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[Smiths] compiled by Smith (B.): Smiths Watches

[Smiths] compiled by Smith (B.): Smiths Watches
NEW. 277 pages, illustrated, 2009. A history of watch production by the Smiths group of companies with details of the pocket and wristwatches produced at the factories in Cheltenham and Ystradgynlais (Wales). The wide range of watches produced between 1947 and 1974 is shown in the 16 surviving catalogues reprinted here. Card covers. (Ref: N2146)

Price: 20.00

[Smithsonian Institution]: Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology
O/P. 201 pages, illus., 1959. The bookcomprises Papers 1 - 11 and includes two papers relevant to horology:
Battison (E.A.): The Auburndale Watch Company
Price (D.J.de S.): On the Origins of Clockwork. Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass
A good copy. (Ref: K3044 - N3)

Price: 20.00

Snell (M.): Clocks and Clockmakers of Salisbury - 600 Years of Skill and Invention
O/P. 280 pages, 235 plates, figs., 1986. An excellent book on the clocks, watches and makers of Salisbury and South Wiltshire. The book has a section on turret clocks and lots of information about each clock and watch maker. A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1209 - D2)

Price: 50.00

Snelling (R.F.S.) editor: The Horological Directory 2011
O/P. 352 pages, 2010. A useful source for British amateur and professional horologists to find contact details of dealers, restorers, suppliers, museums etc. Section 1 lists all the businesses in the directory, section 2 lists all current watch and clock brands by name with manufacturer and distributor, section 3 lists about 230 services available from the businesses listed in section 1, sections 4, 5 and 6 list Trade Associations, Training and Museums respectively. This is the most recent edition of this book. Very good copy, card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K2382 - G5)

Price: 15.00

Snelling (R.F.S.) editor: The Horological Directory 2001
O/P. 228 pages, 2001. A useful source for British amateur and professional horologists to find contact details of dealers, restorers, suppliers, museums etc. Section 1 lists all the businesses in the directory, section 2 lists all current watch and clock brands by name with manufacturer and distributor, section 3 lists about 230 services available from the businesses listed in section 1, sections 4, 5 and 6 list Trade Associations, Training and Museums respectively. Card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K3777 - Y1)

Price: 10.00

Snelling (R.F.S.) editor: The Horological Directory 1996/7
O/P. 99 pages, 1996. A useful (but a bit out of date) source for British amateur and professional horologists to find contact details of dealers, restorers, suppliers, museums etc. Section 1 lists all the businesses in the directory, section 2 lists all current watch and clock brands by name with manufacturer and distributor, section 3 lists about 230 services available from the businesses listed in section 1, sections 4, 5 and 6 list Trade Associations, Training Courses and Museums respectively. Card covers, spiral bound. (Ref: K3738 - BX6)

Price: 9.00

Snow (G.): Reference Book of Ithaca Calendar Clcoks
O/P. 59 pages, illustrated, no date. A small book reproducing text and illustrations from a catalogue of the Ithaca Calendar Clock Company. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1814 - G7)

Price: 10.00

Snyder (L.J.): Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the Reinvention of Seeing
O/P. 432 pages, 16 plates, 2015. The invention of lenses, the camera obscura and the simple microscope enabled artists and scientists to explore the natural world, Vermeer created detailed paintings and Leeuenhoek was able to see things never seen before. Very good copy with very good dust jacket. (0.93 kg) TC10
(Ref: K4679 - TC10)

Price: 9.00

Sobel (D.): Longitude
O/P. 184 pages, 1996. The true story of a lone genius (John Harrison) who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time. This book needs no introduction from me, it has sold millions of copies. A very good copy of the hardback edition, with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1201 - N1)

Price: 8.00

Sobel (D.) & Andrewes (W.J.H.): The Illustrated Longitude
O/P. 216 pages, illustrated, 1998. The true story of a lone genius (John Harrison) who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time. This book needs no introduction from me, it has sold millions of copies. A very good copy of the paperback edition. (Ref: K2411 - E7)

Price: 9.00

Socit D'Horlogerie De Langendorf (Suisse): Sales Catalogue for 1914
O/P. 23 pages, illustrated, no date. A sales catalogue, of pocket watches and wristwatches, for this Swiss company with a separate 8-page price list (in Lira) dated June 1914. Catalogue in good condition (small tear to card covers), the price list also good but half of final page is missing. [Italian language] (Ref: K3273 - BX16)

Price: 25.00

Somerville (A. R.): The Ancient Sundials of Scotland

Somerville (A. R.): The Ancient Sundials of Scotland
NEW. [36 pages], 17 illustrations, plus 104 page catalogue of Scottish sundials, 1994. This interesting book reprints a paper, which originally appeared in a learned journal, detailing the 'Renaissance' sundials in Scotland. The dials date from the 17th and early 18th centuries and are free standing stone sculptures; the list includes examples still in existence as well as those known only from records. The catalogue describes each dial and gives its location. Card covers. (Ref: N1303)
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Price: 11.00

