1775 Occult Physics MAGIC Lantern Tricks Electricity Conjuring DRAGONS Mirrors

Edme Guyot

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Edmé-Gilles Guyot (1706–1786) was a French physician, postmaster, cartographer, inventor and author on the subject of mathematics, physics and magic. He experimented with optical illusions and with the theory behind performance magic. His developments into the apparent appearance of ghosts, using the projection of a figure into smoke, helped to create the technology and techniques used in phantasmagoria.

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1775 Occult Physics MAGIC Lantern Tricks Electricity Conjuring DRAGONS Mirrors

26 STUNNING Hand-Colored Engravings!

 

Edmé-Gilles Guyot (1706–1786) was a French physician, postmaster, cartographer, inventor and author on the subject of mathematics, physics and magic. He experimented with optical illusions and with the theory behind performance magic. His developments into the apparent appearance of ghosts, using the projection of a figure into smoke, helped to create the technology and techniques used in phantasmagoria.

 

Exquisite hand-colored illustrations

 

Main author: Edme Guyot

 

Title: Nouvelles récreations physiques et mathematiques

 

Published: Paris : Chez l’Auteur et chez GUEFFIER, Libraire-Imprimeur, rue de la Harpe 1775.

 

Language:  French

 

Contents & Illustrations:

  • Mechanics
  • Tricks/magic with physics
    • Candle lighting
    • Games
  • Occult writing
  • Magic vases
    • Disappearing water acts
  • Secret signals
  • Magnet experiments
  • Magic mirrors
  • Clocks, fountains from water
  • Fire and its properties
    • Gun powder
    • Melting coins
  • Burning liquid
  • Air and its properties
  • Flying dragons!
  • Weather
    • Rain
    • Hail
  • Carbonation in a bottle
  • Electricity and its properties
    • Mass destruction by electric sparks
  • Magic with electricity

 

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  • 26 beautiful engravings

 

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Wear: wear as seen in photos

Binding: tight and secure leather binding

Pages: complete with all 182 + 207 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Illustrations: 26 illustrations (13 + 13)

Publisher: Paris : Chez l’Auteur et chez GUEFFIER, Libraire-Imprimeur, rue de la Harpe 1775.

Size: ~7.75in X 5in (19.5cm x 13cm)

 

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Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Mathematics & Physics

Authors

Edme Guyot

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete