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Allan (C.): Old Stirling Clockmakers
O/P. 111 pages, illustrated, 1990. This work is a very detailed account of Stirling and St. Ninians' makers and their clocks up to 1900. An excellent copy, with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K6 - Z2)

Price: 30.00

Andrews (H.C.):  A Hertfordshire Worthy - John Briant Bell-Founder and Clockmaker 1749 - 1829

Andrews (H.C.): A Hertfordshire Worthy - John Briant Bell-Founder and Clockmaker 1749 - 1829
O/P. 95 pages, 11 plates, 1930. A biography of John Briant who worked in Hertford, together with a detailed list of his bells, turret clocks and longcase clocks. This is a very rare book. A good copy, the card covers a little worn and marked.

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(Ref: K1534 - D2)

Price: 195.00

[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory, .
NEW. 320 pages, facsimile edition, 1996. First published in 1861 this is a useful directory for many London trades including clock making and watchmaking. The directory also covers many trades (including clocks and watches) in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester as well as the watch and clock tool manufacturers' of Prescot, and the watch trades of Coventry. This facsimile reprint was limited to 500 copies and is a good reference source for clock and watch enthusiasts. A new, unused copy of the hardback edition with dust jacket. (Ref: N2874)

Price: 30.00

[Anon]: The London Wholesale, Manufacturing, and Retail Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers, Watch Makers, Opticians, and Cutlers' Directory, .
O/P. 320 pages, facsimile edition, 1996. First published in 1861 this is a useful directory for many London trades including clock making and watchmaking. The directory also covers many trades (including clocks and watches) in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester as well as the watch and clock tool manufacturers' of Prescot, and the watch trades of Coventry. This facsimile reprint was limited to 500 copies and is a good reference source for clock and watch enthusiasts. A new, unused copy of the card covers edition. (Ref: N3437)

Price: 20.00

Appleby (K.): Clockmakers of Cheshire
O/P. 152 pages, 12 colour and 12 b&w plates, signed by author 1999. This is the only book about Cheshire makers and the listing by town and village is most useful. The extracts from the Cheshire Sheaf, Chester Chronicle and Chester Courant provide useful information about the makers, which is not easily available elsewhere. This book has become hard to find. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K9 - V2)

Price: 45.00

Bacon (D.H.): Watchmaking in Llangollen by Robert Hughes - A Genuine Late-Nineteenth Century Welsh Watch Manufacturer

Bacon (D.H.): Watchmaking in Llangollen by Robert Hughes - a Genuine late-Nineteenth Century Welsh Watch Manufacturer
NEW. 111 pages, illustrated, 2000. A detailed study of the business of Robert Hughes, based on original documents and record books, which manufactured and retailed watches in the second half of the 19th century. The book shows the difficulty faced by British manufacturers caused by large scale importation of low cost watches. With dust jacket. (Ref: N394)
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Price: 27.00

Barraud (E.M.): Barraud, The Story of a Family
O/P. 190 pages, frontispiece + 20 plates, 11 pedigree charts, 1967. The story of the Barraud family in England, New Zealand and America, all descended from Philippe Barraud who was born in France and became a British citizen in 1704. The family includes several distinguished artists as well as the clock and chronometer makers. A good copy with good dust jacket (the latter now a little marked). (Ref: K25 - S2)

Price: 85.00

Bates (K.): Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham

Bates (K.): Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham
O/P. 303 pages, 126 plates, signed by author, number 297 of 1000 copies, 1980. A useful reference book on the clockmakers of these two English counties. A scarce book, good copy with dust jacket (now in plastic wrapper). (Ref: K1578 - G7)

Price: 90.00
Beeson (C.F.C.):  Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850

Beeson (C.F.C.): Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850
NEW. 212 pages, 34 plates, portrait, folding map, 3rd edition, 1989. This is a reprint of the second edition with a new introduction by A.V. Simcock and a new enlarged index which contains some additional information about the clockmakers. This book is essential reading if you are interested in the clocks and clockmakers of this county. Card covers. (Ref: N28)
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Price: 20.00

