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English Dial Clocks
Ronald E. Rose
The Antique Collectors' Club, England, 1978 first edition

Very good to fine condition, book and dust cover both.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8.5 x 11 inches. 198 Pages, over 150 very good photographs, mostly b/w, some in color, many line drawings. The author states that there are probably more "dial" clocks in existence than any other form ever produced. This book does justice to them with much information on the evolution of the clocks, the makers and retailers, and the various forms including the beautiful tavern or "Act of Parliament" clock. Appendices include much information on Thwaites, one of the most prolific manufacturers in the 18th and 19th centuries. A dating chart is provided.
ISBN•ASIN: 0902028782
$ 55.00
$ 4.92
Carriage Clocks: Their History and Development
Charles Allix
The Antique Collectors' Club, England, 1981 reprint of the 1974 original

Very good to fine condition, dust cover with very minor wear.

Hardbound with dustcover. 8.5 x 11 inches. 483 Pages, about 500 photographs mostly b/w. This is the first truly comprehensive work on the form of small, portable and very decorative clock known as the carriage clock. They were produced in several countries, largely France, and in many forms and with many complications. An alphabetical list of makers is included, and the major periods of fashion are well defined and illustrated. This book is well up to the standards of The Antique Collectors' Club.
ISBN•ASIN: 0902028251
$ 160.00
$ 5.98
The Country Life International Dictionary of Clocks
Alan Smith
Country Life Books, England, 1979 first edition

Book is like new, dust cover with minor shelf wear

Hardbound with dust cover. 8.75 x 11.75 inches. 351 Pages, over 900 photographs, mostly b/w. Country Life Books publishes to a very high standard. The first approximately 50% of the book is devoted to the history of clocks from all over the world, their mechanical operation and identification of parts, and tools and methods for making them. The remainder provides provides photos and information on clocks from 13 countries, and the final section examines sun dials and astronomical instruments. Serious devotees to the subject of horology should own this book.
ISBN•ASIN: 0600319210
$ 35.00
$ 5.45
Connecticut Clockmakers of the Eighteenth Century
Penrose R. Hoopes
Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., Rutland, VT, 1975 reprint of the 1930 original

Like new condition.

Hardcover with dust jacket and original cardboard slip case. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. 178 Pages, 56 b/w photographs. Part One covers the clockmaking trade in 18th century Connecticut, and includes sections on early clocks, brass works clocks, wood works clocks, and public or "tower" clocks. Part Two Is dedicated to the clockmakers, 79 of whom are documented in great detail including photos of many of their clocks. An index of names is included. This book is a precise reproduction of the original, without additions.
ISBN•ASIN: 0804811520
$ 25.00
$ 3.86
The Clocks of Shenandoah
Philip Whitney
Self published, 1983

Fine condition with a tight and sound spine.

Paperbound with a square spine. 8.5 x 11 inches. 93 Pages, about 60 b/w photographs, drawings, and reproductions of original documents. This is a rare reference work, with a small original print run. Its emphasis is on tallcase clocks made from the West Virginia towns of Martinsburg and Shepherdstown south along the Blue Ridge to Lexington, Virginia. Many of the clocks pictured reveal the influences brought with their German, Scottish, English, and Irish immigrant makers. There is an alphabetical index to the makers, along with much information about the cabinetmakers who aided the
ISBN•ASIN: 0961299207
$ 275.00
$ 3.86
Practical Clock Repairing
Donald de Carle FBHI (died 1989)
N.A.G. Press Ltd, London, 1977 Reprint of the 1952 original

Book perfect, dust jacket in excellent unfaded condition, no shelf damage.

Hardbound with dust cover. 5.5 by 8.75 inches. 244 pages, over 400 line drawings.Twenty profusely illustrated chapters covering every major process, component, and type of clock, with five chapters devoted to making a fusee timepiece. de Carle was one of the most prolific and popular authors on the subject of clock and watch repair. No owner should ever take any clock apart without this book at hand.
ISBN•ASIN: 719800005
$ 21.00
$ 3.86
The Book of American Clocks
Brooks Palmer
The MacMillan Company, New York, 1950 "first printing", but might be a reprint of a 1928 original.

Book on fair condition, binding beginning to separate, pages very good. Dust cover complete but in pieces.

Hardbound with dust cover. 7.5 x 10.5 inches. 318 Pages, 312 b/w photographs. An older work, but excellent coverage of the full range of American clocks and with about 160 pages devoted to information about individual makers.
$ 25.00
$ 4.92
Royal Clocks: The British Monarchy and its Timekeepers 1300-1900
Cedric Jagger
Robert Hale Publishers, London, 1983 first edition

Like new.

