This antique magic book sold at auction for $80 in November, 2014

This edition of “Endless Amusement” dates to 1828 and features a collection of nearly 400 entertaining experiments in various branches of science, magic and fireworks.

A 5th edition copy, it retains the important pull-out illustrated diagram which is often missing from editions of this book.

As its title page explains, the antique magic book features “nearly 400 entertaining experiments in various branches of science, including acoustics, arithmetic, chemistry, electricity, hydraulics, hydrostatics, magnetism, mechanics, optics, wonders of the air pump, all the popular tricks and changes of the cards, etc. to which is added, A complete system of pyrotechny, or, The art of making fireworks: the whole so clearly explained, as to be within the reach of the most limited capacity”. Pretty cool stuff!

  • Wonders of air pumps
  • All the popular tricks and changes of cards (a very early card change)
  • Complete system of pyrotechny on the art of making fireworks

This antique book starts off with 6 pages of period advertisements, a large pull-out illustration, title page, and ten pages of contents.

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