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Auction Description for Bloomsbury: Horology & Science Books
Viewing Notes:
9th April 9.30am - 5.30pm, 10th April 9.30am - 7.30pm. Day of Sale from 9.30am.
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www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Horology & Science Books

by Bloomsbury Auctions


169 lots | 98 with images

April 11, 2013

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24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

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Allexandre (Jacques) Traité Général des Horloges,

Lot 1: Allexandre (Jacques) Traité Général des Horloges,

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Description: Allexandre (Jacques) Traité Général des Horloges, first and only edition in French, 27 folding engraved plates, 4 folding tables, 3pp. privilege at end, one plate torn and neatly repaired, text lightly browned, occasional soiling, Roberto Panicali's copy with his ink monogram stamp on title, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, rubbed, spine ends and corners a little worn, upper joint split, [Baillie p.180; Clockmakers' 10; Tardy p.10], 8vo, Paris, Hippolyte-Louis and Jacques Guerin, 1734. ***A general treatise on timekeepers dealing with dialling, pendulums, true solar time clocks, turret clocks and watches, and including a detailed bibliography of works on dialling, water-clocks and wheel clocks..

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Lot 2: Antiquarian Horological Society. Horological

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Description: Antiquarian Horological Society. Horological Masterworks: English Seventeenth-Century Clocks from Private Collections, number 23 of 110 copies, Ticehurst, 2003 § Robinson (Tom) The Longcase Clock, reprint, Woodbridge, 1982 § Dawson (Percy G.) & others. Early English Clocks..., Woodbridge, 1982 § Lloyd (H.Alan) The English Domestic Clock: Its Evolution and HIstory, original cloth-backed boards with illustration mounted on upper cover, privately printed for the author, 1938, plates and illustrations, some colour, all but the last original cloth or boards with dust-jackets; and 8 others on English clocks, mostly pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (12)

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Lot 3: Annual Register (The), or a View of the History,

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Description: Annual Register (The), or a View of the History, Politics and Literature for the Year 1776, 2 parts in 1, very light water-staining to fore-edge of last few leaves, modern calf-backed boards, red roan labels, J.Dodsley, 1777; and the volume for 1819, 8vo (2) ***First English printing, in book form, of the American Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation. Also including an account of James Ferguson on p.53 of 'Characters'..

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Lot 4: Baillie (G.H.) Clocks and Watches: An Historical

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Description: Baillie (G.H.) Clocks and Watches: An Historical Bibliography, 1951 § Bromley (John) The Clockmakers' Library: The Catalogue of the Books and Manuscripts in the Library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, annotations in pencil and ink, original cloth, gilt, spine faded, dust-jacket, 1971 § [Lengellé (Henri)], "Tardy". Bibliographie Générale de la Mesure du Temps., one of 150 copies, contemporary morocco-backed boards, original upper wrapper bound in, Paris, [1947] § Wolf (Charles) Collection de Mémoires relatifs la Physique..., vol.IV & V: Mémoires sur le Pendule, précédés d'une Bibliographie, 2 vol., original printed wrappers, uncut, spines faded, Paris, 1889-91, the first two original cloth or boards with dust-jackets, the first slightly defective, most rubbed; and 7 others, horological bibliography & reference including some duplicates or reprints., 8vo & 4to (12)

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Berthoud (Ferdinand) Essai sur l'Horlogerie; dans

Lot 5: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Essai sur l'Horlogerie; dans

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Description: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Essai sur l'Horlogerie; dans lequel on traite de cet Art relativement a l'usage civil, a l'Astronomie et a la Navigation..., 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, 38 folding engraved plates, foxed and browned, soiling and staining to some plates, with prospectus and another leaf tipped to half-title of vol.1 and contemporary manuscript note on verso, ex-British Horological Institute library copy with ink stamps on titles, book-label of George Charles Williamson on front free endpapers, contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels, some old repairs to joints and corners, a little worn, joints split, [Baillie p. 262; Tardy p.31; cf.Clockmakers'72, second edition], 4to, Paris, J.Cl.Jombert [& others], 1763. ***Comprehensive treatise on horology..

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Berthoud (Ferdinand) Traité des Horloges Marines,

Lot 6: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Traité des Horloges Marines,

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Description: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Traité des Horloges Marines, contenant la Théorie, la Construction, la Main-d'Oeuvre de ces Machines, et la Maniere de les Éprouver, pour parvenir...la Détermination des Longitudes en Mer, first edition, half-title, engraved title-vignette and head-piece to dedication, 27 folding engraved plates, some with light offsetting and marginal browning, half-title soiled, text with marginal damp-staining, later ink ownership stamp of Reece D.Allan of Croydon (clock and watch repairer) at head of half-title and small label of Malcolm Gardner (horological bookseller) to foot of pastedown, hinges weak, contemporary vellum-backed paste-paper boards, uncut, later typed label on spine, a little worn, spine frayed at head, [Baillie p.290; Clockmakers' 77; Tardy p.31], 4to, Paris, J.B.G.Musier fils, 1773. ***Account of marine chronometers and the efforts in France to find a means of measuring the longitude, which, by ignoring the work of Le Roy, caused a long and bitter dispute between him and Berthoud..

