[Magical Blow Book].
[Magical Blow Book].
[Magical Blow Book].
[Magical Blow Book].
(Movable Book)

[Magical Blow Book].

(N.p. c. 1835). 24mo. (56)pp. 98 hand-colored chalk lithographs. This book is part of a genre of minor magic tricks, known as flip books or blow books, in which the magician fans the pages using small notches at the foreedge. By flipping through one tab, the magician suggests that the book is filled with one type of image, but by then switching to another tab and perhaps reversing direction or turning the book upside down, reveals that the book has magically transformed to be full of another type of image. In the present example, there are seven series to choose from: three dice on a plate, two dwarves in Eastern costume, a circular festoon of flowers, two birds, two female musicians, a young huntsman dressed in green, and a young nobleman dressed in red. Bound in stiff wrappers with green paper spine. Covers soiled and show wear expected to frequent aggressive flexing. Rear leaf with closed tear at lower margin, not affecting image. Overall, a fine copy with an especially beautiful interior. Item #28790

Price: $5,000.00