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Clockmaking for the Amateur, Making a Chiming Grandfather Clock. [ originally published as The Musical Clock ]
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Clockmaking for the Amateur, Making a Chiming Grandfather Clock. [ originally published as The Musical Clock ]

By Reeve, Claude B.

Watford, Herts.: Model & Allied Publications. Argus Books Limited, 1980 153mm x 240mm tall (6" x 9.5" approx.). Pp (viii), 125, with a frontispiece plate and 59 further illustrations in b/w & line. Light rubs to spine edges, otherwise very good, in the original colour-illustrated thin card covers. First Edition Thus. Card Covers. Very Good. Lge 8vo..

$27.07

Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 27. Coin-Feed Apparatus and the Like. Period A.D. 1897-1900
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Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 27. Coin-Feed Apparatus and the Like. Period A.D. 1897-1900

By PATENT OFFICE

London: Patent Office, 1902 185mm x 270mm tall (7.25" x 10.5" approx.). Pp xiv + Errata leaf + 185 + Appendix leaf + 4pp Publisher's adverts, with line-drawn illustrations throughout, Withdrawn and sold by Bradford Library, Patents Department, with a stamp-impression to both covers. Slight chip to spine foot, otherwise very good in the original black-printed paper folders. Coin-operated mechanisms for a wide range of applications.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 4to..

$40.60

Our Weights and Measures. A Guide to Collecting
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Our Weights and Measures. A Guide to Collecting

By Graham, J.T., FITSA

London: Shire Publications Ltd, 1979 150mm x 210mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). 32pp with 52 b/w photos depicting dozens of weights, etc. Fine, in the original colour-illustrated soft covers. No. 44 in the Shire Album series.. First Edition. Fine/N/A. 8vo.

$6.77

Treasures of Mechanical Music. A compilation of Hundreds of Tracker Bar, Key Frame, and Note Layouts for Automatic Music Machines, Together with Historical and Technical Information and a Collector's Portfolio of Outstanding Mechanical Musical Instruments
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Treasures of Mechanical Music. A compilation of Hundreds of Tracker Bar, Key Frame, and Note Layouts for Automatic Music Machines, Together with Historical and Technical Information and a Collector's Portfolio of Outstanding Mechanical Musical Instruments

By Reblitz, Arthur A. and Bowers, Q. David

Vestal, New York: The Vestal Press, Ltd., 1981 Hardback. 225mm x 285mm tall (9" x 11.25" approx). Pp 630, profusely illustrated in b/w photo. Almost fine, in the original grey cloth-covered boards//black spine title, and with the slightly chipped but otherwise sound, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Good. 4to.

$236.85

A Primer of Japanese Sword -Blades
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A Primer of Japanese Sword -Blades

By Robinson, B.W. M.A., B.Litt. Deputy Keeper, British Museum

Leatherhead: Dyer the Printer, for the Author, 1955 Hardback, 170mm x 250mm tall (7" x 9.75" approx.). 95pp, including Errata, plus a map frontispiece, 6 plates with a total of 64 blade types & profiles, and a folding double-page chart showing 216 Japanese Maker's identification ideograms. Withdrawn and sold from Lambeth Library's Reference Section with several stamp impressions to lower blank margins. Very good, in an excellent library-binding of black cloth-covered boards with a gilt spine title.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 4to..

$60.90

On a German Astronomico-Astrological Manuscript, and on the Origin of the Signs of the Zodiac
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On a German Astronomico-Astrological Manuscript, and on the Origin of the Signs of the Zodiac

By Brown, Robert, Jun., Esq., F.S.A.

Archaeologia, 1882 240mm x 296mm tall (9.5" x 11.75" approx) 24pp, with 4 text figs. + a plate with 11 engraved signs of the zodiac, from the porch of St. Margaret's Church, York, + a tissue-guarded double-page plate with eight coloured illustrations in roundels, taken from a 15th century manuscript in the possesion of the Author. Disbound from Archaeologia Volume 47. Very good.. First & Only Edition?.

$16.92

The Tabernacle in the Wilderness; the Shadow of Heavenly Things, with Four Engravings, Coloured, and Inlaid with Gold, Silver, and Brass, According to the Texts of Scripture, with Explanatory Notes
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The Tabernacle in the Wilderness; the Shadow of Heavenly Things, with Four Engravings, Coloured, and Inlaid with Gold, Silver, and Brass, According to the Texts of Scripture, with Explanatory Notes

By Rhind, W.G. [ William Graeme Rhind ]

Paternoster Row [ London ]: Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1860 Hardback, 244mm x 423mm tall (11.25" x 16.75" approx.). Usual erratic pagination for this edition of 2 p. leaves., [iii]-iv, [5]-6, 9-43, [1] p : 4 hand-col. plates (incl. frontispiece.). Some offsetting and feint discolourations to leaves, otherwise good, in a later binding, with new endpapers, of dark-green cloth-covered boards. The original gilt-on-green cloth title label has been preserved and laid-down to the front cover.. Fifth Edition, Revised. Cloth. Good/No d/w. Folio.

