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Automata & Mechanical Toys

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Product description

Automata & Mechanical Toys
an illustrated history by Mary Hillier

Published by Bloomsbury Books (an imprint of Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd)

Hardback with dust jacket. Red textured 'cloth effect' binding with gilt lettering on spine. Smooth matte pages and glossy full-colour plates.
Dust jacket in good condition apart from minor indentations. Binding in excellent condition. Inside pages clean and intact and in excellent condition.

Information from the dust jacket:

"This is the first book to deal with the evolution of mechanical toys following on the history of automata from very early times. It covers the entire story, worldwide, introducing famous makers and historical characters as well as their inventions. The special emphasis is from the eighteenth century onwards, when the awakening of technological interest produced both frivolous and luxury toys to amuse people and the ingenious robot machines that eventually were to transform industry."

A comprehensive history of the automaton beautifully illustrated throughout in black and white and colour.

Item details

Added value:
Beautifully illustrated with black and white and colour photographs
Author(s):
Hillier, Mary
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
7.5" x 10"
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1870630270
ISBN-13:
9781870630276
Number of pages:
200
Publisher:
Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd
Title:
Automata & Mechanical Toys

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About this item

Automata & Mechanical Toys
an illustrated history by Mary Hillier

Published by Bloomsbury Books (an imprint of Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd)

Hardback with dust jacket. Red textured 'cloth effect' binding with gilt lettering on spine. Smooth matte pages and glossy full-colour plates.
Dust jacket in good condition apart from minor indentations. Binding in excellent condition. Inside pages clean and intact and in excellent condition.

Information from the dust jacket:

"This is the first book to deal with the evolution of mechanical toys following on the history of automata from very early times. It covers the entire story, worldwide, introducing famous makers and historical characters as well as their inventions. The special emphasis is from the eighteenth century onwards, when the awakening of technological interest produced both frivolous and luxury toys to amuse people and the ingenious robot machines that eventually were to transform industry."

A comprehensive history of the automaton beautifully illustrated throughout in black and white and colour.

Added value:
Beautifully illustrated with black and white and colour photographs
Author(s):
Hillier, Mary
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
7.5" x 10"
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1870630270
ISBN-13:
9781870630276
Number of pages:
200
Publisher:
Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd
Title:
Automata & Mechanical Toys

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