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Berthoud (Ferdinand) Essai sur l'Horlogerie..., 2

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Description: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Essai sur l'Horlogerie..., 2 vol., second edition, half-titles, 38 folding engraved plates, light damp-staining to inner margin of preliminaries of vol.1, J.G.Merigot le jeune [& others], 1786; Éclaircissemens sur l'Invention, la Théorie, la Construction, et les Épreuves des Nouvelles Machines proposées en France, pour la Détermination des Longitudes en Mer par la Mesure du Temps, first edition, engraved title-vignette, errata leaf at end, J.B.G.Musier fils, 1773, together bound in 2 vol., a very clean copy, contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, rubbed and lightly stained, slightly worn in places, [Baillie p.262 & 294; Clockmakers' 72 & 70; Tardy p.31], 4to, Paris (2) ***The second work is a reply to Le Roy's Précis, itself a response to Berthoud's Traité des Horloges Marines, and part of the quarrel between the two men (see previous lot)..

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Berthoud (Ferdinand) Essai sur l'Horlogerie..., 2

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Description: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Essai sur l'Horlogerie..., 2 vol., second edition, half-titles, 38 folding engraved plates (plate 19 bound at end of vol.2), old ownership stamp and signature on titles, some light foxing and a few small stains, contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, a little rubbed, slight staining to upper cover of vol.1, spines and corners repaired, [Baillie p.262; Clockmakers' 72; Tardy p.31], 4to, Paris, J.G.Merigot le jeune [& others], 1786.

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Lot 9: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Essai sur l'Horlogerie..., 2

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Description: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Essai sur l'Horlogerie..., 2 vol., second edition, half-titles, 20 folding engraved plates only (of 38), foxed and water-stained, some frayed and defective at fore-edge (some repairs), J.G.Merigot le jeune [& others], 1786; Éclaircissemens sur l'Invention, la Théorie, la Construction, et les Épreuves des Nouvelles Machines proposées en France, pour la Détermination des Longitudes en Mer par la Mesure du Temps, first edition, engraved title-vignette, errata leaf at end, J.B.G.Musier fils, 1773, together bound in 2 vol.(the second between pp.360 & 361 of vol.2), later roan-backed marbled boards, rubbed, Paris; another edition, plates only, 2 vol., 38 engraved plates, foxed, contemporary green boards, gilt-stamped red morocco label on upper covers, rubbed and marked, spines a little worn, [1763], 4to & oblong folio, Paris; sold not subject to return (4)

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Berthoud (Ferdinand) De la Mesure du Temps, ou

Lot 10: Berthoud (Ferdinand) De la Mesure du Temps, ou

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Description: Berthoud (Ferdinand) De la Mesure du Temps, ou Supplément au Traité des Horloges Marines, et a l'Essai sur l'Horlogerie, engraved title-vignette, 11 folding engraved plates, a little foxing and offsetting, title lightly spotted, modern half sheep, a little rubbed, [Baillie p.327; Clockmakers' 68; Tardy p.31], 4to, Paris, J.G.Mérigot [& others], 1787.

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Berthoud (Ferdinand) Histoire de la Mesure du

Lot 11: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Histoire de la Mesure du

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Description: Berthoud (Ferdinand) Histoire de la Mesure du Temps par les Horloges, 2 vol., first edition, engraved title-vignettes, 23 folding engraved plates, some foxing, light water-staining at beginning and end of vol.2 affecting some plates, modern calf, gilt, [Clockmakers' 73; 4to, Paris, An X [1802].

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Bion (Nicolas) The Construction and Principal Uses

Lot 12: Bion (Nicolas) The Construction and Principal Uses

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Description: Bion (Nicolas) The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments, translated and edited by Edmund Stone, second English edition, 30 folding engraved plates, light browning, contemporary calf, rubbed, corners worn, rebacked preserving old morocco label, [Baillie p.145; Tardy p.36], folio, J.Richardson, 1758. ***The best edition, with a supplement concerning recent developments in instrument making in England and an additional four plates..

