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Plomp (R.): Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1637 - 1710

Plomp (R.): Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1637 - 1710
NEW. 251 pages, 134 clocks illustrated, 1979. A good book showing the early development of Dutch clocks including the exchange of designs between London and Amsterdam. The book includes a chart for dating Hague clocks. With dust jacket.

* Was £50.00, now on special offer at £25.00 *

(Ref: N246)

Price: 25.00

Riolini-Unger (A.): Friedberger Uhren - Heimatmuseum der Stadt Freidberg
O/P. 192 pages, illus., 1993. The catalogue of an exhibition of clocks and watches made in the German city of Friedberg in the 17th - 19th centuries. Good copy, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K3202 - S1)

Price: 15.00

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)

Price: 90.99
Roberts (D.): Continental and American Skeleton Clocks

Roberts (D.): Continental and American Skeleton Clocks
NEW. 247 pages, well illustrated, 1989. A good book about European and American skeleton clocks. This and Roberts' book Skeleton Clocks, Britain 1800 - 1914 are the definitive works about this type of clock. With dust jacket. (Ref: N255)

Price: 69.99
Roberts (D.):  Mystery, Novelty & Fantasy Clocks

Roberts (D.): Mystery, Novelty & Fantasy Clocks
NEW. 288 pages, well illustrated, 1999. Over 300 clocks are illustrated and described with historical explanations and detailed drawings. This is another good book by Derek Roberts and includes chapters on James Cox, Robert-Houdin, Guilmet and others. With dust jacket.

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(Ref: N256)

Price: 136.99
Sabrier (J.-C.): Les Horloges Lanternes franaises

Sabrier (J.-C.): Les Horloges Lanternes franaises
NEW. 112 pages, illustrated, 1988. A facsimile edition of the last 3 parts of Horlogeographie Pratique by Père Beuriot (a Benedictine Monk) first published in Rouen in 1719, together with an introduction by Sabrier and photographs of French lantern clocks. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: N3395)

Price: 14.00
Schaaf (B.): Schwarzwalduhren

Schaaf (B.): Schwarzwalduhren
NEW. 432 pages, 410 colour illustrations, 4th edition, 2008. This enlarged edition is the most comprehensive work on the history of clockmaking in the Black Forest region of Germany. The book studies clockmaking in the area from 1680 to the late 19th century and has a directory of over 3500 clockmakers names. New in this edition are chapters on Black Forest Clocks in America and clockmaking in the Erzgebirge region. [German language] (Ref: N2179)

Price: 50.00
Schmid (H.-H.): Lexicon der Deutschen Uhrenindustrie 1850 - 1980

Schmid (H.-H.): Lexicon der Deutschen Uhrenindustrie 1850 - 1980
NEW. 2 volumes each of 496 pages, 2nd edition, 2012. This book is the standard reference work on the German industrial watch and clock making industry, now much expanded in a second edition. The first volume is an alphabetical listing of 2360 firms with brand names, trademarks and dates etc. illustrated. The second volume gives more detailed information on 480 of the firms listed in volume 1. Also in volume 2 is an alphabetical list of all companies included, and a detailed bibliography. An essential reference work for German clock and watch enthusiasts. [German language] (Ref: N2701)

Price: 65.00
Sellink (J.L.):  Dutch Antique Domestic Clocks,  ca. 1670 - 1870 and some related examples

Sellink (J.L.): Dutch Antique Domestic Clocks, ca. 1670 - 1870 and some related examples
O/P. 367 pages, illus., copy 389 of 1000 copies, 1973. A useful, well illustrated, reference book on 200 years of Dutch clockmaking illustrated with important examples from the Oegstgeest Museum. The book includes fine Amsterdam longcase clocks as well as Hague Clocks, staartkloks and stoelkloks. This book is now hard to find. A very good copy with good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K1242 - G6)

Price: 145.00
Tardy: French Clocks the World Over   (4 volume set)

