Books on Automata

Automata The Golden Age 1848-1914Bailly.

Hardback, 360 pages, 245X315mm. Published by Hale, 2nd Edition, 2003. Out of print this copy is in excellent condition.

Essential reference work for researchers and collectors. More than 150 automata are photographed in colour, with many more depicted in facsimile pages from the original makers catalogues.


We occasionally have the 1st edition and other language editions available.

MANY OTHER books on automata available include:

York Museum of Automata Catalogue, Paperback, A4, 80 pages, Andrea Robertson, scarce. Excellent illustrated history and pictorial tour of this important collection which closed to the public in 1996. £50

Le Monde des Automates, Chapuis & Gelis, 2nd edition, 2 vols, 1984 re-print (1st Edition in half  leather also available).  Price: Enquire.

Les Automates, Histoire et Technique, Alfred Chapuis 1949, 1st edition, 426pp.  Price: Enquire.

Automata at Bagatelle, Paperback. Very good condition, 1993 Major Exhibition Catalogue, 144 pages, 8.5 x 9.5 in size, Paperback. Includes colour photographs of automata on every page and English text.

Price £40