AUTHOR: BAILLY, Christian
TITLE: Automata: The Golden Age 1848-1914.
PUBLISHER: London: Sotheby's Publications, 1987.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION LIMITED TO 25 COPIES. 1 vol., 12-1/2" x 10", profusely illustrated in B&W and color, this being copy #2, signed and inscribed by Bailly to Tom Blue and dated 5/12/90. Bound in full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers elaborately tooled in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, front cover with a hand painted miniature by Madame Andree Kiefer, with an additional original pen, ink, and watercolor drawing by Kiefer tipped in, as issued, AS NEW, housed in the original matching morocco edged open ended slipcase, NEAR FINE.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This exact same copy sold at auction in 2004 for $2,300.