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Daniel (C. St. J.H.): Sundials

Daniel (C. St. J.H.): Sundials
S/H. 32 pages, illustrated, 1986. A good inexpensive introduction to sundials. A fine copy. Card covers. (Ref: K1965 - D1)

Price: 2.50

Daniel (C. St. J.H.): Sundials
O/P. 56 pages, illus., 2nd edition, 2004. A good inexpensive introduction to sundials. A fine copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3734 - BX6)

Price: 4.00

Davis (J.) editor: BSS Sundial Glossary - A sourcebook of dialling data
O/P. 84 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 2004. Published by the British Sundial Society this as a very useful list with explanations of abstruse, antiquated, dialectical or technical terms. This edition includes brief biographies of the main people involved in the development of dialling and several appendices with useful data. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4277 - L3)

Price: 15.00

Drinkwater (P.I.): Oronce Fin's First Book of Solar Horology
O/P. 31 pages, illustrated, 1990. A biography of Finé followed by a translation and interpretation of Finé's first book of solar horology first published in 1560. The first book deal with sundials as generally understood (a stationary device with a moving shadow), and a nocturnal. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3589 - BX17)

Price: 9.00

Drinkwater (P.I.): The Art of Sundial Construction
O/P. 74 pages + 6 page appendix, figures, 2nd edition, 1987. A delightful book on the construction of several types of accurate sundials. A fine copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3593 - D2)

Price: 12.00

Foster (S.): Posthuma Fosteri: The Description of a Ruler upon which is inscribed divers Scales ..

Foster (S.): Posthuma Fosteri: The Description of a Ruler upon which is inscribed divers Scales ..
O/P. 80 pages, figures, facsimile reprint, 2001. The book, originally published in London in 1652, describes a ruler with 9 engraved scales and gives instructions on how to use the scales to solve many of the standard problems of drawing sundials. Foster was probably the inventor of this type of scale. A fine copy. (Ref: K4262 - CR9)
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Price: 25.00
Fulcrand (J.) & Bourge (P.): Midi au Soleil - Comment raliser un cadran solaire?

Fulcrand (J.) & Bourge (P.): Midi au Soleil - Comment raliser un cadran solaire?
O/P. 112 pages, illustrated, 5th edition 1994. A practical book showing how to make various types on sundial, illustrated with photographs of extant dials located around France. A fine copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K1971 - D1)

Price: 18.00

Gotteland (A.) & Camus (G.): Sundials in Paris
O/P. 29 pages, 1995. A useful guide to public sundials in Paris, translated from Cadrans Solaires de Paris by Walker and Wells for use on a British Sundial Society visit to Paris in 1995. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3695 - BX11)

Price: 5.00

Gouk (P.): The Ivory Sundials of Nuremberg 1500 - 1700
O/P. 144 pages, 18 plates, 131 figures, 1988. A comprehensive study of the Nuremberg ivory diptychs including why they are made of ivory, how they work, who made them and the market for them. The final 30 pages are a catalogue of an exhibition of 61 dials, held at Cambridge in 1988. Fine copy (with Francis Wadsworth's bookplate inside front cover), card covers. (Ref: K1952 - N2)

Price: 15.00

Green (A.R.): Sundials Incised Dials or Mass-Clocks
O/P. 203 pages, figs., 16 plates, 1926. This is one of the classic works on scratch dials - a study of the time-markers of medieval churches, containing descriptions, photographs, diagrams and analysis of dials, chiefly in Hampshire, but also in various other English counties. A very good copy, cloth slightly rubbed. (Ref: K1759 - G2)

Price: 50.00

Henslow (T.G.W.): Ye Sundial Booke
O/P. 422 pages, illustrated, 1935. A delightful book with sketches of sundials (mainly in Great Britain), verses for sundials, the setting of a sundial and a brief history of the sundial. With foreword by Beverley Nichols. A very good copy. (Ref: K3591 - CR9)

Price: 30.00

Herbert (A.P.): Sundials Old and New
O/P. 198 pages, 15 plates, 1st edition, 1967. A practical book on dialling, explaining the science of dials and their construction. A good copy, with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1974 - K1)

Price: 40.00

Higton (H.): Sundials - an Illustrated History of Portable Dials

Higton (H.): Sundials - an Illustrated History of Portable Dials
NEW. 136 pages, well illustrated in colour, 2001. A book about the history of sundials from ancient Egyptian times through to the late 19th century when dials were displaced by more accourate pocket watches. A good book which properly covers the subject for the first time. With dust jacket. (Ref: N144)
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Price: 37.00

Homet (J.-M.): Les Cadrans Solaires
O/P. 64 pages, illustrated, no date (1980's?). A beautifully illustrated volume with colour photographs of French sundials. A fine copy, with fine dust jacket. [French language] (Ref: K4269 - CR9)

Price: 9.00

Horniman Museum: Sundial Trail
O/P. 10 pages, illus., circa 1997. A guide to 9 modern sundials at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, South London. Card covers. (Ref: K3736 - BX6)

Price: 5.00

Leadbetter (C.):  Mechanik Dialling; or, the New Art of Shadows, ....

Leadbetter (C.): Mechanik Dialling; or, the New Art of Shadows, ....
O/P. xi + 148 pages (page size 21 x 12.5 cm), 12 plates, 1773. This is the 4th edition of Charles Leadbetter's well known work. As well as instructions for laying out dials the book has a collection of sundial mottos in English and Latin, the latitude of towns and cities around the world and instructions for painting sundials. This is a very good copy complete with all plates, in an 18th or 19th century full leather binding, neatly re-backed with contemporary spine, leather covered boards a bit rubbed, corners worn.

Order of plates: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7 ,8 ,9 ,10 & X, XB, 11, 1 [a complete set - this is all the text calls for]

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(Ref: K3022 - M1)
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Price: 295.00

Le Conte (D.) & Le Conte (D.): Guernsey Sundials
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 2004. A useful booklet on sundial, public and private, on the island of Guernsey. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4271 - BX11)

Price: 9.00

Lennox-Boyd (M.): Sundials - History, Art, People, Science

Lennox-Boyd (M.): Sundials - History, Art, People, Science
NEW. 144 pages, well illustrated, 2006. An excellent book about all types of sundials from pre-history up to the present day. The illustrations are really excellent as are the descriptions; the book has an appendix on dial theory & geometry as well as a glossary of dialling terms. Interest in sundials is growing; I can recommend this book to all who are interested in the subject. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1062)
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Price: 30.00
Lester (J.) editor: Mrs Crowley's Sundial Sketchbooks of Devon & Cornwall

Lester (J.) editor: Mrs Crowley's Sundial Sketchbooks of Devon & Cornwall
O/P. 384 pages, illustrated, 2007. An interesting historical record of the sundials in Devon & Cornwall sketched by Mrs Crowley in the 1950's and 1960's. A recent photograph of each dial is given alongside each dial sketch with information on its current state. A very good copy, front cover a little marked, card covers. (Ref: K1792 - CR9)
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Price: 25.00

Linnard (W.): Welsh Scratch Dials
O/P. 7 pages, 5 figs, 2007. An offprint from a learned journal about all the known scratch dials in Wales (17 dials at 11 locations). Stapled pages, no covers, excellent condition. (Ref: K2154 - BX1)

Price: 4.00


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