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Lot nr:579
Book nr:31482
Author:WITGEEST, Simon
Title:Het nieuw vermeerdert natuerlyk tooverboek, of Speel-tooneel der konsten (...). Bevattende omtrent 2000. natuerlyke tooverkonsten en poetsen, zoo uyt de guychel tas als kaert-spel en tereling, van de mathesis (...).
Town:Antwerpen
Publisher:P. J. Rymers
Year:1781
Description:8, front., 8, 558, 2 (catalogue der boeken) pp. Talrijke houtsneden in tekst. Onafgesneden in moderne band
Note:Rare 10th ed. of this popular conjuring book by S. Witgeest, 1st publ. 1679, last c. 1830. Ill. with an engr. frontisp., 8 full-page & 53 sm. woodcut ills in text. Some 17 different eds in Dutch are known, as well as 15 German eds 1702-1798. Witgeest presents a Magic Lantern, together with a long slide showing circular images. The text described how the lantern was used, as well as the basic Camera Obscura. But it offers much more : card and dice games, conjuring tricks, recipes and so on. Ref. Anet (4). Not in BL London, BN Paris, Waller
Price:€160 - €240
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