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Phillips (A.): The Story of Big Ben
O/P. 20 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1959. A small booklet telling the story of 'Big Ben', the famous clock at the Palace of Westminster in London. The book was published to celebrate the clock's first 100 years in operation. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2307 - BX7)

Price: 5.00

Potts (M.S.): Potts of Leeds Five Generations of Clockmakers

Potts (M.S.): Potts of Leeds Five Generations of Clockmakers
NEW. 432 pages, illustrated, 2006. An excellent book about William Potts & Sons, later Charles Potts & Company, who made turret clocks and dial clocks in Leeds from 1790 until 1958. Potts was one of the most important turret clock makers in Britain and exported to the British Empire, Russia and Argentina. The book has a complete history of the business together with a listing of over 1600 public clocks by Potts. The book has over 700 illustrations and reproduces a number of the firm's catalogues. With dust jacket. (Ref: N878)
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Price: 45.00
Reynolds (C.F.): A Conspectus of Clocks and Time Related Products Produced by Gent and Co. Leicester - 100 Years of Electrical Horology

Reynolds (C.F.): A Conspectus of Clocks and Time Related Products Produced by Gent and Co. Leicester - 100 Years of Electrical Horology
NEW. 239 pages, circa 300 illustrations, 2011. A detailed review of all clocks and related items produced by Gent's between the mid 1880's and 1980 when clock production ceased. Another good book for those interested in electrical horology. Card covers. (Ref: N2595)
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Price: 24.50
Reynolds (C.F.): The Great George Liver Clock on the Royal Liver Friendly Society Building Liverpool

Reynolds (C.F.): The Great George Liver Clock on the Royal Liver Friendly Society Building Liverpool
NEW. 61 pages, 44 illustrations, 2007. A history of the design, manufacture and installation of the Liver clock supplied by Gent's of Leicester. This electrically driven 'waiting train' clock, installed in 1911 has four dials, each 25 feet in diameter, on two towers. The electro-mechanical chiming system was installed in 1954. Card covers. (Ref: N2079)

Price: 17.50
Robey (J.) Editor: Your Time - Including the Contribution of Northwest England to the Development of Clocks and Watches

Robey (J.) Editor: Your Time - Including the Contribution of Northwest England to the Development of Clocks and Watches
NEW. 136 pages, illustrated in colour, 2008. The catalogue of an exhibition organised by the Northern Section of the Antiquarian Horological Society, with interesting introductions on Chronometers, Watchmaking in Prescot & South Lancashire, Edward Massey's Lever Escapement, Unfinished or Raw Movements, Turret Clocks and the Lancashire Watch Company by Edward Powell, Alan Smith, Alan Treherne and Chris McKay. The interesting text and good illustrations of the 127 exhibits mean that this will be a useful reference book in the years to come. Card covers. (Ref: N1698)

Price: 20.00

Rock (H.): Church Clocks
O/P. 64 pages, illustrated, reprinted 2010. An excellent introduction to the wealth of clocks still in use in Britain's churches with excellent illustrations of many clock movements, dials and their installation features. A very good copy. Paperback. (Ref: K3696 - BX15)

Price: 5.00

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
Shelley (F.): Early American Tower Clocks

Shelley (F.): Early American Tower Clocks
O/P. 236 pages, illustrated, 1999. A very good book on the subject. The first part documents the surviving turret clocks made during the 'golden age' of American tower clocks from 1726 to about 1870 before large scale factory production. The second part is a list of all known makers, dealers and other persons associated with American tower clocks. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2396 - H1)
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Price: 48.00

Simoni (A.): Leonardo and the Chiaravalle Abbey Clock
O/P. [7 pages], 6 figs, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, 1975. Chiaravalle Abbey, near Milan, still exists, the clock does not. The author evaluates Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of the clock in the Atlantic codex and shows that another codex attributed to Leonardo must be a forgery. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3551 - BX11)

Price: 5.00

[Stockall Marples]: S.M. & Co., Ltd: Price List of Turret Clocks

[Stockall Marples]: S.M. & Co., Ltd: Price List of Turret Clocks
NEW. [36 pages], illustrated, 2009. A reprint, with introduction by Chris McKay, of a Stockall Marples & Company Ltd, London catalogue dating from circa 1905. Stockall Marples was a wholesaler of clocks and related goods, the catalogue includes electric and mechanical turret clocks as well as large wall clocks for mounting over shops, etc. Card covers. (Ref: N2147)

Price: 15.00

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

Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): Joyce of Whitchurch Clockmakers 1690 - 1965

Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): Joyce of Whitchurch Clockmakers 1690 - 1965
NEW. 670 pages, over 1,500 illustrations, 2013. The Joyce family made clocks for over 250 years and are best known for their turret clocks produced in the 19th and 20 centuries. This is a well researched and comprehensive study of the family and their products - domestic clocks, regulators, railway clocks, turret clocks and a few watches. (Ref: N3490)
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Price: 48.00
Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): The Turret Clocks of T. Cooke & Sons of York - a historical perspective 1807 - 1897

Thomas (S.) & Thomas (D.): The Turret Clocks of T. Cooke & Sons of York - a historical perspective 1807 - 1897
NEW. 583 pages, illustrated, only 250 copies printed, 2016. An excellent biographical account of Thomas Cooke and the business he founded up until it became a limited company in 1897. The business is well known for its clocks, telescopes and other scientific instruments, but also owned a small shipyard! This book focuses on turret clocks, with some information on clocks for the Post Office and a few regulators. Also included is an important chapter on turret clockmaker Barnard Cooke (Thomas's brother) who worked in Hull. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4101)
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Price: 75.00

Tyler (E.J.): Rye Church Clock
O/P. 16 pages, illus., reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, 1976. Lewis Billiard, a Gascony Huguenot made the first Rye clock in 1562, and some parts remain in use. This article contains full details of the clock's history from 1562 to 1969. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K484 - BX11)

Price: 5.00

Ungerer (A.) & Ungerer (T.): L'Horloge Astronomique de la Cathdrale de Strasbourg
O/P. 152 pages, 71 figures, 42 pates (1 folding), 1922. A very detailed study of the famous astronomical clock in Strasbourg Cathedral made by Jean Baptiste Schwilgué between 1838 and 1842, with full details of the movement and the dials. The book also includes everything that is known about the two earlier clocks in the Cathedral. A good copy, minor spotting to first few pages, binding a bit loose, one page loose, corners a bit bumped, owners name on ffep. A rare item. [French language]

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(Ref: K4626 - M3)

Price: 235.00

Vrit (P.): L'Horloge Monumentale de la Cathdrale de Beauvais
O/P. 31 pages, illus., 1963. A guide to the Beauvais cathedral clock and how to read its many dials. Good copy. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3157 - BX15)

Price: 5.00

Vrit (P.): L'Horloge Monumentale de la Cathdrale de Beauvais
O/P. 31 pages, illus., 1946. A guide to the Beauvais cathedral clock and how to read its many dials. Good copy. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3156 - BX15)

Price: 5.00

[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

[York Minster]: The Astronomical Clock - A Memorial to Fallen Airmen 1939 - 1945
S/H. 8 pages, 3 plates, (circa 2010). A description of this unusual clock which has two astronomical dials, designed with a working astral dial to display the sky as seen by an air navigator. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4782 - BX15)

Price: 2.00


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