This is one of the finest, most engaging,  books on the history of automata. It features passages on Vancanson's Duck, Kempelen's Chess Player, Maskelyne's Automata and Jacquet-Droz. Includes a section of illustrations and photographs.  


Condition: Good, some overall wear and yellowed pages.


Year:  2002 (First ed.)

Publisher: Faber

Pages: 278

Dimensions: 20 X 13cm

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