(Japan) | Magic and Other Entertainments Revealed
4,000 - 6,000 USD
Tagaya, Kanchusen. Sangebukuro [trans: Magic and Other Entertainments Revealed]. Osaka: [circa 1764]
4 parts in 1 vol., 8vo (223 x 155 mm). 8; 17; 9; 12 folding leaves, and five leaves of ads at the end of Part IV, numerous illustrations (many full-page), original wrappers with block printed title label on upper cover; wrappers and label rubbed and worn, occasional light staining to contents, a few small marginal wormholes. Housed in a cloth folding case.
The present work describes and illustrates various illusions and magic tricks, hand shadows, kirigami, how to put a needle through the hand, tricks involving dice, special sound effects, and more.
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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