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Pippa (L.): Masterpieces of watchmaking/Chefs-d'Oeuvre De l'Horlogerie/Meisterwerke Der Uhrmacherkunst
O/P. 236 pages, well illustrated, 1966. This book has good illustrations of clocks, watches and sundials, each picture with a description in English, French and German. Good copy with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K640 - G7)

Price: 20.00

Pipping (G.): The Chamber of Physics [Scientific Instruments]
O/P. 250 pages, 43 plates, 1977. A listing, with descriptions, of the instruments in the History of Sciences Collections of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. The book also has chapters on The Stockholm Observatory and its instruments, Instrument-making in Sweden, and Biographical notes on instrument-makers. A good copy, but ex university library with a few stamps, etc., as usual. (Ref: K4507 - J1)

Price: 9.00

Platt (J.G.): Lancashire Watch Company - History and Watches

Platt (J.G.): Lancashire Watch Company - History and Watches
NEW. 528 pages, about 1000 illustrations, 2016. A well researched and definitive account of the Lancashire Watch Company and its Watches. The Company was founded in 1888 for the large-scale production of pocket watches, but after some initial success was dissolved in 1906. This book documents the rise and fall of the company, as well as its watches, and will be of great interest to enthusiasts and collectors. The book includes an analysis of the company's ledgers and reproduces sales catalogues, LWC documents and the auction catalogue from 1911 when the remaining assets of the company were sold. With dust jacket. (Ref: N3966)
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Price: 65.00

Player (J.W.): Watch Repairing
O/P. 157 pages, 4 plates, 77 figs., 1st edition, 1945. A useful book written by a respected expert. A good copy. (Ref: K245 - A1)

Price: 5.00

Playtner (H.R.): An Analysis of the Lever Escapement
O/P. 57 pages, 28 figures, 1910. Originally written as a lecture for the Canadian Watchmakers' and Retail Jewelers' Association, An Analysis of the Lever Escapement was first published as a book in 1895 and brought the author international acclaim. A very good copy, cloth worn to head and foot of spine. (Ref: K2229 - P1)

Price: 30.00

Plomp (R.): Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1637 - 1710

Plomp (R.): Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum Clocks 1637 - 1710
NEW. 251 pages, 134 clocks illustrated, 1979. A good book showing the early development of Dutch clocks including the exchange of designs between London and Amsterdam. The book includes a chart for dating Hague clocks. With dust jacket. (Ref: N246)
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Price: 50.00

Pollard (D.): The Astronomical Clockmaker Edward Cockey, & other Warminster Horologists
O/P. 320 pages, 370 illus., limited edition of 500 copies, 1998. This book contributes to our knowledge of the Cockey family as well as collating all previously published information. The section on other Warminster clockmakers is also useful. Very good copy, soft bound. (Ref: K247 - G3)

Price: 65.00

Ponsford (C.N.): Devon Clocks and Clockmakers
O/P. 360 pages, 12 figs., 47 plates, 1985. A good book with lots of information about clock and watch making in Devon with notes on Devonshire makers. A good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K1288 - D2)

Price: 75.00

Ponsford (C.N.): Time in Exeter
O/P. 200 pages, 50 illustrations, hardback, 1st edition, 1978. A well researched book on the history of 700 years of clockmaking in Exeter. Biographical details are given for more than 300 makers. A good copy with bookplate inside front cover and a dust jacket. (Ref: K812 - D1)

Price: 55.00

Ponsford, Scott & Authers: Clocks and Clockmakers of Tiverton
O/P. 67 pages, 33 illustrations, 2nd edition, 1982. A useful reference for this Devon town. A very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K1667 - D1)

Price: 16.00

Ponsford, Scott & Authers: Clocks and Clockmakers of Tiverton
O/P. 61 pages plus 3-page index, 1st edition, 1977. A useful reference for this Devon town. A good copy, covers discoloured. Card covers. (Ref: K1370 - BX3)

Price: 14.00

[Popular Progress]: British Made Goods for the Watchmaker and Jeweller
O/P. 71 pages, illus., no date (1960's or 1970's ?). A catalogue (not priced) of the 'Popular Progress' brand of tools and materials for the watchmaker and jeweller. Paper covers. (Ref: K3331 - BX16)

Price: 10.00

Postage Stamps:
. For postage stamps with horological designs please go to Isle of Man Post Office in the alpabetical listing of books. (Ref: PS1)

Potts (M.S.): Potts of Leeds Five Generations of Clockmakers

Potts (M.S.): Potts of Leeds Five Generations of Clockmakers
NEW. 432 pages, illustrated, 2006. An excellent book about William Potts & Sons, later Charles Potts & Company, who made turret clocks and dial clocks in Leeds from 1790 until 1958. Potts was one of the most important turret clock makers in Britain and exported to the British Empire, Russia and Argentina. The book has a complete history of the business together with a listing of over 1600 public clocks by Potts. The book has over 700 illustrations and reproduces a number of the firm's catalogues. With dust jacket. (Ref: N878)
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Price: 45.00

Powell (F.E.): Electric Bells and Alarms
O/P. 55 pages, 55 figures, no date (circa 1900). The book includes a scheme for modifying a clockwork dial clock for use as an alarm clock with battery driven bell. Good copy, card covers, wear to edges and corners. (Ref: K4876 - BX18)

Price: 5.00

Prerau (D.): Saving the Daylight - Why We Put the Clocks Forward
O/P. 256 pages, figs, 2005. The dramatic human story behind Daylight Saving Time (USA) / British Summer Time (UK) that has been the subject of impassioned debate for 200 years. Fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K2504 - CR9)

Price: 9.00

Price (D.J. de Solla): On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices and the Compass
O/P. 32 pages, 22 figures, 1959. The ancestor of the mechanical clock is not the sundial but the complex astronomical machines which man has been building since Hellenic times. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3052 - BX2)

Price: 10.00

Price (F.G. Hilton): The Signs of Old Lombard Street
O/P. xiv, 112 pages, 60 illustrations, 1 folding map, 1st edition, printed on recto only, [ 1887 ]. Lombard Street historically was always associated with goldsmiths and more recently bankers. The signs date from the 17th and 18th centuries. A very good copy, first few pages with light foxing, new endpapers, original boards worn with new corners. A rare book.

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(Ref: K4683 - TC8)

Price: 150.00

Priestley (P.T.): British Watchcase Gold & Silver Marks 1670 to 1970: A History of Watchcase Makers and Registers of Their Marks from Original Assay Office Records in England, Ireland, and Scotland
NEW. 497 pages, illustrated, 2018. The definitive work on British watchcases and their makers' marks. It contains a full listing of hallmarks from all the assay offices, including for the first time Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Sheffield. It recounts the history of watch glasses, their types and sizes; English metal watch dials; and economic and social factors of the time. It includes appendices on shagreen watchcase makers of London as well as London master/apprentice hierarchies and their biographies. The content is excellent as the author was an expert on the subject; such a shame that the publisher has made this a low cost production using thin paper and a poor binding. A new copy but with a minor bump to bottom of spine. (Ref: N4471)

Price: 60.00

Priestley (P.T.):  Early Watch Case Makers of England 1631 - 1720

Priestley (P.T.): Early Watch Case Makers of England 1631 - 1720
O/P. 89 pages, illus., 2000. A carefully researched publication with detailed information on over 200 watch case makers, 11 working in Liverpool the remainder in London. The book also discusses the factors affecting trade during the period, including the Great Fire of London. An essential book for researchers. Hardback. (Ref: N922)

Price: 60.00

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