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Lot 13: Britten (F.J.) Old English Clocks (The Wetherfield

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Description: Britten (F.J.) Old English Clocks (The Wetherfield Collection), number 19 of 320 copies, modern cloth, 1907 § Hurcomb (W.E.) The Wetherfield Collection of 222 Clocks. Sold...on 1st May, 1928, for £30,000, second edition, original cloth, spine slightly faded, 1929 § Hering (D.W.) The Lure of the Clock: An Account of the James Arthur Collection of Clocks and Watches at New York University, New York, 1932 § Dawson (Percy G.) The Iden Clock Collection, one of 1000 copies, Woodbridge, 1987, plates and illustrations, a few colour, all but the first original cloth, the last with dust-jacket, some spines a little faded; and 6 others on clock collections including 2 copies of the Courtenay A.Ilbert sale catalogue (the sale did not take place but was purchased for the nation), the rest pamphlets, v.s. (10)

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Camus (Charles Etienne Louis) Sur la Figure des

Lot 14: Camus (Charles Etienne Louis) Sur la Figure des

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Description: Camus (Charles Etienne Louis) Sur la Figure des Dents des Roues, et des Ailes des Pignons, extract from 'Histoire de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Année M.DCCXXXIII' with vignette title to whole volume, pp.165-198, 6 folding engraved plates, lightly spotted and browned, Leon Leroy's copy with his book-label, old red patterned-paper wrappers, paper label on upper cover, spine rubbed, [Tardy p.51; cf.Baillie 188, first edition of 1735], 12mo, Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1737. ***Important contribution to the theory of teeth..

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Camus (Charles Etienne Louis) A Treatise on the

Lot 15: Camus (Charles Etienne Louis) A Treatise on the

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Description: Camus (Charles Etienne Louis) A Treatise on the Teeth of Wheels, Pinions, &c... first English edition, advertisement leaf and 15 folding engraved plates at end (numbered 1 and 23-36 but complete), contemporary ink inscription "Richd. Down 1811" at head of title, some light foxing, original boards, uncut, rubbed, [Clockmakers' 136; Tardy p.51], 8vo, 1806. ***First published in Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences for 1733 and later incorporated by Camus into his Cours Mathématique..

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Lot 16: Camus (Charles Etienne Louis) A Treatise on the

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Description: Camus (Charles Etienne Louis) A Treatise on the Teeth of Wheels, Pinions, &c... second English edition, 3pp. advertisements and 18 engraved plates at end (numbered 23-40 but complete), one folding, plates foxed, contemporary ink inscription "Charles May 1841" on front free endpaper facing title, original cloth, rubbed and lightly stained, rebacked preserving original spine, [Tardy p.51], 8vo, 1837. ***Second and best edition, with extensive corrections and additions by John Isaac Hawkins..

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Lot 17: Cescinsky (Herbert) and Malcolm R.Webster. English

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Description: Cescinsky (Herbert) and Malcolm R.Webster. English Domestic Clocks, contemporary half morocco, rubbed and soiled, [1913] § Cescinsky (Herbert) The Old English Master Clockmakers and their Clocks 1670-1820, original cloth, rubbed, [1938], first editions, illustrations; and 2 others, a reprint of the first and another copy of the second, 4to (4)

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Lot 18: Chambers (Ephraim) Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal

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Description: Chambers (Ephraim) Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences..., 2 vol., seventh edition, folding engraved frontispiece (creasd and laid down), titles in red and black, engraved plates, some folding, folding Caslon type specimen, some light soiling and browning, one or two tears and marginal defects, one plate defective, modern calf-backed boards, vellum tips, morocco labels, [cf. PMM 171b, first edition of 1728], folio, W.Innys [& others], 1751-52.; sold not subject to return ***An updating of Harris's Lexicon Technicum of 1704 (see lot 61), and including fine plates of machinery, horology, surgical instruments etc..

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Chapuis (Alfred) and Edmond Droz. Les Automates:

Lot 19: Chapuis (Alfred) and Edmond Droz. Les Automates:

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Description: Chapuis (Alfred) and Edmond Droz. Les Automates: Figures Artificielles d'Hommes et d'Animaux, colour plates, illustrations, bookplate of Roland Winder, later dark green morocco, gilt, by Bayntun Rivière, spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, original printed wrappers bound in, very slightly rubbed at edges, [Clockmakers' 153], 4to, Neuchatel, [1949].

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Chastel (François) Recueil de Tables Progressives

Lot 20: Chastel (François) Recueil de Tables Progressives

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Description: Chastel (François) Recueil de Tables Progressives pour les Vibrations du Régulateur, first edition signed by the author for authentication of accuracy at end of preface, 1817 bound with Arlaud (François) Table qui indique les nombres qu'il faut aux roues de rencontre des montres..., second edition, lightly foxed, 1805, together 2 works in 1 vol., contemporary ink signature of Henry Allier on front free endpaper and some annotations to text, bookplate of Léon Leroy, contemporary blue paste-paper boards, paper label to spine, a little rubbed, [Tardy p.58], 8vo, Geneva, Luc Sestié ***Two rare works facilitating wheelwork calculations for watch and clockmakers..