Hardbound with dust cover, original slip cardboard box. 9 x 11 inches. 340 pages, over 400 photos, about half in color. Cedric Jagger was Keeper of the collection of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. The Royal collection is arranged chronologically, and catalogs tower clocks, watches, bracket and lantern clocks, longcases, and many rare and complicated clocks. It is virtually a Who's-Who of the greatest makers, and the best examples they produced. Many movements are pictured.
ISBN•ASIN: 0709195621
$ 40.00
$ 5.98
English Country Grandfather Clocks: The Brass-dial Longcase
Richard C.R. Barder
David & Charles Publishers, England, 1983 first edition

Book is like new, dust cover has some wrinkling at the top edge.

Hardbound with dust cover. 223 pages, 125 b/w photos, several illustrations. This is a well-illustrated book on the earlier provincial brass-dial longcase clock in England. It deals with the clocks by their components; movements, hands, spandrels, dials, casework, and so on. Casework is divided between clocks up to 1750, and after that date. There is a chapter on rightness, restoration, and faking that is quite useful.
ISBN•ASIN: 0715383140
$ 30.00
$ 4.39
Watch and Clock Makers in the City of Bath
Ian White
Published by the Antiquarian Horological Society, England, 1996

Condition like new.

Paperbound with a square spine. 8 x 11.5 inches. 159 pages, about 50 b/w photographs/illustrations. Now out of print. The history of watch and clock making in the English city of Bath to the end of the 19th century. It includes a description of the growth of Bath, the nature of its clientele, some discussion of how clocks and watches were made, and histories of some of the more interesting makers. In all, over 850 makers are listed, practicing from the late 17th century to 1900.
ISBN•ASIN: 0901180270
$ 65.00
$ 4.39
The Wetherfield Collection of Clocks: A Guide to Dating English Antique Clocks
Eric Bruton
N.A.G. Press Ltd., London, 1981 first edition

Dust cover intact and not torn, wrinkled top and bottom. Book is clean and undamaged, cover looks like new. Binding is sound.

Hardbound. 8.75 X 12 inches. 263 Pages, 220 b/w large photos, many line drawings and illustrations. The emphasis is on the earliest longcase and bracket clocks, from about 1670 to 1730, with a few later examples, all owned by one collector. Wetherfield, who died in 1928, made his fortune in coal and marine insurance. He assembled one of the largest collections of clocks from the "Golden Age" of clockmakers, with many by the most famous names. This book is based on the 1928 auction catalogue, with corrections and some editing. A mind-blowing assemblage of the rarest of the rar
ISBN•ASIN: 719801508
$ 30.00
$ 4.92
English Domestic Clocks
Herbert Cescinsky & Malcolm R. Webster
Antique Collectors' Club, 1984 reprint of the 1978 edition, which was first published in 1913.

Dust cover is wrinkled top and bottom, upper left front has a tear-out of about 1 inch in length. Book is very clean and undamaged, binding is sound.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8.75 X 11 inches. 354 Pages, over 400 b/w photos and many line drawings and illustrations. A classic work in the field of English clocks, covering the late 17th century to the early 19th. Every form is well represented, from lantern clocks to longcase, bracket, tavern, cartel, and hooded wall clocks. Much of the text discusses the evolution of the various forms and styles. Rather than dwelling on the very rarest examples, the book features "available" clocks, a valuable contribution.
ISBN•ASIN: 0902028375
$ 25.00
$ 4.92
The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata 1550-1650
Klaus Maurice and Otto Mayr. Neale Watson Academic Publications, New York, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. First edition in English, 1980.
Dust cover is protected with a clear plastic wrap, and has minor wrinkling on the top edge but is intact. The book is in like new condition.

Hardbound with dust cover. 322 Pages, 120 b/w and color photos of superb quality. Many line drawings and illustrations. Glossary and an index of makers. This book is the catalog of the exhibition The Clockwork Universe shown in Munich and Washington, DC from November, 1980 to February, 1981. The first half is a history of the the development of clocks and the clock industry in Germany and Austria. The remainder is a detailed photographic and text catalog of the clocks in the exhibition. The overall quality is the finest.
ISBN•ASIN: 0882021885
$ 40.00
$ 5.45
Thomas Tompion at the Dial and Three Crowns
Jeremy Evans.
The Antiquarian Horological Society, England. 2006 First edition.

Like new in all respects.

