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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
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.
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
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.  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
B531) Cescinsky, Herbert
and Webster, Malcolm R. ENGLISH DOMESTIC CLOCKS.
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.
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.
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.
B2146) Barder, Richard C.R. THE
GEORGIAN BRACKET CLOCK 1714-1830. 2001.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 -
B709) A small collection of the 'BULLETIN OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS, INC.
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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.