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Clavius (Christoph) Fabrica et usus instrumenti ad

Lot 21: Clavius (Christoph) Fabrica et usus instrumenti ad

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Description: Clavius (Christoph) Fabrica et usus instrumenti ad horologiorum descriptionem per opportuni, first edition, woodcut device on title, 28 full-page woodcut illustrations and diagrams including 4 identical of the same instrument, woodcut diagrams in text, astronomical tables, title soiled, some other light browning or staining, modern bookplate of Fritz Curdts and with his signature on front pastedown, contemporary vellum, lacking ties, a little rubbed and stained, [Adams C 2097; Houzeau & Lancaster 11385], small 4to, Rome, Bartholomaeus Grassius, 1586. ***The author's second work on dialling in which he describes the construction of an instrument to facilitate the setting out of dials, the precursor of the mechanical equinoctial dial..

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Clockmakers of Marseilles.- Statuts ou Reglemens

Lot 22: Clockmakers of Marseilles.- Statuts ou Reglemens

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Description: Clockmakers of Marseilles.- Statuts ou Reglemens pour le Corps des Maitres Horlogers de la Ville de Marseille, 16pp., staining towards end, stitched in original wrappers, a little stained and frayed, ex-Franklin Institute Library copy preserved in later cloth-backed board folder, 8vo, Marseille, Antoine Favet, 1775. ***Scarce..

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Clockmakers' Company.- Atkins (S.E.) and William

Lot 23: Clockmakers' Company.- Atkins (S.E.) and William

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Description: Clockmakers' Company.- Atkins (S.E.) and William Overall. Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London, mounted actual photograph of John Harrison's tomb, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, a very good copy in original brown cloth, gilt, t.e.g., spine very slightly spotted, privately printed, 1881 § Charter and Bye Laws of the Worshipful Company of Clock Makers, of the City of London incorporated 1631; 7th Charles 1st, wood-engraved coat-of-arms frontispiece, later calf, spine a little faded, 1825, [Clockmakers' 27 & 188; Tardy pp.19 & 62], 8vo (2)

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Clockmakers' Company.- Atkins (S.E.) and William

Lot 24: Clockmakers' Company.- Atkins (S.E.) and William

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Description: Clockmakers' Company.- Atkins (S.E.) and William Overall. Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London, mounted actual photograph of John Harrison's tomb, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, an excellent copy in original half black morocco, title and gilt arms on upper cover, spine gilt, t.e.g., [Clockmakers' 27; Tardy p.19], 8vo, privately printed, 1881.

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Clockmakers' Company.- Charter (The) and Bye Laws

Lot 25: Clockmakers' Company.- Charter (The) and Bye Laws

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Description: Clockmakers' Company.- Charter (The) and Bye Laws of the Company of Clockmakers, London, 76pp. (iv, 72), light foxing and soiling, contemporary marbled wrappers, title in manuscript on upper cover, rubbed, a few ink stains (mostly to lower wrapper), spine torn and a little frayed, [Clockmakers' 189], 8vo, printed by R.S.Kirby, [c.1800]. ***Very rare; the first printing of the Charter and Bye Laws, printed c.1800 according to Bromley. No copy on COPAC..

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Clockmakers' Company.- Charter and Bye Laws of the

Lot 26: Clockmakers' Company.- Charter and Bye Laws of the

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Description: Clockmakers' Company.- Charter and Bye Laws of the Worshipful Company of Clock Makers, of the City of London, incorporated 1631; 7th Charles 1st, wood-engraved coat-of-arms frontispiece, a good tall copy in modern calf, spine ruled in gilt with red roan label, [Clockmakers' 188; Tardy p.62], 8vo, printed by M.Couchman, 1825.

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Lot 27: Clockmakers' Company.- [Overall (William)] A

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Description: Clockmakers' Company.- [Overall (William)] A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Specimens of Clocks, Watches and Watchwork, Paintings, Prints, &. in the Library and Museum of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, title in red and black, original green cloth, gilt, 1875; another copy, original calf, gilt, spine gilt, rather scuffed, 1875 § Catalogue of the Museum...[including the Nethropp Collection], second edition, ex-Clockmakers' Company copy with bookplate, original green cloth, 1902 § Bromley (John) The Clockmakers' Library: The Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts..., 1977 § Clutton (Cecil) and George Daniels. Clocks and Watches: The Collection of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, 1975, the last two with illustrations, original cloth with dust-jackets, the first three all with gilt Company arms and title on upper covers, slightly rubbed; and 5 others concerning the Clockmakers' company, mostly duplicates of Baillie's guide, 8vo & 4to (10)

