viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Recently found by viaLibri....

Shuseki ikkyo tezuma hayadenju [trans.: Magical - JIPPOSHA, Ichimaru - 1849. [1229291]
- Fine woodcut port. of a magician & many illus. of tricks in the text. 29 (of 33, lacking the four leaves of index at the beginning); 7 folding leaves. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, modern stitching. [Osaka: 1849]. First edition of this very richly illustrated work on Japanese magic. Jipposha (active 1844-49), was the author of two other magic books, both published also in the 1840s. The deceptions are portrayed in the woodcuts in a particularly vivid way. The tricks include pouring sake into a bottomless cup, mysterious appearances and disappearances of eggs, bringing out many things from a tiny box, tricks with fire, making a reception room seem as if it were the ocean, floating candles, sword swallowing, dancing chopsticks, dancing fire over water, tongue piercing, mystical creatures entering rooms, juggling acts, lifting very heavy things effortlessly, coin tricks, etc. Many of the tricks or deceptions require audience participation. Very good copy, lacking the four leaves of index. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
Last Found On: 2016-10-16           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

LINK TO THIS PAGE: www.vialibri.net/item_pg_i/1229291-1849-jipposha-ichimaru-shuseki-ikkyo-tezuma-hayadenju-trans-magical-jipposha-ichimaru.htm

Browse more rare books from the year 1849


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2016 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.