London: Sotheby's Publications, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Work on the remarkable French automata of the 19th century, with color photographic plates of over 150 of these works which creatively combine sculpture, painting, music, costume and mechanics.
Red gilt and black decorated cloth with color photo laid down on front cover. 4to, 360 pp, includes color printed photographic plates of over 150 automata.
Very good condition, in the pictorial dust jacket; dj slightly worn at upper corners. In the original red cloth slipcase. With brochure for exhibition in Liege, loosely inserted. Very good condition. Item #25137