Musical Box Society International, 1997. Original wrappers; wire coil binding. Light shelfwear; small crease to cover. Inscription of editor. Very good.
8vo. 126 pp. Illustrated from color plates. A catalog of 53 peices of musical automata and related pieces collected and made by Ethel Holmes, of Portland Oregon, presented at the Northwest International Chapter of the Musical Box Society International, 48th Annual Meeting (Silverdale, WA, August 13-16 1997). Contents: Clockwork Dolls (includin ga Josephine Baker automaton). Clockwork Dolls by Ethel. Clockwork Animals. Manivelles. Toys and Novelties. Miscellaneous (Dancing Bear Cylinder Music Box-automaton, Organ-grinder necessaire, tableaux under domes, etc). Inscibed and dated 'From Larry and Myra Karp 8/5/97 on insside cover. Laid in is a note from Larry Karp on the MSBI convention, which notes that he wrote the catalog text; Mike Wallace took the photos. Fascinating objects!