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Parlour magic.

London : Whitehead & Compy, MDCCCXXXVIII [1838]
Physical Description:
vii, [2], iv-viii, [2],183, [1] pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Q164 .P24 1838
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
The title page is wood-engraved.
Wood engravings by Ebenezer Landells.
Opie, K 62
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's blind- and gold-stamped brown cloth. Includes publisher's advertisements, [2] pages at end.
"To furnish ingenious youth with the means of relieving the tediousness of a long winter's, or a wet summer's evening -- to enable him to provide, for a party of juvenile friends, instructive as well as recreative entertainment, without having recourse to any vulgar modes of killing time ... to inform without being dryly scientific, by imparting interesting facts, to stimulate the young experimentalist into the laws that regulate them, -- by aiding him to acquire dexterity of practice, to smooth the road to the development of principles, -- and, above all, to enable him to escape an imputation which every boy of spirit would consider the depth of disgrace, -- that of being 'No Conjuror!'"--Preface.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Magic tricks -- Juvenile literature.
Magic tricks.
Scientific recreations -- Juvenile literature.
Scientific recreations.
Juvenile works.
Children's books -- England -- 1838.
Wood Engravings -- 1838.
Publisher's advertisements -- 1838.
Landells, Ebenezer, 1808-1860, engraver.
Whitehead and Co. (London, England), publisher.

  • Transmutation
  • Sight and sound
  • Light and heat
  • Gas and steam
  • Fire, water, and air
  • Sleights and subtleties
  • Melange.

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