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Turner (A.J.): Catalogue of Sun-dials, Nocturnals and Related Instruments
O/P. 173 pages, 124 illus., 2007. A detailed illustrated catalogue of all 124 sundials, nocturnals and related instruments in the collection of Museo Di Storia Della Scienza, Florence. Very good copy, soft covers. (Ref: K4609 - M2)

Price: 40.00

Turner (A.): Early Scientific Instruments Europe 1400 -1800

Turner (A.): Early Scientific Instruments Europe 1400 -1800
O/P. 320 pages, 31 colour plates and 330 b&w illustrations, 1987. An excellent, well illustrated book describing the main types of scientific instruments in use during the first age of modern European science. A wealth of information for the scientific instrument enthusiast. A very good copy with good dust jacket (small tear to top of spine).

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(Ref: K2699 - G7)
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Price: 75.00

Turner (A.J.): Greco-Egyptian Zodiacs from a Gallo-Romano Site
O/P. [16 pages], 4 plates, 1987. A paper (an off print from a scholarly journal) about two zodiacs, engraved on brown ivory, recovered from the Gallo-Romano site Grand, near Epinal, Vosges, France. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3541 - BX12)

Price: 6.00

Turner (A.): John Carte on Horology and Cosmology

Turner (A.): John Carte on Horology and Cosmology
NEW. 93 pages, 21 illustrations, 2014. A transcription, with introduction and notes, of a manuscript written by Carte and now in the Bodleian Library. The book includes a biography of Carte and also of Samuel Watson to whom he was apprenticed with a list of all their known works (many of them illustrated). Card covers. (Ref: N3667)
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Price: 25.00

Turner (A.J.): New Light on George Margetts
O/P. 16 pages, 8 figs., 1971. A biography of clock, watch and chronometer maker George Margetts, a serious attempt to distinguish between fact and supposition. Reprinted from Antiquarian Horology. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4758 - BX10)

Price: 15.00

Turner (A.J.): The Time Museum: Time Measuring Instruments: Astrolabes, Astrolabe Related Instruments
O/P. 268 pages, 189 illus., 1985. This excellent work commences with the origins, development, description and use of astrolabes then describes and illustrates 34 examples in the collection. A fine copy.

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(Ref: K572 - H2)

Price: 110.00

Turner (A.J.): The Time Museum: The Time Museum: Time Measuring Instruments: Water-Clocks, Sand-Glasses, Fire-Clocks
O/P. 183 pages, illustrated, 1984. An excellent work detailing several types of clock ignored by most authors. The various types of water clock are described as well as sandglasses, candle clocks, lamp clocks and incense clocks. 36 items in the collection are described in detail and well illustrated. A very good copy (spine very faded).

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(Ref: K573 - R2)

Price: 110.00

Turner (A.J.): Time
O/P. 248 pages, illustrated, 1990. The catalogue of the exhibition 'Images of Time' held in Amsterdam in 1990. This was a large exhibition with 810 exhibits to illustrate and explore every aspect of time and time measurement from ancient history up to the modern era. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2014 - M3)

Price: 10.00

Turner (A.), Nye (J.) & Betts (J.) editors: A General History of Horology

Turner (A.), Nye (J.) & Betts (J.) editors: A General History of Horology
NEW. 756 pages, 221 illustrations (many in colour), 2022. The book describes instruments used for the finding and measurement of time from Antiquity to the 21st century. Over 30 international authors have combined to offer a world-wide survey for collectors, enthusiasts and historians; an up to date book based on current knowledge and incorporating some new and original research. With dust jacket and slip case.

