The Art of the Tin Toy, David Pressland, New Cavendish Books, 1979, Reprint, NF

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Pressland, David. London: New Cavendish Books, 1979
English, Reprint, Near Fine hardcover, oblong quarto, 10 ⅝” x 13 3/16”, 223 pp
ISBN: 0904568040

Near Fine oblong quarto, pictorial glossy paper over boards with different tin toys, white lettering to front and spine, endpapers with dark blue illustrations of toy trains, cars, bumping to tail, dent to front panel bottom edge. Very Good burgundy cardboard slip-case with black illustration of vintage automobile, white lettering, rubbing and chipping to tips and tail. Text in English, includes chapters entitled The Dawn of the Tin Toy, Toymakers to the World, Tin Toys for Everyone, The Influence of Space and the Media. Replete with 640 full-color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs of boats, motor cars, airplanes, trains, and novelty toys. A beautifully illustrated copy on the history and development of the tin toy, a phenomenon which began with the Industrial Revolution.