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Automata & Mechanical Toys: An Illustrated History by Mary Hillier Toy Catalog Book

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Automata & Mechanical Toys: An Illustrated History by Mary Hillier

 

In the Automata & Mechanical Toys: An Illustrated History “this is the first book to deal with the evolution of mechanical toys following on the history of automata from early times. T covers the entire story, worldwide, introducing famous makers and historical characters as well as inventions. The special emphasis is from the eighteenth century onwards, when the awakening f technological interest produced both frivolous and luxury toys to amuse people and the ingenious robot machines that eventually were to transform industry. For the interest of modern collectors who assemble private or museum displays the later chapters have facts on patents, factories, and types of output by which antique toys and automata may be identified.”

This is a hard back binding in in red cloth cover, with gold lettering on the spine. There are color and archive monochrome illustrations throughout. This is a fine condition book in great used condition. The dust jacket is in great condition with some shelf wear. This book is 200 pages, and approximately 9.80” x 7.80” x 0.80”.

 

Title: Automata & Mechanical Toys: An Illustrated History (reprint edition)

Author: Mary Hillier

Format/binding: Hardcover

Book condition: Used – Very Good

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Bloomsbury Books

Place: London, UK

Date published: 1988

Subjects: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

ISBN   0904041328, 9780904041323

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 13 × 4 in