Automata

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Chapuis (A.) & Droz (E.): Les Automates - Figures Artificielles D'hommes et D'animaux -Histoire et Technique

Chapuis (A.) & Droz (E.): Les Automates - Figures Artificielles D'hommes et D'animaux -Histoire et Technique
O/P. 426 pages, 488 figures, 1949. One of the classic books on automata (the English language edition Automata - A Historical and Technological Study was published in 1958). This book includes chapters on articulated masks, clocks & watches with automata, mechanical toys, automaton figures & animals, and lots more. A fine copy. [French language]

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(Ref: K2339 - H5)

Price: 150.00

[Galerie Charpentier]: Poupes et Automates Depuis la Renaissance
O/P. [24 pages], illustrated, 1952. The catalogue of an exhibition of automata featuring the collection of Madame de Galea, held at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris. Thin card covers. [French language] (Ref: K2342 - BX5)

Price: 50.00

Hesketh (D.): Penny-In-the-Slot Automata and the Working Model

Hesketh (D.): Penny-In-the-Slot Automata and the Working Model
NEW. 224 pages, over 300 colour illustrations, published January 2005. The first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside and the fairground for over a century (1860's to 1970's). The book has chapters on the British makers Ahrens, Bolland, Canova, Dennison, Kraft, Lee and Tansley as well as on American working models and coin-operated mechanical music. A price guide and list of museums with good collections are also included. With dust jacket. (Ref: N599)

Price: 75.00
Mayson (G.T.):  Mechanical Singing-Bird Tabatires

Mayson (G.T.): Mechanical Singing-Bird Tabatires
O/P. 256 pages, over 200 colour illustrations, 2000. The book opens with a brief historical survey then progresses to the restoration of movements, birds and boxes. Singing bird boxes are much sought after today; this book is the only work on the subject and has become very hard to find. Written by a dedicated restorer who was well respected throughout Europe and the USA. Now hard to find. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K2730 - P1)

Price: 250.00
Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): The Musical Clock - Musical & Automaton Clocks and Watches

Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): The Musical Clock - Musical & Automaton Clocks and Watches
NEW. 352 pages, well illustrated in colour and b&w, 1995. The definitive work on musical clocks, including the tunes played, and notes on their makers. A very useful book for collectors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N231)

Price: 49.99

White (G.): Toys * Dolls * Automata: Marks & Labels
O/P. 240 pages, figures, reprinted 1985. A very useful book for identifying makers and date of manufacture from makers marks and trademarks found on the products. A good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K2946 - L2)

Price: 8.00

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