Light shelf wear to the boards and light edge wear and chipping to the dust jacket, which is protected now in a clear Mylar archival sleeve. From the publisher: "This book presents predominantly American toys activated by brass mechanisms that were produced as a by-product of the clock industry. Production centered in Connecticut during the last half of the nineteenth century. 224 pages with Bibliography and Index. Following the chapters, and preceding the Bibliography, is a listing of clockwork toys patented in the United States before 1900. Illustrated with numerous photos and reproduced images.