Bilder-Zauberei.
Bilder-Zauberei.
Bilder-Zauberei.
Bilder-Zauberei.
Bilder-Zauberei.
Bilder-Zauberei.
(Movable Book)

Bilder-Zauberei.

(N.p. c. 1890). 24mo. (42)pp. With copious illustrations in both color and monochrome. Blow books are classic magic tricks, most popular through the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The magician presents the book and riffles through it, showing a set of like illustrations. Then with the book closed, he or she has an audience member blow on the cover. The magician riffles through the book again, now showing an entirely different set of images. The trick functions through tabbed divisions in the leaves; the magician's thumb rests on one, then after the audience member's breath, he or she smoothly selects another. The present volume contains images of animals, alphabets, stamps, silhouettes, and men and women of different occupations. Instructions, printed in German, appear inside the front cover. Bound in illustrated wrappers. Minor chipping to head and tail of spine, else near fine. Item #30415

Price: $650.00