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Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): Collecting Musical Boxes and How to repair Them
O/P. 140 pages, 44 plates, 19 figures, 1967. A good book on the history of disc and cylinder musical boxes and how to restore them. The book has chapters on how to identify makers' trade marks and a list of known makers and their agents. A good copy showing signs of use, covers worn and marked. (Ref: BB310)

Price: 10.00

Peate (I.C.): Clock and Watch Makers in Wales
O/P. 107 pages, 7 plates, 2nd edition 1960. A useful book with a listing of Welsh clock and watch makers. A good copy with good dust jacket.
(Ref: BB99)

Price: 5.00

Penman (L.): The Clock Repairer's Handbook
O/P. 176 pages, 301 figures, 1985. This is an excellent book that describes in detail how to find and assess a clock's mechanical problems and how to fix them. The fault-finding chart is very useful as are the author's diagrams and descriptions of repair techniques. A book of great use to enthusiasts and restorers. A good copy of the hardback edition with poor dust jacket. (Ref: BB327)

Price: 15.00

Pryce (W.T.R.) & Davies (T.A.): Samuel Roberts Clock Maker
O/P. 450 pages, 129 figs., 1985. The definitive work on Samuel Roberts, an eighteenth-century craftsman in the Welsh rural community of Llanfair Caereinion. Roberts produced about 600 clocks and his Account Book for the period 1755 - 1774 is reproduced as an appendix. A good copy, with good dust jacket. (Ref: BB256)

Price: 9.00

Quill (H.): John Harrison, Copley Medallist and the 20,000 Longitude prize
O/P. 26 pages, 21 figs., 1976. Published in commemoration of the bicentenary of the death of John Harrison, 24th March 1776. An interesting review of the life of the famous chronometer pioneer and the longitude prize. A good copy, card covers a little faded. (Ref: BB328)

Price: 4.00

Randell (W.L.): Watch Repairing and Adjusting
O/P. 46 pages, 25 figs., 2nd edition, reprinted 1958. A small book, useful when it was published. A good copy, pages browned with age, thin card covers (now worn). (Ref: BB309)

Price: 1.00

Rees (A.): Clocks, Watches and Chronometers (1819 - 20)
O/P. 295 pages, figures. The 1970 facsimile of the horological sections of Rees's Cyclopaedia. This book has a lot of information on chronometers, clocks, horological tools, compensated balances, dials and dialling, escapements, pendulums and their compensation, remontoirs, etc. An interesting book factually and historically. Good copy, the dust jacket faded. (Ref: BBW296)

Price: 10.00

Roberts (D.): British Longcase Clocks
S/H. 373 pages, 522 illus., 1990. A very well illustrated book covering all types of longcase clock from circa 1660 to Edwardian times. Well worth having on your bookshelf. A good copy, torn dust jacket. (Ref: BBW240)

Price: 25.00

Roberts (D.): Collecting Clocks
O/P. 128 pages, illustrated, 2002. A well illustrated (in colour) introduction to the wide range of clocks that have been produced and to the fascinating subject of horology. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: BB311)

Price: 2.00

Robinson (T.R.): Modern Clocks, Their Repair and Maintenance
O/P. 193 pages, 148 figures, 2nd edition, 1943. A book about clock movements produced in the 1920's and 30's with good information on electric clocks and movements of the period. The book has a chapter of drawings of electric and clockwork driven clock movements in production in 1939. Clean copy internally, annotations inside front cover, covers marked. (Ref: BB212)

Price: 5.00

Robinson (T.R.): Modern Watch Repairing and Adjusting
O/P. 118 pages, 123 figures, 1st edition, not dated but early 1930's. Useful chapters on watch repairing written by a Swiss expert with additional chapters by Robinson. Good copy boards a little marked. (Ref: BB63)

Price: 5.00

Robinson (T.): The Longcase Clock
O/P. 467 pages, well illustrated, 1st edition, reprinted 1989. This is one of the best books on the subject and essential reading for all collectors and enthusiasts; all editions are now out of print. A good copy, binding slightly loose, with poor dust jacket. (Ref: BB97)

Price: 35.00

Rose (R.E.): English Dial Clocks
O/P. 198 pages, 98 plates, 1st edition 1978. The standard work on tavern & other dial clocks, also useful for its information on Thwaites numbering system. A good copy with worn dust jacket. (Ref: BBW307)

Price: 12.00

Rose (R.E.): Looking After your Barometer
O/P. 32 pages, 19 figs., 1981. A useful booklet for the owner with details of how to set up different types of clock. A good copy. Card covers faded.
(Ref: BB237)

Price: 4.00

Selby (I. de L.): Wristwatches
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated in colour, 1994. An introductory collector's guide to identifying, buying and enjoying new and vintage wristwatches. The hardback edition, good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: BB179)

Price: 4.00

Shenton (A.) & Shenton (R.): The Price Guide to Clocks 1840 - 1940
O/P. 541 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1977. A very useful guide to a wide range of collectable clocks but the prices are obviously out of date. Good copy but showing signs of use, poor dust jacket.
(Ref: BB119)

Price: 6.00

Shugart (C.), Engle (T.) & Gilbert (R.E.): Complete Price Guide to Watches (21st edition)
O/P. 1134 pages, illustrated, 21st edition, 2001. As well as being a price guide to pocket and wrist watches this book has details of maker's serial numbers and estimated production dates, escapements and much more. A paperback, very good condition. (Ref: BB300)

Price: 5.00

Smith (A.): A Collector's Guide to Antique Clocks and Watches
O/P. 222 pages, 8 colour plates, 400 line drawings, reprinted 1996. A comprehensive guide to English, European, American and Japanese clock types with sections on tools and modern clocks. Good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: BB272)

Price: 4.00

Smith (A.): The Connoisseur Illustrated Guides - Clocks & Watches
O/P. 222 pages, 8 plates, numerous line drawings, 1975. An introduction to the subject tracing the development of clocks and watches from circa 1400 to the 1975. Good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: BB148)

Price: 4.00

Smith (A.): The Country Life International Dictionary of Clocks
O/P. 351 pages, illustrated, reprintyed 1988. An excellent book which has sections on clock styles and their history, mechanical parts, tools and materials, international clockmaking, and sundials. Good copy, with dust jacket. (Ref: BB92)

Price: 5.00


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