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Roberts (D.): Carriage and other Travelling Clocks
S/H. 368 pages, signed by author, 1993. This book is just as useful as Allix's Carriage Clocks but concentrates on the more rare and more decorative items. Several of the better-known English makers each have a chapter. A very good copy (spine a little creased), no dust jacket. (Ref: K992 - T3)

Price: 60.00

Roberts (D.): Collecting Clocks
O/P. 128 pages, illustrated, 1997. A well illustrated (in colour) introduction to the wide range of clocks that have been produced and to the fascinating subject of horology. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2711 - E1)

Price: 5.00

Roberts (D.): Collecting Clocks- The Collector's Guide to the Colourful World of Clocks
O/P. 128 pages, illustrated, 2002. A well illustrated introduction to the wide range of clocks that have been produced and to the fascinating subject of horology. [Other than the title, this book is identical in content to A Collector's Guide to Clocks]. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2376 - B3)

Price: 5.00

Roberts (D.): Continental and American Skeleton Clocks

Roberts (D.): Continental and American Skeleton Clocks
NEW. 247 pages, well illustrated, 1989. A good book about European and American skeleton clocks. This and Roberts' book Skeleton Clocks, Britain 1800 - 1914 are the definitive works about this type of clock. With dust jacket. (Ref: N255)
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Price: 69.99

Roberts (D.): Continental and American Skeleton Clocks
S/H. 247 pages, illus., 1989. A good book about European and American skeleton clocks. This and Roberts' book Skeleton Clocks, Britain 1800 - 1914 are the definitive works about this type of clock. A fine copy with very good dust jacket (wear to top of spine). (Ref: K1197 - Q3)

Price: 45.00

Roberts (D.):  Mystery, Novelty & Fantasy Clocks

Roberts (D.): Mystery, Novelty & Fantasy Clocks
NEW. 288 pages, well illustrated, 1999. Over 300 clocks are illustrated and described with historical explanations and detailed drawings. This is another good book by Derek Roberts and includes chapters on James Cox, Robert-Houdin, Guilmet and others. With dust jacket.

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(Ref: N256)
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Price: 142.00

Roberts (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks
O/P. 125 pages, well illustrated, 1986. An excellent exhibition catalogue with a good technical section on mechanical methods and devices which improved precision from Tompion to Riefler. This was the first book in English on precision clocks. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K257 - G4)

Price: 15.00

Roberts (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks - the Quest for Accurate Timekeeping

Roberts (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks - the Quest for Accurate Timekeeping
NEW. 224 pages, profusely illustrated, many in colour, 2003. This book relates the story of how leading clockmakers, primarily in England, struggled to provide accurate timekeeping over 300 years. The best examples of each new invention are described and illustrated and Georgian, Regency and Victorian advances documented. There are chapters on the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and on the many men of science who contributed to the quest. The first of 3 volumes by Roberts on precision clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N258)
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Price: 76.99

Roberts (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks - The Quest for Accurate Timekeeping
S/H. 224 pages, profusely illustrated, many in colour, 2003. This book relates the story of how leading clockmakers, primarily in England, struggled to provide accurate timekeeping over 300 years. The best examples of each new invention are described and illustrated and Georgian, Regency and Victorian advances are documented. There are chapters on the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and on the many men of science who contributed to the quest. The first of 3 volumes by Roberts on precision clocks. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2536 - W3)

Price: 45.00

Roberts (D.): English Precision Pendulum Clocks

Roberts (D.): English Precision Pendulum Clocks
NEW. 296 pages, well illustrated, many in colour, 2003. This is a splendid book, the second of Derek Roberts' three volumes on precision clocks. The book describes and illustrates clocks by all the famous English makers - John Shelton, Thomas Mudge, John Ellicott, John Arnold, Thomas Earnshaw, the Vulliamys, Robert Molyneaux, James Condliff, Dent and Frodsham, to name but a few! This is the only book on English regulators and will be regarded as the standard reference work on the subject for many years to come. With dust jacket. (Ref: N259)
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Price: 90.99

