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Kochmann (K.):  Black Forest Music Clocks

Kochmann (K.): Black Forest Music Clocks
NEW. 61 pages, 33 colour illus., figures, 1990. A useful book on the history, makers, technology and construction of the Black Forest flute clock. Card covers. (Ref: N625)

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)
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Price: 19.50

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
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: 175.00

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: 95.00

Marmottan (P.): A.-L. Breguet son gnie, sa lgende, son oeuvre / his genius, his fame, his work

Marmottan (P.): A.-L. Breguet son gnie, sa lgende, son oeuvre / his genius, his fame, his work
O/P. 72 pages, illustrated; plus 20 pages, illustrated; no date. Published in 1991 by Montres Breguet S.A. the first part of the book is a republication of Paul Marmottan's Abraham-Louis Breguet first published in 1923, now with an English translation. The second part, Breguet Today, is a well illustrated guide to Breguet's modern products including photographs taken at the bench during construction. A fine copy, card covers. [Part 1 is in French and English; Part 2 is in French, English, German, Italian and Japanese] (Ref: K2440 - G3)

Price: 30.00

Matthey (J.P.): Le Pendulier Neuchtelois
O/P. 60 pages, 29 figs., [ 1946 ]. A book on the movements of Neuchâtel clocks with details of escapements and striking mechanisms, both of use to restorers. A very good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2852 - H2)

Price: 20.00

Maurice (K.) & Mayr (O.): The Clockwork Universe - German Clocks and Automata 1550 - 1650
O/P. 322 pages, 120 items illustrated in b&w and many in colour, 89 figs., 1980. A very good book, the first 156 pages are an account of the golden age of German clockmaking, the remainder is the catalogue of 120 items, all illustrated and described. The exhibition was held in Washington and Munich in 1980. A very good copy, fair dust jacket. (Ref: K569 - H7)

Price: 40.00

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] (Ref: K212 - J1)

Price: 40.00

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)
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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)
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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

Morpurgo (E.): Precious Watches from the 16th to the 19th century with a Historical survey of Italian Watchmaking
O/P. 113 pages, illustrated, no date. This book illustrates some fine clocks, watches and sundials. Good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K984 - S1)

Price: 20.00

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. (Ref: K365 - F4)

Price: 14.00

Neumann (E.): Der Knigliche Uhrmacher Moritz Behaim und seine Tischuhr von 1559
O/P. 47 pages, 24 plates, number 156 of 500 copies, 1967. Moritz Behaim was watchmaker to King Ferdinand I, and made a superb table clock in 1559. A good copy, one corner bent, card covers. [German language] (Ref: K4249 - N2)

Price: 20.00

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)
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Price: 78.50
Oechslin (L.): Astronomische Uhren Und Welt-Modelle Der Priestmechaniker Im 18. Jahrhundert

Oechslin (L.): Astronomische Uhren Und Welt-Modelle Der Priestmechaniker Im 18. Jahrhundert
NEW. 2 volumes, about 456 pages in total plus a portfolio of plans, illus., 1996. A very detailed and scholarly study of astronomical clocks produced in the 18th century primarily by educated monks in religious orders.
Volume 1 describes the astronomical observations and how they were modelled by clockmakers to represent the heavens as accurately as possible.
Volume 2 is a catalogue of 29 clocks and orreries by 11 different makers, each illustrated and described with a list of complexities shown on the dial and how they are derived.
The portfolio contains figures showing the layout of the clock trains with wheel and pinion counts. The two volumes each have a dust jacket and the portfolio of plans has heavy boards with cloth spine and blue ribbon ties. An excellent reference book for the serious enthusiast. Limited edition of 550 copies. [German language].

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(Ref: N657)

Price: 220.00
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)
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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)
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Price: 36.99

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