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B385) Bellchambers, J. K. DEVONSHIRE CLOCKMAKERS. 1962. 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, 41 pages, black and white illustrations. Chapters cover an introduction to clockmaking, clockmakers in Exeter, Barnstable, Bideford, Crediton, Plymouth and Totnes, "Adrian's clock" - a musical clock, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which was made in Modbury over a period of seven years prior to 1705, and Devonshire clockmakers by towns. Card covers. A very good copy. 25.00 pounds sterling

B387) Daniell, J. A. THE MAKING OF CLOCKS AND WATCHES IN LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND. 1952. 10 1/8” x 6 1/4”, 36 pages. Black and white illustrations. Reprinted with revision from the transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society. Out of print and very scarce. Paper covers a little torn with slight loss, some foxing to covers, otherwise very good. 45.00 pounds sterling

B390) Beeson, C. F. C. CLOCKMAKING IN OXFORDSHIRE 1400 - 1850. Antiquarian Horological Society Monograph No. 2, 1962, published in association with the Banbury Historical Society, 9 1/2” x 6”, 160 pages + folding map, 48 illustrations on 24 plates + frontispiece. Red card covers; a very nice copy. 50.00 pounds sterling

B3758) Britten, F.J. OLD CLOCKS AND WATCHES & THEIR MAKERS Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Different Styles of Clocks and Watches of the Past, in England and Abroad to Which is Added a List of Nearly Twelve Thousand Makers. [1922] 8 7/8" x 5 1/2", 822 pages, over 800 black and white illustrations. Hb, no dw, minor bump to upper corner of rear board, pencilled comments to rear endpapers, otherwise a near fine copy. NB – very heavy, please check postage! 45.00 pounds sterling

B531) Cescinsky, Herbert and Webster, Malcolm R. ENGLISH DOMESTIC CLOCKS. London, 1969. 12 1/4" x 9 3/4", 354 pages, 407 black and white illustrations. A new edition of the classic 1913 edition, with only a couple of minor amendments to the text and illustrations. A systematic description of the development of the English clock styles and types from the late 17 century to the 19th. century. Hb in dw, very good. 35.00 pounds sterling

B40) Edwardes, Ernest L. THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK. 4th. edn, 1980. Quarto, 215 pages. Many black and white and coloured illustrations. All aspects of these clocks are analysed - movements, striking, alarum, lunation, dial and calendar work etc. Hb. Fine in dw. 30.00 pounds sterling.

B2096) Edwardes, Ernest L. THE STORY OF THE PENDULUM CLOCK. 1977. 10" x 7 1/2", 270 pages of text, colour frontispiece, 16 black and white figures, 206 black and white plates, Extensively illustrated and authoritative history of the introduction and subsequent applications of the pendulum, with extensive Appendices with many further details of interest regarding 'the swinging timekeeper', together with detailed descriptions of many of the notable clocks illustrated by the plates. Hb in dw, near fine. 28.00 pounds sterling

B159) Heuer, Peter and Klaus, Maurice. EUROPEAN PENDULUM CLOCKS. Folio. 1988. 334 pages. Hb. Black and white and coloured illustrations, over 700 wall, shelf and floor clocks are presented. Fine in dw. 49.95 pounds sterling

B2146) Barder, Richard C.R. THE GEORGIAN BRACKET CLOCK 1714-1830. 2001. 11” x 8 1/2”, 233 pages, superbly illustrated with colour frontispiece and 33 colour plates, many black and white plates. Acknowledged as the best single reference book on the subject, essential for all dealers, collectors and students of horology. Chapter on restoration and purchase. Bibliography, makers’ index. Hb in dw, fine. 45.00 pounds sterling

B428) Good, Richard. VICTORIAN CLOCKS 1996. 9 ¾" x 7". 207 pages, 15 colour plates, copious black and white illustrations. The author examines in detail over 140 examples of different types of clocks made in the Victorian period, including carriage clocks, mantel and table clocks, longcase clocks, regulators, skeleton clocks, marine and domestic Cole-type clocks, time signals and electric clocks and turret clocks. Useful appendices, including bibliography, index of clockmakers etc. Hb in dw, fine. 25.00 pounds sterling

