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Allan (C.): Old Stirling Clockmakers
O/P. 111 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 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

[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

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
Baillie (G.H.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World

Baillie (G.H.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World
O/P. 416 pages, 1st edition, 1929. A fine copy of the first edition of this well known book, part of the Connoisseurs Library series, the red cloth binding with gilt lettering and tooling to the spine and blind tooling to the front cover. The book is very clean internally with light wear to cloth on bottom corners. The best copy I have seen for several years.

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(Ref: K728 - CR2)
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Price: 100.00

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
O/P. 303 pages, 126 plates, signed by author, number 530 of 1000 copies, 1980. A useful reference book on the clockmakers of these two English counties. A scarce book, good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K1578 - G7)

Price: 90.00

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 very good copy, bookplate on title page . Card covers. (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

Bendall (S.): The Quest for the Chelsea Watchmaker
O/P. [4 pages], 2 illustrations, 1991. A short paper, contained in a report of the Chelsea Society, about Samuel Boulter (1808 - 1873), a little known London watchmaker. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3827 - X1)

Price: 15.00

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
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.): 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

Britten (F.J.): Brittens Old Clocks & Watches and their Makers

Britten (F.J.): Brittens Old Clocks & Watches and their Makers
O/P. 700 pages, illus., 9th edition, 1989. A good copy of the latest edition of this well-known work which has a very good listing of London clock and watch makers. Every enthusiast should have a copy of one of the editions of this book. Very good copy (bookplate inside front cover) with good dust jacket (light wear to two corners). (Ref: K673 - F6)

Price: 65.00
Brown (C.) & Brown (M.): The Clockmakers of Llanrwst - Pre-Industrial Clockmaking in a Welsh Market Town

Brown (C.) & Brown (M.): The Clockmakers of Llanrwst - Pre-Industrial Clockmaking in a Welsh Market Town
NEW. 277 pages, 11 colour plates and 197 figures, first soft bound edition, 2002. This excellent book is primarily about the life and work of John and Watkin Owen who made clocks in Llanrwst between about 1745 and 1809. There is a wealth of information about the clock movements, the dials and the very identifiable Llanrwst clock cases. Soft bound. (Ref: N471)
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Price: 21.00

Brown (H.M.): Cornish Clocks and Clock Makers
O/P. 96 pages, 10 plates, 3rd edition, 1980. A good copy, with good dust jacket, of the only book about the clock and watch makers of Cornwall. (Ref: K1013 - D1)

Price: 20.00


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