Automata

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  1. Playing Their Parts

    By Florence Theriault. Automata, musical boxes, and singing birds are featured in this fabulous full-color book. Included are detailed descriptions of each of the movements, names of music, and other historical background references. Exceptional for reference, or just to enjoy reading about and seeing these superb antique treasures. 180 pages, hardbound. 9" x 12". Price Key Included. BT-235 Learn More

    Regular Price: $59.00

    Special Price $15.00

  2. From The Golden Age Of Automata: The Private Collection of Christian Bailly

    By Florence Theriault. An extraordinary new book features 150 exceptional automata from the private collection of the noted Parisian connoisseur Christian Bailley. Numerous color photographs and perspectives are offered of each work. 150 pages, Hardbound. 9" x 12". Includes Price Key. BT-224 Learn More

    Regular Price: $59.00

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  3. Dolls In Motion

    By Florence Theriault. Dolls with hidden mechanisms have intrigued doll makers and collectors alike. Whether it is a French lady, a simple pull-toy with moving doll, or even an internal mechanism that causes a doll to walk, talk, or cry, these automata enchant and inspire us. More than 100 examples of these dolls are shown in this beautiful 104 page book. Over 200 full color photographs. Hardbound, 9"x 12". Price Key Included. BT-195 Learn More

    Regular Price: $49.00

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  4. Music Motion Fancy Rare Automata

    By Florence Theriault. Rare automata and musical boxes from the 19th century are featured, including several outstanding models never previously documented. Multiple images of many pieces capture the "actions" of acrobats, clowns, and magicians. A gorgeous full-color book. 9" x 12". 158 pages. Hardbound. Includes Price Key. BT-266 Learn More

    Regular Price: $75.00

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  5. The 1898 Ernst Holzweissig Music Box and Automaton Catalog

    The extraordinary variety of music boxes available to affluent Victorian homes is evident in this fully-illustrated catalog. Musical automatons, musical photograph albums, birds in cages, chairs that play music when sat upon, mechanical photographs, beer stains, liquor cabinets, auto-harps, accordions, musical sewing boxes, even Symphonium, Calliope, and Adler works. This catalog serves as a reference for an astonishing variety of some of the most rare and sought after in music boxes and automata. An invaluable tool in identifying and dating these items. 435 pages, soft bound, with thousands of illustrations. 7" x 10". BT-169 Learn More

    Regular Price: $39.00

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