Hardbound with dust cover. 9.5 x 11.75 inches. 128 Pages, 109 illustrations and photographs, mostly in color. Jeremy Evans, former Curator of Horology at the British Museum, is the foremost chronicler of the life and works of Tompion, the Master. This book represents decades of his research. It of course includes an extensive biography, and Tompion's output is examined in four sections; clocks, watches, instruments, and work by apprentices and associates. The indeces alone fill almost 50% of the book's pages. This is a reference of the highest quality and value to serious e
ISBN•ASIN: 0901180432
$ 75.00
$ 4.39
Clockmaking in the Lancaster Region
Susan Stewart.
Lancaster City Museums, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, late 20th century.

Good. Cover corners slightly bent, otherwise sound and intact.

Paperbound. 6 X 8.25 inches. 32 Pages, 9 b/w photos and illustrations. Lancashire is the home of the "Chippendale Lancashire" form of late 18th century richly-decorated and high quality longcase clock case, and a regional center of very prolific clockmakers of all types of clock. This little museum pamphlet does a nice job of setting the work of these makers in context with the development of the region, one of the richest areas in England at the time.
$ 5.00
$ 2.80
The Price Guide to Clocks 1840-1940
Alan and Rita Shenton
The Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, 1977 first edition.

Dust cover is slightly wrinkled at the edges, not torn. Book is clean and sound. Very good condition overall.

Hardbound with dust cover. 5.75 x 8.25 inches, 541 pages, 270 b/w photos and illustrations. Rita Shenton (d2004) was one of England's foremost booksellers and authors of books on collectible antiques. This book covers clocks made from 1840 to 1940, approximately the time span of the mass-production mechanical clock. Fourteen chapters cover virtually every kind of clock, from alarm to wall, with much good information on manufacturing, dating and buying. The prices are out of date but the technical content isn't.
ISBN•ASIN: 0902028715
$ 5.50
$ 4.39
Old Scottish Clockmakers From 1453 to 1850
John Smith
EP Publishing Ltd., Yorkshire, England, 1975 reprint of the 1921 second edition.

Dust cover slightly worn but not faded or torn. Book is sound and intact, in like new condition.

Hardbound with dust cover. 6 x 8.75 inches, 436 pages, 30 photographs or illustrations. An alphabetical dictionary of known clockmakers, the town(s) and addresses, if known, where they practiced, and additional data where available about such subjects as apprentices and masters, notable clocks, public notices, partners in work, etc.
ISBN•ASIN: 0715810863
$ 25.00
$ 4.39
Clock and Watch Makers in Wales
Iorwerth C. Peate
National Museum of Wales, 1975 Third (revised) edition of the 1945 original

Dust cover slightly wrinkled at edges, not torn. Book in like new condition.

Hardbound with dust cover. 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 119 pages, about 20 b/w photos and illustrations. Dr. Peate was the Keeper of the Department of Folk Culture and Industries at the National Museum of Wales. The book includes chapters on the development of the clock and watch industry in Wales, an alphabetical listing of the makers with their dates and places of practice with notes about known clocks and businesses.
ISBN•ASIN: 0854850333
$ 12.00
$ 3.33
Clockmaking in Oxfordshire, 1400 - 1850
C.F.C. Beeson
Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, England, 1989 reprint of the 1967 2nd edition.

Like new.

Paperbound. 6 x 9.75 inches, 212 pages, 48 b/w photos and illustrations. Dr. Beeson (d1975) was an avid collector of Oxfordshire clocks and donated his collection to the Museum in 1966. The 1967 edition of the book accompanied the collection, and catalogued previously unknown regional clockmakers. It differs from most dictionary-form listings of makers in that it starts with the towns in which the industry was located, and then supplies the biographies of the makers and their details. There is a very interesting addenda of turret clocks and their makers.
ISBN•ASIN: 0903364069
$ 13.00
$ 3.86
Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers with a supplement on the Channel Islands
Tom Tribe and Philip Whatmoor
Tanat Books, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, 1981 first edition.

Condition like new.

Hardcover with dust jacket. 5.75 x 8.75 inches, 234 pages, 38 b/w photos and illustrations. After a history of the industry in Dorset, the authors list over 600 known makers with their locations, dates, and biographical notes. The addenda on the Channel Islands makers is the only one known.
ISBN•ASIN: 0904614042
$ 16.50
$ 4.39
Joseph and Thomas Windmills, Clock and Watch Makers 1671 - 1737
J.A. Neale
The Antiquarian Horological Society, Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1999 first edition.

Condition like new.