Tardy: French Clocks the World Over (4 volume set)
O/P. Part 1: 5th edition, 1981. Volume title: From their beginnings to the Louis XV - Louis XVI Transition period.
Part 2: 5th edition, 1981. Volume title: From Louis XVI style to Louis XVIII - Charles X period.
Part 3: 5th edition, 1982. Volume title: From the Louis-Philippe style to the Modern clock and the French provinces.
Part 4: 5th edition, 1985. Volume title: Northern, Middle, Eastern and Mediterranean Europe; Japan.
This is a large and comprehensive work, the four volumes have 356 pages, 392 pages, 524 pages, 618 pages respectively and a wealth of illustrations. Volume 3 also has chapters on clocks from the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Scotland, Ireland, the United States and Canada. An essential book for collectors of French decorative clocks with lots of illustrations. Since the publisher died some years ago this book has become very hard to find and the English language version (as here) even more so. This is a very very good set, each volume is in its original hardback binding with no inscriptions or bookplates, binding still tight, minor wear to bottom edges, 2 bumped corners to Part 2. This set weighs 12.5 kg, shipping in Britain will be £6.99, for other destinations please ask for a quotation as website calculator cannot handle this weight.

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(Ref: K2174 - G7)

Price: 750.00
Tardy: La Pendule Franaise  - des origines a nos jours (3 volumes)

Tardy: La Pendule Franaise - des origines a nos jours (3 volumes)
O/P. Volume 1: 3rd edition, 1967. Volume title: De L'Horloge Gothique à la Pendule Louis XV. French clocks from the early Gothic and Renaissance period to 1774, the end of Louis XV's reign.
Volume 2: 3rd edition, 1969. Volume title: Du Louis XVI à nos jours. French clocks from 1774 to the mid 20th century.
Volume 3: 3rd edition, 1974. Volume title: Les Provinces françaises, Horloges et Pendules étrangers. French provincial clocks and clocks from the rest of the world.
In total 893 pages with lots of (mainly b&w) illustrations. An essential book for collectors of French decorative clocks which has become very hard to find. Volumes 1 and 3 in very good condition, front cover of volume 3 creased; volume 2 in good condition, front cover creased and a bit marked. All volumes in card covers as issued. [French language]

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(Ref: K3989 - V3)

Price: 250.00
Thorpe (N.M.): The French Marble Clock

Thorpe (N.M.): The French Marble Clock
NEW. 277 pages, lots of b&w illustrations, the 2013 reprint of a book first published in 1990. This is the standard work on marble clocks. Most such clocks are French, but English, American and German examples are often found. The book describes the history of the marble clock and what to look for when buying. Other chapters cover the restoration of the French movements, repair and polishing of the marble and slate cases, and the origin and types of marble commonly found. There is a useful appendix on makers and their marks which is helpful for identification purposes. With dust jacket. (Ref: N508)

Price: 40.00

Tyler (E.J.): Black Forest Clocks
O/P. 120 pages, illus., 1977. There are few books on these clocks so all are worth reading. This book describes the development of the Black Forest Clock as well as the clocks and their makers. Factory made clocks are included together with notes on repairing the clocks, a list of makers, London agents, Museums worth visiting, etc. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1055 - F2)

Price: 25.00

Tyler (E.J.): European Clocks
O/P. 258 pages, 132 plates, 1968. A good history of the development of clocks in Holland, the Black Forest, France and other European countries. Good copy with good dust jacket.

* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: K561 - E5)

Price: 5.00

Uresova (L.): European Clocks - an Illustrated History of Clocks and Watches
O/P. 240 pages, 161 illus., first English edition, 1986. An interesting book looking at clocks and watches from a European perspective. Good copy with good dj. (Ref: K614 - F1)

Price: 10.00

Veldhoven (L. van): Mayet Morbier Comtoise - Birth and Life of a Legendary Clock

Veldhoven (L. van): Mayet Morbier Comtoise - Birth and Life of a Legendary Clock
O/P. 351 pages, illustrated, 2014. An interesting book about the origins and development of the Comtoise clock by the Mayet family and its production in Morbier and the surrounding area of the Haut-Jura for over 200 years. The book starts with a history of France, Franche-Comté and the Haut-Jura, setting the political and social environment which led to the creation of the Comtoise clock. Later chapters discuss the development of the metal and enamel industries, the birth of the Comtoise, technical developments, and the evolution of the Comtoise's appearance and design. A very good copy. (Ref: K4127 - E7)

Price: 95.00

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