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Last updated 1 December 2019

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Our special book offers for December 2019:

Antiquarian Horological Society: Tercentenary Exhibition of the Pendulum Clock of Christian Huygens
O/P. 28 pages, 13 illustrations plus colour plate on cover, 1956. The catalogue of an exhibition which showed the development of the pendulum as a timekeeper, with an appendix on Huygens' pendulum experiments. Good condition, card covers.

* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: SK1257 - BX2)

Price: 5.00

Baillie (G.H.): Clocks and Watches, an Historical Bibliography Volume 1
O/P. 414 pages, reprinted 1978. A complete listing of horological publications, except those on dialling, prior to 1800. A very useful reference book for collectors and researchers. [Note: volume 2, on books post 1800, was planned but never issued.] A good copy.

* Was £15.00, now on special ofer at £7.50 *

(Ref: SK1779 - E6)

Price: 7.50

Balfour (M.): The Classic Watch
O/P. 192 pages, well illustrated in colour, reprinted 2005. An illustrated guide to the great watches and their makers from the first wristwatch to the present day. A large format hardback, very good copy with very good dust jacket.

* Was £12.00, now on special offer at £6.00 *

(Ref: SK2441 - Q3)

Price: 6.00

Britten (F.W.): Horological Hints and Helps
O/P. 375 pages, 158 figures, 4th edition, reprinted 1977. A very useful book, for amateur and professional restorers, covering the use of the lathe and all practical aspects of repairing clocks and watches. A good copy (top edge dust stained) with good dust jacket.

* Was £12.00, now on special offer at £6.00 *

(Ref: SK380 - Q1)

Price: 6.00

Brown (H.M.): Cornish Clocks and Clock Makers
O/P. 96 pages, 10 plates, 3rd edition, 1980. A good copy (owners name on ffep), with good dust jacket, of the only book about the clock and watch makers of Cornwall.

* Was £20.00, now on special offer at £10.00 *

(Ref: SK1013 - D1)

Price: 10.00

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker

Craven (M.): John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker
NEW. 288 pages, illustrated, 2015. The author's previous book on Whitehurst is long out of print, so this new book with up to date information is most welcome. Whitehurst of Derby was a very talented man - instrument maker, mechanical engineer, clockmaker, the father of modern geology, and a member of the Royal Society. The book has very detailed information on the clockmaking activities of John Whitehurst and his successors. With dust jacket.

Special Purchase: Our price 17.50
(Publisher's price was 40.00)

(Ref: SN3465)
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Price: 17.50

Cardinal (C.): The Watch from its Origins to the XIXth Century
O/P. 237 pages, 106 colour and 74 b&w illustrations, first English language edition, 1989. A good book charting the development of pocket watches and especially the evolution of their case decoration. A very good copy with good dust jacket (light wear to top of spine).

* Was £30.00, now on special offer at £20.00 *

(Ref: SK63 - H3)

Price: 20.00

Good (R.): Victorian Clocks
O/P. 207 pages, 143 clocks illustrated and described, 1996. A good book about the best of Victorian clockmaking, previously ignored by most authors. The book has chapters on English carriage clocks, chronometers, wall, longcase, mantel and skeleton clocks, regulators, time ball & electric clocks and turret clocks. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

* Was £28.00, now on special offer at £14.00 *

(Ref: SK129 - H3)

Price: 14.00

Greenlaw (J.): Longcase Clocks
S/H. 40 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2001. A concise survey of the development of the longcase clock in Great Britain, with useful advice on their care and transportation. Excellent copy, card covers.

* Was £3.00, now on special offer at £1.00 *


(Ref: SK1382 - BX5)

Price: 1.00

Harrold (M.C.): American Watchmaking - A Technical History of the American Watch Industry 1850 - 1930
O/P. 144 pages, 210 photographs, 36 figures, 1984. Published as supplement # 14 to the NAWCC Bulletin in 1984 this book is a comprehensive overview of the American Watchmaking industry with information about the watches, how they were made and the companies that made them. Good copy, card covers.

* Was £20.00, now on special offer at £10.00 *

(Ref: SK1319 - G4)

Price: 10.00

Kaltenbck (F.): Viennese Timepieces

Kaltenbck (F.): Viennese Timepieces
NEW. 263 pages, 527 illustrations, 1993. A comprehensive description of clock and watch production in Vienna from the 17th century up to the second half of the 19th century. The book, which has excellent photographs, has chapters on watches, zappler clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks, longcase clocks, and a listing of Viennese clock and watch makers. For collectors of true Viennese regulators this is the best book on the subject. With dust jacket and slipcase.

* Was £27.00, now on special offer at 19.50 *



(Ref: SN424)
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Price: 19.50
Radage (D.), Meinen (W.) & Radage (L.): Charles Gretton - Clock & Watchmaking - Through the Golden Age

Radage (D.), Meinen (W.) & Radage (L.): Charles Gretton - Clock & Watchmaking - Through the Golden Age
NEW. xxv, 631 pages, illustrated, 2016. A high quality, lavishly illustrated, volume with much new research on the life of Charles Gretton, his family, his apprentices and his workshops, with chapters on longcase, spring-driven and lantern clocks as well as watches. The appendices include a summary of every known Gretton clock and watch with a description and image. With dust jacket.

* was £110.00 now on sale at special price of £75.00 *

(Ref: N4159)
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Price: 75.00

Robinson (T.): The Longcase Clock
O/P. 467 pages, well illustrated, 1st edition, 1981. This is one of the best books on the subject and essential reading for all collectors and enthusiasts; all editions are now out of print. A good copy with good dust jacket.

* Was £40.00, now on special offer at £20.00 *

(Ref: SSP103 - V2)

Price: 20.00

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]

* Was £8.00, now on special offer at £4.00 *

(Ref: SK2609 - BX1)

Price: 4.00

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]

* Was £60.00, now on special offer at £40.00 *

(Ref: SN2179)
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Price: 40.00

Smith (E.P.): Striking and Chiming Clocks - their Working and Repair
O/P. 192 pages, 82 plates, 53 figures, 1985. A description of the principal striking and chiming mechanisms and an explanation of their working and repair. Very good copy (inscription on ffep) with good dust jacket.

* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.50 *

(Ref: SK789 - Y2)

Price: 7.50

Townsend (G.E.): Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About American Watches and Didn't Know Who to Ask
O/P. 86 pages, illustrated, 1971. A very useful guide to the collecting and identification of American watch movements made before 1900. The book has line drawings of many movements and information about most of the American companies with model numbers, serial numbers, etc. A good copy, card covers.

* Was £25.00, now on special offer at £12.50 *

(Ref: SK1365 - BX1)

Price: 12.50

Tyler (E.J.): European Clocks
O/P. 258 pages, 132 plates, 1968. A good history of the development of clocks in Holland, the Black Forest, France and other European countries. Good copy with good dust jacket.

* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: SK561 - E5)

Price: 5.00

Walker (J.E.S.): Hull and East Riding Clocks
O/P. 96 pages, illus., 1982. This exhibition catalogue includes a directory of makers for Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire before 1900. Good copy, card covers.

* Was £15.00, now on special offer at £7.00 *

(Ref: SK318 - D2)

Price: 7.00

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