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Heurck (H. van): The Microscope: Its Construction and management. Including Technique, Photo-Micrography, and the Past and Future of the Microscope (facsimile)

Heurck (H. van): The Microscope: Its Construction and management. Including Technique, Photo-Micrography, and the Past and Future of the Microscope
O/P. 382 pages, over 250 engraved illustrations, frontispiece + 1 plate, facsimile edition, no date. A late 20th century facsimile of the English language edition published in 1893. The instructions for the use of the microscope and its accessories are very clear, and the survey of microscopes then in production is of great interest historically. A very good copy. (Ref: K4509 - E7)

Price: 35.00

Varzeliotis (A.N.T.): Time Under Sail
O/P. 104 pages, illustrated, 1998. A history of the chronometer and its use at sea by Captain Cook and George Vancouver on their famous voyages. The working life of John Arnold's chronometer no. 176, used by Vancouver, is also given. Very good copy. (0.4 kg) (Ref: K4984 - R1)

Price: 15.00

Veldhoven (L. van): Mayet Morbier Comtoise - Birth and Life of a Legendary Clock

Veldhoven (L. van): Mayet Morbier Comtoise - Birth and Life of a Legendary Clock
O/P. 351 pages, illustrated, 2014. An interesting book about the origins and development of the Comtoise clock by the Mayet family and its production in Morbier and the surrounding area of the Haut-Jura for over 200 years. The book starts with a history of France, Franche-Comté and the Haut-Jura, setting the political and social environment which led to the creation of the Comtoise clock. Later chapters discuss the development of the metal and enamel industries, the birth of the Comtoise, technical developments, and the evolution of the Comtoise's appearance and design. A very good copy. (Ref: K4127 - E7)

Price: 95.00

Verbaandert (J.): Clepsydre lectrique destine l'intercomparaison des chronomtres et la determination de leur tat par comparaison avec les signaux horaires de temps moyen
O/P. 10 pages, illus., 1956. Description of a phase displacement device used to determine the time of a chronometer to an accuracy of a hundredth of a second. Communication No. 96 de l'Observatoire Royal de Belgique. A very good copy, paper covers. [French language] (Ref: K4741 - BX6)

Price: 5.00

Verbaandert (J.): Examen comparatif des rsultats obtenus au moyen du chronomtre lectronique Cintel et du chronographe Belin dans les services horaires de l'Observatoire Royal de Belgique
O/P. 10 pages, illus., 1954. A comparison of the results obtained by means of the Cintel electronic chronometer and the Belin chronograph in the time service of the Royal Observatory. Communication No. 67 de l'Observatoire Royal de Belgique. A very good copy, paper covers. [French language] (Ref: K4740 - BX6)

Price: 5.00

Verhagen (C.): Van Gnomon Tot Precisie-Uurwerk
O/P. 96 pages, illus., 1948. The development of time measuring instruments from the sundial to the precision clock. Card covers. [Dutch language] (Ref: K3115 - BX15)

Price: 7.00

Vrit (P.): L'Horloge Monumentale de la Cathdrale de Beauvais
O/P. 31 pages, illus., 1963. A guide to the Beauvais cathedral clock and how to read its many dials. Good copy. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3157 - BX15)

Price: 5.00

Vrit (P.): L'Horloge Monumentale de la Cathdrale de Beauvais
O/P. 31 pages, illus., 1946. A guide to the Beauvais cathedral clock and how to read its many dials. Good copy. Card covers. [French language] (Ref: K3156 - BX15)

Price: 5.00

Verlet (P.): La Mesure du Temps
O/P. 124 pages, illus., 1970. A nicely bound book illustrating and describing some fine clocks and watches. A 'hors commerce' copy produced for distribution by the Crédit Lyonnais Bank. A very good copy in matching cloth covered slipcase. [French language] (Ref: K3205 - P3)

Price: 25.00

Vermeij (K.) & Rijn (L. van): Early Swiss Wristwatches and their Manufacturers 1910 - 1930 - A Research into the 13-ligne Lever Escapement Movement