Hardbound with dust cover. 320 pages, over 250 b/w and color photos and illustrations. This is the definitive work on one of the foremost families of clock and watch makers in the Golden Age of clocks in England. Contents include statistics of their output, and lists by number of known watches.
ISBN•ASIN: 0901180335
$ 100.00
$ 4.39
English 30 Hour Clocks, Origin & Development, 1600-1800
Jeff Darken & John Hooper
Penita Books, Woking, Surrey, England, 1997 first edition.

Condition excellent. Dust cover with very minor wrinkling.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8 x 10 inches. 430 Pages, 483 b/w and a few color photos. An incredibly detailed volume of research into the most prolifically produced type of mechanical clock in England. All the forms from lantern to longcase to wall clocks are covered, with dials, cases, and movements thoroughly analyzed and illustrated. The foremost work in this field.
ISBN•ASIN: 0953074501
$ 125.00
$ 4.92
Norfolk & Norwich Clocks & Clockmakers
Various authors, edited by Clifford & Yvonne Bird
Phillimore & Co. LTD, Chichester, West Sussex for The Antiquarian Horological Society, 1996 first edition.

Condition like new.

Hardbound with dust cover. 7.5 x 10 inches. 223 Pages, over 175 b/w photos and illustrations. The clockmaking, watchmaking and turret clock making industries in the northeastern part of England are introduced. A well-illustrated gazetteer of the turret clocks and their locations is included. After that are the apprenticeship records, then the directory of makers with dates and locations, and more pictured examples than are usually found in makers' directories. This is a book well-produced and loaded with useful information.
ISBN•ASIN: 1860770282
$ 65.00
$ 4.39
Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Derbyshire
Roy G. Hughes & Maxwell Craven
Mayfield Books, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, 1998 first edition.

Condition is like new, book and dust cover alike.

Hardbound with dust cover. 7.75 x 10 inches, 256 pages, over 260 b/w photographs. The history of the Derbyshire clock industry is covered (Whitehurst influence, etc.) along with some information about barometers and turret clocks. This is a very thorough analysis of the clockmakers accompanied by pictures of many examples of their output. Approximately 1,300 makers are listed with their dates and locations of practice.
ISBN•ASIN: 0952327066
$ 75.00
$ 4.39
Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Scotland, 1453 - 1900
Donald Whyte
Mayfield Books, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, 2005 first edition.

Book and dust cover are in like new condition.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8 x 10 inches, 334 pages, over 225 b/w photographs and illustrations. Donald Whyte (d2010) was a founding member of the Scottish Genealogy Society and a clock enthusiast. His book records over 8,000 people who worked in the clock, watch and associated trades in Scotland from as early as 1453. Details of dates and locations are listed, along with a short illustrated history of Scottish clockmaking.
ISBN•ASIN: 0954052587
$ 50.00
$ 4.92
Kent Clocks & Clockmakers
Michael Pearson
Mayfield Books, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, 1997 first edition, limited to 1,000 copies, this copy no. 552.

Condition like new, book and dust cover both.

Hardbound with dust cover. 320 Pages, over 200 b/w photos and a few color plates. Very good background information on Kent, a rich county closely tied to London and some of its most prominent clockmakers. Over 1,200 of Kent's known clockmakers are then covered in much useful detail, often with business and family records included. The content is well researched and even includes an appendix of extracts from early Kent newspapers regarding the makers.
ISBN•ASIN: 0952327074
$ 35.00
$ 4.39
Harrison in the Abbey
Arnold Wolfendale
Roundtuit Publishing, Broompark, Durham, England, 2006 first edition

Condition is like new.

Paperbound. 6 x 8.5 inches, 78 pages, 42 b/w and color photos and illustrations. The memorial to John Harrison was unveiled in Westminster Abbey in 2006, finally granting him his well-earned place next to Tompion, Graham, Hooke and others who contributed significantly to the expanse and domination of the British Empire. This small publication puts Harrison's achievements in context with the times and the magnitude of his accomplishments. Good reading.
ISBN•ASIN: 1904499066
$ 10.00
$ 2.80
The American Clock
Edwin A. Battison/Patricia E. Kane
New York Graphic Society Ltd., Greenwich, CT, 1973 first edition, first printing

Book in fine condition, dust cover torn on rear side.