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Lot 28: Clutton (C.) and George Daniels. Watches: A

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Description: Clutton (C.) and George Daniels. Watches: A complet history of the technical and decorative development of the watch, third edition, 1979 § Camerer Cuss (T.P.) The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, revised edition, Woodbridge, 1976 § Chamberlain (Paul M.) It's about Time, New York, 1941 § Marryat (H.) Watches, vol.1: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Henlein to Tompion, [2 copies], 1938 § Hearn (Mrs. George A.) Collection of Watches loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art...., photogravure plates, contemporary half roan, t.e.g., others uncut, rubbed, spine defective at head, privately printed, 1907, plates and illustrations, some colour, all but the last original cloth, the first three with dust-jackets, the third worn and frayed; and 10 others on watches, mostly pamphlets, v.s. (16)

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Crespe (François) Essai sur les Montres a

Lot 29: Crespe (François) Essai sur les Montres a

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Description: Crespe (François) Essai sur les Montres a Répétition, half-title, [Tardy p.67], Geneva, J.J.Paschoud, 1804 bound with Fourché (M.P.) Rapport fait a la Société des Inventions et Découvertes...sur une Romaine à queue oscillante..., folding engraved plate (lightly water-stained), Paris, Pichard, 1805, together 2 works in 1 vol., first and only editions, light foxing, old ink ownership stamp of Joseph Martin on titles, Antide Janvier's copy with his book-label, contemporary calf-backed paste-paper boards, vellum tips, rubbed, rebacked preserving most of old morocco label, 8vo ***Both scarce; he first describes the Swiss watchmaking industry with advice to the makers, the second contains a description of Fourché's improved balance..

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Cumming (Alexander) The Elements of Clock and

Lot 30: Cumming (Alexander) The Elements of Clock and

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Description: Cumming (Alexander) The Elements of Clock and Watch-Work, adapted to Practice. In Two Essays, first edition, second issue with errata leaf (bound after preliminaries) but without Dd4 (final blank), 16 folding engraved plates, contemporary ink inscription "George Gauld 1767" at head of title (date very slightly shaved), light foxing and browning, title torn and repaired and slightly water-stained, modern mottled calf in period style, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco label, very slightly rubbed, [Baillie p.270; Clockmakers' 218; Tardy p.58], 4to, [by J.Hughes] for the Author, 1766. ***The author was a mathematician, mechanic and clock- and watchmaker from Edinburgh who worked in London and was one of the examiners of Harrison's longitude watch. This is the only English edition of his first book, one of 2 issues published in the same year, this with an errata leaf..

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Cumming (Alexander) The Elements of Clock and

Lot 31: Cumming (Alexander) The Elements of Clock and

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Description: Cumming (Alexander) The Elements of Clock and Watch-Work, adapted to Practice. In Two Essays, first edition, second issue with errata leaf (bound after text), also with Dd4 (final blank), 16 folding engraved plates, contemporary and later ink initials and signatures at head of title, text foxed but plates clean but for some marginal spotting or soiling, ex-British Horological Institute copy with faint ink stamps on title and label on front free endpaper, original cloth-backed boards, uncut, spine with paper label titled in manuscript, rubbed, corners and spine ends worn, [Baillie p.270; Clockmakers' 218; Tardy p.58], 4to, [by J.Hughes] for the Author, 1766.

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Lot 32: Denison (Edward Beckett, Lord Grimthorpe) A

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Description: Denison (Edward Beckett, Lord Grimthorpe) A Rudimentary Treaise on Clocks, Watches, & Bells for Public Purposes, eighth edition, 1903 § Wood (E.J.) Curiosities of Clocks and Watches from the Earliest Times, 1866 § Robertson (J.Drummond) The Evolution of Clockwork with a special section on the Clocks of Japan..., 1931 § Lloyd (H.Alan) The English Domestic Clock..., second impression, original cloth-backed boards, 1938 § Edwardes (E.L.) The Grandfather Clock, revised edition, Altrincham, 1952; The Story of the Pendulum Clock, Altrincham, 1977 § Coole (P.G.) & E.Neumann. The Orpheus Clocks, 1972 § Jagger (Cedric) Royal Clocks: The British Monarchy and its Timekeepers 1300-1900, 1983, plates and illustrations, all but the fourth original cloth or boards, the first five rubbed, the third damp-stained, the last three with dust-jackets, the last also with slip-case; and c.25 others on clocks and watches, some AHS publications, some pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (c.35)

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D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A

