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Books in this section are usually showing significant signs of use or have some damage, so are being sold at low prices - suitable for people who want the information but not for book collectors. Any significant defects are given in the descriptions.

Last updated 3 April 2024

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Antiquarian Horological Society: Pioneers of Precision Timekeeping
O/P. 117 pages, illus., no date but circa 1970. A detailed account of some famous watches: Harrison's H5, Mudge's first lever watch, Kendall's K2, Mudge's marine chronometer, and the Huber/Mudge timepiece. A good copy of the hardback edition, spine marked and creased. (Ref: BB156)

Price: 10.00

Allix (C.): Carriage Clocks - Their History and Development
O/P. 484 pages, illustrated, 1974. The best book about the history and manufacture of carriage clocks from around the world. This book is essential for understanding carriage clocks and their development. A good copy. bookplate on ffep, no dust jacket. (Ref: BB222)

Price: 35.00

Asprey: The Clockwork of the Heavens
O/P. 92 pages, 88 photographs, 1973. A useful and informative exhibition catalogue of astronomical clocks, watches & scientific instruments. A good copy, card covers a little marked. (Ref: BB290)

Price: 3.00

Asprey & Neilson: Exhibition of Fine Antique & Decorative Clocks 10th - 20th June, 1975
O/P. 57 pages, illustrated, 1975. 98 fine clocks are described and many of them are illustrated, some in colour. 23 of the clocks are skeleton clocks from the Major Heathcote collection. A good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: BBW71)

Price: 4.00

Baillie (G.H.): Clocks and Watches, an Historical Bibliography
O/P. 414 pages, first edition, 1951. A complete listing of horological publications, except those on dialling, prior to 1800. A very useful reference book for collectors and researchers. Good copy, corners bumped, spine faded. (Ref: BB295)

Price: 8.00

Baillie (G.H.): Clocks and Watches, an Historical Bibliography
O/P. 414 pages, reprinted 1978. A complete listing of horological publications, except those on dialling, prior to 1800. A very useful reference book for collectors and researchers. [Note: volume 2, on books post 1800, was planned but never issued.] A good copy, spine worn. (Ref: BB113)

Price: 5.00

Baillie (G.H.): Watches Their History , Decoration and Mechanism
O/P. 383 pages, 75 plates, facsimile reprint, 1979. Written in 1929 this is still a respected reference book on the subject and well worth reading. The book covers the history of 4 centuries of watch development with 189 b&w and 35 colour photographs, together with 82 line drawings of mechanisms. Essential reading. A good copy with good dust jacket, corners a little bruised. (Ref: BB332)

Price: 10.00

Baillie (G.H.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World
O/P. 388 pages, 3rd edition, reprinted 1972. This and volume 2 are indispensable for their listings of makers and their working ates. A used copy, clean internally, covers a little marked. (Ref: BB112)

Price: 5.00

Balfour (M.): The Classic Watch
O/P. 192 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1996. An illustrated guide to the great watches and their makers from the first wristwatch to the present day. Large format, hardback, good copy, no good dust jacket. (Ref: BB127)

Price: 7.00

Banfield (E.): Antique Barometers: An Illustrated Survey
O/P. 119 pages, 118 illus., 1st edition, reprinted 1978.. A popular, and good, introduction to English domestic barometers and barographs. Clean copy, card covers a bit marked. (Ref: BB142)

Price: 2.00

Banfield (E.): Barometers - Wheel or Banjo
S/H. 150 pages, 165 illustrations, reprinted 1999. The history & development of wheel barometers from 1663 to about 1900. Good copy with good but faded dust jacket. (Ref: BB262)

Price: 5.00

Barker (D.): The Arthur Negus Guide to Antique Clocks
O/P. 192 pages, 137 illus., 1980. A good introduction to English clocks of all types including 19th century items. The book also has chapters on horological terms, notable makers and clock cases. A good copy but showing signs of use, with good dust jacket. (Ref: BB131)

Price: 4.00

Barder (R.C.R.): English Country Grandfather Clocks - the Brass Dial Longcase
O/P. 223 pages, 125 plates, 1983. A useful book for longcase clock enthusiasts and a good guide to dating a clock from the style of the dial and case. Good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: BB265)

Price: 14.00

Bassermann-Jordan (E.): The Book of Old Clocks and Watches
O/P. 522 pages, illustrated, 1st English edition, 1964. A detailed survey, description and information about many different types of clock from around the world. A good clean copy, no dust jacket. (Ref: BB19)

Price: 15.00

Beeson (C.F.C.): English Church Clocks 1280 - 1850
O/P. 132 pages, 86 figures, 1st edition, 1971. The standard reference book on English church clocks, also known as turret clocks by enthusiasts and collectors. A good copy of the paperback edition. (Ref: BB329)

Price: 10.00

Beney (D.R.): Beaminster Clocks & their Makers
O/P. 61 pages, illustrated, 1996. A useful book about the clocks and clockmakers of this Dorset town written by a Beaminster resident. Good copy, card covers a bit worn. (Ref: BB233)

Price: 1.00

Bird (A.): English House Clocks 1600 - 1850
O/P. 313 pages, 45 plates, 1973. An historical survey and guide to the subject and still worth reading. Book good, clean internally, page edges stained, worn dust jacket. (Ref: BB3)

Price: 8.00

Breguet (C.: A.L. Breguet Horologer
O/P. 30 pages, illus., 1962. A concise history of Breguet. A good clean copy. (Ref: BB160)

Price: 7.00

BHI/Clockmakers Company: Pendulum to Atom
O/P. 84 pages, illus., 1958. Catalogue of an exhibition showing the development of precision timekeeping with sections on antique clocks and clocks being made in 1958. Good copy, paper covers. (Ref: BB269)

Price: 4.00

Britten (F.J.): Former Clock & Watchmakers and their Work
O/P. 397 pages, illus., 1st edition, 1894. Britten's first book on clock and watch makers, his second book Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers was first published in 1899. A good clean copy in its original red cloth binding - spine worn to head and foot, boards worn and water stained.
(Ref: BBW104)

Price: 15.00


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