SELECT AMUSEMENTS IN PHILOSOPHY AND MATHEMATICS; proper For agreeably exercising the Minds of Youth. Translated from the French of M. L. Despiau, formerly Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy at Paris: with several corrections and additions, particularly a large table or the chances or odds at play. The whole recommended as an useful Book For Schools, by Dr. Hutton, Professor of Mathematics at Woolwich.
London: Printed for G. Kearsley, Fleet Street; Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and Brash and Reid, Glasgow. By W. Glendinning, Hatton Garden, 1801. xix, [1 errata], 397, [3 ad’s] pages. Bound in slightly later half calf gilt over marbled boards. 12mo. First edition. Five leaves have been carelessly opened with resulting small loss to the blank margins; inscription on endpaper; else a very good copy of a scarce work. Toole Stott Bibliography of English Conjuring, 240. The first French edition, entitled Choix d' amusements physiques et mathématiques, was published in London in 1799. The work includes tricks with cards, magic squares, magic lanterns, feats of artificial memory, and conjuring.
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