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Description of a new-invented Thirty hour Sand Chronometer, shewing distinctly the Hour and Minute, without stopping even while it is turned.

Catalogue no: 1462
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 8 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov. 1758
Editor: Publisher: The Gentleman's Magazine
Dimensions: 215mm x 135mm Condition: Good
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Pages extracted from the November, 1758 issue of The Gentleman's Magazine and bound between marbled paper covers.

The article describes in detail an unusual sandglass, made of iron and wood,incorporating dials and gearing. Illustrated on a fold-out page (250mm x 210mm) with 8 engravings showing the mechanism.

Described as a chronometer and "...every way moveable to conform to the agitations of a ship", suggesting that this was one of the eccentric inventions intended to solve the longitude puzzle.

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Mariage & Divorce de l'Art & de la Mecanique (De La Clepsydre au Chronometer de Poche

Catalogue no: 1403
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Raymond Cavalaire
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: Dec., 1923
Editor: Publisher: Art et Curiosite
Dimensions: 270mm x 210mm Condition: Reasonable, some small tears
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A short article within the monthly journal "Art et Curiosite" Content of article given in English; "We briefly summarize herein the evolution of the . It will be seen that the silversmith and the mechanic have dominated alternately; the preponderance of the one or the other enables us to determine the period to which the watch belongs." In addition, the front cover includes a photograph of a 17th century "Horloge Astronomique a D
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Memoire sur La Sphere Mechanique du Monde

Catalogue no: 1399
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Adam d'Ostia-Ostaszewski
Total pages: 39 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1894
Editor: The Author Publisher: Cracovie
Dimensions: 250mm x 170mm Condition: Fragile and yellowed. Cover spine torn, pages slightly dog-eared
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Transcript of lecture "Presente a l'Academie au mois de Decembre 1894". Opening sentence reads; "J'ai l'honneur d'exposer a l'academie une decouverte scientifique: celle d'une spere mecanique du monde que j'ai reussi a construire d'apres les fragments des philosophes Pythagoriciens." Describes this and other spheres including their historical background. Ends with an Appendice of 1900 under the following headings; Preuve Mechanique Preuve Mathematique Preuve Historique
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Le Rectangulus de Wallingford, precide d'un note sur le Torquetum

Catalogue no: 1395
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Henri Michel
Total pages: 9 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: 1944
Editor: Publisher: Editions L'Avenir
Dimensions: 240mm x 190mm Condition: Good
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A sparately printed extract from "Ciel et Terre", no. 11-12 - 1944 Written following the discovery of a XIV century astronomical manuscript in the Bibloteque Royale in Brussels. Divided into the following sections; Antiquite du Torquetum Construction du Torquetum (illustrated) Usage du Torquetum Construction du Rectangulus (illustrated) Usage du Rectangulus Antiquite Du Rectangulus
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Catalogue of a costly assembage of Decorative Property. To be sold at Mr Phillip's, 73, New Bond Street

Catalogue no: 1388
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 14 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 19th Feb., 1846
Editor: Publisher: Mr Phillips
Dimensions: 230mm x 190mm Condition: A bit fragile, some tears, spine secured by sticky tape
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Historic auction catalogue without annotation by Ilbert or other. Sale includes nearly 30 lots of horological interest, all French, mostly from Louis XIV -XVI. Examples by Le Roy and Robin
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Catalogue of the Valuable and Extensive Collection of Objects of Art and Vertu of Mr William Forrest of the Strand

Catalogue no: 1387
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 66 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 11th Feb., 1856
Editor: Publisher: Messrs. Foster & Son
Dimensions: 230mm x 190mm Condition: Fragile, rather dirty and dog-eared, spine secured by tape
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Historic auction catalogue with name of "Charles Forrest. Private!!!" written in ink on cover and also label of Malcolm Gardner beneath . Presumably, Gardner supplied Ilbert with this catalogue. Among the 1370 lots are over 80 of horological interest. Ilbert has attached a list of these lots on a separate paper attached by pin to inside of cover.
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Catalogue of Modern Jewellery --- Gold and Silver Watches

Catalogue no: 1386
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 43 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: June 6th, 1918
Editor: Publisher: Debenham, Storr, & Sons
Dimensions: Cover and most pages removed Condition: Good
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Sale with 88 lots of horological interest. Minimal information given. Important names include the following; Lot 1062. Silver chronometer (Arnold, London) 1781 Lot 1068. Watch by Tompion and Banga (sic), 1695 Lot 1073. Fine specimen coaching watch with calendar, repeater and alarm (Francis Berthoud, London) Lot 1106. Gold repeating musical watch (Breguet et Fils) A few prices given by Ilbert
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Auction Sale Catalogue

Catalogue no: 1385
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Dec. 3rd., 1934
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 250mm x 155mm Condition: 6 pages only, cover missing
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Sale (unknown auction house) with 13 lots of horological interest, as follows; Lots 1-7, the Property of The Baroness De Tuyll; Lot 1. Silver watch by Roget, London, another by Jno. Edmonds, London Lot 2. 3 watches by I.Tarts, T. May and Quare and Horseman (5444), all of London. First two repousse, last enamelled Lot3. Watch by Fly, London, silver and enamelled Lot 4. Silver repousse cased watch by Thomas Duncan, London. Case by D.Cochin (Illustrated in Britten, fig. 292) Lot 5. Silver repousses cased watch by John Travers, London (case by Mauris)
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Catalogue of Valuable Antique and Modern Furniture

Catalogue no: 1384
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 24 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: May, 1937
Editor: Publisher: Edgar Horn
Dimensions: 270mm x 220mm Condition: Good, 4 pages only,a little dog-eared
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Sale with 2 lots of horological interest as follows; Lot 746. Antique grandfather clock (movement converted from one year to six months, by William Webster, Exchange Alley, London, in Queen Anne walnut case with bevelled mirror panelled door. Lot 749. Antique eight-day grandfather clock by J.Duncan, London No notes made by Ilbert
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Catalogue of Clocks, Objects of Art and Antiquities, English and French Furniture, Tapestries, Textiles, Rugs and Carpets

Catalogue no: 1382
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
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Total pages: 34 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 21st July, 1955
Editor: Publisher: Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd
Dimensions: 250mm x 160mm Condition: Good
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Sale with 7 lots of horological interest, as follows; Lot 1. English ebonised bracket clock by Conyers Dunlop, London Lot 2. English ebonised bracket clock by Joseph Rose, London Lot 3. English ebonised bracket clock by Chas. Halsted, London Lot 4. English ebonised bracket clock, basket top, by John Ebsworth, Londoni Lot 5. English mahogany bracket clock by Ellicott, London Lot 6. English ebonised bracket clock by Langley Bradley, Londini fecit
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