Bellchambers (J.K.): Devonshire Clockmakers
O/P. 41 pages, 12 plates, 1962. The first book about Devonshire clockmakers and still of interest. Card covers a little worn and bookplate inside front cover. (Ref: K30 - D1)

Price: 14.00

Bellchambers (J.K.): Somerset Clockmakers
O/P. 79 pages, 20 plates, folding map, 1st edition, 1968. The book has notes on famous makers as well as lists of Bristol and Somerset clockmakers. A good copy. Card covers now a little marked. (Ref: K1011 - D2)

Price: 20.00

Bellchambers (J.K.): Somerset Clockmakers
O/P. 79 pages, 20 plates, folding map, the 1986 reprint. The book has notes on famous makers as well as lists of Bristol and Somerset clockmakers. New, unused copies found in a box at the back of the storeroom. Card covers. (Ref: N612)

Price: 14.00

Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers

Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers
NEW. 61 pages, illustrated, 1996. A useful book about the clocks and clockmakers of this Dorset town written by a Beaminster resident. New, unused copies found in a box at the back of the store room. Card covers. (Ref: N2819)

Price: 4.50

Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers
O/P. 61 pages, illustrated, 1996. A useful book about the clocks and clockmakers of this Dorset town written by a Beaminster resident. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1335 - D2)

Price: 1.00

Betts (J.): Harrison

Betts (J.): Harrison
NEW. 96 pages, over 60 illustrations, enlarged edition, reprinted 2014. An excellent book explaining the longitude problem and the life and work of John Harrison. Harrison's early clocks, the Brocklesby Park clock, the precision pendulum clocks, the R.A.S. regulator and the marine timekeepers H1 to H4 are all illustrated and discussed. Also illustrated is a sketch by Harrison of his 'lesser watch' which may have been made but has never been found. Card covers. (Ref: N2268)

Price: 9.50
Bird (C.): Metamec The Clockmaker Dereham

Bird (C.): Metamec The Clockmaker Dereham
NEW. 382 pages, illustrated, 2003. Metamec of East Dereham in Norfolk, made a wide range of domestic clocks in the second half of the 20th century. This is a history of the firm, written whilst those with first hand knowledge of the business are still alive. The book has many photographs and details of the models Metamec made - at the height of their success they employed 1,000 people and were making 25,000 clocks a week! With dust jacket. (Ref: N395)
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Price: 21.00

Bird (C.) & Bird (Y.) (Editors): Norfolk & Norwich Clocks & Clockmakers
O/P. 223 pages, 123 illus., 1996. A well researched volume recording the details of over 1000 Norfolk craftsmen, with chapters on Clockmaking in Norfolk, Watchmaking in Norfolk and Norfolk Turret Clocks. An excellent book about the clock and watchmakers of this county. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K442 - F2)

Price: 45.00

Branston (A.) & Eisel (J.C.): Herefordshire Clockmakers & Watchmakers

Branston (A.) & Eisel (J.C.): Herefordshire Clockmakers & Watchmakers
NEW. 207 pages, illus., 2005. An excellent book, the first to have any detailed information about this county. The major part of the book is an alphabetic listing of makers, their journeymen and apprentices together with detailed descriptions of some notable clocks. There is also a listing of makers by town and a listing of church clocks in the county. With dust jacket. (Ref: N699)
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Price: 25.00

Britten (F.J.): Former Clock and Watchmakers and their Work
O/P. 397 pages, illus., 1st edition, 1894. Britten's very first book on clock and watch makers, his second book Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers was first published in 1899. A very good copy in its original red cloth binding with impressed clock on front cover and gilt lettering on spine (spine now faded). (Ref: K676 - P1)

Price: 65.00

Britten (F.J.): Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers
O/P. 517 pages, illustrated. This is a copy of the 1970's reprint of the 3rd edition, first published in 1911. Every enthusiast should have a copy of one of the editions of this book, which has a useful listing of former clock and watch makers. A good copy with good dj. (Ref: K1368 - G6)

Price: 25.00


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