B182) Ortenburger, Rick. VIENNA REGULATORS AND FACTORY CLOCKS. 1990. 11 1/4" x 8 5/8", 170 pages, extensively illustrated in black and white. Fine in dw. 34.95 pounds sterling

B974) Royer-Collard, F.B. SKELETON CLOCKS. 1981. 10 1/4" x 9 3/4", 170 pages, many black and white illustrations. A revised edition of the first book ever to be devoted to the skeleton clock. Hb in dw, near fine. 35.00 pounds sterling

B160) Roberts, Derek. CONTINENTAL AND AMERICAN SKELETON CLOCKS. 1989. Folio, hb. 245 pages, black and white and colour illustrations. A fine book on the subject. Fine in dw. 59.95 pounds sterling

B3) Ball, Robert. AMERICAN SHELF AND WALL CLOCKS 1992. Quarto. 271 pages. Colour and black and white illustrations covering over 2000 clocks, each with an informative caption. Loosely inserted value guide. Hb. Fine in dw. 59.95 pounds sterling.

B671) Bruton, Eric. THE WETHERFIELD COLLECTION OF CLOCKS - A Guide to Dating English Antique Clocks. 1981. 12" x 8 1/2", 263 pages. Black and white illustrations. A fine reference work on one of the greatest collections of entirely English domestic clocks made by a private collector - the collection was sold in 1930 after his death, with approximately 50% going to America. Hb in dw. Very good. 30.00 pounds sterling

B2061) Maurice, Klaus, Mayr, Otto, Editors. THE CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE German Clocks and Automata 1550-1650. 1980. 11 3/8" x 8 5/8", 322 pages, over 200 illustrations and technical drawings. Catalogue of the exhibition The Clockwork Universe shown in Munich and Washington, 1980 and 1981. The most comprehensive examination of the German Renaissance clock ever undertaken; it both defines and conclusively treats a significant episode of horological history. Extensive Glossary. Hb in dw, a very good copy. 48.00 pounds sterling

B2592) Lloyd, H. Alan. THE COLLECTOR'S DICTIONARY OF CLOCKS. 1964. 12 1/2" x 9 1/4", 214 pages, over 500 black and white illustrations. The American edition, published in the same year as the Country Life edition. Comprehensive and informative, a very useful reference work. Hb, no dw, a little rubbed, but generally very good. 20.00 pounds sterling

B546) Lloyd, H. Alan. THE COLLECTOR'S DICTIONARY OF CLOCKS. 1969. 12 1/2" x 9 1/4", 214 pages, over 500 photographs and diagrams, coloured frontispiece. Lists the various types of clocks and terms used in horology, descriptions of all the most important pieces, together with short biographies of prominent makers world-wide. Hb in dw, very good. 45.00 pounds sterling

B4028) THE ART OF BREGUET An Important Collection of 204 Watches, Clocks and Wristwatches. 1991. 10 3/4" x 7 5/8", 479 pages, superbly illustrated in black and white and colour. The important catalogue of an auction held at the Hotel des Bergues, Geneva, Switzerland, with the items viewed in eleven cities around the world, including London, New York, Tokyo, Hongkong, Singapore, and Qatar during the four months before the sale. An outstanding catalogue and work of reference on the timepieces and their illustrious previous owners. Hb in dw, original bookmark attached by silk ties, slight bump at lower edge otherwise a near fine copy. 65.00 pounds sterling

B2519) Daniels, George. WATCHMAKING. 2002. 10 5/8" x 7 5/8", 420 pages, 16 pages of colour plates, some 777 clear and precise line drawings. One of the most interesting aspects of George Daniel's work is that he makes every component of the watch himself. In the past watchmaking has been divided into distinctive and entirely separate trades; thus this is the first complete textbook on the whole art and craft of watchmaking. In addition to explaining the techniques, Daniels describes the necessary tools and also defines the ideal workshop and its contents. Short Bibliography. Hb in dw, fine. 39.95 pounds sterling