Lot 33: D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A

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Description: D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A Treatise of Watch, and Clock-work: Wherein the Art of Calculating Numbers for most sorts of Movements is explained to the capacity of the Unlearned. Also the History of Clock-work both Ancient and Modern..., first edition, folding woodcut plate of musical notation and chimes, woodcut diagrams, Addenda leaf at end, occasional light browning but generally a clean copy, A2 slighlty frayed at fore-edge, folding plate slightly shaved at foot affecting direction to binder, contemporary sheep, a little worn and stained, rebacked preserving most of old spine (chipped at head), red morocco label, [Baillie p.123; Clockmakers' 255; Tardy p.74; Wing D1099], 8vo in 4s, for James Knapton, 1696. ***Rare; the first comprehensive and scientific treatment of the art of horology, with far greater detail on clock and watch movement and construction than given by John Smith in his Horological Dialogues of 1675. Derham also produced the earliest, reasonably accurate estimate of the speed of sound. In his preface to the present work he admits to having had help 'In the History of the Modern Inventions' from Hooke and Tompion..

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D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A

Lot 34: D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A

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Description: D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A Treatise of Watch, & Clock-work..., To which is added a Supplement..., 2 parts in 1, second (enlarged) edition, folding woodcut plate of musical notation and chimes, 2 folding engraved plates, 4 tables on 2 folding sheets, advertisement leaf at end, contemporary ink signature of George Adams at head of title, light soiling and browning, a few leaves of supplement slightly frayed at edges, contemporary calf, gilt, rubbed, rebacked with gilt spine, corners repaired, [Baillie p.123; Clockmakers' 257; Tardy p.74], 12mo, for James Knapton, 1700. ***The second edition of this classic work, with a supplement including a description of Roemer's satellite instrument, Flamsteed's equation tables, and a method for laying down a meridian line..

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Lot 35: D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A

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Description: D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A Treatise of Watch, & Clock-work..., 2 parts in 1, second (enlarged) edition, folding woodcut plate of musical notation and chimes, one folding engraved plate only (of 2, lacking plate of wheelwork), 4 folding tables, advertisement leaf at end, browned, modern panelled calf, James Knapton, 1700; another edition, "fourth" i.e. fifth edition, 3 folding engraved plates, tables, contemporary ink signature on title, some light worming, cropped, a few small marginal repairs, ex-British Horological Institute copy with stamps, modern panelled calf, J.Knapton, 1759; Physico-Theology..., fifth edition, folding engraved plate, advertisement leaf at end, contemporary ink signature on title and another on front free endpaper, some browning, Pitfirrane bookplate, contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, W. & J.Innys, 1720; and 3 others by or about Derham including a poor copy of the fourth edition and a defective copy of the French edition of 1731, v.s. (6)

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Derham (William) Traité d'Horlogerie pour les

Lot 36: Derham (William) Traité d'Horlogerie pour les

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Description: Derham (William) Traité d'Horlogerie pour les Montres et les Pendules..., first French edition, 'Avis au Lecteur' leaf at beginning, errata leaf, 3 folding engraved plates including one of musical notation and chimes, 4 folding engraved tables, 3pp. privilege at end, engraved illustration in text, light staining to upper margin, pp.160-161 browned and frayed at upper edge, contemporary calf, spine gilt with red morocco label, rubbed and stained, small repair to spine at head, worn at foot, [Baillie p.123; Clockmakers' 263; Tardy p.74], 8vo, Paris, Gregoire Dupuis, 1731. ***A translation of the third English edition of 1714. The initial note to the reader explains how to recalculate Flamsteed's tables for the Gregorian calendar..

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Lot 37: D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A

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Description: D[erham] (W[illiam]) The Artificial Clock-maker. A Treatise of Watch, and Clock-work..., The Fourth Edition, with large Emendations, 3 folding engraved plates including one of musical notation and chimes, 4 folding tables, browned, one folding plate torn at folds and repaired, modern calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, [Baillie p.123; Clockmakers' 260; Tardy p.74], 12mo, James, John and Paul Knapton, 1734.

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Lot 38: Derham (William) The Artificial Clock-maker. A

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Description: Derham (William) The Artificial Clock-maker. A Treatise of Watch, and Clock-work..., The Fourth Edition, corrected, i.e. fifth edition, 3 folding engraved plates including one of musical notation and chimes, some light soiling, water-staining to lower outer corner of tables, folding plate at end slightly frayed at fore-edge, ink signature on front free endpaper, modern calf-backed marbled boards, red roan label, [Baillie p.123; Clockmakers' 261; Tardy p.74], 8vo, J.Knapton, 1759. ***With the tables incorporated into the text and updated to conform with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar..

