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Naas (R.): International Wristwatches 2003
O/P. 488 pages, illustrated, 2003. An in depth profile of 70 of the worlds leading watch brands and a technical description of their newest (i.e. in 2003) products. Card covers. (Ref: K2564 - A3)

Price: 10.00

[Nachet]: Catalogue des Microscopes construits par A. Nachet Annees 1854 - 1910
O/P. Published 1979. A facsimile reprint of 12 Nachet microscope catalogues published in 1854, 1856, 1862, 1863, 1872, 1881, 1886, 1889, 1892, 1898, 1900 & 1910, with an introduction by Gerard L'E. Turner. Camille & Albert Nachet were one of the leading French microscope makers in the second half of the 19th century, these catalogues show the development of the microscope during that period. Very good copy internally but covers a little worn and stained. [Introduction English language, catalogues French language (except 1889 which is Russian language)] (Ref: K3843 - M2)

Price: 75.00

Nadelhoffer (H.): Cartier Jewelers Extraordinary
O/P. 293 pages + notes and index, 493 illustrations (198 in colour), 1984. Written by the jewellery expert of Christies in Geneva this book describes the fascinating history of this jewellery firm, drawing on information from the company archives in Paris, New York and London. The book includes a chapter on Cartier's clocks and watches. Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K3335 -T3)

Price: 25.00

Nardin (R.): Les Chronomtres de Marine Ulysse Nardin

Nardin (R.): Les Chronomtres de Marine Ulysse Nardin
NEW. 158 pages, illustrated, 1994. This is the only book I know of about the chronometers of the famous Swiss business, Ulysse Nardin. The first 132 pages, by Raymond Nardin, open with a brief history of the quest for accurate timekeeping at sea from 1708 to 1803, plus details of the Nardin family between 1803 and 1846, followed by a detailed account of the Ulysse Nardin business from its founding in 1846 up to 1975. The second part of the book by Estelle Fallet is a detailed study of the chronometer activities of Paul-David Nardin (Ulysse Nardin's son) between 1876 and 1918. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: N2112)

Price: 65.00

[National Maritime Museum]: Man is Not Lost: A record of two hundred years of astronomical navigation with the Nautical Almanac 1767 - 1967
O/P. 43 pages, illus., 1966. The Nautical Almanac and its later companion The Air Almanac are part of the story of using the Sun, Moon and stars for navigation. This book describes the origin and use of the almanacs. Good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2971 - BX10)

Price: 9.00

[National Maritime Museum]: The Planispheric Astrolabe
O/P. 56 pages, 62 figures, 1976. An explanation of the parts, and how to use, an astrolabe, illustrated with astrolabes in the museum's collection at Greenwich. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2968 - BX17)

Price: 15.00

[National Maritime Museum]: The Planispheric Astrolabe
O/P. 56 pages, 62 figures, 1979. An explanation of the parts, and how to use, an astrolabe, illustrated with astrolabes in the museum's collection at Greenwich. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3713 - BX12)

Price: 15.00

NAWCC: Bulletin
O/P. The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors was founded in 1943 and has published a journal six times a year - NAWCC Bulletin - now the Watch and Clock Bulletin - ever since.

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NAWCC: Bulletin - volumes 6 and 7
O/P. A single bound volume published in 1972 by the NAWCC, being a reprint of volumes 6 and 7 of the NAWCC Bulletin (Bulletins 51 - 70 first issued between December 1953 and October 1957). A good copy, but as the book is 3 inches thick the spine is inevitably a little creased. (Ref: J1127)

Price: 20.00

[NAWCC]: Clocks of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco Style 1890 - 1940
O/P. 58 pages, illustrated, 1996. Published by NAWCC chapter 28 to illustrate clocks from around the world including examples by Charles Voysey and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2731 - BX13)

