An account of the mechanism of an automaton, or image playing on the German-Flute [electronic resource] : as it was presented in a memoire, to the gentlemen of the Royal-Academy of Sciences at Paris. By M. Vaucanson, Inventor and Maker of the said Machine. Together with a description of an artificial duck, eating, drinking, macerating the Food, and voiding Excrements, pluming her Wings, picking her Feathers, and performing several Operations in Imitation of a living Duck: Contrived by the same Person. As also That of another Image, no less wonderful than the first, playing on the Tabor and Pipe; as he has given an Account of them since the Memoire was written. Translated out of the French original, by J. T. Desaguliers, L. L. D. F. R. S. Chaplain to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
London : printed by T. Parker, and sold by Mr. Stephen Varillon at the Long Room, at the Opera House in the Hay-Market, where these Mechanical Figures are to be seen at 1, 2, 5, and 7, O'clock in the Afternoon, 1742.