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[BADCOCK, John].
Philosophical Recreations, Or Winter Amusements:

A Collection of Entertaining & Surprising Experiments in Mechanics, Arithmetic, Optics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Electricity, Chemistry, Magnetism, & Pyrotechny, Or Art of Making Fire Works, Together With the Wonders of the Air Pump, Magic Lanthorn, Camera Obscura, &c. &c. &c. And a Variety of Tricks With Cards. The whole simplified and clearly elucidated so as to suit every capacity.

pp. xv, (i), 200. Extending wood-engraved frontispiece, hand coloured, with 20 figures. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, now rebacked, the folding plate repaired in the folds without loss, a very good copy.

*The Preface is signed 'J. B.', identified as BADCOCK in the British Library Catalogue. There are two locations recorded for America in NUC - Texas University and the Library of Congress Priority 4 Collection, and one copy in Toronto Public Library; these are for copies with the frontispiece. There are two further locations in the USA, seemingly lacking the coloured folding frontispiece. The book contains 301 experiments and games. See : TOOLE STOTT Bibliography of English Conjuring #77.

Printed for Thomas Hughes, 8 Broadway, Ludgate Hill. London.

Date Published: No date [1820?]. 12mo.

Stock No. 59011

Price: 685.00