B3549) Directed and Filmed By Barbara Darby. FOUR GENERATIONS OF WATCHCASE MAKING : A Profile of Martin Matthews. 1999. Superb video, approximately 75 minutes long, showing Martin Matthews creating with the simplest of tools and from the bare materials, a silver outer case for a pocket watch. Martin Matthews is a fourth generation watchcase maker and author of the scarce title ‘ENGINE TURNING 1680 - 1980. The Tools and Technique’.  NTSC (USA) format - 30.00 pounds sterling; PAL (UK) format 20.00 pounds sterling Please state format required.

B709) A small collection of the 'BULLETIN OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS, INC. 2.00 pounds sterling each - please request issues you are requiring, and we will check their availability.

B406) Lehr, Andre, Truyen, Wim and Huybens, Gilbert. THE ART OF THE CARILLON IN THE LOW COUNTRIES. 1991. Quarto, 319 pages. Superbly illustrated in black and white and colour. A extensive and well-researched reference work; the author joined the Royal Eijsbouts, bell-founders and tower clock manufacturers at Asten in the Netherlands in 1949, and in 1976 he became its director. He was co-founder in 1969 of the National Carillon Museum at Asten, and is now curator/director of this museum. 48.00 pounds sterling

B1992) Willard, John Ware. SIMON WILLARD AND HIS CLOCKS. Formerly titled "A History of Simon Willard, Inventor and Clockmaker" Together with some account of his sons - his apprentices - and the workmen associated with him, with brief notices of other clockmakers of the family name. Published in 1968, an unabridged and corrected re-publication of the work originally printed in a limited edition of 500 copies in 1911. 9 1/4" x 6 1/2", 133 pages, 78 illustrations, including 4 in colour. Simon Willard (1753-1848) was the inventor of an improved clock mechanism which he called the "Willard Patent Timepiece" but which is known to antique dealers and collectors as the "banjo clock". Soft covers, very good. 20.00 pounds sterling

B3899) Beney, David. BEAMINSTER CLOCKS AND THEIR MAKERS. 1996. 9 3/8" x 7 1/8", 61 pages, well illustrated with black and white photographs. The makers, clocks, and work places. Glossary, alphabetical list of makers. Soft covers, near fine. 15.00 pounds sterling

B2302) Roberts, Ken. The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology. 1970. 11 1/4" x 8 5/8", 338 pages, extensively illustrated in black and white. Relates the important developments during the first half of the nineteenth century concerning Connecticut clockmaking. While Joseph Ives, credited as the first clockmaker to use wrought brass for movement manufacture, is the central figure, the text reports significant facts about his associates and competitors. Signed by author. Hb in dw, near fine. 48.00 pounds sterling 

B2072) Ord-Hume, Arthur. CLOCKWORK MUSIC An Illustrated History of Mechanical Musical Instruments from the Musical Box to the Pianola from Automaton Lady Virginal Players to Orchestrion. 1973. 9 7/8" x 7 3/8", 334 pages, extensively illustrated in black and white with early advertisements, catalogues etc. Tells the story of the instruments of mechanical music, and displays a rare collection of ephemera associated with these instruments. Extensive appendix with names of instruments and their makers. Hb in dw, near fine. 48.00 pounds sterling

B3594) Murakami, Kei, Editor. DESIGN ELEMENTS: IN BEAUTY SALONS AND FASHION SHOPS. 2002. 12" x 8 3/4", 160 pages, colour photographs throughout with Japanese and succinct English captions. Covers Beauty Salons - styling, shampoo and waiting areas; Fashion Boutiques; Shoe Shops; Bag Shops; Jewelry Shops; Accessory Shops; Optical Shops; Wrist Boutiques (Watches!). Hb in dw, near fine. 45.00 pounds sterling

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