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Evans (Jeremy)

Published by Antiquarian Horological Society, Ticehurst (2006)

ISBN 10: 0901180432 ISBN 13: 9780901180438

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Item Description: Antiquarian Horological Society, Ticehurst, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 130 pages, 110 illustrations many in colour, 2006. The book includes a concise checklist of the clocks, watches and instruments from the Tompion workshops, including the work of George Graham and other makers who were also apprenticed to Tompion. The book is the result of over 25 years work recording, researching and documenting the life, times and work of one of the world¿s most famous clockmakers. A very good copy with good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # K2526

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Antiquorum

Published by Antiquorum, Geneva (1992)

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Item Description: Antiquorum, Geneva, 1992. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 111 lots, all illustrated in colour. The sale of two fine collections of Rolex wristwatches dating from the 1920's onwards. A useful well illustrated catalogue for Rolex collectors. [Sale @ Vicenza 18/01/1992]. Bookseller Inventory # A401

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Antiquorum

Published by Antiquorum, Geneva (1999)

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Item Description: Antiquorum, Geneva, 1999. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 231 lots, all illustrated in colour. Fine collectors pocket watches, wristwatches and a few clocks. Highlight of the sale was a set of 7 Pagoda wristwatches in presentation case, one of only 5 sets made. Very good copy. [Sale @ Geneva 14/11/1999] [Note: Antiquorum held another sale with the same sale title on 09/04/1989, both are useful references for Patek Philippe enthusiasts]. Bookseller Inventory # A402

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Antiquorum]

Published by Antuquorum, Geneva (2001)

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Item Description: Antuquorum, Geneva, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 500 pages, illus., 2001. The Antiquorum auction catalogue for the sale of The Sandberg Watch Collection which comprised 423 items all beautifully illustrated and described. The collection had many fine early pocket watches, fine small music boxes and many beautifully decorated and enamelled pieces. A very good copy of the hardback catalogue. [Sale @ Geneva 31/3/2001 & 01/04/2001] This is a heavy catalogue (2.6 kg) so extra postage will be required. Bookseller Inventory # A266

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Isle of Man Post Office

Published by Isle of Man Post Office, Isle of Man (2000)

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Item Description: Isle of Man Post Office, Isle of Man, 2000. No Binding. Book Condition: Near Fine. A commemorative pack of six postage stamps issued on 24 January 2000 commemorating the British development of the precision watch. The 6-page leaflet records the contributions of John Harrison, Thomas Mudge, John Arnold, Thomas Earnshaw and George Daniels. The six stamps, values 22p, 26p, 29p, 34p, 38p, and 44p, are all in mint condition. Bookseller Inventory # PH6

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Isle of Man Post Office

Published by Isle of Man Post Office, Isle of Man (2000)

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Item Description: Isle of Man Post Office, Isle of Man, 2000. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. A commemorative pack of three stamps issued on 31 December 1999 ¿ 1 January 2000 to celebrate the Millennium. ¿The sun sets on The Gulf of Man for the last time in the 20th Century¿as two millenniums meet¿ time stands still ¿the sun rises bringing the dawn of a new Millennium over Maughold Head.¿ The single sheet of 3 Stamps, values 50p, £2 and 50p, is in mint condition. Bookseller Inventory # PH5

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Royal Mail

Published by Royal Mail, Great Britain (1993)

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Item Description: Royal Mail, Great Britain, 1993. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 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) and franked for the first day of issue, 16 February 1993. Bookseller Inventory # PH4

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Royal Mail

Published by Royal Mail, Great Britain (1993)

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Item Description: Royal Mail, Great Britain, 1993. No Binding. Book Condition: Near Fine. Set of 4 postcards illustrating stamps (values 24p, 28p, 33p and 39p) issued in 1993 by Royal Mail to commemorate the birth of John Harrison 300 years earlier. Each card has the appropriate value postage stamp and is franked for the first day of issue (16 February 1993). Each postcard measures 14.8 mm x 10.5 mm. Bookseller Inventory # PH2

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Cuss (Terence Camerer)