Roberts (D.): English Precision Pendulum Clocks
S/H. 296 pages, well illustrated (many in colour), 2003. This is a splendid book, the second of Derek Roberts' three volumes on precision clocks. The book describes and illustrates clocks by all the famous English makers - John Shelton, Thomas Mudge, John Ellicott, John Arnold, Thomas Earnshaw, the Vulliamys, Robert Molyneux, James Condliff, Dent and Frodsham to name but a few! This is the only book in English on English regulators and will be regarded as the standard reference work on the subject for many years to come. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2587 - G7)

Price: 75.00

Roberts (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks - France, Germany, America and Recent Advancements

Roberts (D.): Precision Pendulum Clocks - France, Germany, America and Recent Advancements
NEW. 288 pages, profusely illustrated, 2004. The third and final book in Derek Roberts' excellent series on precision clocks. This volume includes the work of Berthoud, Janvier, Robin, Breguet, Lepine, Riefler and Strasser & Rohde amongst the European makers plus Seth Thomas, Charles Fasoldt and William Bond and other American makers. The final chapters on the 20th century concentrate on the work of Fedchenko, Professor Hall and Phillip Woodward. All 3 books in the series are essential reading. With dust jacket. (Ref: N432)
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Price: 95.99

Roberts (D.): Skeleton Clocks
O/P. 44 pages, illustrated, 1987. A well illustrated exhibition catalogue showing some fine skeleton clocks. Card covers. (Ref: K1414 - E4)

Price: 5.00

Roberts (D.): Skeleton Clocks Britain 1800 - 1914

Roberts (D.): Skeleton Clocks Britain 1800 - 1914
O/P. 271 pages, 45 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations, the 1996 reprint of British Skeleton Clocks first published in 1987. This is the standard reference book on British skeleton clocks and is essential reading for all collectors. A very good copy with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K949 - H1)
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Price: 100.00

Roberts (Deryck): The Bracket Clock
O/P. 192 pages, 30 plates, 42 figures, 1982. This book covers the period 1650 to 1925 and is a good general survey of case, movement, dial and hand styles that are useful for dating bracket clocks. Very good copy with very good (but faded) dust jacket. (Ref: K1048 - Y2)

Price: 22.00

Roberts (K.D.):  Some 19th Century English Woodworking Tools (Edge and Joiner Tools and Bit Braces)

Roberts (K.D.): Some 19th Century English Woodworking Tools (Edge and Joiner Tools and Bit Braces)
O/P. 494 pages, 162 figures, 228 plates, 2nd printing, 1991. A detailed study on woodworking tools manufactured in Sheffield in the 19th century, with illustrations of actual tools and facsimiles of manufacturers catalogue pages. The book has a checklist of the tool manufacturers. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4170 - H3)
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Price: 65.00

Roberts (K.D.): The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology 1810 - 1862
O/P. 338 pages, 102 figures, 1st edition 1970. An important and well researched study of the important developments in clockmaking, achieved during the first half of the 19th century, by Joseph Ives and his contemporaries in Bristol, Connecticut. A fine copy, the dust jacket very good with one small tear. (Ref: K1536 - Z3)

Price: 35.00

Roberts (K.D.): The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology 1810 - 1862
O/P. 388 pages, 167 figures, 2nd edition 1988. An important and well researched study of the important developments in clockmaking, achieved during the first half of the 19th century, by Joseph Ives and his contemporaries in Bristol, Connecticut. A fine copy with good dust jacket (light wear to top edge). (Ref: K1537 - E4)

Price: 35.00

Roberts (K.D.) & Taylor (S.): Eli Terry and the Connecticut Shelf Clock

Roberts (K.D.) & Taylor (S.): Eli Terry and the Connecticut Shelf Clock
O/P. 376 pages, over 200 figures, 2nd edition, 1994. The life and career of Eli Terry are well documented in this well researched book, as is the early period of American clock production using wooden movements. Terry was the originator of the American system of mass production using interchangeable parts, necessary for him to complete a contract for 4000 clocks in 1806 - 1809. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K3633 - V2)
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Price: 45.00

Roberts (W.J.) & Pidgeon (H.C.): Biographical Sketch of Mr. John Wyke, with some Remarks on the Arts and Manufactures of Liverpool from 1760 to 1780
O/P. Pages 66 - 75, 2 plates, 1854. An interesting paper about John Wyke the famous Liverpool horological tool maker and clockmaker, published in a volume of Proceedings of the Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire. Very good copy, ex reference library with shelf label on spine. (Ref: K5098 - X1)

Price: 45.00


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