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Lot 39: Derham (William) The Artificial Clock-maker. A

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Description: Derham (William) The Artificial Clock-maker. A Treatise of Watch, and Clock-work..., The Fourth Edition, corrected, i.e. fifth edition but a variant, 3 folding engraved plates including one of musical notation and chimes, marginal browning at beginning and end, engraved frontispiece frayed at inner margin and mounted on stub, worming to lower margin affecting a few catchwords, final plate (but not image) and rear pastedown, hinges reinforced, contemporary calf, later paper label titled in ink, rather worn, joints split, spine ends and corners worn, [cf.Baillie p.123, Clockmakers' 261 & Tardy p.74], 8vo, J.Knapton, 1759. ***Apparently an unknown variant. There are only 4pp. of tables incorporated into the text rather than 8pp., they are not updated to conform with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar and there is no footnote concerning updating..

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[Diderot (Denis) & Jean le Rond d'Alembert.]

Lot 40: [Diderot (Denis) & Jean le Rond d'Alembert.]

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Description: [Diderot (Denis) & Jean le Rond d'Alembert.] [Encyclopédie] Horlogerie, 25pp. text and 64 engraved plates after Goussier and Bourgeois, a few with light stain to upper outer corner not affecting image, otherwise very clean, modern calf-backed boards, red morocco label, very slightly rubbed at edges, folio, [Paris & Neufchatel], [c.1765]. ***First edition of these magnificent plates from Diderot's great encyclopaedia, depicting clocks and watches, their parts and movement, and the tools used to make them..

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Lot 41: Ditisheim (Paul) and others. Pierre Le Roy et la

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Description: Ditisheim (Paul) and others. Pierre Le Roy et la Chronométrie, numbered "53" and signed by the publisher, plates and illustrations, modern morocco-backed marbled boards, spine very slightly faded, [Tardy p.80], 4to, Paris, Tardy, 1940.

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Dubois (Pierre) Histoire de l'Horlogerie depuis

Lot 42: Dubois (Pierre) Histoire de l'Horlogerie depuis

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Description: Dubois (Pierre) Histoire de l'Horlogerie depuis son origine jusqu'a nos jours...' chromolithographed frontispiece and 3 plates heightened with gold and silver, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, some light browning to text, bookplate of Robert W.Coltman, contemporary half roan, rubbed, spine ends, joints and corners a little worn, 1849; Collection Archéologique du Prince Pierre Soltykoff: Horlogerie, engraved plates, light spotting, later half roan, original printed wrappers bound in (rubbed and soiled, laid down), corners rubbed, spine faded, 1858, first and only editions, [Clockmakers' 282 & 280; Tardy p.81], 4to, Paris (2)

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Lot 43: Dubois (Pierre) Histoire de l'Horlogerie depuis

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Description: Dubois (Pierre) Histoire de l'Horlogerie depuis son origine jusqu'a nos jours...' chromolithographed frontispiece and 3 plates heightened with gold and silver, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, some browning and soiling, first few leaves with marginal water-staining (repaired), contemporary modern half calf, spine gilt, 1849 § Jurgensen (Louis Urbain) Principes Généraux de l'Exacte Mesure du Temps par les Horloges, text only, lacking plate vol., second edition, foxed, 1838 § Planchon (M.) L'Horloge: son Histoire, 1898 § Saunier (C.) Guide-Manuel de l'Horloger; Recueil des Procédés Pratiques usités en Horlogerie, together 2 vol., 14 folding engraved plates, 1876-77 § Havard (H.) L'Horlogerie, [c.1892], plates and illustrations, all but the first contemporary roan-backed marbled boards, the fourth with original printed wrappers bound in, most rubbed, some spines faded, the second worn, 4to & 8vo, Paris (6)

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Earnshaw (Thomas).- Commissioners of Longitude.

Lot 44: Earnshaw (Thomas).- Commissioners of Longitude.

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Description: Earnshaw (Thomas).- Commissioners of Longitude. Explanations of Time-keepers, constructed by Mr. Thomas Earnshaw and the late Mr. John Arnold, first edition, 6 folding engraved plates, contemporary ink signature of J.Rippon at head of title, title browned, some light foxing and staining, plates very slightly soiled and frayed at edges, modern half calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt and with calf label, uncut, [Clockmakers' 203; Tardy p.64], 4to, T.Bensley for Payne and Mackinlay, 1806.