[Sotheby's]: Masterpieces from the Time Museum Part Two
O/P. 218 lots, all illustrated in colour. A catalogue full of rare and magnificent clocks and watches from around the world. A very good copy, card covers. [Sale @ New York 19/06/2002 ] (Ref: A150)

Price: 35.00

[Sotheby's]: Masterpieces from the Time Museum part 4 Volumes 1, 2 & 3 & slip case [New York 13, 14 & 15/10/2004]

[Sotheby's]: Masterpieces from the Time Museum part 4 Volumes 1, 2 & 3 and slipcase
O/P. The closure of the Time Museum and the dispersal of its collections at Sotheby's in 2004 has left us with 3 excellent and important catalogues as a permanent memorial.
Volume 1: 116 lots, all illustrated in colour. This catalogue of the European clocks and watches includes a wooden longcase regulator by John 'longitude 'Harrison, several watches by Breguet, an early pendulum timepiece by Salomon Coster and a renassance table clock by Hans Gruber.
Volume 2: 196 lots, all illustrated in colour. This catalogue of the chronometers and scientific instruments includes a replica of Harrison's 'H1', Mudge Green, and chronometers by Arnold, Earnshaw, Margetts, Pennington, Kullberg and Loseby. Also in the catalogue are 3 items made by Anthony Randall for the collection plus a chronometer with 4 differential linked movements. The scientific instruments, all related to time, include examples from Persia, the Ottoman Empire, India, Japan and China as well as Europe and America.
Volume 3: 815 lots, all illustrated in colour. This catalogue of the clocks and watches includes many American examples plus the electric timepieces, the wristwatches, a re-construction of the Astrarium built by Giovanni de Dondi and a Shortt Synchronome astronomical regulator.
All 3 volumes are in very good condition and free of annotations, etc. Card covers as issued, housed in original slip case (small split at one corner). [Sale @ New York 13, 14 & 15/10/2004]

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(Ref: A426)
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Price: 135.00

[Sotheby's]: Masterpieces from the Time Museum part 4 Volume 1
O/P. 116 lots, all illustrated in colour. The closure of the Time Museum and the dispersal of its collections at Sotheby's in 2004 has left us with 3 excellent catalogues as a permanent memorial. This catalogue of the European clocks and watches includes a wooden longcase regulator by John 'longitude 'Harrison, several watches by Breguet, an early pendulum timepiece by Salomon Coster and a renassance table clock by Hans Gruber. A fine copy, card covers. [Sale @ New York 13/10/2004] (Ref: A229)

Price: 40.00

Sotheby's: The Celebrated Library of Harrison D. Horblit Esq. - Early Science, Navigation and Travel
O/P. 2 volumes, illustrated, 1974. Part 1 includes book with authors A - C, part 2 includes authors D - G. As far as I can tell, the remaining volumes were not sold by Sotheby's. Horblit had a fabulous collection of books, rich in early fifteenth century science books, early English science books of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and rare books in the field of navigation. Both volumes in very good condition, covers a bit faded and corners a little bumped. (Ref: K5031 - W3)

Price: 10.00

[Sotheby's]: The Edward Hornby Collection of Rare and Important Watches [London 01/12/1978]

[Sotheby's]: The Edward Hornby Collection of Rare and Important Watches
O/P. 80 lots, many illustrated in colour. Fine pocket watches including examples by Edward East, Breguet, Tompion, Graham and John Arnold. Good copy, a few annotations in text, card covers. [Sale @ London 01/12/1978] (Ref: A306)

Price: 9.00

[Sotheby's]: The Justice Warren Shepro Collection of Clocks
O/P. 137 pages, 145 lots all illustrated, 2001. The catalogue of a famous collection sold in New York. Shepro collected early European table clocks, English lantern, bracket and longcase clocks and French clocks including those with fine Boulle cases. A useful reference book for the enthusiast. Hardback, a fine copy with very good dust jacket. [Sale @ New York 26/04/2001] (Ref: A265)

Price: 22.00

[Sotheby's]: The Mercator Atlas of Europe
O/P. 34 pages, illustrated, 1996. The illustrated auction catalogue for lot 300, the Mercator Atlas of Europe which contains the only surviving copy of his wall-map of Europe of 1554 and the only two known autograph manuscript maps by him, over 45 rare maps in total. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4631 - TC6)

Price: 5.00

[Sotheby's]: The Percy Webster Collection
O/P. Two illustrated auction catalogues for the sale of the important collection of clocks and watches formed by Percy Webster, held on 27 May and 19 October 1954. A very good set still in original card covers (covers a little loose). [London 27/05/1954 & 19/10/1954] (Ref: A202)

Price: 85.00


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