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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

Laue (G.) editor: Kunstkammer Georg Laue vol 5, Scientifica
O/P. 216 pages, illustrated, 2004. Three scholarly essays followed by an illustrated catalogue of scientific instruments including many sundials, several sand glasses and a few Augsberg clocks. A very good copy. [English and German language] (Ref: K4621 - TC5)

Price: 70.00

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

Lloyd (S.A.): Ivory Diptych Sundials 1570 - 1750
O/P. 169 pages, illustrated, 1992. A very good catalogue of the ivory dials in the Harvard University collection, the dials originate from Nuremberg, France, Flanders and Italy. Each of the 82 dials is described and illustrated with 5 photographs. A fine copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1978 - TC5)

Price: 40.00

Martin (C.): A Celebration of Cornish Sun Dials
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, 1994. A directory of sundials in Cornwall with location map and notes on the history and mathematics of dialling. Good copy card covers. (Ref: K3588 - BX17)

Price: 8.00

Mayall (R.N.) & Mayall (M.W.): Sundials - How to Know, Use and Make Them
O/P. 197 pages, 54 illustrations, 1st edition, reprinted 1958. A very good book on sundials with detailed chapters on how to use and make them. A good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K4278 - V1)

Price: 9.00

Michel (H.): Les Cadrans Solaires de Max Elskamp
O/P. 68 pages and 30 plates, 1966. An illustrated catalogue of the sundials, of many different types, in the Max Elskamp collection. Good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K1979 - C1)

Price: 20.00

Ovens (R.) & Sleath (S.): Time in Rutland - a History and Gazeteer of the Bells, Scratch Dials, Sundials and Clocks of Rutland

Ovens (R.) & Sleath (S.): Time in Rutland - a History and Gazeteer of the Bells, Scratch Dials, Sundials and Clocks of Rutland
NEW. 400 pages, illustrated, 2002. A very comprehensive book, with a wealth of information for horologists and campanologists, about England's smallest county. The book has a gazeteer of all bells, sundials and turret clocks known to be in Rutland and a biographical listing of all Rutland clockmakers plus notes on clockmakers from outside the county who made clocks which are now located in the county. A useful section is devoted to information about British bell founders who supplied bells to Rutland - this information is not easily available elsewhere. A good book which deserves a place on your bookshelf. With dust jacket. (Ref: N234)
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Price: 24.00

Pattenden (P.): Sundials at an Oxford College
O/P. 100 pages, 5 plates, 9 figs., 1979. A history, description and explanation of the sundials at Corpus Christi College, Oxford based on manuscripts in the College archives. The first dial by Nicolaus Kratzer is now lost but the book describes his other known dials and his period in Oxford. The second dial, usually called the Pelican sundial, was designed by Charles Turnbull and installed in 1579. The dial still exists and was restored to working order in 1976. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1301 - BX10)

Price: 9.00

Pattenden (P.): The Pelican Sundial - Description of the Tables
O/P. 52 pages, 10 figs., 1980. A companion volume to Sundials at an Oxford College, this book is a detailed explanation of the tables on Turnbull's famous 'Pelican' sundial. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1302 - BX10)

Price: 9.00

Putelat (P.) & Gagnaire (P.): Cadrans Solaires des Alpes

Putelat (P.) & Gagnaire (P.): Cadrans Solaires des Alpes
O/P. 96 pages, illustrated, 1993. A beautifully illustrated volume with colour photographs of 116 dials in the French and Italian Alps. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K4267 - Y1)
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Price: 15.00
Putelat (P.) & Tournesol (A.): Cadrans Solaires des Hautes-Alpes

Putelat (P.) & Tournesol (A.): Cadrans Solaires des Hautes-Alpes
O/P. 96 pages, illustrated, 1992. A beautifully illustrated volume with colour photographs of 89 dials in the high Alps. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K4268 - K1)
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Price: 15.00

Ransom (P.): A Dozen Dials
O/P. 56 pages, illus., figs., 1998. The book describes and illustrates twelve sundials connected with mathematics and the history of mathematics in some way. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3700 - BX 11)

Price: 5.00

Roiz (P.): Libro de Reloges Solares
O/P. 124 pages, figs., facsimile reprint, 1985. Originally published in Valencia in 1575 this is a very early treatise on dialling. Card covers. [Spanish language] (Ref: K3168 - BX16)

Price: 30.00


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