An auction catalog of 152 lots of the finest and rarest automata, musical boxes and singing birds. This hardcover book dates from 2005. Every lot is beautifully photographed with detailed descriptions. It is an excellent reference about a seldom detailed collecting category.
Book measures 9-1/2 by 11-1/2 inches and is in new condition. It is 179 pages. Included are the prices realized.
Examples shown are breathtaking.
“Playing Their Parts” Automata 19th Century Auction Catalog