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Perkins (A.B.): Antique Watch Restoration volume 3

Perkins (A.B.): Antique Watch Restoration volume 3
NEW. 248 pages, illustrated, 2018. The first section (78 pages) of this book is a detailed and practical treatise on making and fitting flat and helical springs, followed by chapters on watch regulators, watch hands and dials, balance staffs, truing and poising balance wheels, mainsprings and barrels, and making and finishing flat springs and screws. The third and final volume of this very useful and practical set of books. (Ref: N4322)
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Price: 65.00
Perkins (A.B.): The Modern Watchmakers Lathe and How To Use It

Perkins (A.B.): The Modern Watchmakers Lathe and How To Use It
NEW. 394 pages, 548 illustrations, 2003. This book is intended to teach the skills necessary for clock and watch makers and restorers to use the lathe, to make missing parts, and to refurbish worn parts. The book will serve as a textbook for horology students as well as amateur enthusiasts. The illustrations include 267 photographs and 281 drawings. (Ref: N920)
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Price: 75.00

Perregaux (C.): Les Ecoles Professionnelles de France - Notes de Voyage
O/P. 59 pages, illus., 1912. An account of French engineering and technical colleges including the horology schools at Lyon, Paris, Cluses. Good copy of a rare item. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3141 - BX15)

Price: 45.00

Pergol (J.-E.): Nouveau Manuel Complet de L'Horloger Rhabilleur
O/P. 229 pages, 59 figures, 500 copies only, reprinted 1977. A facsimile reprint, of the 4th edition (published 1926) of Perségol's complete manual for the clock and watch repairer, first published in 1882. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K4539 - F5)

Price: 45.00

Pessiot (M.): Enseignes, Heurtoirs, Serrures - Trsors des collections du muse de la Ferronnerie Le Secq des Tournelles tome 1
O/P. 104 pages, illustrated, 2001. A well illustrated catalogue of 96 treasures of the ironwork museum Musée de la ferronnerie, Rouen. The items include locks, knockers, balustrades and gates mostly made before 1800, all of great interest to collectors of metalwork. A very good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K4601 - TC10)

Price: 25.00

[Phillips]: Phillips Terminal Curves for Breguet Hairsprings

[Phillips]: Phillips Terminal Curves for Breguet Hairsprings
NEW. 12 pages, figs., reprinted 2015. A small booklet produced to assist watch and chronometer makers/restorers when forming the curves of right coiled, or left coiled, balance springs into the theoretically correct terminal curves to render it isochronal, as first calculated by Edouard Phillips in 1859. [French, German, English and Spanish languages] (Ref: N3811)

Price: 33.00

Phillips (A.): The Story of Big Ben
O/P. 20 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1959. A small booklet telling the story of 'Big Ben', the famous clock at the Palace of Westminster in London. The book was published to celebrate the clock's first 100 years in operation. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2307 - BX7)

Price: 5.00

Philpott (S.F.): Modern Electric Clocks
O/P. 215 pages, 153 figs., 1st edition, 1933. One of the best known works on electric clocks explaining the principles of operation as applied to all types of electrical clocks including synchronous clocks and turret clocks. A very good copy. (Ref: K2813 - R1)

Price: 60.00

Philpott (S.F.): Modern Electric Clocks
O/P. 214 pages, 151 figs., 2nd edition, 1935. One of the best known works on electric clocks explaining the principles of operation as applied to all types of electrical clocks including synchronous clocks and turret clocks. A very good copy. (Ref: K2228 - Z2)

Price: 60.00

Philpott (S.F.): Modern Electric Clocks
O/P. 214 pages, 152 figs., 3rd edition, reprinted 1945. One of the best known works on electric clocks explaining the principles of operation as applied to all types of electrical clocks including synchronous clocks and turret clocks. A good copy. (Ref: K3243 - W1)

Price: 60.00

Philpott (S.F.): Modern Electric Clocks
O/P. 228 pages, 169 figs., 4th and best edition, 1949. One of the best known works on electric clocks explaining the principles of operation as applied to all types of electrical clocks including synchronous clocks and turret clocks. A very good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K4378 - G5)

Price: 60.00

[Piaget]: Piaget Maitres-Horlogers La Ctes-aux-Fes et Genve
O/P. 16 pages, illustrated, 1971. A small English language sales brochure for Piaget wristwatches, with price list (in British Pounds) dated April 1971. A very good copy. (Ref: K4936 - BX13)

Price: 5.00

Picard (Henri) & Frre Ltd: Catalogue 1955
O/P. 123 pages, illus., 1955. A catalogue of Swiss watch and clock materials, and tools. A good copy, card covers now worn and marked, top of some pages wrinkled due to moisture. [French, English and German language] (Ref: K3088 - P3)

Price: 18.00

Picard (Henri) & Frre Ltd: Catalogue
O/P. A priced tools catalogue, for watch & clock makers and allied trades, probably published in the 1970's. Good copy but card covers now worn. (Ref: K4875 - H4)

Price: 10.00

Pickford (C.): Bedfordshire Clock & Watchmakers 1352 - 1880

Pickford (C.): Bedfordshire Clock & Watchmakers 1352 - 1880
O/P. 252 pages, 35 plates, 2 figs., 1991. An excellent, well researched book about the clock makers of Bedfordshire with lots of biographical information as well as a brief history of timekeeping in Bedfordshire. This book is now very hard to find. A very good copy, paperback, card covers a little marked.

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(Ref: K1358 - D1)
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Price: 125.00

Pin (L.): Clocks and Watches of the Qing Dynasty - From the Collection in the Forbidden City
O/P. 207 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 2002. A good book describing, and illustrating in colour, 154 fabulous clocks in the Palace Museum Beijing. 70 of the items are by English makers including James Cox and Timothy Williamson, 50 were made in China, the remainder are French or Swiss. Fine copy, card covers. [Chinese and English language] (Ref: K1879 - Y1)

Price: 27.00

Pingree (D.): Eastern Astrolabes

Pingree (D.): Eastern Astrolabes
NEW. 268 pages, illustrated, 2009. A good introduction to the "oriental" astrolabe and a detailed catalogue of the Eastern astrolabes at Adler Planetarium and Museum, Chicago. The book also has a chapter on other related instruments (including quadrants, sundials and celestial globes). This volume is the second volume of a planned series, to catalogue the Museums scientific instrument collection. (Ref: N4152)
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Price: 27.50

Pipe (R.W.): The Automatic Watch
O/P. 156 pages + 10 pages of adverts, 89 figs., 1952. The pioneers of the self-winding pocket watch (Perrelet, Breguet and Recordon) are mentioned, but the book concentrates on the early self-winding wrist watches developed from the 1930's onwards. A good copy. (Ref: K1605 - X2)

Price: 15.00

Pippa (L.): Masterpieces of watchmaking/Chefs-d'Oeuvre De l'Horlogerie/Meisterwerke Der Uhrmacherkunst
O/P. 236 pages, well illustrated, 1966. This book has good illustrations of clocks, watches and sundials, each picture with a description in English, French and German. Good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K640 - G7)

Price: 20.00

Pipping (G.): The Chamber of Physics [Scientific Instruments]
O/P. 250 pages, 43 plates, 1977. A listing, with descriptions, of the instruments in the History of Sciences Collections of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. The book also has chapters on The Stockholm Observatory and its instruments, Instrument-making in Sweden, and Biographical notes on instrument-makers. A good copy, but ex university library with a few stamps, etc., as usual. (Ref: K4507 - CR11)

Price: 9.00


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