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Miscellaneous Books and Articles

A large map of the main watchmaking regions in Switzerland. See also Osterwald.
"Followed by a Conversation on Watchmaking between Mr Trottevite and Mr Vabien". Two charming stories with opinions about 19th century watchmaking.
The French of two charming stories with opinions about 19th century watchmaking.
A description of the watch factory set up by Christin and Viala.
French description of the watch factory set up by Christin and Viala.
Extensively annotated version of the French diary.
Facsimiles and translations. Christin was an enigmatic person who designed a self-winding watch circa 1778.
Diary of a trip in Switzerland with some references to watchmaking.
The French diary of a trip in Switzerland with some references to watchmaking.
Interesting because of its description of watch smuggling.
A delightful example of watch advertising!
An article analysing Lalande's "Diary of a trip to England 1763" in its horological context.
A serious article looking at the usefulness or uselessness of watch complications.
An introduction to watch collecting for beginners.
Short comment on the number of workers employed by Japy.
A recipe book for cooking human food.
Biography of a much-loved dog.

Illustration: Watch with a compass and the plates cut out to form a scene, circa 1880?
Engraved "MI Chronometre", but a cheap cylinder escapement watch with pendant winding. A rather pointless "complication" because the compass and scene are hidd class="index"en under the metal, hinged dome.