HOROLOGICAL BOOKS FOR SALE

A selection of horological books for sale including ‘English Lantern Clocks’ by George White and ‘The Knibb Family - Clockmakers’ by R A Lee.

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R A Lee: The Knibb Family - Clockmakers

The Knibb Family - Clockmakers

187pp 190 pl b/w/c. Out of Print First Edition 1964. Private printing of 1000 numbered copies. Published by The Manor House Press, Byfleet, Surrey.

A rare and sought after book. Invaluable detailed information on the Knibb family and their clocks with photographs of clocks and movements. This particular edition is numbered 737. Excellent clean tight copy complete with dust jacket. Small tears and scuffs to dust jacket. Label to inside front board.

Price: £895 plus P&P Enquire

R A Lee: The Knibb Family - Clockmakers

The Knibb Family - Clockmakers

187pp 190 pl b/w/c. Out of Print First Edition 1964. Private printing of 1000 numbered copies. Published by The Manor House Press, Byfleet, Surrey.

A rare and sought after book. Invaluable detailed information on the Knibb family and their clocks with photographs of clocks and movements. This particular edition is signed by the author, Ronald A Lee, and is numbered 139. Excellent clean tight copy complete with dust jacket.

Price: £1500 plus P&P Enquire

George White: English Lantern Clocks

English Lantern Clocks

Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk 1989 Out of Print First Edition 539pp, 8 colour illustrations, 850 b+w illustrations, decorated endpapers. Gilt on blue boards.

Contents - I Early Lantern Clock Collectors: the Lantern Clock as an antique: Nomenclature; II The First Period: London 1580-1640; III The Second Period: London 1640-1660; IV The Third Period: London 1660-1700; V Provincial Lantern Clockmaking during the Seventeenth Century; VI English Lantern Clocks in Europe and the American Colonies during the Seventeenth Century; VII Lantern Clockmaking in London and the Provinces in the Eighteenth Century; VIII Lantern Clock Mechanism: its Working and Construction; IX Alterations and Restorations and How to Identify Them; X The Last Hundred Years: Reproductions, Replicas, Fabrications and Forgeries; XI Conservation Techniques.

Good tight copy in dustwrapper. Some creasing to dustwrapper. Stickers on front end paper and library stamp to flyleaf and title page.

Price: £475 plus P&P Enquire

George White: English Lantern Clocks

English Lantern Clocks

Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk 1989 Out of Print First Edition 539pp, 8 colour illustrations, 850 b+w illustrations, decorated endpapers. Gilt on blue boards.

Contents - I Early Lantern Clock Collectors: the Lantern Clock as an antique: Nomenclature; II The First Period: London 1580-1640; III The Second Period: London 1640-1660; IV The Third Period: London 1660-1700; V Provincial Lantern Clockmaking during the Seventeenth Century; VI English Lantern Clocks in Europe and the American Colonies during the Seventeenth Century; VII Lantern Clockmaking in London and the Provinces in the Eighteenth Century; VIII Lantern Clock Mechanism: its Working and Construction; IX Alterations and Restorations and How to Identify Them; X The Last Hundred Years: Reproductions, Replicas, Fabrications and Forgeries; XI Conservation Techniques.

Excellent clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Lower corners slightly bumped. Two pencilled numbers to flyleaf.

Price: £650 plus P&P Enquire

George White: English Lantern Clocks

English Lantern Clocks

Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk 1989 Out of Print First Edition 539pp, 8 colour illustrations, 850 b+w illustrations, decorated endpapers. Gilt on blue boards.

Excellent clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Signed by George White.

Price: SOLD

George White: English Lantern Clocks

English Lantern Clocks

Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk 1989 Out of Print First Edition 539pp, 8 colour illustrations, 850 b+w illustrations, decorated endpapers. Gilt on blue boards.

Excellent clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Small bookseller's address label attached to endpaper.

Price: SOLD

George White: English Lantern Clocks

English Lantern Clocks

Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk 1989 Out of Print First Edition 539pp, 8 colour illustrations, 850 b+w illustrations, decorated endpapers. Gilt on blue boards.

Excellent clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Signed by George White.

Price: SOLD

Jeff Darken & John Hooper: English 30 Hour Clocks

Jeff Darken & John Hooper: English 30 Hour Clocks

Penita Books, Woking 1997. Out of Print First Edition. Hard cover, 430pp, colour and b+w illustrations. Gilt on dark green boards, excellent clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Pencilled price to flyleaf. Slight creasing to front face of dust jacket and some scuffing to rear.

This book covers the development of the 30 hour clock in England, describing over 150 clocks with over 450 photographs in colour and black and white.

Price: £125 plus P&P Enquire

Jeff Darken & John Hooper: English 30 Hour Clocks

Jeff Darken & John Hooper: English 30 Hour Clocks

Penita Books, Woking 1997. Out of Print First Edition. Hard cover, 430pp, colour and b+w illustrations. Gilt on dark green boards, excellent clean tight copy in dustwrapper.

Signed by both authors.

Price: £175 plus P&P Enquire

R W Symonds: Thomas Tompion - His Life and Work

Thomas Tompion - His Life and Work

320pp 277 Illustrations. Out of Print 1951 First Edition.

One of the major reference works on Thomas Tompion. Biographical detail, good descriptions of clocks, watches, cases and movements. The pictures in this first edition are noticeably more crisp than later printings.

Condition: Price marked in pencil to flyleaf, foxing to many pages, tightly bound. Original dust jacket missing. (click image for binding detail).

Price: £65 plus P&P Enquire

R W Symonds: Thomas Tompion - His Life and Work

Thomas Tompion - His Life and Work

320pp 277 Illustrations. Out of Print 1951 First Edition.

One of the major reference works on Thomas Tompion. Biographical detail, good descriptions of clocks, watches, cases and movements. The pictures in this first edition are noticeably more crisp than later printings.

Condition: Ex-library book; barcode to flyleaf; many pages carry a library stamp (18mm dia. circular device). Tightly bound, probably re-bound, now in plain green binding (click image for binding detail). Original dust jacket missing.

Price: £50 plus P&P Enquire

R W Symonds: Thomas Tompion - His Life and Work

Thomas Tompion - His Life and Work

320pp 277 Illustrations. Out of Print 1951 First Edition with dustjacket.

One of the major reference works on Thomas Tompion. Biographical detail, good descriptions of clocks, watches, cases and movements. The pictures in this first edition are noticeably more crisp than later printings. Small hand-written inscription on flyleaf (previous owner's name and address).

Price: SOLD

R W Symonds: Thomas Tompion - His Life and Work

Thomas Tompion - His Life and Work

316pp. Black & white and color illustrations throughout. Out of Print 1969 Edition with dustjacket and protective cover. Published by Hamlyn.

One of the major reference works on Thomas Tompion. Biographical detail, good descriptions of clocks, watches, cases and movements.

Price: SOLD

W F J Hana: English Lantern Clocks

English Lantern Clocks

160pp Out of Print 1979 First Edition. Publisher: Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset (England).

Illustrated with black and white photos and drawings (145 photos of clocks and mechanisms). Text, by a leading Dutch horologist, describes the origin and development of the lantern clock. Hands, frets, etc, discussed and depicted with useful illustrations.

Price: £25 plus P&P Enquire

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