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The following books were added to our booklist in March 2024:


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Andrewes (W.J.H.) (Editor): The Quest for Longitude

Andrewes (W.J.H.) (Editor): The Quest for Longitude
O/P. 437 pages, illustrated, 2nd edition, 1998. This is a valuable, learned volume, being a record of the contributions to the Longitude Symposium held at Harvard University in 1993. The symposium was held to commemorate John Harrison's birth 300 years before, and is the best contribution to understanding Harrison and time keeping at sea since Quill's book, John Harrison, the Man who found Longitude, was published in 1966. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K1671 - X1)

Price: 35.00

Bolle (B.): Barometers
O/P. 255 pages, 290 figs., first English edition, 1982. A good general guide to mercury and aneroid barometers, barographs and sympiesometers. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: KW1097 - C2)

Price: 14.00

Bruton (E.): The Longcase Clock
O/P. 246 pages, 32 figs., 146 plates, 2nd edition, reprinted 1981. The second and best edition of this well-known work. A useful book about longcase and clocks (English, American and European) including their history, movements, cases and makers. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: KW1014 - C2)

Price: 14.00

Chapiro (A.: Jean-Antione Lpine, Horloger (1720 - 1814)
O/P. 277 pages, illustrated, 1988. An excellent reference book on the life and work of the French watch and clock maker Jean-Antione Lépine. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. [French language] (Ref: K2648 - H2)

Price: 65.00

Chenakal (V. L.): Watchmakers and Clockmakers in Russia 1400 - 1850
O/P. 64 pages, 10 plates, 1st edition, 1972. A useful listing of Russian clockmakers including foreigners such as Robert Hynam who was born in England but worked in St. Petersburg. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K710 - F2)

Price: 15.00

Diderot & D'Alembert: L'Encyclopdie - Horlogerie
O/P. 25 pages + 64 plates, 2001. A facsimile reprint of the horology section (text and plates) of the famous encyclopaedia by Diderot & D'Alembert first published in Paris in 1765. A good copy, card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2717 - F1)

Price: 20.00

Dunn (R.) & Higgitt (R.): Finding Longitude - How ships, clocks and stars helped solve the longitude problem
O/P. 255 pages, illustrated, 2014. Published to coincide with the tercentenary of the first Longitude Act of Parliament in 1714, and The Quest for Longitude exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in 2014, this beautifully illustrated book tells the story of the quest for longitude, one of the greatest achievements of the Georgian age. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K4121 - R1)

Price: 15.00

Erbrich (K.): Przisionspendeluhren von Graham bis Riefler
O/P. 254 pages, 487 illustrations, 1978. This well illustrated book is a comprehensive survey of the pendulum regulator, from Graham's invention of the mercury pendulum until the adoption of the atomic clock for standard time. A fine copy with fine dust jacket, still in original slipcase. [German language]

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(Ref: K750 - H4)

Price: 195.00

Fritsch (P.): "Viennese" Travelling Clocks / "Wiener Reiseuhren"
O/P. 521 pages, over 1000 colour illustrations, 2010. An excellent, well illustrated book, describing and illustrating a wide variety of 'Viennese' carriage and other portable travelling clocks. A book of great use to enthusiasts as this information is not available elsewhere. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. [English and German language]

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(Ref: K3878 - G1)

Price: 125.00

Hobson (C.): Hobson's Choice
O/P. 101 pages, illus., 1982. An essential book for restorers and enthusiasts as it contains an old clockmaker's working sketches of English bracket clock repeating work with photographs where necessary. The clocks featured are generally early examples by well-known makers with interesting repeating mechanisms. A fair copy (top of pages wrinkled due to water), card covers. (Ref: K1154 - E4)

Price: 10.00

Hurst (M.): The First Twelve Years of the English Pendulum Clock
O/P. 12 pages, 16 figs., 1969. An interesting article, reprinted from Antiquarian Horology. A very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4141 - BX1)

Price: 4.00

Kochmann (K.): Clock and Watch Trade Marks of European Origin
O/P. 654 pages, 5th edition, 1988. This is an essential reference book and the preliminary notes are given in English, French and German. Over 1000 trademarks are listed and illustrated; the book included Austrian, English, French, German and Swiss makers with biographical details of some of the major makers and an index of all names listed. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K723 - B1)

Price: 20.00

Kochmann (K.): The Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
O/P. 240 pages, 218 plates, signed by author, 1978. A detailed study of the cuckoo clock with its history from the earliest examples to the modern factory made product. The book contains lots of information about birds, bellows, music, strike trains etc., so will be of value to all those who want to restore these clocks to working order. A good copy. (Ref: K1061 - L1)

Price: 15.00

Meis (R.): Pocket Watches from the Pendant Watch to the Tourbillon
O/P. 316 pages, 905 illustrations, 1987. An excellent and comprehensive book charting the development of all aspects of pocket watches - escapements, striking work, dials, cases, winding methods etc. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K1179 - H1)

Price: 40.00

Neale (J.A.): Joseph and Thomas Windmills Clock and Watch Makers 1671 - 1737
O/P. 320 pages, 248 b&w and 12 colour illus., presentation inscription signed by author on title page, 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. A fine copy with fine dust jacket.

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(Ref: K2116 - Q2)

Price: 125.00

Osborne (C.) & Heaps (J.): Essex Clock & Watchmakers
O/P. 24 pages, illustrated, signed by first author, 1979. Published by the author, and now hard to find, this is only listing of makers for this county. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1841 - BX1)

Price: 35.00

Quill (H.): John Harrison the Man who Found Longitude

Quill (H.): John Harrison the Man who Found Longitude
O/P. 255 pages, 33 illustrations, 1st and only edition, 1966. An excellent book on the life and work of John Harrison, his 4 marine timepieces and the £20,000 longitude prize. Essential reading for chronometer enthusiasts. A very good copy, the dust jacket with some wear to top edges.

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(Ref: KW1313 - C2)

Price: 145.00

Randall (A.G.): The Time Museum Catalogue of Chronometers
O/P. 366 pages, illustrated, 1992. An excellent work describing and illustrating the Time Museum's collection of 157 precision timekeepers, mostly with spring detent escapements, one or two with lever escapements and a George Daniels watch with his double wheel 'independent' escapement. This work is an excellent reference and includes examples by Mudge, Arnold, Earnshaw, Berthoud, Breguet and Motel to name a few. The list of known Earnshaw chronometers and their double numbering system is very useful for dating Earnshaw's work. A guide to dating Ulysse Nardin chronometers is also given. Essential reading for chronometer enthusiasts. A fine copy. (Ref: K570 - G4)

Price: 95.00

Robey (J.): The Longcase Clock Reference Book
O/P. 798 pages and 1500 illustrations, 1st edition, 2 volumes, in slipcase, 2001. An important reference book detailing all aspects of the development of the British longcase clock and the American tall-case clock, including technical details. The book has chapters about Clockmakers and the Clock Trade; The Clockmaker at the Bench; Movements; Calendars, Moon Phase, Automata, Alarms; Dials; Clock Cases; Clockcase Makers; etc. Essential reading for longcase clock owners and enthusiasts, the 13 pages of index make the information accessible. Fine copy with fine dust jackets and fine slip case. (Ref: K466 - B3)

Price: 90.00

[Sotheby's]: The S. E. Prestige Collection - An Important Collection of Watches and Clocks
O/P. 70 lots, many illustrated. A fine collection with important watches and clocks by the most famous English makers as well as several watches by Breguet. Very good copy, card covers. [Sale @ London 29/04/1968] (Ref: A305)

Price: 9.00


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