volume 2

Ermert (J.): Präzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940 Volume 2
NEW. Volume 2: 537 pages, 1152 illustrations (many in colour), 2017. The volume starts with 100 pages about clockmakers before 1770 (Matthias Ernst, Lindau & Ulm; Tavernier, Paris; John Hyacinth de Magellan, London; and the astronomical clocks of Nikolau Alexius & Jean Baptist Johann, Mainz). The book then continues with part 2 of the section on German precision pendulum clocks from 1770 to 1840 with chapters on German clocks and clockmakers including makers in Dresden, Göttingen, Mainz, Hachenburg, and Hamburg. A well researched, well illustrated book, with strong binding. [German language]

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Price: £195.00
Ermert (J.): Präzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940  Volume 3

Ermert (J.): Präzisionspendeluhren in Deutschland von 1730 bis 1940 Volume 3
NEW. Volume 3: 454 pages, 1094 illustrations (many in colour), 2013. This volume forms part 1 of the section on German precision pendulum clocks from 1840 to 1940. The book starts with the development of regulators in Germany prior to the 20th century, followed by sections on J. L. Nieberg of Hamburg; the rise of Glashütte and its German Watchmaking School; and the firm of Strasser & Rohde. The section on S & R and its clocks is very comprehensive and well illustrated, being about 50% of the book. A well researched, well illustrated book, with strong binding. [German language]

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(Ref: N3578)
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Price: £125.00
Fanelli (J.) & Terwilliger (C.): A Century of Fine Carriage Clocks

Fanelli (J.) & Terwilliger (C.): A Century of Fine Carriage Clocks
NEW. 224 pages, illustrated, 1987. An excellent book describing 100 fine carriage clocks (French English, Swiss and Austrian), with each clock illustrated in colour. With dust jacket. (Ref: N408)
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Price: £65.00

García-Diego (J.A.): Juanelo Turriano Charles V's Clockmaker - the Man and his Legend
O/P. 165 pages, illustrated, 1986. A limited edition of 1000 copies. Turriano, who is better known in Italy and Spain than he is elsewhere, was born about 1510 and trained as a clockmaker in Lombardy. He made several astronomical clocks, automata and planetariums but is also famous for his work as an engineer on hydraulic projects. A very good copy of the hardback edition with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1315 - F3)

Price: £25.00

Gelis (E.): L'Horlogerie Ancienne - Histoire, Décor et Technique

Gelis (E.): L'Horlogerie Ancienne - Histoire, Décor et Technique
O/P. 255 pages, 110 plates including 12 in colour, 1949. Number 1215 of 1500 copies. This book, primarily devoted to early French watches and clocks, describes and illustrates pieces from the Gelis collection given to the Toulouse Museum. A good clean copy, the binding now loose; in original binding, as issued, with card covers and dust jacket (the latter now a little marked). [French language] (Ref: K126 - F6)
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Price: £45.00
Girardier (S.): The Worlds of Jaquet Droz - Horological Art and Artistic Horology

Girardier (S.): The Worlds of Jaquet Droz - Horological Art and Artistic Horology
NEW. 247 pages, 159 colour and b&w illustrations, 2021. The famous Swiss watchmakers, Jaquet Droz, made clocks, androids, birdcages, pocket watches and snuff boxes all with automata and musical trains which are highly prized by enthusiasts. This new book delves into the history of the business and its products, 300 years after the birth of its founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz. With dust jacket. (Ref: N5083)
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Price: £79.50

Grivolas (C.): "Pendule 400 Jours"
O/P. 1 page history + 44 pages, illustrated, 2001. A reprint of a catalogue first issued in 1910 by Claude Grivolas, the only known French manufacturer of torsion pendulum 400-day clocks, with a brief history of the business by John Hubby. Very good copy, card covers. [Catalogue in French, brief history in English language] (Ref: K3814 - BX15)

Price: £25.00

Hana (W.F.J.): Klokkenkijkboek
O/P. 58 pages plus 148 illustrations, 5th edition, 1978. An introduction, in Dutch, to European clocks. Worth having for the photographs alone. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K136 - M2)

Price: £10.00

Helden (A.C. van) & Gent (R.H. van): The Huygens Collection
O/P. 32 pages, illustrated, 1995. A historical review of the scientific instrument collection of Constantijn Huygens and his two sons Constantijn junior and Christiaan, followed by a description of the majority of the collection which is now at Museum Boerhaave, Leiden. The items at Leiden are mainly lenses and telescopes, plus the famous clock by Isaac Thuret and a planetarium by Johannes van Ceulen. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4570 - TC8)

Price: £20.00

Holtey (G. von), Scherer (U.B.) & Kägi (A.): Deutschschweizer Uhrmachermeister und ihre Werke vom 14. bis 19. Jahrhundert / Les horlogers de Suisse alémanique et leurs oeuvres du 14e au 19e siècle

Holtey (G. von), Scherer (U.B.) & Kägi (A.) : Deutschschweizer Uhrmachermeister und ihre Werke vom 14. bis 19. Jahrhundert / Les horlogers de Suisse alémanique et leurs oeuvres du 14e au 19e siècle
NEW. 253 pages, illustrated, 2006. A good book about clocks from the German speaking areas of Switzerland and their makers. The book is arranged by Canton and lists all known makers and their work with dates where known. [Mostly German language but introduction and chapter preliminaries are also in French language.] (Ref: N1347)

Price: £42.00

Hughes (P.): French Eighteenth-Century Clocks and Barometers in the Wallace Collection
O/P. 103 pages, illustrated, 1994. A good description, with full-page colour illustrations of 37 fine clocks and 5 barometers in the Wallace collection in London. A good copy, crease to front cover, card covers. (Ref: K2567 - N3)

Price: £20.00

Jüttemann (H.): Schwarzwälder Uhren / Black Forest Clocks / Pendule de la Forêt-Noire
O/P. 72 pages, illustrated, 1991. An interesting book describing and illustrating the wide variety of clocks made in the Black Forest region of Germany - it's not just cuckoo clocks that were made there! A very good copy with good dust jacket. [German, English and French language] (Ref: K2716 - Q1)

Price: £25.00

Kaltenböck (F.): Viennese Timepieces

Kaltenböck (F.): Viennese Timepieces
NEW. 263 pages, 527 illustrations, 1993. A comprehensive description of clock and watch production in Vienna from the 17th century up to the second half of the 19th century. The book, which has excellent photographs, has chapters on watches, zappler clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks, longcase clocks, and a listing of Viennese clock and watch makers. For collectors of true Viennese regulators this is the best book on the subject. With dust jacket and slipcase.

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(Ref: N424)
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Kochmann (K.):  Black Forest Clockmaker and the Cuckoo Clock

Kochmann (K.): Black Forest Clockmaker and the Cuckoo Clock
NEW. 266 pages, illustrated, reprinted 2005. A detailed study of cuckoo clocks, including notes and diagrams of their mechanisms. The book also has chapters on history, restoration, trademarks and illustrations from several late 19th century catalogues. Card covers. (Ref: N1424)

Price: £25.00

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