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Sabrier (J.-C.): Fredrric Houriet - The Father of Swiss Chronometry

Sabrier (J.-C.): Fredrric Houriet - The Father of Swiss Chronometry
NEW. 227 pages, well illustrated, 2006. An excellent monograph on Jacques-Frédéric Houriet (1743 - 1830) who was born in Neuchâtel, trained in Paris from the age of 16, and returned home to live in Le Locle at the age of 25. Houriet spent the next 60 years researching and making discoveries of great use to the watchmaking industry. [English language edition]

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(Ref: N1295)

Price: 125.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): Le Guidargus de L'Horlogerie de Collection
O/P. 445 pages, illustrated, 1982. A compilation of clocks, watches and chronometers sold at major auction houses world wide between November 1980 and June 1982. Each item included has a photograph, catalogue description and price realised. A very good copy. [French language] (Ref: K2752 - R2)

Price: 20.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): Les Horloges Lanternes franaises

Sabrier (J.-C.): Les Horloges Lanternes franaises
NEW. 112 pages, illustrated, 1988. A facsimile edition of the last 3 parts of Horlogeographie Pratique by Père Beuriot (a Benedictine Monk) first published in Rouen in 1719, together with an introduction by Sabrier and photographs of French lantern clocks. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: N3395)

Price: 15.00

Sabrier (J.C.): Longitude at Sea in the Time of Louis Berthoud & Henri Motel
S/H. 720 pages, 174 illustrations, 1993. A detailed study of the life and work of Pierre-Louis Berthoud (1754 - 1813) and Jean-François Henri Motel (1786 - 1859), the famous French chronometer makers. This book is the definitive reference work on these makers as the author has used the order books, workshop journals and French Naval records which all fortunately still exist. For each maker a list of all items made is given with details of who made various parts and their cost, as well as the name of the original purchaser. A fine copy (with presentation inscription signed by author on title page) with very good original film wrapper and card slipcase. [English and French language]

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(Ref: K3639 - B1)

Price: 195.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): Un chappement a Roue de Rencontre sur Deux niveaux
O/P. 6 pages, 6 figs., no date. A paper about a pocket watch by Belleican with an unusual escapement, an offprint from L'Horlogerie Ancienne. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2610 - BX1)

Price: 8.00

Sabrier (J.-C.): Une Montre Exprimentale de Ferdinand Berthoud au Muse d'vreux?
O/P. 7 pages, 11 figs., no date. A paper about a pocket watch with a rack-cylinder escapement, an offprint from L'Horlogerie Ancienne. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2609 - BX1)

Price: 8.00

Saff (D.): From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping - Clockmaking in the Bond Family

Saff (D.): From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping - Clockmaking in the Bond Family
NEW. 424 pages, 450 illustrations, 2019. An excellent book on the Bond family's achievements in the development of precision timekeeping in America. The family excelled in practical and theoretical work in astronomy, clock design, time distribution, and celestial photography-assisting astronomers to map the sky, sailors to determine longitude at sea, and the New England Railroads to run to time. As well as the chronometer, clock and watch business, family members were directors of Harvard College Observatory; introduced the drum chronograph to the scientific community, and designed & built 3 extremely accurate astronomical regulators with detached escapements and conical pendulums. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4559)
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Price: 52.50
Sainsbury, [Henry]: Illustrated Catalogue of Cathedral, Church, Turret & Musical Clocks

[Sainsbury, Henry]: Illustrated Catalogue of Cathedral, Church, Turret & Musical Clocks
NEW. 38 pages, illus., 2005. A facsimile reprint of a trade catalogue from circa 1881 for the little known turret clock maker Henry Sainsbury founded in 1734. The range of products on offer, including clocks, carillons, bells and sundials, is extensive and suggests that the majority of the firms output was retailed and possibly signed by others. The catalogue includes detailed illustrations of the product range together with specifications and prices. Card covers. (Ref: N873)

Price: 10.00

Salomons (D.L.): Breguet (1747 - 1823)
O/P. Frontispiece, ix, 233p plus 52 page supplement, 1921. Only 1000 copies printed. This is the complete English edition and includes the appendix and addenda together with the supplement, appendix to supplement and addenda to appendix. Well illustrated with over 150 b&w photographs and other plates. This is the classic work on Breguet by Sir David Salomons who had a large collection of Breguet's work. Originally published in 2 volumes with blue card covers, this example is bound in a single volume with vellum spine, filt lettering to spine and paper covered boards. A very good copy with light foxing to endpapers, 2 small bookplates inside front cover, Boards a little marked, corners a bit worn.

