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Tardy: La Pendule Franaise  - des origines a nos jours (3 volumes in 1)

Tardy: La Pendule Franaise - des origines a nos jours (3 volumes)
O/P. Volume 1: 3rd edition, 1967. Volume title: De L'Horloge Gothique à la Pendule Louis XV. French clocks from the early Gothic and Renaissance period to 1774, the end of Louis XV's reign.
Volume 2: 2nd edition, 1962. Volume title: Du Louis XVI à nos jours. French clocks from 1774 to the mid 20th century. [This volume is a facsimile, text clear and easily readable, photographs not as good]
Volume 3: 2nd edition, 1964. Volume title: Les Provinces françaises Horloges et Pendules étrangers. French provincial clocks and clocks from the rest of the world.
In total 620 pages, well illustrated with b&w photographs; an essential book for collectors of French decorative clocks. Volume 3 also has chapters on clocks from other European countries as well as China, Japan and America. The three volumes now bound together in a single hardback volume with original front covers bound in. Good condition (bookplate on ffep), but please note that volume 2 is a facsimile hence the reduced price. [French language]

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(Ref: K4122 - F7)
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Price: 125.00

Tardy: La Pendule Franaise volume 2 only
O/P. Volume 2: pages 224 - 508, lots of (mainly b&w) illustrations, 3rd edition, 1969. Volume title: Du Louis XVI à nos jours. An essential book for collectors of French decorative clocks with, this volume is about French clocks from 1774 to the mid 20th century. Since the publisher died a few years ago this book has become very hard to find. A good clean copy, front cover creased and a bit marked, card covers. [French language]

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(Ref: K3989 - V3)

Price: 100.00

Tardy: La Pendule Franaise  volume 3 only

Tardy: La Pendule Franaise volume 3 only
O/P. Volume title: Les Provinces françaises, Horloges et Pendules étrangers. Pages 510 - 893, illustrated, 1974. The book starts with chapters on French provincial clockmaking, then illustrates (mainly in b&w) and describes clocks from other European countries plus China, Japan and America. A very good copy, card covers as issued, front cover creased. [French language]

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(Ref: K1243 - N3)
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Price: 110.00

Tardy: La Pendule Franaise volume 3 only
O/P. Volume title: Les Provinces françaises, Horloges et pendules étrangers. Pages 510 - 893, illustrated, 1974. The book starts with chapters on French provincial clockmaking, then illustrates (mainly in b&w) and describes clocks from other European countries plus China, Japan and America. An ex university library copy, clean internally except for library bookplate and stamps on end papers, and label to spine. A decent copy sold at a sensible price. [French language] (Ref: K551 - M3)

Price: 60.00

Tardy: Les chappements de la Montre
O/P. 181 pages, 394 figs., no date (1950's). This book on watch escapements, with excellent line drawings, comprises three sections: Recoil escapements; deadbeat & semi dead beat escapements; and lever escapements. Originally issued in 3 parts with card covers, now nicely bound in one hardback volume with original card covers bound in. A very good copy, end papers marked with Sellotape residue, owners name on ffep. [French language] (Ref: K3321 - CR9)

Price: 75.00

Tarrant (M.): The Book of the Clock
O/P. [64 pages], illustrated, 1986. A book for parents and grandparents, to read to their children and grandchildren, the illustrations and verses describing the daily activities of a young child. Aimed at 3 - 6 year olds. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K4352 - N2)

Price: 3.00

Taub (L.) & Willmoth (F.): The Whipple Museum of the History of Science
O/P. 492 pages, 85 illustrations, 2006. A collection of 22 scholarly essays, some about the history of the museum, the remainder about instruments and interpretations. A wealth of information for the scientific instrument enthusiast. A good copy. (Ref: K3855 - B3)

Price: 35.00

Taylor (E.G.R.): The Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714 - 1840
O/P. 503 pages, 12 plates, 1st edition, 1966. One of the pioneering works on scientific instrument makers and still a very useful reference book to own. The first part sets the social and historical context of the period, the second part is a catalogue of over 2,200 makers or users of instruments with biographical details where known. Complete with a separate 23 page index. A very good copy, the dust jacket complete but worn to edges. (Ref: K3038 - M1)

Price: 50.00

Taylor (E.G.R.): The Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714 - 1840
O/P. 503 pages, 12 plates, facsimile reprint 1989. One of the pioneering works on scientific instrument makers and still a very useful reference book to own. The first part sets the social and historical context of the period, the second part is a catalogue of over 2,200 makers or users of instruments with biographical details where known. A very good copy. (Ref: K2485 - H6)

Price: 40.00

Taylor (E.G.R.): The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor & Stuart England 1485 - 1714
O/P. 443 pages, 12 plates, 1 folding map, 1 folding facsimile, first edition 1954, reprinted 1970. One of the pioneering works on scientific instrument makers and still a very useful reference book to own. The first part sets the social and historical context of the period, the second part is a catalogue of over 400 makers of instruments with biographical details where known. A good copy (edge of text block a little stained), the dust jacket good but a little worn. (Ref: K1408 - G5)

