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Grimthorpe (Lord): A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks, Watches and Bells for Public Purposes
O/P. 404 pages, 81 figs., 1974. A reprint of the 8th edition, originally printed in 1903, of this famous publication. Edmund Beckett, Lord Grimthorpe was one of the 19th century's great horological characters. The book contains lots of information on clocks, watches and chronometers. [note: The folding frontispiece of the Westminster clock does not appear in the reprint.] A very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K354 - E5)

Price: 65.00

Hellyer (B.) & Hellyer (H.): The Astronomical Clock Hampton Court Palace
O/P. 28 pages, illus., 1973. The clock was built in 1540 and was probably designed by Nicholas Kratzer and made by Nicholas Oursian. The dial still exists but is now driven by a Gillet and Bland movement installed in 1879. A useful booklet which describes the clock and how to read the information on the dial. Very good copy, rear cover a little creased, card covers. (Ref: K868 - BX16)

Price: 15.00

Hewitt (P.A.): Turret Clocks in Leicestershire and Rutland

Hewitt (P.A.): Turret Clocks in Leicestershire and Rutland
O/P. 48 pages, 18 figures, 1994. A survey of all the turret clocks in these two English counties with details about the clocks and their makers. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1522 - BX17)
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Price: 20.00
[Houses of Parliament]: Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower - Official guide

[Houses of Parliament]: Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower - Official guide
O/P. 68 pages, illustrated, 1 folding diagram, 2013. An excellent guide to the famous clock tower, clock and bells at Westminster on the banks of the river Thames in London. The booklet details the history, construction and maintenance of the tower and its clock. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4909 - E4)
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Price: 5.00

Howgrave-Graham (R.P.): English Clocks and Automata
O/P. Pages 181 - 191, 1 plate, 1950. A paper on early English church clocks contained in a volume of Transactions of the Ecclesiological Society. Very good copy card covers. (Ref: K4743 - BX6)

Price: 10.00

Howgrave-Graham (R.P.): Peter Lightfoot, Monk of Glastonbury & The Old Clock at Wells
O/P. 56 pages, 7 plates, 1922. An interesting book for turret clock enthusiasts as the Wells clock is one of the oldest in England. A very good copy, covers faded and a little worn to spine. (Ref: K153 - V1)

Price: 20.00

Howgrave-Graham (R.P.): Some Clocks and Jacks, with Notes on the History of Horology
O/P. [56 pages, 12 plates], 1928. An interesting paper on early turret clocks with jacks for striking, reprinted from an issue of Archaeologia. Basically good but paper yellowing with age, paper covers now missing so front and back pages a little marked and worn. (Ref: K3059 - Y3)

Price: 25.00

Little (J.E.) and Nettell (D.F.): Uffington Church Clock
O/P. 10 pages, 4 illus., 1969. A short technical and historical account of the Uffington church clock A.D. 1701. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4733 - BX6)

Price: 10.00

McKay (C.) Editor: Bailey's Illustrated & Useful Inventions (circa 1880)

McKay (C.) Editor: Bailey's Illustrated & Useful Inventions (circa 1880)
NEW. viii, 300 pages + 62 of advertisements, illustrated, 2017. A facsimile of a catalogue issued by W. H. Bailey & Co, Manchester, circa 1880 showing their very large range of products - steam engines, tools, firefighting equipment, clocks, bicycles, and much more. Of interest to horologists will be the turret clocks, watchman's clocks, mill clocks, dial clocks, and the bracket clocks and regulators for offices and entrance halls. Card covers. (Ref: N4173)
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Price: 25.00
McKay (C.): Big Ben: the Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster

McKay (C.): Big Ben: the Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster
NEW. 279 pages, 8 pages of colour illustrations and 260 b&w illus., 2010. A comprehensive history of 'Big Ben', the great clock and bells at Westminster, from the origins of Westminster as the seat of government right up to the celebrations of the Great Clock's 150th anniversary in 2009. The book includes full technical descriptions of the clock and the bells, including the cracking of the bell in 1859 and the clock disaster of 1976. An interesting book for all those interested in clocks and our Victorian heritage. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2266)
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Price: 55.00
McKay (C.): John Moore & Sons of Clerkenwell - Turret Clock Makers

McKay (C.): John Moore & Sons of Clerkenwell - Turret Clock Makers
NEW. 72 pages, illustrated, 2002. This book reproduces two articles, first published in 1843 and 1852, about visits to the Moore factory. Also included is a brief history of the firm, a listing of turret clocks produced by Moore and photographs of typical Moore clocks. Card covers. (Ref: N530)

