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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
$ 6.25
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
$ 5.13
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
$ 5.69
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
$ 4.57
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
$ 3.45
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
$ 4.01
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
$ 4.57
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
$ 2.89
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
$ 4.57
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
$ 3.45
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
$ 6.25
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
$ 6.25

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