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Wright (L.): Clockwork Man- The Story of Time, its origins, its uses, its tyranny
O/P. 260 pages, illustrated, reprinted 1992. Originally published in 1968, this is a book about the development of Time and how it has enslaved man at different periods in history and today. Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1951 - F5)

Price: 17.00

Wright (L.): Clockwork Man - The Story of Time, its origins, its uses, its tyranny
O/P. 260 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1968. This is unlike any other horological book I have ever read. It is a book about the development of Time and how it has enslaved man at different periods in history and today. A good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K2120 - A1)

Price: 12.00

Wright (M.): Robert Hooke's Longitude Timekeeper
O/P. 56 pages, 1 plate, 10 figs., 1989. An off-print of an interesting paper from the book Robert Hooke New Studies. The author has transcribed Hooke's manuscript (now at Trinity College Cambridge) and describes Hooke's ideas for a longitude timekeeper. Good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K5102 - BX6)

Price: 10.00

Wunderlich (H.): Kurschsische Feldmekunst, artilleristische Richtverfahren und Ballistik im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert
O/P. 218 pages, 73 illus., 1977. Contributions to the history of practical mathematics, physics, artillery and ballistics in the Renaissance period on the basis of instruments, maps, manuals and pamphlets in the Mathematical-Physical Salon, Dresden. A very good copy with poor dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K4687 - TC8)

Price: 18.00

Wurlitzer (R.) & Co.: Music Boxes of 1898
O/P. [23 pages], illustrated, reprinted 1973. The music box sections from the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company (of Cincinnati, Ohio) catalogue of 1898. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2965 - BX9)

Price: 9.00

[York Minster]: The Astronomical Clock - A Memorial to Fallen Airmen 1939 - 1945
O/P. 12 pages, figs., 4 plates, no date (1950's or 1960's ?). Illustrations and explanations of the two astronomical dials on this unusual clock, designed with a working astral dial to display the sky as seen by an air navigator. Good copy, blue card covers. (Ref: K940 - BX8)

Price: 6.50

[Young & Co.]: Catalogue of Watches
O/P. 110 pages, illus., no date. A reproduction of the Young & Co. (Chicago) illustrated & priced catalogue, showing many different pocket watches. Good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3286 - W3)

Price: 20.00

Young (J.): Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers Volume 1 - Chippenham, Swindon, Marlborough and North Wiltshire

Young (J.): Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers - Volume 1 North Wiltshire
NEW. 193 pages, illustrated, 2004 The first of a series of 3 volumes on Wiltshire. This volume covers the north of the county and includes Chippenham, Marlborough and Swindon. This is an excellent addition to the literature on clockmakers of English counties and contains much new research not recorded elsewhere. An essential book for enthusiasts. Soft covers. (Ref: N420)
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Price: 20.00
Young (J.): Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers Volume 2 - Devizes, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury, Bradford-on-Avon, Melksham, Pewsey & Central Wiltshire

Young (J.): Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers Volume 2 - Devizes, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury, Bradford-on-Avon, Melksham, Pewsey & Central Wiltshire
NEW. 324 pages, illustrated, 2006. The second volume on Wiltshire makers, a very detailed listing of all the makers in central Wiltshire including the towns listed above. An excellent addition to the literature on regional clockmakers. Soft covers. (Ref: N999)
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Price: 25.00

Young (J.): Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers Volume 2 - Devizes, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury, Bradford-on-Avon, Melksham, Pewsey & Central Wiltshire
S/H. 324 pages, illustrated, 2006. The second volume on Wiltshire makers, a very detailed listing of all the makers in central Wiltshire including the towns listed above. An excellent addition to the literature on regional clockmakers. A Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2045 - L2)

Price: 20.00

Young (J.): Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers Volume 3 - Salisbury, Wilton, Amesbury, Downton, Mere, Hindon, Tisbury & South Wiltshire

Young (J.): Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers Volume 3 - Salisbury, Wilton, Amesbury, Downton, Mere, Hindon, Tisbury & South Wiltshire
NEW. 316 pages, illustrated, 2012. The third and final volume on Wiltshire makers, a very detailed listing of all the makers in South Wiltshire including the towns listed above. An excellent addition to the literature on regional clockmakers. Card covers. (Ref: N2687)
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Price: 25.00

Z. (A.): The Manipulation of Old and New Springs by the Watch Repairer
O/P. 45 pages, 14 figs, originally published in Chicago in 1908 this is a recent reprint. 100 years on, this is still a useful book for serious craftsmen. Very good copy (a few doodles on rear cover), card covers. (Ref: K2886 - F5)

Price: 6.00

Zagoory (J.): A Time to Watch - the Wrist Watch as Art: The Classic, Rare, Extraordinary
O/P. 200 pages, profusely illustrated mostly in colour, 1985. The watches, mostly Swiss, are all beautifully photographed in artistic settings. Brief notes on each watch and brief biographies of the makers are also included. Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K618 - H1)

Price: 35.00

[Zarzuelo]: Coleccion de Relojes Populares 1800 - 1925
O/P. 43 pages, 20 colour plates, 1989 (?). A catalogue of 145 clocks donated to Salamanca University by Andrés Santiago Zarzuelo. A very good copy, card covers. [Spanish language] (Ref: K2709 - BX3)

Price: 9.00

Zeeman (J.): Twee Eeuwen Uurwerken 1657 - 1857
O/P. 40 pages, 67 plates, 1968. Two centuries of timepieces. The catalogue of an exhibition of 67 clocks, each illustrated and described, held in Utrecht in 1967. Very good copy, card covers. [Dutch language] (Ref: K4090 - D2)

Price: 5.00

Zeiss: Carl Zeiss, Jena
O/P. A cardboard folder containing 4 A4-size booklets:
Carl Zeiss: 150th Anniversary of his Birthday. 32 pages, illustrated, 1966.
The Carl Zeiss Foundation is firmly established. 20 pages, illustrated, no date.
Zeiss Information #76 August 1971. 36 pages, illustrated, 1971.
Carl Zeiss: Microscope Illuminators and Light Filters. 28 pages, illustrated, no date
The first item has interesting historical information about Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe, the third item has several technical articles including a report on moon rocks brought back by Apollo 11. A good copy. (Ref: K4706 - H5)

Price: 15.00

Zeller (A.P.): Uhren
O/P. 159 pages, 63 colour plates, 1980. A good introduction to antique clocks from around the world. Very good copy with good dust jacket (one small tear). [German language] (Ref: K2430 - G5)

Price: 5.00

Zeller (A.P.): Uhren
O/P. 159 pages, 63 colour plates, 1966. A good introduction to antique clocks from around the world. [German language] (Ref: K3221 - T1)

Price: 5.00

[Zenith]: Collection II
O/P. 102 pages, illustrated, with separate price list dated September 2002. A deluxe hardback catalogue published circa 2002 to promote sales of Zenith wristwatches. A very good copy of the English language edition. (Ref: K826 - CR6)

Price: 20.00

[Zenith]: Collection V
O/P. 244 pages, illustrated. A deluxe hardback catalogue published circa 2005 to promote sales of Zenith wristwatches for men and women. A very good copy of the English language edition. (Ref: K4408 - G1)

Price: 20.00


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