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Rogers (B.) & Taylor (S.): Eight Day Wood Movement Shelf Clocks - Their Cases, Their Movements, Their Makers
O/P. 60 pages, 154 illus., 1993. An interesting book on these early American clocks. Card covers. (Ref: K3282 - W1)

Price: 14.00

Rogers (R.M.) : Trumbull County Clock Industry, 1812 - 1835
O/P. 52 pages, illustrated, 1991. A detailed, well researched account of the clockmakers of Trumbull County, Ohio who make wooden movements for longcase and shelf clocks. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K3635 - H1)

Price: 15.00

Roiz (P.): Libro de Reloges Solares
O/P. 124 pages, figs., facsimile reprint, 1985. Originally published in Valencia in 1575 this is a very early treatise on dialling. Card covers. [Spanish language] (Ref: K3168 - BX16)

Price: 25.00

[Rolex]: Rolex Oyster
O/P. 62 pages, illustrated, 1996. A catalogue with separate UK price list for Rolex's Oyster range of wristwatches. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4920 - Q1)

Price: 5.00

Romain (A.): Nouveau Manuel Complet du Fabricant de Vernis de Toute Esp de Toute Espce
O/P. 521 pages, illus., facsimile reprint 1977. A complete manual for the manufacture of varnishes of all kinds, part of the Manuels-Roret series. This is a facsimile, I believe, of the 2nd edition published in 1908. Very good copy. [French language] (Ref: K3228 - T1)

Price: 15.00

Ronan (C.A.): Clocks and Watches
O/P. 64 pages, published in the mid 1960's. A small educational booklet charting the measurement of time from sundials through to the atomic clock. (Ref: K264 - BX2)

Price: 10.00

Ronan (C.A.): Greenwich Observatory - 300 Years of Astronomy
O/P. 63 pages, 16 colour plates, 1975. The catalogue of an exhibition held to mark the tercentenary of Greenwich Observatory telling the story of Britain's oldest scientific institution. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K1984 - E3)

Price: 5.00

Ronda S.A.: Balances Complete
O/P. 64 pages, 1968. A catalogue of Ronda replacement balances for watches, listing many makers and calibres. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K854 - CR10)

Price: 5.00

Rondeau (R.): The Watch of the Future - The Story of the Hamilton Electric Watch

Rondeau (R.): The Watch of the Future - The Story of the Hamilton Electric Watch
O/P. 182 pages, illustrated, 3rd edition, 1999. A detailed history of the world's first battery powered wristwatch from its introduction in 1957 to the end of production in 1969. All the models produced are described in detail and there are sections on collecting and repairing the Hamilton 'electrics'. A fine copy with very good dust jacket (faded to spine). (Ref: K4949 - C1)
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Price: 42.00

Rooney (D.): Ruth Belville - The Greenwich Time Lady
S/H. 192 pages, illustrated, 2008. An interesting book telling the story of how the Belville family sold accurate time to their subscribers in central London from 1836 to 1940 using an 18th century pocket chronometer. Fine copy (presentation inscription signed by author of half-title page) with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K3744 - V1)

Price: 18.00

Rooseboom (M.): Microscopium
O/P. 59 pages, 115 illustrations, 1956. An erudite introduction to optical microscopy from the beginnings to 1956. The historical synopsis is followed by sections on optical design, illumination, microscope design and construction, the phase-contrast microscope and discoveries with the microscope of importance to medical science. A very good copy in original cardboard box. (Ref: K4565 - Z3)

Price: 12.00

Rooseboom (M.): Microscopium
O/P. 59 pages, 115 illustrations, 1956. An erudite introduction to optical microscopy from the beginnings to 1956. The historical synopsis is followed by sections on optical design, illumination, microscope design and construction, the phase-contrast microscope and discoveries with the microscope of importance to medical science. A good copy (binding a little loose). (Ref: K4717 - TC1)

Price: 10.00

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 very good copy with good dust jacket (wear to top of spine). (Ref: K266 - E1)

Price: 25.00

Rose (R.E.): Looking After your Antique Clock
O/P. 32 pages, 19 figs., no date. A useful booklet for the owner with details of how to set up, wind and regulate different types of clocks with notes on hand setting and strike correction. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K2522 - BX17)

Price: 4.00

Rossel (J.) et al: Modern Methods of Measuring Intervals of Time
O/P. 46 pages, illus., 1956. The English language edition of La Suisse Horlogere for March 1956 containing 8 papers on modern methods of measuring time (ie atomic clocks, dating items using carbon 14, etc.), including one by Louis Essen on the NPL Caesium Standard. Good copy (corners bumped, spine worn), card covers. (Ref: K4837 - X1)

Price: 8.00

Rowan-Robinson (M.): Universe
O/P. 180 pages, illustrated, 1990. An interesting book by a professional astronomer explaining ther wornders of the universe. Supernovae, pulsars, the Andromeda Nebula, Omega Centauri, black holes, red giants and much much more. A very good copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4540 - A2)

Price: 9.00

Royal Mail: Marine Timekeepers - First Day Cover

Royal Mail: Marine Timekeepers - First Day Cover
O/P. An official Royal Mail first day cover for the issue of 4 postage stamps to commemorate the birth of John Harrison in 1693. The envelope has all 4 stamps affixed (values 24p, 28p, 33p and 39p). Good condition. (Ref: PH4)
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Price: 6.00

Royer-Collard (F.B.): Skeleton Clocks
O/P. 154 pages, illus., 1st edition, 1969. The first book on skeleton clocks and still a useful reference source. A good copy with worn dust jacket. (Ref: K784 - D2)

Price: 12.00

Rycroft (C.H.): Thomas Lister 1745 - 1814 The Thomas Listers, Clockmakers
O/P. 18 pages, 10 pages of plates, 1976. Thomas Lister senior (1717 - 1779) worked at Luddenden, then moved to Halifax in 1765 where Thomas, his son (1745 - 1814), joined the business. They made some fine clocks including one with a planisphere and musical examples. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4912 - BX3)

Price: 25.00

Ryder (S.H.) & Eric (C.): Music in Time: A Special Exhibition of Musical Boxes
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated, 1990. The catalogue of an exhibition, all 64 items are illustrated and described. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2947 - M3)

Price: 7.00


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