Price: 15.00

Neale (F.) & Lovell (A.): Wells Cathedral Clock
O/P. 24 pages, 8 colour illustrations, reprinted 1998. An interesting booklet about the medieval clock and automata installed at Wells prior to 1392. The clock movement is now in the Science Museum in London, the internal and external dials are now driven by a Gillett & Bland movement made in 1880. The booklet describes the dials and the wooden figures as well as giving the history of the clock. Card covers. (Ref: K973 - BX12)

Price: 5.00

Neale (J.A.): Joseph and Thomas Windmills
O/P. [14 pages], illustrated, 1987. A good article, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology, about the life and work of Joseph Windmills and his son, Thomas. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2365 - BX10)

Price: 10.00

Neale (J.A.): Joseph and Thomas Windmills Clock and Watch Makers 1671 - 1737

Neale (J.A.): Joseph and Thomas Windmills Clock and Watch Makers 1671 - 1737
NEW. 304 pages, 248 black and white, and 13 colour illus., 1999. This book traces the rise of the Windmills' business, describes their clocks and watches in detail and provides information on their family and associates. An important book about one of Britain's most respected clockmaking families. With dust jacket. (Ref: N222)
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Price: 30.00

Needham (J.): Clerks and Craftsmen in China and the West
O/P. 470 pages, 99 illustrations, 1970. A collection of lectures/essays by the great China scholar Joseph Needham, including: Astronomy in Classical China, The Chinese Contribution to Science and Technology, The Missing Link in Horological History: A Chinese Contribution, The Chinese Contribution to the Development of the Mariner's Compass and many more. The horological essay is interesting as the author credits the Chinese with inventing the concept of an escapement. A good copy, spine faded. (Ref: K3030 - P2)

Price: 20.00

Needham (J.), Gwei-Djen (L.), Combridge (J.H.) & Major (J.S.): The Hall of Heavenly Records - Korean Astronomical Instruments and Clocks 1380 - 1780
O/P. 201 pages, illustrated, 1st edition 1986. Between the 14th and 18th centuries, there was created under the Yi Dynasty in Korea a remarkable series of astronomical instruments, star-charts and clocks. This book demonstrates the context, purpose, nature and specific workings of these early instruments. Very good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1909 - G3)

Price: 50.00

Needham (J.), Ling (W.) & Price (D.J.): Heavenly Clockwork, The Great Astronomical Clocks of Medieval China - A Missing Link in Horological History
O/P. 254 pages, 71 figs., 1st edition, 1960. Chinese water-driven clocks with a form of mechanical escapement pre-date the first mechanical clocks in the West by 600 years. A detailed scholarly book, with an appendix on Chinese horary systems. A fine copy, with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K664 - H6)

Price: 70.00

Negretti & Zambra: A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments

Negretti & Zambra: A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments
NEW. 176 pages, reprint of a book first published in 1864. A detailed work describing the principles and construction of barometers, hygrometers, rain guages, anemometers, ozonometers and other meteorological instruments. Paperback. (Ref: N224)
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Price: 7.95

Nelson (J.A.): The Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks - Traditional, Shaker & Contemporary Designs
O/P. 176 pages, illus., 2003. The book is about making clock cases; 37 designs are illustrated and described. Good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K3213 - T3)

Price: 12.00

Nemrava (S.Z.): The Morbier 1680 - 1900
O/P. 140 pages + errata slip, 150 figs., 1975. An account of the history, construction and care of the Morbier, the related Morbier picture frame clock and the Morbier lantern clocks written by an American collector. Morbier are also known as Comtoise clocks. A good copy (minor damage to bottom of spine) of a rare book. Sard covers. Sold with a 20-page booklet, with the same title, issued in 1986. Card covers. (Ref: K1564 - S1)

Price: 85.00

Nettell (D.F.): Automatic Winders for Turret Clocks
O/P. 31 pages plus 5 pages of appendices, 1975. A well respected work by a turret clock specialist, written at a time when more and more churches wanted to retain their mechanical clock but enable automatic winding. A very good copy, spiral bound, card covers. (Ref: K2898 - BX12)

Price: 15.00

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