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Mary Hillier Automata & mechanical toys: An illustrated history USA, Jupiter Books, 1976. 1.. Hardcover, 200 pages, ENG, 255 x 195 x 20 mm, dustjacket, black linen with silver imprint, with illustrations in colour / b/w, book is in very good condition. Automata & Mechanical Toys: An Illustrated History 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 EUR 45.00 Verder winkelen In winkelwagen

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