"Les Automates" by Élaine Maingot. Published in 1959 by Librarie Hachette, France. Hard cover with no dust jacket, as published. 96 pages with numerous color and black-and-white photographs. The book measures 9-1/4 inches (23.5 cm) high by 7-1/4 inches (18.4 cm) wide.
An interesting book about mechanical musical automata wriiten in the French language, but with beautiful photographs of many of the most exquisite and fine pieces of automata.
From the famous Jaquet-Droz automatons to jeweled Singing Bird Pistols, to animated gold boxes in the Maurice Sandoz collection, many showing the inner workings, this book is filled with pictures of rare and wonderful automatons.
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