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Gale's Cabinet of Knowledge; or, Miscellaneous Recreations: containing moral and philosophical essays, propositions, natural and metaphysical maxims, and observations on select subjects of general utility: with a series of easy, entertaining, and interesting mechanical, magnetical, and magical experiments. 4th edn, with many valuable additions.
Printed for Cuthell & Martin. 1808 - 6 engraved plates. A nice clean copy. Uncut in orig. light blue boards, cream paper spine, printed paper label; spine sl. darkened & with some loss to tail, otherwise a nice copy as issued in its original boards. See ESTC T64267 for the first edition (seven copies only) published in 1796; the second (1797) and third (1800) editions are recorded in four copies only as is this fourth, and final edition. A wonderful miscellany including snippets on philosophy, morality, religion and science; together with over 125 pages on magic, encompassing card tricks, mind games and the wonders of science and technology. Examples include: How to make a card jump out of a pack, to make cards give an answer to a question, to guess the thoughts of any person, the magic lantern, strange tricks performed by electricity, to make water in a glass seem to boil and sparkle, &c. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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