Book — 1 broadside (1 page) : illustration ; 42 x 58 cm
Broadside with text on one half and lithograph illustration on the other from an 1843 exhibition in Paris of automatons made by Pierre-Louis Stévenard. The automatons were a flute player and a magician, and the text describes their appearance, sounds, and actions in detail.
First edition account of the Jacquet-Droz automata, precursers to modern robots and computers, known as the Writer, the Lady Musician, and the Draftsman, which were on tour in northern Italy at the time.
2d ed., with improvements. - London : Printed for George Kearsley, 1807.
Book — 3 volumes : ill. ; 22 cm
I. The theory of statics, dynamics, hydrostratics, hydrodynamics, and pneumatics.--II. Remarks on the nature, construction, and simplification of machinery, on friction, rigidity of cords, first movers, &c. and descriptions of many curious and useful machines.--III. Plates.