Published by Camerer Cuss & Co, London (1988)

ISBN 10: 1851490957 ISBN 13: 9781851490950

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Item Description: Camerer Cuss & Co, London, 1988. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 63 pages, illustrated, 1988. An interesting history of this well known business with photographs of various clocks and watches sold over the years. Old stock, covers slightly faded. Bookseller Inventory # N3686

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Augarde (J.-D.) & Ronfort (J.N.):

Published by Centre De Recherches Historiques sur les Maitres Ebenistes, Paris (1998)

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Item Description: Centre De Recherches Historiques sur les Maitres Ebenistes, Paris, 1998. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 119 pages, 53 plates, 1998. An excellent book about the life and work of Antide Janvier, one of the most famous French clockmakers. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. [French language]. Bookseller Inventory # K2629

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Atkins (C.E.)

Published by Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, London (1931)

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Item Description: Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, London, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). First Edition. 339 pages, frontispiece + 18 plates, 1931. The rear of the frontispiece has the signature of J F Cole (John Francis Cole) a partner of, and the last family member to work for, the famous London firm of Usher & Cole. A scarce and useful reference book which is now very hard to find. A good clean copy, the covers now with self-adhesive clear laminate, signs of bookplate removal from inside front cover. Bookseller Inventory # K438

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Grimbergen (C. A.)

Published by Zaans Uurwekenmuseum, Zaandam (1991)

ISBN 10: 9074083013 ISBN 13: 9789074083010

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Item Description: Zaans Uurwekenmuseum, Zaandam, 1991. Card Covers. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 32 pages, illustrated, 1991. An introduction to the development of Dutch clocks from 1500 to 1850. A good copy, card covers, small tear to top of front hinge. [Dutch and English language]. Bookseller Inventory # K2705

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Treffry (Timothy) editor

Published by British Horological Institute, Upton, Newark (2014)

ISBN 10: 0950962198 ISBN 13: 9780950962191

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Item Description: British Horological Institute, Upton, Newark, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 206 pages, illustrated, reprinted 2014. The proceedings of a Memorial seminar held at Upton Hall in 2011 together with a compilation of workshop notes and articles written by Derek Pratt, previously published in the Horological Journal and elsewhere. Pratt was a gifted watch designer and maker whose work included complicated watches for Urban Jürgensen & Sønner as well as a replica of John Harrison¿s H4. Bookseller Inventory # N3683

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Perkins (Archie B.)

Published by American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute, Harrison, Ohio (2015)

ISBN 10: 0692301089 ISBN 13: 9780692301081

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Item Description: American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute, Harrison, Ohio, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 282 pages, illustrated, 2015. The first book in this series was very well received. This second volume concentrates on setting jewels and making jewel settings as well as making and adjusting all the main types of watch escapements, including making pallet stones and balance wheels. Another book of great use to watch restorers. This is a large heavy book (1.4 kg) so additional shipping will be necessary. Bookseller Inventory # N3684

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Cologni (Franco)

Published by Flammarion, Paris (2005)

ISBN 10: 2080305026 ISBN 13: 9782080305022

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Item Description: Flammarion, Paris, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 335 pages, profusely illustrated mostly in colour, 2005. This excellent book, published to celebrate the company¿s 250th anniversary, has been written with the cooperation of the Director of Heritage and Archives at Vacheron Constantin. The first half of the book is a detailed history of Vacheron Constantin from its beginnings to the present day; the second half is a detailed catalogue of the prestigious watchmaking collection gathered in Geneva by the company. The craftsmanship of the watchmaker, casemaker, dial maker and clockmaker are all included. With dust jacket and card slipcase. This is a heavy book (2.8 kg) so additional shipping will be necessary. Bookseller Inventory # N977

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Journe (François-Paul)

Published by Montre Journe S.A., Switzerland (2014)