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(Ref: N5193)
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Price: 150.00

Turner (G.L'E.): Antique Scientific Instruments
O/P. 168 pages, 69 plates, 1980. A useful introduction to the collecting of scientific instruments, with lots of information about the wide range of instruments available. Very good copy, with good dust jacket, the hardback edition. (Ref: K590 - CR6)

Price: 9.00

Turner (G.L'E.): Antique Scientific Instruments
O/P. 168 pages, 69 plates, 1980. A useful introduction to the collecting of scientific instruments, with lots of information about the wide range of instruments available. Good copy, with signs of use, paperpack. (Ref: K3802 - A1)

Price: 5.00

Turner (G.L'E.): Collecting Microscopes
O/P. 120 pages, illustrated, 1981. This is a very useful and good introduction to a fascinating subject, covering British and European microscopes from the early 17th century to the late 19th century. A good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K416 - Z2)

Price: 25.00

Turner (G. L'E.): Collecting Microscopes
O/P. 120 pages, illustrated, 1981. This is a very useful and good introduction to a fascinating subject, covering British and European microscopes from the early 17th century to the late 19th century. A good copy (coffee stain to outside rear cover) with poor dust jacket. (Ref: K4638 - P2)

Price: 14.00

Turner (G.L'E.): Elizabethan Instrument Makers

Turner (G.L'E.): Elizabethan Instrument Makers
NEW. 305 pages, well illustrated, 2000. The book covers the origins of the London trade in precision instrument making from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, and describes over 100 surviving Elizabethan instruments including those by Humfrey Cole and Elias Allen. Such instruments were crucial to the professions of navigation, surveying, fortification and gunnery and established London as the centre of precision instrument making for two centuries. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1305)
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Price: 95.00

Turner (G.L'E.): Elizabethan Instrument Makers
S/H. 305 pages, well illustrated, 2000. The book covers the origins of the London trade in precision instrument making from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, and describes over 100 surviving Elizabethan instruments including those by Humfrey Cole and Elias Allen. Such instruments were crucial to the professions of navigation, surveying, fortification and gunnery and established London as the centre of precision instrument making for two centuries. A very good copy, the dust jacket fairly good but with one small tear and wear to top edge. (Ref: K302 - G5)

Price: 60.00

Turner (G.L'E.): Gerard Mercator's Three Astrolabes
O/P. [19 pages], 8 figs, 2005. A scholarly paper describing three astrolabes and why they can be firmly attributed to the 16th century maker Gerard Mercator, one has Mercator's monogram on the rim. An off-print from Éndoxa. Very good copy, stapled, unbound. (Ref: K4432 - BX11)

Price: 10.00

Turner (G.L'E.): God Bless the Microscope! - A History of the Royal Microscopical Society over 150 Years
O/P. 116 pages, 48 figures, 1989. The inaugural meeting of the Society was in 1839 at Edward Quekett's house in London. The Society has continued to reflect and promote work at the scientific and the technical frontiers of microscopy ever since. A very good copy. (Ref: K4721 - A1)

Price: 30.00

Turner (G. L'E.): Nineteenth~Century Scientific Instruments
O/P. 320 pages, 30 colour plates, many b&w illus., 1983. An excellent book describing and illustrating all kinds of scientific instruments. I have owned a copy for many years, consult it regularly, and recommend it highly. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2312 - Z3)

Price: 95.00

Turner (G. L'E.): Nineteenth~Century Scientific Instruments
O/P. 320 pages, 30 colour plates, many b&w illus., signed by author, 1983. An excellent book describing and illustrating all kinds of scientific instruments. I have owned a copy for many years, consult it regularly, and recommend it highly. A very good copy (invitation card to the book's launch on ffep) with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K4720 - TC1)

Price: 65.00

Turner (G.L'E.): Scientific Instruments and Experimental Philosophy 1550 - 1850
O/P. [329 pages], illustrated, signed by author, 1990. Variorum Collected Studies Series. A collection of 15 papers on scientific instruments and scientific instrument making written by Gerard Turner and originally published in learned journals and not easily accessible to non academics. The papers include information on the London instrument making trade in the 16th and 19th centuries, James Short telescopes, telescopes by Nairne & Blunt, auction sales of the Earl of Bute's instruments in 1793 and lots more. A very good copy, signed presentation inscription on half-title page. (Ref: K4604 - M1)

Price: 75.00


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