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JACQUES OZANAM
1696-ART OF ILLUSIONISM AND MAGIC: AN EARLY MANUAL FOR THE FIRST "MENTALISTS" JACQUES OZANAM WORK ON ILLUSIONISM, MENTALISM,FIREWORKS
Paris/Amsterdam: 1696. Conditions: light marks of use at binding; in general very good conditions. the forerunner of mathematical recreations and its use in the art of illusionism and magic an early manual for the first "mentalists" Ozanam, Jacques. Recreations mathematiques et physiques VOL I. Amsterdam: Gallet, 1696. [Togheter with] Ozanam, Jacques. Recreations mathematiques et physiques VOL II. Paris : Jombert, 1696. 2 volumes in 8vo (188x120 mm), contemporary calf with gilt decorations at spine, pp. [16], 265, [1]; 266-583, [25, the last is blank]. Engraved title-page. Second edition of the forerunner of modern books on mathematical recreations, including illusionism, mentalism, fireworks, conjuring, sundials and clocks. 84 engraved folding plates (45 first Vol., 39 second), that support the solution of mathematical, arithmetic, geometric, optical or cosmographic problems or that visualize the mechanism of a clock. Scarce second edition (1st published in 1694) of the first work on recreational mathematics. This is one of the most popular books on the subject, dealing, among the other subjects, with fireworks, conjuring, and presenting in vol. 2 a translation of Domenico Martinelli's treatise on clocks, printed in Venice in 1663 (p. 473) The volumes are divided into 9 topics Vol 1: (1) Arithmetic, (2) Geometry, (3) Optics, (4) Gnomonics and (5) Cosmography. Vol 2 (6) Mechanics, (7) Pyrotechnics, (8) Physics and (9) the translation Martinelli treatise on Watches. For each topic, Ozanam presents a series of problems with the various possible solutions described and, often, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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