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Garca-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, Dcor et Technique

Gelis (E.): L'Horlogerie Ancienne - Histoire, Dcor 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 very good copy, in original binding, as issued, with card covers and dust jacket (the latter with some loss to lower spine - see photo). [French language] (Ref: K126 - F6)

Price: 45.00

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: 9.00

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.

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(Ref: K2567 - N3)

Price: 10.00

Jttemann (H.): Schwarzwlder Uhren / Black Forest Clocks / Pendule de la Fort-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

Kaltenbck (F.): Viennese Timepieces

Kaltenbck (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)

Price: 10.00

Kochmann (K.): Black Forest Clockmaker and the Cuckoo Clock
O/P. 242 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1991. A detailed study of cuckoo clocks, including notes and diagrams of their mechanisms. The book also has chapters on history, restoration, trademarks, etc. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1395 - G5)

Price: 20.00

Leeuwen (P. van) et al: Going Dutch The Invention of the Pendulum Clock

Leeuwen (P. van) (editor): Going Dutch The Invention of the Pendulum Clock
NEW. 75 pages, illustrated, 2013. The proceedings of a symposium, organised by the Dutch Clock and Watch Museum, held at Teylers Museum, Haarlem in 2011. The seven lectures are all in the English language, two additional papers about the history of the Museum are in Dutch. An interesting work on Christiaan Huygens and the invention of the pendulum clock. Card covers. (Ref: N3486)

Price: 17.50

Leopold (J.H.): Christiaan Huygens and his Instrument Makers
O/P. pages 221 - 233, 3 figs., 1979. An offprint of a paper presented at a symposium on the Life and Work of Christiaan Huygens held in Amsterdam in 1979. Huygens had clocks made by Salomon Coster, Severyn Oosterwijk, Isaac Thuret, Johannes van Ceulen and others. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K2604 - BX8)

Price: 16.00

Leopold (J.H.): The Almanus Manuscript
O/P. 306 pages, illustrations and descriptions of 30 clocks, 1971. This book reproduces and translates the manuscript written in 1475, of Brother Paulus Almanus. He was entrusted with care of the clocks in Rome and made elaborate notes on the clocks he considered interesting. A good copy with worn dust jacket. (Ref: K660 - F1)

Price: 25.00

Maitzner (F.) & Moreau (J.): La Comtoise, La Morbier, La Morez - Histoire - Technique

Maitzner (F.) & Moreau (J.): La Comtoise, La Morbier, La Morez - Histoire - Technique
O/P. 449 pages, 22 colour plates, 474 b&w photographs, 5th edition, 1985. A very good book about the clocks from the Franche-Comté region of eastern France near the Swiss border. The book opens with a history of Comtoise clocks and their development with details of escapements and striking mechanisms. Many different mechanisms, from many periods, are described and illustrated which will be of great help to restorers. The book concludes with a detailed listing of Franche-Comté makers, a guide to dating clocks from their features and a bibliography. A very good copy. [French language]

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(Ref: K2706 - F1)

Price: 165.00
Maitzner (F.) & Moreau (J.): La Comtoise, La Morbier, La Morez - Son Histoire - Sa Technique - Ses Particulatites...

Maitzner (F.) & Moreau (J.): La Comtoise, La Morbier, La Morez - Son Histoire - Sa Technique - Ses Particulatites....
O/P. 178 pages, 4 pages of colour plates, 330 illustrations, 2nd edition, 1976. A very good book about the clocks from the Franche-Comté region of eastern France near the Swiss border. The book opens with a history of Comtoise clocks and their development with details of escapements and striking mechanisms. Many different mechanisms, from many periods, are described and illustrated which will be of great help to restorers. The book concludes with a detailed listing of Franche-Comté makers. A good copy. [French language] (Ref: K5021 - S3)

Price: 90.00

Migeon (G.): Catalogue de la Collection Paul Garnier - Horloges et Montres, Ivoire et Plaquettes
O/P. 112 pages, 48 plates, 1917. This famous collection, which includes 63 watches and 3 table clocks, was donated to the Louvre Museum by Paul Garnier (son of the man of early carriage clock fame) in 1916. The watches, all dating from the 16th & 17th centuries, are mostly by French makers. A good copy with original card covers, now worn to head and foot of spine. [French language]

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(Ref: K212 - J1)

Price: 20.00

Miles (R.H.A.) & Ridout (M.): Brilli Electric Clocks

Miles (R.H.A.) & Ridout (M.): Brilli Electric Clocks
NEW. [98 pages], illustrated, 2007. This book published by the AHS's Electrical Horology Group is an English translation of several original French product catalogues, installation and set up notes, and a fault-finding guide. The catalogues cover a wide range of Brillié clocks and the notes on operation, installation and fault finding will be of use to restorers. Soft covers. (Ref: N1427)

Price: 15.00
Miller (J.J.): Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks

Miller (J.J.): Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks
NEW. 304 pages, 721 colour illustrations, 2012. A well illustrated new book about the rarer and more unusual Black Forest clocks - small or musical or with automata or with other complications. The appendices of the book are a reprint of various important original catalogues produced by Black Forest casemakers (including carvers) and clockmakers, including Johann Baptist Beha. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2719)

Price: 85.00

Morpurgo (E.): Orologiai Triestini
O/P. 7 pages, 9 figs., 1960. A paper on clockmaking in Trieste, Italy including the hydrogen driven clock by Pasquale Andervalt. Good copy, card covers. [Italian language] (Ref: K3547 - BX12)

Price: 4.00

Mortensen (O.): Jens Olsen's Clock
O/P. 156 pages, well illustrated, 1957. A detailed description of a complex astronomical clock made betweeen 1944 and 1955. If you are in Copenhagen go and see it, it's in the Town Hall. A good copy, the dust jacket also good but with light wear to edges.

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(Ref: K365 - F4)

Price: 6.00

Niehser (E.): French Bronze Clocks, 1700  - 1830  - A Study of Figural Images

Niehser (E.): French Bronze Clocks, 1700 - 1830 - A Study of Figural Images
NEW. 267 pages, well illustrated in colour and black and white, 1999. An interesting book showing clocks with bronze figures, with the symbolism of each one explained - Gods, Heroes and Muses, Cupid and Venus, Noble Savages and Genre Scenes. The book also has a directory of 1365 documented French bronze clocks with references to the literature where more information can be found. A very useful book if you want to research your clock. With dust jacket. (Ref: N397)

Price: 81.99
Ortenburger (R.): Black Forest Clocks

Ortenburger (R.): Black Forest Clocks
NEW. 268 pages, illustrated, 1991. An excellent book covering the development of clocks made in the Black Forest over 300 years, illustrated with over 600 different examples. With dust jacket. (Ref: N232)

Price: 66.50
Ortenburger (R.): Vienna Regulators and Factory Clocks

Ortenburger (R.): Vienna Regulators and Factory Clocks
NEW. 176 pages, well illus., 1990. A useful source for information about Viennese clocks and later clocks in the same style from the German-speaking world from 1780 to 1930. Includes information about Gustav Becker, Junghans, HAC and Lenzkirch factories. With dust jacket. (Ref: N233)

Price: 36.99

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