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Lammas (D.): Adhesives and Sealants
O/P. 136 pages, illustrated, 1991. A useful guide to the practical use of adhesives and sealants in the workshop and around the home. Includes adhesive types, suitable materials, joint design and joint preparation. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5029 - A1)

Price: 5.00

L'Amour De L'Art: La Mesure du Temps
O/P. 168 pages, illus., 1948. This issue of the French publication L'Amour de l'Art is devoted to the measurement of time from early sundials to modern clocks and watches. Card covers as issued, now a little worn. [French language] (Ref: K179 - F4)

Price: 15.00

Lane (J): Coventry Apprentices and their Masters, 1781 - 1806
O/P. 144 pages, 1983. About 9% of the boys listed were apprenticed into the watch and clock making trades and the book has indices for occupation, location, apprentice name and master name. A useful reference source. A very good copy. (Ref: K1513 - L3)

Price: 25.00

Landes (D.S.): Revolution in Time - Clocks and the Making of the Modern World
O/P. 518 pages, 40 figures, 2nd edition, 2000. The author explores why the clock was invented in Europe and remained a European monopoly for 500 years, then describes the improvement in timekeeping devices during those years. The final section studies the methods of manufacture and the people who made them. A good copy of the paperback edition, spine creased. Card covers. (Ref: K180 - R1)

Price: 15.00

Lang (G-R.) & Meis (R.): Chronograph Wristwatches: To Stop Time
O/P. 246 pages, well-illustrated, 1993. The standard reference work on the history, development and identification of wrist chronographs - mechanical wristwatches with an additional mechanism to time short term events. With price guide. Good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K5061)

Price: 50.00

Lang (K.R.) & Whitney (C.A.): Wanderers in Space
O/P. 316 pages, illustrated, 1991. An interesting book about exploration and discovery in the solar system. The exploration of space in the last 40 years has greatly increased our knowledge of the planets and their moons. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2142 - A2)

Price: 5.00

Langdon (J.E.): Clock & Watchmakers and Allied Workers in Canada: 1700 - 1900
O/P. 195 pages, 1976. A useful directory of Canadian makers, with working dates where known, with a town and city index. Good internally, card covers a little worn. (Ref: K1419 - H6)

Price: 7.00

A. Lange & Shne: State of the Art Tradition - edition 2008
O/P. 144 pages, illustrated, 2008. A catalogue of the wristwatch collection available in 2008, with price list in British Pounds, and useful explanations on the functional operation of various features. Models new in 2008 were the Grand Lange 1 and the Cabaret Tourbillon. A very good copy, hardback (covers faded). (Ref: K5054 - D3)

Price: 18.00

A. Lange & Shne: When Time Came Home - edition 2001/2002
O/P. 112 pages, illustrated, 2001. A brief history of the famous watch brand and its re-establishment in 1990, followed by a catalogue of all the wristwatch models available in 2002, with price list in British Pounds. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K5053 - N3)

Price: 14.00

Langman (H.R.) & Ball (A.): Electrical Horology
O/P. 170 pages, 68 figures, 2nd edition, 1927. A practical manual on the application of the principles and practice of electricity to horological instruments and machines for the measurement of time, with an account of the earliest electrically-driven clock mechanism. A good copy, very clean internally, covers marked. (Ref: K3596 - W1)

Price: 40.00

Langman (H.R.) & Ball (A.): Electrical Horology
O/P. 200 pages, 93 figures, 3rd edition, 1946. A practical manual on the application of the principles and practice of electricity to horological instruments and machines for the measurement of time, with an account of the earliest electrically-driven clock mechanism. A very comprehensive book on the subject. A good clean copy, covers marked, with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K2224 - L1)

Price: 40.00

La Socit Des Fabricants D'Horlogerie De La Chaux-De-Fonds: La Chaux-de-Fonds Mtropole de L'Industrie Horlogre
O/P. 36 pages, illustrated, no date. A publicity brochure, produced circa 1912, for the La Chaux-de-Fonds horological industry. Very good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3270 - BX16)

Price: 25.00

Lassaussois (J.) & Lhote (G.): The World of Watches
O/P. 143 pages, over 500 watches illustrated in colour, 1999. The book shows over 500 vintage and modern wristwatches from the world's most prestigious makers. Fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1444 - P3)

Price: 9.00

Laycock (W.S.): The Lost Science of John

Laycock (W.S.): The Lost Science of John "Longitude" Harrison
O/P. 159 pages, 144 figs., signed by author, 1976. Laycock investigated and explained the theory behind many of Harrison's ideas used on his wooden regulators and his marine clocks. As Harrison's own writings are very difficult to understand, Laycock's analysis of his ideas is of value to all enthusiasts. A very good copy, with good dust jacket (wear to edges, spine faded), of a scarce book.

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(Ref: K413 - E7)
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Price: 295.00
Leadbetter (C.):  Mechanik Dialling; or, the New Art of Shadows, ....

Leadbetter (C.): Mechanik Dialling; or, the New Art of Shadows, ....
O/P. xi + 148 pages (page size 21 x 12.5 cm), 12 plates, 1773. This is the 4th edition of Charles Leadbetter's well known work. As well as instructions for laying out dials the book has a collection of sundial mottos in English and Latin, the latitude of towns and cities around the world and instructions for painting sundials. This is a very good copy complete with all plates, in an 18th or 19th century full leather binding, neatly re-backed with contemporary spine, leather covered boards a bit rubbed, corners worn.

Order of plates: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7 ,8 ,9 ,10 & X, XB, 11, 1 [a complete set - this is all the text calls for]

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(Ref: K3022 - M1)
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Price: 295.00

Le Conte (D.) & Le Conte (D.): Guernsey Sundials
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 2004. A useful booklet on sundial, public and private, on the island of Guernsey. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4271 - BX11)

Price: 9.00

LeCoultre (F.): A Guide to Complicated Watches

LeCoultre (F.): A Guide to Complicated Watches
NEW. 148 pages plus 47 folding plates (with 54 figures), 4th edition, English language, 2020. A good book by a former professor at the Geneva School of Watchmaking. All types of complication are discussed in detail - striking mechanisms, astronomical work, chronographs, jumping seconds, quarter repeaters, perpetual calendars, equation work, etc. A new, fully revised, edition of this well-known work. All the figures have been moved to the end of the book on fold out plates, so can be consulted alongside the relevant text. An excellent book for enthusiasts and restorers. (Ref: N5040)
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Price: 75.00

Lee (M.)4: John Watts, Stamford - Clockmaker 1686 - 1704
O/P. 47 pages, illustrated, no date. This the 1st edition, published in about 2002. John Watts was Stamford's first clockmaker, he made turret clocks as well as a small number of domestic clocks. A very good copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), card covers. (Ref: K3531 - R1)

Price: 27.00

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: 185.00

Lee (R.A.): The Knibb Family Clockmakers
O/P. 187 pages, 5 colour and 190 b&w plates, 1st and only edition, number 54 of 1000 copies, 1964. This volume, now hard to find, is the standard reference book on the life and work of John, Joseph, Peter and Samuel Knibb. A very good clean copy (bookplate inside front cover, sellotape residue on end papers), the dust jacket very worn with some loss.

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(Ref: K798 - E4)

Price: 750.00


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