Hardbound with dust cover. 9.75 x 10.25 inches. 256 Pages, 135 color photographs, 278 b/w photos and illustrations, 40 drawings. The subject matter is largely taken from the extensive Garvan and other collections at Yale University in the 1970s. It contains one of the most complete coverages of 50 important American clocks, their cases and movements from those times and should be a must-have reference work for anyone planning to invest in an American clock. Forms are tall case clocks, shelf clocks, and wall clocks. The quality of the photography for a book of this era is well above
ISBN•ASIN: 0821204939
$ 22.50
$ 4.39
Westmoreland Clocks and Clockmakers
Brian Loomes
David & Charles Publishers, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, 1974 first edition

Dust cover with faded spine, very minor wrinkling at top edge. Book like new.

Hardbound with dust cover. 5 x 7.5 inches, 120 pages, about 75 b/w photos. The northwestern county of Westmoreland, bordered as it is by Cumberland, Lancashire and Yorkshire, was well-placed to supply clocks to a very rich local population in the 18th century. This book covers some of its most famous makers, such as the Barbers, Philipsons, and Burtons. Loomes also includes listings of over 150 of the county's known makers.
ISBN•ASIN: 0715365452
$ 17.50
$ 3.33
Thomas Tompion, his life and work
R.W. Symonds
The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., London, England, 1969 reprint of the 1951 original

Dust cover complete and untorn, unfaded, very light wrinkling or shelf wear top and bottom. Book is like new.

Hardbound with dust cover. 9 x 11.75 inches, 316 pages, about 275 b/w and color photographs of good quality. Very good biographical data on Tompion and his business, followed by nearly 200 pages on the clocks and watches. This edition has a fold-out image of the 1697 Clockmakers' Association Oath Roll of London with signatures of the members.
ISBN•ASIN: UK 600386023
$ 25.00
$ 5.45
British Longcase Clocks
Derek Roberts
Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1990 first edition

Dust cover with minor shelf wear at top and bottom, spine is faded. Book is like new.

Hardbound with dust cover. 9.25 x 12 inches, 373 pages, 522 color and b/w photographs and line drawings. Over his lifetime Derek Roberts traded in some of the finest clocks in England, and most of the clocks in this book passed through his hands. Because he did much advertising, the photographs are of very high quality and often include many images of mechanical components. It is one of the best dealer references we have seen, and our copy has given us many hours of pleasure and much useful information.
ISBN•ASIN: 0887402305
$ 50.00
$ 5.98
English Lantern Clocks
George White
Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, 1989 first edition

Dust jacket with very minor shelf wear, intact with no tears or fading. Book is like new.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8.75 x 11 inches, 539 pages, 850 b/w photos and illustrations, 8 color photos. George White is a clockmaker and dealer in rare early clocks, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. From the cover: This definitive study covers the history, mechanism, restoration, and conservation of the lantern clock. The lantern clock, the earliest practical English domestic timekeeper, remained the prized possession of the nobility and rich merchant classes until it was superseded by the pendulum clock in the early 1660s.
ISBN•ASIN: 0907462332
$ 325.00
$ 5.98
The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714-1830
Richard C.R. Barder
Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, 2001 reprint of the 1993 first edition

Dust cover with minor wrinkle at top, otherwise intact and undamaged. Book is like new.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8.75 x 11 inches, 234 pages, about 200 b/w and color photos of good quality. From the cover: Barder traces the development of the bracket clock through the Georgian Period, each chapter containing excellent illustrations of the clocks and their movements, with detailed descriptions showing the great variety of cases and dial designs. Notable bracket clock makers from London and the provinces are discussed.
ISBN•ASIN: 1851491589
$ 50.00
$ 4.39
Early English Clocks
Percy G. Dawson, C.B. Drover & D.W. Parkes
Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, 1982 first edition

Dust cover is intact, not torn or faded, with minor shelf wear. Book is like new.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8.75 x 11 inches, 550 pages, 800 b/w and color photographs of very good quality. Documents the story of English horology into the first decade of the 18th century. The three authors are experts in the fields of clock cases, horological history and clock movements, and have handled thousands of examples of clocks from the Golden Age of British horology. An index of the early makers is included. A serious and hugely useful work for those collecting the most expensive and rarest clocks.
ISBN•ASIN: 0902028596
$ 55.00
$ 5.98
Looking After Your Antique Clock
R.E. Rose
Self-published, no date shown

Like new

Paperbound. 5552 pages. 5 x 8.25 inches, 32 pages, 19 line drawings. A useful small book for setting up and maintaining antique mechanical clocks. Subjects covered are French pendulum clocks, French clocks with platform escapements (small table and shelf clocks), English spring driven clocks, English longcase clocks, Black Forest clocks, German clocks, American clocks, and Vienna regulators. Useful information for the owner. Some of the small clocks covered are very finicky and this book can be useful.
$ 4.00
$ 2.80

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