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(Ref: K586 - CR11)

Price: 325.00

Samelius (W.H.): Watch and Clock Information Please!

Samelius (W.H.): Watch and Clock Information Please!
NEW. 401 pages, illustrated, 1981. Samelius was Director of the Elgin Watchmakers College and this book is a collection of the most useful articles he wrote for the "Information Please" column in the 'American Horologist and Jeweler' magazine. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1203)

Price: 25.00

Saunier (C.): Lehrbuch der Uhrmacherei in Theorie und Praxis volume 3 only (of 4)
O/P. 438 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1891. The German language version of Sainier's famous treatise on modern horology in theory and practice, translated from the French by Moritz Grossmann. This volume contains all the sections on Depths, Motors and Miscellaneous Articles. Good copy, half-title page missing. [German language] (Ref: K3369 - F3)

Price: 25.00

Saunier (C.): Lehrbuch der Uhrmacherei in Theorie und Praxis volume 5 Part 2 only
O/P. 365 pages, 345 illustrations, 8 plates, no date [ 1915 ]. Although the title of the book is as stated above, this work is by Gustav Krumm with the title Die Electrischen Uhren. An early work on electric clocks and watches, of interest to today's enthusiasts. Good copy, boards a little loose. [German language] (Ref: K3370 - X2)

Price: 40.00

Saunier (C.):  Treatise on Modern Horology in Theory & Practice

Saunier (C.): Treatise on Modern Horology in Theory & Practice
O/P. 844 pages, 22 colour plates, numerous b&w illustrations, reprinted 1975. One of the best reference books produced hence it has been reprinted many times over the years. A very good copy, corners lightly bruised. (Ref: K274 - P2)
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Price: 75.00
Saunier (C.):  Treatise on Modern Horology in Theory & Practice

Saunier (C.): Treatise on Modern Horology in Theory & Practice
O/P. 844 pages, 22 colour plates, numerous b&w illustrations, reprinted 1952. One of the best reference books produced hence it has been reprinted many times over the years. A very good copy (page block edge a litle stained, fair dust jacket. (Ref: K273 - S2)
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Price: 75.00
Savoie (D.): Sundials - Design, Construction, and Use

Savoie (D.): Sundials - Design, Construction, and Use
NEW. 181 pages, illustrated, 2009. Originally published in French as Les cadrans solaires this is an excellent book on how to construct equatorial, horizontal, vertical, polar, horizontal analemmatic, and altitude sundials. The book also has a chapter on sundials in the tropics - a subject most books ignore. Card covers. (Ref: N2531)
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Price: 19.99

S.A.W.: Watch Movement Recognition
O/P. 40 pages, illus., 1951. Watch movement recognition based on shape and ligne and distinctive parts. The only identification of the author/publisher if this booklet is the initials 'S.A.W'. on the front cover. (Ref: K3227 - BX16)

Price: 5.00

Sawyer (F.W.): The Analemmatic Sundial Source Book

Sawyer (F.W.): The Analemmatic Sundial Source Book
O/P. [448 pages], figures, 1st edition, number 84 of 140 copies, 2004. A compendium of reference texts (translated into English where necessary) on the analemmatic sundial and the variable-centre dials that derive from it. There are 57 works in total dating from 1640 to 2004. A wealth of information for sundial enthusiasts! A fine copy.

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(Ref: K4265 - P3)
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Price: 175.00

Schaaf (B.): Die Reise ins Uhrenland - Aus dem Leben des Schwarzwlder Uhrenhndlers Andreas Lffler in Cambridge (1839 bis 1843)
O/P. 95 pages, illus., 1997. The travels of Black Forest clock pedlar Andreas Löffler, and his letters home, when he was based in Cambridge, England between 1839 and 1843. A very good copy. [German language] (Ref: K4043 - A1)

Price: 20.00

Schaaf (B.): Schwarzwalduhren

Schaaf (B.): Schwarzwalduhren
NEW. 432 pages, 410 colour illustrations, 4th edition, 2008. This enlarged edition is the most comprehensive work on the history of clockmaking in the Black Forest region of Germany. The book studies clockmaking in the area from 1680 to the late 19th century and has a directory of over 3500 clockmakers names. New in this edition are chapters on Black Forest Clocks in America and clockmaking in the Erzgebirge region. [German language] (Ref: N2179)
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Price: 60.00

Schardin (J.): Taschenuhren und Seechronometer
O/P. 200 pages, illus., 1997. A catalogue of 150 German, Austrian and English pocket watches and marine chronometers in the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Dresden. Star of the collection is the marine chronometer "Mudge Blue". Card covers. [German language] (Ref: K3178 - J1)

Price: 15.00


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