$203.01

American Clocks. A Guide to Identification and Prices, Volume 1 [with pricing update to 1995 ]
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American Clocks. A Guide to Identification and Prices, Volume 1 [with pricing update to 1995 ]

By Ly , Tran Duy [with an Introduction by Henry B. Fried and History Paragraphs by Chris H. Bailey ]

Arlington [1989 & 1995]: Arlington Book Company, 1989 Hardback, 220mm x 285mm tall (7.75" x 11.25" approx.). 329pp, illustrated throughout. Almost fine, in the original laminated boards TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, the 1995 Price Up-Date booklet, 7.5" x 10" and with 20pp incl. covers.. First Edition. Boards. Almost Fine. 4to..

$74.44

Books !
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Books !

By McCain, Murray & Alcorn, John

London: Jonathan Cape & the National Book League, 1963 Hardback, 125mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.25"approx.). 48 un-numbered pages, illustrated throughout in colour. A veritable cornucopia of typographic art and design. Previous owner's neat signature to front free endpaper, otherwise almost fine, in the original yellow cloth-covered boards/black & red titles, and with the unclipped and almost fine illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. Illus. by Alcorn, John.

$67.67

The Finding of Saint Augustine's Chair ( St. Augustine's )

By Johnston, James, M.B.Lond ( The Late )

Birmingham: Cornish Brothers, 1898 Hardback, 125mm x 190mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp iv, 98, with a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate and plus four futher engraved plates. Lacking front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/black titles, with a captioned vignette of the chair to the front board "The Chair, Now in the Royal Museum Canterbury"... First ( & Only?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

$33.84

Collecting and Restoring Scientific Instruments
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Collecting and Restoring Scientific Instruments

By Pearsall, Ronald

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974 Hardback, 145mm x 222mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 278pp, with 128 illustrations in b/w photograph and line, a useful Glossary; Notes on Prices; lists of American, British & London-based instrument makers, and a short Bibliography . Fine, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title, and with the fine [unclipped and with none of the usual fading], colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$37.90

The Noble Jerome Patent 30 Hr. [ Hour ] Brass Weight Movement and Related Movements - SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION
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The Noble Jerome Patent 30 Hr. [ Hour ] Brass Weight Movement and Related Movements - SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION

By Taylor, Snowden. SIGNED

The Westchester Chapter [90], in Association with the Central New York Chapter [58], of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, 1981 218mm x 280mm tall (8.5" x 11" approx.). Pp (ii), 66, with 111 b/w photo illustrations and a text figure. Very good, in the original b/w photo-illustrated white card covers/black title. No. 318 of a signed, limited edition.. Signed by Author. First [& Only ?] Edition. Illus. by with major photography by Timothy S Taylor.

$101.51

Old London Glasshouses WITH LETTER
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Old London Glasshouses WITH LETTER

By Buckley, Francis

London: Privately Printed by Stevens & Sons, Limited, 1915 Hardback, 125mm x 188mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). 42pp. Slight rub to the head of the spine, otherwise very good in the original blind-ruled, black cloth-covered boards/gilt titles/blind-stamped logo to front board/green & white-marbled endpapers, with the hand-written inscription to the blank upper margin of the title-page: "with the author's compliments February, 1915", TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, a double-sided, handwritten letter to Clifford Smith [? Author of "Buckingham Palace: Its Furniture, Decoration & History"?]: "Dear Clifford Smith, I am sending you a copy of "Old London Glasshouses" to add to your library, if you care to accept it. There is a chapter on mirrors which may possibly interest you. Though it is so small a book, it has taken nearly a year to collect the materials. Perhaps I may be able to expand it in a future edition. Yours sincerely, (signed) Francis Buckley - 18, Aubrey Walk, Kensington W. February 27th 1915.". Author's Complimentary Copy with ALS. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w.