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Earnshaw (Thomas) Longitude. An Appeal to the

Lot 45: Earnshaw (Thomas) Longitude. An Appeal to the

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Description: Earnshaw (Thomas) Longitude. An Appeal to the Public: stating Mr. Thomas Earnshaw's Claim to the Orginal Invention of the Improvements in his Timekeepers, their Superior Going in Numerous Voyages...and his Consequent Right to National Reward, first edition, half-title, with 34pp. of appendices and errata slip at end, half-title a little soiled, light spotting and browning, some leaves more heavily, modern half calf, spine ruled and titled in gilt, [Clockmakers' 287; Tardy p.84], 8vo, for the Author, 1808. ***Very scarce; COPAC records 7 copies of this edition, of which 2 (British Library and UCL copies) do not appear to contain the appendices. We can find only one copy at auction in the last 35 years..

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Lot 46: Edgecumbe (Richard) The Art of the Gold Chaser in

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Description: Edgecumbe (Richard) The Art of the Gold Chaser in Eighteenth-Century London, Oxford, 2000 § Chapuis (Alfred) & others. The History of the Musical Box and of Mechanical Music, Summit, NJ, 1980 § Musical Box Society International. Silver Anniversary Collection: Selected Articles from the Bulletin, Summit, NJ, 1974 § Holtzapffel (J.J.) The Principles and Practice of Ornamental or Complex Turning, facsimile reprint, New York, 1973, illustrations, many colour, original cloth or boards, the first two with dust-jackets, the second slightly rubbed with faded spine, 4to & 8vo (4)

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Ellicott (John) A Description of Two Methods, by

Lot 47: Ellicott (John) A Description of Two Methods, by

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Description: Ellicott (John) A Description of Two Methods, by which the Irregularity of the Motion of a Clock, arising from the Influence of Heat and Cold upon the Rod of the Pendulum, may be prevented...Read June 4, 1752, extract from 'Philosophical Transactions' vol.47 pp.479-494, folding engraved plate, final two leaves browned, Reece D.Allan's copy with his signature and ink stamp to front free endpaper, modern vellum-backed boards, spine titled in ink, corners rubbed, [Baillie p.133], 4to, 1753. ***The first appearance of Ellicott's paper on the compensated pendulum..

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Elliott (Henry) The Clock-Maker's Assistant: or, a

Lot 48: Elliott (Henry) The Clock-Maker's Assistant: or, a

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Description: Elliott (Henry) The Clock-Maker's Assistant: or, a Treatise concerning the Calculation of all Manner of Numbers belonging to all Sorts of Clocks. As also the Calculation of the Lengths of all Sorts of Pendulums, for the Benefit of the Publick, first edition, woodcut ornaments, old ink inscriptions "J.W.Bd.1790" at head of title and "J.Richardson./Jos. Walker Brad:/ 1791" on front free endpaper, with a few ink annotations to pp.68-69 in the same hand and tipped-in leaf of notes in manuscript headed "Bradford Piece-Hall Clock...J.Walkers Spring Clock made by Tho.Ogden..." with details and tooth counts, a little spotted and browned, later book-label of William Leatham on front pastedown, contemporary sprinkled calf, rubbed, upper joint split, lower cracked, spine ends and corners a little worn and chipped, 12mo, for the Author at the Leg and Dial in Grubstreet, 1726. ***Only known copy of a previously unrecorded early 18th century horological work. The author, a clock-maker, became a Free Brother of the Clockmakers' Company in 1688; only a few of his clocks survive..

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Ferguson (James) Astronomy explained upon Sir

Lot 49: Ferguson (James) Astronomy explained upon Sir

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Description: Ferguson (James) Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles..., second edition, folding engraved frontispiece and 13 folding plates, contemporary name torn away at head of title (not affecting text), some contemporary marginalia and cross-referencing to text on plates, lightly browned, modern sheep, red morocco label, spine slightly faded, 4to, Printed for, and sold by the Author, 1757.

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Lot 50: Ferguson (James) Select Mechanical Exercises:

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Description: Ferguson (James) Select Mechanical Exercises: shewing how to construct different Clocks, Orreries, and Sun-Dials..., second edition, half-title, engraved portrait, 9 folding engraved plates, a little soiled and stained, modern half calf, spine gilt, 1778; An Introduction to Electricity, second edition, 3 folding engraved plates, ex-library copy with ink stamps on title, modern calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt and slightly faded, 1775; Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics...with the Use of the Globes, the Art of Dialing..., seventh edition, 36 folding engraved plates, contemporary mottled sheep, joints split, small repair to head of spine, 1790; Tables and Tracts, relative to Several Arts and Sciences, second edition, half-title, 3 folding engraved plates, old ink inscription to half-title and front free endpaper, contemporary calf, joints split, 1771 § Henderson (Ebenezer) Life of James Ferguson..., second edition, engraved portrait, wood-engraved illustrations, original cloth, gilt, recased preserving original faded spine, corners repaired, new endpapers, Edinburgh..., 1870, the last three rubbed, 8vo (5)

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