Vermeij (K.) & Rijn (L. van): Early Swiss Wristwatches and their Manufacturers 1910 - 1930 - A Research into the 13-ligne Lever Escapement Movement
NEW. 274 pages, illustrated, 2014. This book has two main sections, the first about the manufacturers, their cases and movements; the second a detailed database of researched movements including photographs, details and measurements. This book will be a valuable research tool for enthusiasts of early Swiss wristwatches. (Ref: N3560)

Price: 45.00

Vernay (A.S.): The Wetherfield Collection of English Clocks
O/P. 64 pages, 99 clocks illustrated, New York, 1928. A rare book which documents the portion of Wetherfield's collection which went to America. Basically a good copy, internally the pages are good with some pencilled annotations, binding a bit loose, top of spine worn with some 1cm loss, corners a little worn, boards a little discoloured. Sold at a sensible price because of condition. (Ref: KW3289 - P2)

Price: 35.00

Vernon (J.): The Grandfather Clock Maintenance Manual
O/P. 103 pages, 31 figs., 8 plates, 1983. A useful well written book for those starting out in the hobby. Good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K1056 - E3)

Price: 35.00

Vernon (J.): The Grandfather Clock Maintenance Manual
O/P. 103 pages, 31 figs., 8 plates, 1983. A useful well written book for those starting out in the hobby. Good copy without dust jacket. (Ref: K391 - E2)

Price: 30.00

Vitale (L.) & Vitale (F.): The Carriage Clock: 200 Years of Timely Allure

Vitale (L.) & Vitale (F.): The Carriage Clock: 200 Years of Timely Allure
NEW. 39 pages, illustrated, 1994. A high quality publication illustrating 25 high quality French and English carriage clocks by the top 19th century makers. Hardback. (Ref: N2877)

Price: 5.00

Vitale (L.) & Vitale (F.): The Carriage Clock: 200 Years of Timely Allure
O/P. 39 pages, illustrated, 1994. A high quality publication illustrating 25 high quality French and English carriage clocks by the top 19th century makers. Very good copy, hardback. (Ref: K4353 - N2)

Price: 4.00

Vogel (C.F.): Praktisher unterricht von Taschenuhren sowol fr Verfertiger als auch fr Liebhaber derselben
O/P. 422 pages + 20 page index, 6 folding plates, facsimile reprint 1978. Originally published in Leipzig in1774, this book contains practical instructions about pocket watches for both makers and enthusiasts; according to Baillie it gives an insight into workshop methods at the time. Very good copy with good dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K5140 - Y2)

Price: 9.00

Vost (J.): Channel Islands Clockmakers 1680 - 1830

Vost (J.): Channel Islands Clockmakers 1680 - 1830
NEW. 66 pages, 2012. This new book contains the most up to date listing, with biographical information, of Guernsey & Jersey clockmakers and contains a lot of new research. This is a significant improvement on the information in Tribe & Whatmoor's book Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers published in 1981. Card covers. (Ref: N2769)

Price: 14.50

Vraa (M.) & Tornvig (B.): Manden I Uret
O/P. 31 pages, illus., 1994. The Man in the Clock: Jan Hermansen looks after the clock and its bells in Copenhagen Town Hall. The quarter striking turret clock in the tower, with 4 dials, is driven by an electric motor and controlled by a master clock on the ground floor. A good copy. [Danish language, sold with English typewritten translation] (Ref: K4814 - R2)

Price: 10.00

Wakefield (D.): Frederick Joseph Barraud 1785 - 1859 Victorian Clock and Watch Maker
O/P. 14 pages, illustrated, 2009. An interesting book about the later years of chronometer maker Frederick Barraud and his family - they moved out of London first to Surrey then to Kent. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3491 - BX17)

Price: 15.00

Walker (J.E.S.): Hull and East Riding Clocks
O/P. 96 pages, illus., 1982. This exhibition catalogue includes a directory of makers for Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire before 1900. Good copy, card covers.

* Was £10.00, now on special offer at £5.00 *

(Ref: K318 - D2)

Price: 5.00


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