Bargain Basement

Online Gallery | Horological Books, Journals etc. |  Bargain Basement


Page:   <<   <  1  2  3  4  5  ...   >   >>

Good (R.): Victorian Clocks
O/P. 207 pages, 143 clocks illustrated and described, 1996. A good book about the best of Victorian clockmaking, previously ignored by most authors. The book has chapters on English carriage clocks, chronometers, wall, longcase, mantel and skeleton clocks, regulators, time ball & electric clocks and turret clocks. A good copy with faded dust jacket. (Ref: BB292)

Price: 10.00

Goodison (N.): English Barometers 1680 - 1860
O/P. 353 pages, 158 plates, 1st American edition, 1969. The books sub-title - A History of Domestic Barometers and their Makers - is an accurate description of the contents. This book has become the standard work on barometers and everyone interested in the subject should have a copy. A good copy (dust stained edges) with poor dust jacket. (Ref: BB249)

Price: 20.00

Gordon (G.F.C.): Clockmaking Past and Present
O/P. 232 pages, 35 plates, 1946. This book includes sections on turret clocks and gravity escapements written by Lord Grimthorpe in Clocks, Watches & Bells. A clean copy, covers stained and faded. (Ref: BB227)

Price: 5.00

Gould (R.T.): John Harrison and his Timekeepers
O/P. 22 pages, 8 plates,1978 A reprint of an article first published in 1935. A detailed account of Harrison's life and work and also of Gould's work in rescuing the clocks from further decay and putting them into working order. Clean copy, card covers marked. (Ref: BB239)

Price: 5.00

Greenlaw (J.): Longcase Clocks

Greenlaw (J.): Longcase Clocks
O/P. 40 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2001. A concise survey of the development of the longcase clock in Great Britain, with useful advice on their setting up and maintenance. Card covers. (Ref: BB314)

Price: 1.00

Hana (W.F.J.): English Lantern Clocks
O/P. 159 pages, 127 plates, 1st English edition, 1979. This was the first book on the subject and is still useful to have on the shelf. The book includes 17th century clocks as well as clocks and alarm timepieces from the 18th century. A good copy with poor dust jacket.

(Ref: BB289)

Price: 5.00

Harrold (M.C.): American Watchmaking - A Technical History of the American Watch Industry 1850 - 1930
O/P. 144 pages, 210 photographs, 36 figures, 1984. Published as supplement # 14 to the NAWCC Bulletin in 1984 this book is a comprehensive overview of the American Watchmaking industry with information about the watches, how they were made and the companies that made them. Good copy, small bump to top of spine, card covers. (Ref: BB335)

Price: 9.00

Hussermann (M.): 1001 Wristwatches - History, Technology, Design
O/P. 225 pages, illustrated, 2007. A well illustrated volume of watches produced by a wide range of makers, including chronographs; aviator & diver's watches; tourbillon, calendar & repeater watches as well as world time watches and those with an alarm. A good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: BB306)

Price: 5.00

Hirst Brothers & Co. : Catalogue of Clocks
O/P. 93 pages, illus., 1982. This is a reprint of the clocks and watches section, from the Hirst Brothers and Company of Manchester catalogue, circa 1910. The clocks are mainly German and American with a large selection of "Vienna Regulators". A useful book for dating early 20th century clocks. Good copy, card covers a little marked. (Ref: BB302)

Price: 6.00

Howse (D.): The Tompion Clocks at Greenwich and the Dead-Beat Escapement
O/P. 40 pages, illus., 1971. A good technical explanation and history of the two great year-going clocks made by Tompion in 1676 and originally installed at the Greenwich Observatory. Reprinted from Antiquarian Horology. A good copy. Card covers. (Ref: BB283)

Price: 5.00

Howse (D.) & Hutchinson (B.): The Clocks and Watches of Captain James Cook 1769 - 1969
O/P. 64 pages, illus., 1969. A reprint of 4 articles originally published in Antiquarian Horology. A detailed review of Cook's pendulum clocks and marine timekeepers, their use by Cook and their subsequent histories. Cook's accurate navigation is because of the clocks and chronometers he carried, including 'K1' by Larcum Kendall. Good internally, card covers marked. (Ref: BB281)

Price: 4.00

Hunter (J.): Clocks
O/P. 160 pages, illustrated, 1991. A good introductory book on the subject which also includes a chapter on watches. A good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: BB184)

Price: 2.00

Hurcomb (W.E.): The Wetherfield Collection of 222 Clocks
O/P. 95 pages, 2nd edition, 1929, illustrating clocks from this famous collection. A useful reference book. Contents good, covers a bit worn and marked. (Ref: BB323)

Price: 15.00

Jagger (C.): Royal Clocks, The British Monarchy & its Timekeepers 1300 - 1900
O/P. 340 pages, well illustrated, 1983. A good copy of the softback edition (bookplate and inscription on front end paper) (Ref: BB117)

Price: 10.00

Jagger (C.): The Artistry of the English Watch
O/P. 160 pages, 93 plates, 1988. A detailed well illustrated study of the design and decoration of English watchcases and movements from about 1600 to the Victorian era. With chapters on materials and techniques. Good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: BB324)

Price: 10.00

Jagger (C.): The World's Great Clocks & Watches
O/P. 256 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 1981. A well known book which has been reprinted many times. A good copy, with good dust jacket. (Ref: BB81)

Price: 4.00

Joy (E.T.): The Country Life Book of Clocks
O/P. 96 pages, 91 black & white illus., 1967. Another little book most useful for its photographs of English longcase and bracket clocks. A clean copy with worn dust jacket. (Ref: BB122)

Price: 2.00

Kemp (R.): The Englishman's Watch
O/P. 148 pages plus 139 plates, 1979. A good introductory book to pocket watch collecting written by a watch collector who liked American, Swiss and English watches of the late 18th to the early 20th century. Lots of information for the enthusiast. A good copy with fairly good dust jacket . (Ref: BB305)

Price: 15.00

Leopold (J.H.): The Almanus Manuscript
O/P. 306 pages, illustrations and descriptions of 30 clocks, 1971. This book reproduces and translates the manuscript written in 1475, of Brother Paulus Almanus. He was entrusted with care of the clocks in Rome and made elaborate notes on the clocks he considered interesting. Clean copy, fair dust jacket. (Ref: BB245)

Price: 15.00

Lloyd (H.A.): Chats on Old Clocks
O/P. 186 pages, 74 plates, 1951. This is one of Lloyd's earlier books but is still well worth reading. Good copy, poor dust jacket. (Ref: BB189)

Price: 4.00


Page:   <<   <  1  2  3  4  5  ...   >   >>

Online Gallery | Horological Books, Journals etc. |  Bargain Basement