ISBN 10: 3906124126 ISBN 13: 9783906124124

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Item Description: Montre Journe S.A., Switzerland, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 90 pages, illustrated, 2014. Watches striking grande sonnerie (the hours and quarters every quarter of an hour for more than 24 hours) are very rare, this watch also repeats the minutes on demand. This book documents with excellent text, drawing and photographs F. P. Journe¿s creation including the 10 patents which protect the watch from damage if operated incorrectly by the owner. [English language. The standard edition of the book - ie without the recording of the striking]. Bookseller Inventory # N3680

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Thompson (David)

Published by The British Museum Press, London (2014)

ISBN 10: 0714151106 ISBN 13: 9780714151106

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Item Description: The British Museum Press, London, 2014. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 175 pages, 270 illustrations, paperback edition, 2014. A book telling the story of the watch, describing and illustrating 77 watches selected from the magnificent collection of watches held by The British Museum. The earliest example was made circa 1560, the latest in 2007. Each watch is illustrated in colour with excellent photographs of dial, movement and case. Card covers. Bookseller Inventory # N3681

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Staudacher (Fritz)

Published by NZZ Libro, Zurich (2014)

ISBN 10: 3038238988 ISBN 13: 9783038238980

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Item Description: NZZ Libro, Zurich, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 2nd Edition. 293 pages, 244 illustrations, 2nd edition 2014. Bürgi was the most important clockmaker of the 16th century as well as being an astronomer, instrument maker and mathematician. He invented the cross-beat escapement, built clocks for Wilhelm IV, Count of Hessen in Kassel, Germany and also was clockmaker to Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. Bürgi also invented logarithms and his astronomical observations were of great use to Johannes Kepler. With dust jacket. [German language]. Bookseller Inventory # N3679

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Higgitt (Rebekah) editor

Published by Robert Hale, London (2014)

ISBN 10: 0719809126 ISBN 13: 9780719809125

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Item Description: Robert Hale, London, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 328 pages, illustrated, 2014. Nevil Maskelyne (1732 ¿ 1811) was major figure in the worlds of British science and maritime exploration. This book looks at his contributions to science and astronomy as well as his role with the Board of Longitude and the longitude prize. Bookseller Inventory # N3678

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Adams (Ariel)

Published by Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge (2014)

ISBN 10: 1851497544 ISBN 13: 9781851497546

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Item Description: Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 323 pages, 456 colour illustrations, 2014. This massive volume (3.5 kg and measuring 13½ x 11¼ x 1¼ inches (34 x 28½ x 3 cm)) opens with an explanation of expensive watches in terms of complications & mechanical features, precious materials & artistic technique, and historical importance & provenance. Over 100 wristwatches are illustrated and described from well known manufacturers such as Chopard, Breguet and Patek Philippe to the lesser known makers De Bethune, Jean Dunand and Roger W. Smith. With deluxe slipcase. This is a large heavy book (3.5 kg) so additional shipping will be necessary. Bookseller Inventory # N3677

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Bourgoing (J. de)

Published by Thames & Hudson, London (2001)

ISBN 10: 0500301069 ISBN 13: 9780500301067

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Item Description: Thames & Hudson, London, 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 143 pages, illustrated, 2001. An interesting book detailing the various ancient calendars invented to measure and record time plus the development of the Gregorian, and later the Julian calendar, which is almost universally in use today. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # N3676

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Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.)

Published by Mayfield Books, Ashbourne (2005)

ISBN 10: 0952327023 ISBN 13: 9780952327028

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Item Description: Mayfield Books, Ashbourne, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. NEW copy with dust jacket. 368 pages, 180 illus. and 184 diagrams approx., reprinted 2005. A good book, now back in print, for the understanding and the repair of cylinder and disk musical boxes, singing birds and all types of musical clocks. An excellent book and essential for restorers and owners of musical boxes and musical clocks. With dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # N797

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Potts (Michael S.)

