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Flamsteed (J.): The Preface to John Flamsteed's Historia Coelestis Britannica

Flamsteed (J.) : The Preface to John Flamsteed's Historia Coelestis Britannica
NEW. 222 pages, 26 figs., 1982. An English translation of the substantial preface to John Flamsteed's 'British Catalogue of the Heavens', edited and introduced by Allan Chapman. First published in 1725 Historia Coelestis Britannica was a major landmark in practical astronomy, Flamsteed used new instruments, achieved a new level of accuracy and established the reputation of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Card covers. (Ref: N2383)

Price: 10.00
Flchon (D.) & Gardinetti (G.): Horology, a Child of Astronomy / L'Horlogerie, Fille de L'Astronomie

Flchon (D.) & Gardinetti (G.): Horology, a Child of Astronomy / L'Horlogerie, Fille de L'Astronomie
NEW. 88 pages, illustrated, 2013. An interesting book showing how observation of the heavens led to the introduction of timekeeping. The book has chapters on The Earth, The Moon, The Sun and The Universe, all illustrated by watches and clocks with complications based on astronomical observations. [English and French languages] (Ref: N3559)

Price: 29.99
Forrester (M.): The Clockmakers of Odiham

Forrester (M.): The Clockmakers of Odiham
NEW. 42 pages, illustrated, 2007. An interesting study, with some new information, of the 30 clockmakers who worked in the village of Odiham, Hampshire before 1900. Card covers. (Ref: N1401)

Price: 7.50
Gazeley (W.J.): Clock & Watch Escapements

Gazeley (W.J.): Clock & Watch Escapements
NEW. 294 pages, illus., reprinted 2020. The latest reprint of Gazeley's classic work, written by a master craftsman, with detailed explanations and diagrams of all commonly found escapements. This book is of use to restorers and all enthusiasts who want a better understanding of the subject. With dust jacket. (Ref: N125)

Price: 27.00
Gazeley (W.J.): Watch and Clock Making and Repairing

Gazeley (W.J.): Watch and Clock Making and Repairing
NEW. 425 pages, 314 figures, 2nd edition, reprinted 2014. First published in 1953, and written by a highly respected craftsman, this book has been reprinted many times. The book starts with tools and techniques and then deals with the construction and repair of clocks, watches and chronometers. With dust jacket. (Ref: N510)

Price: 27.00
Gee (B.): Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

Gee (B.): Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy
NEW. 392 pages, 17 colour plates + many b&w illustrations, 2014. A well researched book on the life and work of Francis Watkins; Watkins partnership with Dollond and the telescope patent controversy; and Watkins successors - Watkins & Smith and Watkins & Hill. Another excellent book about British scientific instrument makers and their times. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3644)

Price: 80.00
Gents of Leicester: The B.P. System of Patent Silent Electric Impulse Clocks

Gents of Leicester: The B.P. System of Patent Silent Electric Impulse Clocks
NEW. 28 pages, illustrated, 2005. A reprint of the 1907 Gents of Leicester catalogue for their electric impulse clocks. The catalogue has illustrations and prices of master clocks and slaves for domestic, factory and external use. Card covers. (Ref: N795)

Price: 10.00
Glanville (J.) & Wolmuth (W.M.): Clockmaking in England & Wales in the Twentieth Century - The Industrialized Manufacture of Domestic Mechanical Clocks

Glanville (J.) & Wolmuth (W.M.): Clockmaking in England & Wales in the Twentieth Century - The Industrialized Manufacture of Domestic Mechanical Clocks
NEW. 368 pages, 677 colour & 339 b&w illustrations, 2015. An excellent new book with a detailed history of each significant manufacturer, the key people involved and the various mechanical clock movements produced. The book contains a wealth of information, the result of 10 years detailed research by the authors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3874)

Price: 50.00
Goodrich (W.L.): The Modern Clock

Goodrich (W.L.): The Modern Clock
NEW. 502 pages, 161 figs., 2nd edition, reprinted 2005. First published in 1905 this is a study of the time keeping mechanism, its construction, regulation & repair. The book is an American practical book on clock repair and includes a section on electric clocks. Hardback.

* Was £18.50, now on special offer at £9.00 *

(Ref: N2280)

Price: 9.00
Greenlaw (J.): Longcase Clocks

Greenlaw (J.): Longcase Clocks
NEW. 40 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2005. A concise survey of the development of the longcase clock in Great Britain, with useful advice on their setting up and maintenance. Card covers. (Ref: N2190)

Price: 4.99
Guroux (F.): Watches - An Identification Manual for Contemporary and Collector's Pieces

Guroux (F.): Watches - An Identification Manual for Contemporary and Collector's Pieces
NEW. 283 pages, over 300 illustrations, 2018. The growth in wristwatch collecting, and the value of genuine watches has led to a massive increase in the number of well make fakes on the market. This book is a comprehensive guide to identifying fake wristwatches and is an essential book for collectors and enthusiasts. (Ref: N4511)

Price: 45.00
Harris (J. Carter): The Clock and Watch Makers American Advertiser - Being a compilation of Advertisements .......

