AUTOMATA: THE GOLDEN AGE 1848-1914, by Christian Bailly - 1987
Automata: The Golden Age 1848-1914
by Christian Bailly
Published by: Sotheby's Publications Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., New York, 1987.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with VERY GOOD DJ.
- ISBN: 0856673455
- Volume displays minimal overall wear and aging.
- Red cloth covers feature oval photograph illustration in center of front surrounded with bright gilt text and filigree as well as blind-tooled filigree.
- Spine features text in bright gilt.
- Binding is secure.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- DJ displays minimal overall rubbing, with a tear to upper front corner, and is otherwise intact. (See photos)
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
360 pages. 9.75 x 12.5 inches.
The years 1848-1914 in France can rightfully be considered to be the Golden Age of French automaton-making. This volume details the context of the development of the art, before delivering the little-known histories of the most productive automaton-makers at the time. The end of the book is dedicated to the description of an automaton, its mechanisms and technical aspects, musical movements and restoration.
Lavishly illustrated with over 150 full-color photographs of automata. Includes a substantial selection of pages from catalogs of the periods in facsimile, showing many more pieces in monochrome.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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