$169.18

Antique Buttons Their History and How to Collect Them [Published earlier in the UK as ' Buttons for the Collector ']

By Peacock, Primrose

New York: Drake Publishers, 1973 Hardback, 194mm x 253mm tall (7.75" x 10" approx.). 128pp, with 6 colour, and 53 b/w plates + illustrations in the text, in total depicting many hundreds of buttons, and including a useful bibliography. The Author describes virtually every type of button manufactured in the 140-year period [1800-1940) covered by this erudite study. Very light sunning of top edges of boards, otherwise very good, in the original light-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and price-clipped and slightly chipped but otherwise sound, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. First Edition, Second Printing. Cloth. Good/Good. 4to.

$33.84

The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts MDCCCCXXV - The One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh
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The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts MDCCCCXXV - The One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh

By Royal Academy of Arts

London: Printed by Wm. Clowes and Sons, Limited, 1925 Hardback, 110mm x 142mm tall (4.25" x 5.25" approx.). 128pp with a Plan of the Galleries and a full List of the Exhibitors with their addresses. Some external rubs and lacking the pencil which originally accompanied the guide (used by the original owner to highlight a few of the entries). Otherwise good, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt title and Academy Coat of Arms. Postage will be reduced for this item. . First and only Edition Thus. Cloth. Good.

$13.53

Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers, with a Supplement on the Channel Islands
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Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers, with a Supplement on the Channel Islands

By Tribe, Tom & Whatmoor, Philip

Oswestry: Tanat Books, 1981 Hardback, 145mm x 223mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 234pp with 38 illustrations, + 6pp blank for notes. Very good, in the original maroon cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title/map endpapers, and with the price-clipped but otherwise very good, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$47.37

Patents for Inventions - Abridgments of the Specifications Relating to Safes, Strong Rooms, Tills, and Similar Depositories A.D. 1801-1866 [ Abridgements ]
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Patents for Inventions - Abridgments of the Specifications Relating to Safes, Strong Rooms, Tills, and Similar Depositories A.D. 1801-1866 [ Abridgements ]

By Commissioners of Patents

London: Commissioners of Patents, 1873 Hardback, 125mm x 182mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp xv, 92. Paper stock toned and with a label to the front pastedown and withdrawn stamp impression of Wakefield Reference Library. Otherwise very good, in a contemporary library binding of red cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Includes details of the patent applications over this important historic period for the genre, amongst them those made by such famous names as Bramah, Chubb, Tann, Hobbs, Chatwood, Price, &c.&c. Scarce. First Edition. Cloth. Good.

$169.18

Catalogue. Christmas List with Wholesale Prices, for 1938
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Catalogue. Christmas List with Wholesale Prices, for 1938

By Macfarlane Lang & Co. Ltd., Biscuit & Cake Manufacturers

London & Glasgow: Macfarlane Lang & Co. Ltd., 1938 210mm x 280mm tall (8.25" x 11" approx.). 28 full-colour pages, each printed on duck-egg blue backgrounds with red-printed upper and lower rulings and holly decorations to corners, and depicting over 120 illustrations of the Company's cakes, biscuits and their decorative tins and cartons. Rubs to spine, otherwise very good, in the original embossed, red, gold, blue & black-printed thin-card covers/red cord ties together with, loosely inserted, a black-printed double-sided price-list.. First & Only Edition Thus. Very Good/N/A. 4to..

$60.90

Gold: Legal Regulations for the Standard of Gold & Silver Wares in Different Countries of the World

By Von Studnitz, Arthur - Mrs. Brewer - Streeter, Edwin, W., F.R.G.S. [see description for full details]

London: Chapman & Hall, 1877 Hardback, 120mm x 195mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). 140pp, with chapter head & tail vignettes and decorated capitals; a coloured multi-folding map of the World as frontispiece; a tissue-guarded chromo plate with (1) Nugget of Gold, (2) Scales of Gold, (3) Capillary Silver, (4) Nugget of Platinum, (5) Scales of Platinum & (6) Cinnabar; an Appendix with a text figure and a red & black-printed, 16pp 'Extracts of Press Criticism from all the Best Papers of 1877 on Ed. W. Streeter's 'Precious Stones & Gems'. The work is decribed as being translated and abridged by Mrs Brewer from 'Die Gesetzliche Regelung Des Feingehaltes Von Gold Und-Silber-Waaren' by Arthur Von Studnitz, and with notes and additions by Edwin W. Streeter. Original black & gilt-deorated, tan cloth-covered boards somewhat rubbed, and frontispiece map creased, otherwise good.. Second Edition, Revised & Enlarged.

$74.44

The Watch Collector's Handbook
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The Watch Collector's Handbook

By Cutmore, M.

Newton Abbot London Vancouver: David & Charles, 1976 Hardback, 145mm x 220mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 159pp with over 70 drawings, diagrams and b/w photographs. Very good, in the original black boards/gilt spine title, and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo..

$16.92

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