Harris (J. Carter): The Clock and Watch Makers American Advertiser - Being a compilation of Advertisements of the Trade, including those of the Mathematical and Philosophical Instrument Makers, Published in the News-Papers of the American Colonies and States, from A.D. 1707 to 1800
NEW. 534 pages and an additional 10-page index, 2003. A useful source for information about 18th century British makers who emigrated to America, and for American makers/repairers/retailers. The book is fully indexed by name and subject so the information is accessible. A useful research tool for enthusiasts who do not have access to early American newspapers. Hardback with transparent film wrapper. (Ref: N396)

Price: 36.00
Harrold (M.C.): American Watchmaking - A Technical History of the American Watch Industry 1850 - 1930

Harrold (M.C.): American Watchmaking - A Technical History of the American Watch Industry 1850 - 1930
NEW. 144 pages, 210 photographs, 36 figures, reprinted 2017. First published as supplement #14 to the NAWCC Bulletin in 1984 this book is a comprehensive overview of the American Watchmaking industry with information about the watches, how they were made and the companies that made them. Card covers. (Ref: N4975)

Price: 18.00
Hatton (T.): An Introduction to the Mechanical Part of Clock and Watch Work

Hatton ( T.): An Introduction to the Mechanical Part of Clock and Watch Work
NEW. 400 pages, 18 folding plates, first published in 1773, facsimile reprint 1978. The sub title is: containing all the arithmetic and geometry necessary, with their particular application in the said branches, a work very useful for the working mechanic, or gentlemen mechanically inclined. An excellent copy of this famous work which, as well as the arithmetic and geometry, includes the calculation of trains, construction of a fusee engine, pendulums, etc. (Ref: N473)

Price: 25.00
Hussermann (M.): Sports Watches - Aviator Watches, Diving watches, Chronographs

Hussermann (M.): Sports Watches - Aviator Watches, Diving watches, Chronographs
NEW. 144 pages, 254 colour illustrations, 2014. A well illustrated book on sports watches, tracing their evolution in the 20th century then assessing the models produced in the 21st century. (Ref: N3674)

Price: 38.00
Heel (F.-C.) editor: The Rolex Story

Heel (F.-C.) editor: The Rolex Story
NEW. 144 pages, illustrated, 2014. A history of the Rolex company with a well illustrated description of the important wristwatch models made since its inception. The last section of the book is an overview of various models with a photograph, description and estimated value (in Euros and US dollars) of each item. (Ref: N3672)

Price: 38.99
Hesketh (D.): Penny-In-the-Slot Automata and the Working Model

Hesketh (D.): Penny-In-the-Slot Automata and the Working Model
NEW. 224 pages, over 300 colour illustrations, published January 2005. The first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside and the fairground for over a century (1860's to 1970's). The book has chapters on the British makers Ahrens, Bolland, Canova, Dennison, Kraft, Lee and Tansley as well as on American working models and coin-operated mechanical music. A price guide and list of museums with good collections are also included. With dust jacket. (Ref: N599)

Price: 75.00
Hewitt (P.A.): The Deacon Family of Leicestershire Clockmakers

Hewitt (P.A.): The Deacon Family of Leicestershire Clockmakers
NEW. 79 pages, 57 figs, 2nd edition, 2008. This edition, revised and expanded by John Thornton, on the Deacon family including Samuel Deacon of Barton-in-the-Beans. An excellent account of a clock and watch making family and their longcase clocks including two musical examples. The book has an appendix on Deacon numbered and dated clocks. Card covers. (Ref: N1871)

Price: 7.50
Horbleck (M.P.): The Alarm Wristwatch: The History of an Undervalued Feature

Horbleck (M.P.): The Alarm Wristwatch: The History of an Undervalued Feature
NEW. 232 pages, illustrated, 2007. A new monograph on an interesting area for specialist collectors - mechanical wristwatches with an audible alarm function. This book is a complete history of alarm wristwatches with descriptions, illustrations and technical data on nearly all the models and movements ever made. With dust jacket. (Ref: P1894)

Price: 66.50
Humbert (B.): Modern Calendar Watches

Humbert (B.): Modern Calendar Watches
NEW. 123 pages + 6 pages of adverts, 190 figs., 2nd edition reprinted 2007. A useful book for understanding calendar watches - date, day of week, month, phases of the moon, perpetual - with details of their action and repair. The various calibres with calendar indication current in 1954 (when the book was first published) are all described and discussed. Hardback. (Ref: N1788)

Price: 52.50

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