Published by Mayfield Books, Ashbourne (2005)

ISBN 10: 0952327082 ISBN 13: 9780952327080

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Item Description: Mayfield Books, Ashbourne, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. New Copy. 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 were 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. Bookseller Inventory # N878

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Bowett, Adam

Published by Oblong Creative Ltd/Kew, Wetherby (2012)

ISBN 10: 0955657679 ISBN 13: 9780955657672

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Item Description: Oblong Creative Ltd/Kew, Wetherby, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 360 pages, illustrated, 2012. An excellent new book charting the species, sources, import and history of woods used in British furniture from medieval times to the 20th century. The book includes 477 species, in 460 entries, from Europe, Africa and Australasia, and includes 160 illustrations of wood samples for reference. Find our more about goncalo alves (zebra wood), 'mulberry wood' (stained burr maple), broomwood, etc., etc. An essential reference book for understanding the timbers used in British furniture making including clockcases. This is a large heavy book (3.0 kg) so additional shipping will be necessary. Bookseller Inventory # N2715

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Betts (Jonathan)

Published by National Maritime Museum, London (2014)

ISBN 10: 0948065818 ISBN 13: 9780948065811

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Item Description: National Maritime Museum, London, 2014. Card Covers. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 96 pages, over 60 illustrations, enlarged edition, reprinted 2014. An excellent book explaining the longitude problem and the life and work of John Harrison. Harrison¿s early clocks, the Brocklesby Park clock, the precision pendulum clocks, the R.A.S. regulator and the marine timekeepers H1 to H4 are all illustrated and discussed. Also illustrated is a sketch by Harrison of his ¿lesser watch¿ which may have been made but has never been found. Card covers. Bookseller Inventory # N2268

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Ermert (Jürgen)

Published by Published by author (2013)

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Item Description: Published by author, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 1st Edition. Volume 3: 454 pages, 1094 illustrations (many in colour), 2013. This volume forms part 1 of the section on German precision pendulum clocks from 1840 to 1940. The book starts with the development of regulators in Germany prior to the 20th century, followed by sections on J. L. Nieberg of Hamburg; the rise of Glashütte and its German Watchmaking School; and the firm of Strasser & Rohde. The section on S & R and its clocks is very comprehensive and well illustrated, being about 50% of the book. A well researched, well illustrated book, with strong binding. (Volumes 1, 2 and 4 not yet published) [German language] This is a heavy book (2.75 kg) so additional shipping will be necessary. Bookseller Inventory # N3578

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Patrizzi (Osvaldo)

Published by Antiquorum, Geneva (1998)

ISBN 10: 2940019207 ISBN 13: 9782940019205

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Item Description: Antiquorum, Geneva, 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 412 pages, 8 colour and 25 b&w illustrations, 1998. A comprehensive work on watchmaking in Geneva, how the trade was organised, and a detailed listing of Geneva watchmakers from the 16th century to the present day. An important book on all those watchmakers who, in the last five centuries, have made Geneva famous throughout the horological world. Card covers. [French language]. Bookseller Inventory # N918

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Neale (J.A.)

Published by Antiquarian Horological Society, Ticehurst (1999)

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Item Description: Antiquarian Horological Society, Ticehurst, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. New copy with dust jacket. 304 pages, 248 black and white, and 13 colour illus. This book traces the rise of the Windmills' business, describes their clocks and watches in detail and provides information on their family and associates. An important book about one of Britain's most respected clockmaking families. Bookseller Inventory # N222

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Woodward (Philip)

Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford (2003)

ISBN 10: 0198565224 ISBN 13: 9780198565222

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Item Description: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy of a book first published in 1995. 166 pages, lots of figures, reprinted 2003. An important and scholarly work about how to design and build the ultimate pendulum controlled mechanical clock. The author, a professional mathematician, has built 5 clocks and this book charts his progress towards the ultimate mechanical clock. Several chapters discuss timekeeping errors, analysis of data, various escapements, etc. Other chapters discuss Lord Kelvin's free pendulum clock and the Shortt free pendulum. Bookseller Inventory # N499

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Haüssermann (Martin)

Published by schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA (2014)

ISBN 10: 0764345990 ISBN 13: 9780764345999

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Item Description: schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 144 pages, 254 colour illustrations, 2014. A well illustrated book on sports watches, tracing their evolution in the 20th century then assessing the models produced in the 21st century. Bookseller Inventory # N3674

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