Price: 50.00

Taylor (E.G.R.): The Mathematical Practitioners....... (2 volumes)
O/P. The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor & Stuart England 1485 - 1714
The Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714 - 1840
Two volumes the first: 443 pages, 12 plates, 1 folding map, 1 folding facsimile, reprinted 1970; the second: 503 pages, 12 plates, 1st edition, 1966. One of the pioneering works on scientific instrument makers and still a very useful reference book to own. The first part of each volume sets the social and historical context of the period, the second part is a catalogue of makers of instruments with biographical details where known. Complete with a separate 23-page index for the Hanoverian volume, published in 1980. Well used copies with poor dust jackets, the separate index with card covers. (Ref: K4637 - TC4)

Price: 25.00

[Taylor (E.G.R.)], compiled by Bostock (K.) et al: An Index to the Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714 - 1840
O/P. 23 pages, 1980. This is a very useful index, with working dates, of the makers included in Eva Taylor's book published in 1966 and reprinted in 1989. A fine copy. (Ref: K3458 - BX7)

Price: 5.00

Taylor (E.W.) & Wilson (J.S.): At the Sign of the Orrery
O/P. 64 pages, illus., no date but probably 1950's. The sub title of the book The origins of the firm of Cooke, Troughton & Simms Limited explains what it's about, the history of the firm is given up to 1922. Horologists will know of Thomas Cooke of York as a maker of turret clocks, Troughton & Simms were excellent scientific instrument makers. Good copy, the card covers now worn. (Ref: K298 - BX8)

Price: 30.00

Taylor (V.J.) & Babb (H.A.): Making and Repairing Wooden Clock Cases
O/P. 191 pages, 134 figs., 1994. A book first published in 1986 which has been in demand ever since. This is an excellent book on the design and repair of English clock cases - for longcase, bracket and wall clocks. The authors cover joints and panels, mouldings, veneering, gilding and the design of cases if you desire to make your own. A fine copy, now nicely bound in half leather with gilt lettering to the spine, original card covers bound in. (Ref: K2302 - R2)

Price: 25.00

Taylor (V.J.) & Babb (H.A.): Making and Repairing Wooden Clock Cases
O/P. 191 pages, 134 figs., reprinted 1991. This is an excellent book on the design and repair of English clock cases - for longcase, bracket and wall clocks. The authors cover joints and panels, mouldings, veneering, gilding and the design of cases if you desire to make your own. A good copy with good dust jacket of the hardback edition, so much nicer than the more recent paperback version. (Ref: K1544 - G7)

Price: 18.00

Taylor (V.J.) & Babb (H.A.): Making and Repairing Wooden Clocks Cases
O/P. 191 pages, 134 figs., 1994. A book first published in 1986 which has been in demand ever since. This is an excellent book on the design and repair of English clock cases - for longcase, bracket and wall clocks. The authors cover joints and panels, mouldings, veneering, gilding and the design of cases if you desire to make your own. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K930 - R2)

Price: 14.00

Tebbutt (L.): Stamford Clocks & Watches
O/P. 173 pages, 106 figures, signed by author, 1975. Copy number 378 of a limited edition of 500. A scarce and useful contribution to knowledge of regional clock & watch making and repairing. A good copy. Card covers, rear cover creased.

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(Ref: K2780 - Q1)

Price: 135.00

Templeton (A.): Alec Templeton's Music Boxes
O/P. 164 pages, illustrated, 1958. The story of Alec Templeton's music box collection, as told to Rachael Baumel. Good copy, poor dust jacket. (Ref: K4351 - E2)

Price: 5.00

Tennant (M.F.): The Art of the Painted Clock Dial

Tennant (M.F.): The Art of the Painted Clock Dial
NEW. 351 pages, 730 illustrations (517 in colour), 2009. An important book by Britain's best known dial restorer who has documented the rise of the painted dial on longcase clocks from its origins in 1772 to its demise 100 years later. The major dial makers in Birmingham and their artistic styles are all included as well as the makers in the smaller centres of Manchester, Halifax and Scotland. This is a comprehensive study of the subject and is a major contribution to our knowledge of dials and dial makers. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2148)
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Price: 75.00
Tennant (M.F.):  Longcase Painted Dials, their History and Restoration

Tennant (M.F.): Longcase Painted Dials, their History and Restoration
O/P. 256 pages, 24 colour and 163 b&w illus., 1995. A good book entirely devoted to longcase painted dials. Lots of information about the makers, their products and the restoration of the dials themselves. This book is now out of print. An excellent copy (owners stamp on ffep) with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K947 - H5)
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Price: 85.00

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