Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Ghost! The Ghost! (Six Startling Illusions)

London: H.G. Clarke & Co., 1863. First edition. Softcover. 16mo. 6x4.5". Yellow woodcut illustrated wrappers, with black lettering on the front and back covers. The publication contains a group of 6 illustrated stereoscopic illusions for children, and a do-it-yourself kit for making a stereoscope to view the images. The softcover booklet folds out to a total dimension of 17x22" as issued, with the intent that the content was to be cut into pieces as used as stated in the directions on the interior front cover.

Composed of 6 scenes of ghostly appearances engraved after woodcuts, in two parts each. The first part contains the setting of the scene, and the second part contains the appearance of the ghost and other stereoscopic embellishments. Also included are illustrated decorative panels for the making of the stereoscopic box to be used in conjunction with cardboard panels. The six ghostly scenes are: Macbeth, Hamlet, "The Ghost, The Ghost", The Boy's Ghost, Four Napoleons, and The Haunted Man. Publisher's advertisements on the back cover and interior back cover.

Wrappers with some light wear, chipping and creasing to extremities. A few small stains on the back cover. Images with some age toning, and tears on two images. Most images unaffected. Wrappers and interior in good+ condition overall. Extremely scarce. g+. Item #44061

*The publication was referenced in "The Standard" newspaper of London in multiple 1863 issues.

Price: $950.00

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