Frederick Muller London 1971 8.5 x 6.5 ins.,143 pps.,col.frontis.,3 col.plts.,other plts.,near FINE no d/w (Book ref. 3561) £10.00
Automata & Mechanical Toys
London: Jupiter Books, 1976. First Edition. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 200 pages. Many illustrations including colour. Described as "the first book to deal with the evolution of mechanical toys following on the history of automata from very early times". (Book ref. 11271) £7.00
Automata and Mechanical Toys. With Illustrations and Text by Britain's Leading Makers, and Photographs and Plans for Making Mechanisms.
Marlborough, The Crowood Press Ltd., This impression 2007. Size 27 cm x 22 cm, 160pp, Colour Plates Black-and-White Diagrams Hardback with Dust Jacket in Very Good/Fine condition. (Book ref. 11942) £14.95
From music boxes to street organs
U.S.A: Vestal Press, 1967. 0715349856 First English Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. viii + 264 pages, photos and drawings in the text, foldout chart, discography. Translated from the Dutch by Wade Jenkins (Book ref. 34979) £12.50
Science Byways : A series of familiar dissertations on life in other worlds ; comets and the sun ; the North Pole ; rain ; danger from lightning ; growth and decay of mind ; the brain and mental feats ; automata ; &c. To which is appended an essay entitled Money for Science.
Smith, Elder, & Co.,, 1875 FIRST EDITION, with a portrait, pages xiv, (1), 422, (2), adverts, 8vo, original brown cloth: the inside hinges weak, otherwise a very good to nice copy. Proctor (1837-88), noted scientific populariser with a particular gift for lucid exposition. He was no mere exponent, though, as the highest value attaches to his reseaches into the rotation period of Mars, etc. 1875 (Book ref. 9691) £75.00
Les Automates dans les oeuvres d'imagination
Neuchatel: Éditions du Griffon, 1947. 1st. Edition. 269pp, broché, (protégé papier crystal), 77 figures in-texte, pages non coupées. SR14. (Book ref. 09379) £75.00
Manuscript list of 'Xmas Toys 1879.' ordered wholesale, apparently for a hardware merchant.
[1879.] Place not stated, but English (with the reverse headed 'Moorcrofts'). On a ruled leaf of laid paper detached from an account book. Dimensions 28.5 x 18.5 cm. Text clear and complete. On aged paper with chipping to extremities. One page, headed 'Xmas Toys 1879.' is filled with twenty-seven entries, beginning with '1 Gross 1/2 Flags 2 Gros 1/4 Candles [last word deleted] Flags' and ending with '1/2 Glass Toys. | 48 doz 1/2 Bird on Stand'. Other entries include 'Duck in Boats', 'Bird on Ball', 'Stag in Angle' and 'Glass Bird on Large Stand'. The reverse carries nine entries under the heading 'Moocrofts', the first being '504 6 Gross Shoe Plain 24/- 7..4..0'. The prices total £36 6s 4d. (Book ref. 8428) £35.00
"Princeton University Press 1956" "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy., 600grams, ISBN:" (Book ref. 2655158) £20.00
Musical automata: catalogue of automatic musical instruments in the National Museum 'from musical clock to street organ'
Netherlands: National Museum, 1994. 9080169927 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 256 pages, 136 colour photos, many b/w text illustrations, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. Text in English. Heavy book (Book ref. 32119) £90.00
MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND AUTOMATA. Tuesday 13th September 1983.
London: Sotheby, 1983. Large 8vo, 55pp, illus. Pb. VG. (Book ref. 13021) £8.00
Los Relojes y Automatas de Juanelo Turriano [c1511-1583].
Albatros Ediciones, Madrid-Valencia:, 1982. Super royal 8vo., pp xxiv, 162,  and with a portrait frontispiece, figures and 84 pages of plates. Flush cut stiff wrappers printed in red and black. A fine fresh copy. Published as volume VI in the series Tempvs Fvgit, Monografías Españolas de Relojería. (Book ref. 3015) £30.00
Guida introduttiva agli strumenti musicali meccanici: collezione Marino Marini
Italy: Museo di Strumenti Musicali Meccani. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound landscape format book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which has minor edge wear. 304 pages, colour and b/w photos, bibliography, index. Heavy book. Text in Italian (Book ref. 31063) £20.00
Dolls and Puppets, with Thirty Plates in Colour and 464 Other Illustrations
Harrap, London 1932 8vo. pp.522. Red cloth gilt. Some wear, librray stamps. * marionettes, fetishes, amulets and talismans, magic and votive images, funerary, etc via early toy dolls in Europe, automata, tin soldiers, puppets and marionettes. 30 colour plates and 464 other illustrations. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 107944) £30.00
Toys, Dolls, Automata: marks & Labels
Edinburgh: Batsford, 1985. Reprint. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0713429569 HB. Grey boards with gilt lettering to spine. 240 pages; 20 photo illus; 2910 marks. DJ unclipped with wear to edges, corners and joints and it has a double, parallel, 1 inch tears, 0.25 inches apart, to back of dj from the middle of the dj joint with some crumpling between the two. Book tight and clean. (Book ref. 004192) £20.00
Toys, Dolls, Automata Marks and Labels
B.T. Batsford, 1975 240p, frontispiece, photos and numerous marks, 7.5”x 10”, hardback, a very good copy in a very good- dust-jacket (its spine sunned)  (Book ref. 106118) £5.00
Switching and Finite Automata Theory (Computer Science)
McGraw-Hill Education "This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition.No dust jacket., 900g, ISBN: 070352984" (Book ref. 2404961) £7.08
"Automata, Languages and Programming: Icalp '91-18th International Colloquium Madrid, Spain, July 8-12, 1991 Proceedings (I C a L P//Automata, Languages, and Programming)"
Springer-Verlag "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In very good condition., 1150g, ISBN: 0387542337" (Book ref. 2417833) £6.79
"Automata, Languages and Programming: 17th International Colloquium Warwick University, England, July 16-20, 1990 Proceedings (I C a L P//Automata, Languages, and Programming)"
Springer-Verlag "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In very good condition., 1150g, ISBN: 0387528261" (Book ref. 2417793) £6.79
Fuzzy Switching and Automata: Theory and Applications (Computer systems engineering series)
Hodder Arnold "This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition.Dust Jacket in good condition., 700g, ISBN: 0713126701" (Book ref. 2065678) £6.00
Formal Languages and Automata Theory
Computer Science Press "This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition., 700g, ISBN: 1716781867" (Book ref. 2516507) £4.66