Price: 12.00
McKay (C.): J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell - Facsimiles

McKay (C.): J. Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell - Facsimiles
NEW. 72 pages, illustrated, 2001. Advertising material and catalogues, dating from 1880 and circa 1910, showing Smith's products are reproduced in facsimile, as well as a Victorian article about the firm from The Illustrated London News. The material covers all kinds of English clocks. Card covers. (Ref: N531)

Price: 12.00
McKay (C.): Longitude's Legacy - James Harrison of Hull 1789 - 1875, Turret Clockmaker, The Last of the Harrison Clockmakers

McKay (C.): Longitude's Legacy - James Harrison of Hull 1789-1875, Turret Clockmaker, The Last of the Harrison Clockmakers
NEW. 289 pages, over 200 b&w illustrations, 2015. James Harrison of Hull, the last of the Harrison clockmakers, was the great-grandson of John 'Longitude' Harrison's brother James. James Harrison's turret clocks contain several unique design features and are well regarded by enthusiasts. The book also contains important information about the other members of the Harrison family - brother James and his descendants. An important book for Harrison enthusiasts and turret clock enthusiasts. Soft covers. [Please note James Harrison was born in 1792, not 1789 as given in the title]
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(Ref: N3770)

Price: 25.00

McKay (C.) editor: The Great Salisbury Clock Trial
NEW. 32 pages, illustrated, 1993. A small booklet summarising the evidence for and against the claimed date of 1386 for the Salisbury Cathedral clock, published by the AHS turret clock group. Purchased from a retired bookseller. (Ref: N4947)

Price: 10.00

McKay (C.): The Maintenance, Repair, Restoration, Conservation and Preservation of Turret Clocks

McKay (C.): The Maintenance, Repair, Restoration, Conservation and Preservation of Turret Clocks
NEW. 225 pages, over 400 illustrations, 2016. A comprehensive and practical book on the maintaining and repairing of turret clocks, written for professional clockmakers but also of use to turret clock collectors and enthusiasts. Soft covers. (Ref: N3967)
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Price: 35.00
McKay (C.): The Turret Clock Keeper's Handbook (2nd edition)

McKay (C.): The Turret Clock Keeper's Handbook (2nd edition)
NEW. 82 pages, over 60 illustrations, 2nd edition, 2013. A much enlarged edition of Chris Mckay's useful book for people who look after the many mechanical turret clocks still to be found in churches, public buildings and enthusiasts collections. Card covers. (Ref: N3508)
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Price: 9.75
McKay (C.): The Turret Clock Keeper's Handbook (1st edition)

McKay (C.): The Turret Clock Keeper's Handbook
NEW. 39 pages, illus., 4th impression, 2005. A practical guide for those who look after church clocks. Card covers. (Ref: N2787)
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Price: 5.00
[John Moore & Sons]: A List of Church, Turret, and Musical Clocks

[John Moore & Sons]: A List of Church, Turret, and Musical Clocks
NEW. 49 pages, illustrated, facsimile reprint, 2015. A facsimile of a John Moore & Sons Catalogue, with an introduction by Chris McKay, originally published circa 1877. The catalogue includes lists of turret clocks made by the company, sold in Britain and overseas. (Ref: N3829)

Price: 10.00

Nixseaman (A.J.): The Clock That Changed Hands - Discovered in Cambridge
O/P. 40 pages, illus., 1956. The history of a turret clock made by William Clement and dated 1671. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2959 - BX8)

Price: 15.00

Ovens (R.) & Sleath (S.): Time in Rutland - a History and Gazeteer of the Bells, Scratch Dials, Sundials and Clocks of Rutland

Ovens (R.) & Sleath (S.): Time in Rutland - a History and Gazeteer of the Bells, Scratch Dials, Sundials and Clocks of Rutland
NEW. 400 pages, illustrated, 2002. A very comprehensive book, with a wealth of information for horologists and campanologists, about England's smallest county. The book has a gazeteer of all bells, sundials and turret clocks known to be in Rutland and a biographical listing of all Rutland clockmakers plus notes on clockmakers from outside the county who made clocks which are now located in the county. A useful section is devoted to information about British bell founders who supplied bells to Rutland - this information is not easily available elsewhere. A good book which deserves a place on your bookshelf. With dust jacket. (Ref: N234)
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Price: 24.00

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