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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
O/P. 416 pages, 1st edition, 1929. A good 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. A good copy, top edge gilt, light foxing throughout, a few pencil annotations, light wear to cloth on corners. (Ref: K728 - CR2)

Price: 90.00

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

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 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

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: 24.00

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

Bundock (M.) & McKay (C.): James W. Benson of Ludgate Hill - Turret Clock Makers

Bundock (M.) & McKay (C.): James W. Benson of Ludgate Hill - Turret Clock Makers
NEW. 72 pages, illustrated, 2002. James Benson was a prolific retailer of clocks and watches in the 19th and early 20th century. This book focuses on the turret clock activities of the company and reproduces rare catalogue and advertising material. A list of known Benson turret clock installations is also included. Card covers. (Ref: N527)
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Price: 12.00

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