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Book/Printed Material La magie blanche dévoilée, ou, Explication des tours surprennants, qui font depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la province Explication des tours surprennants, qui font depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la province

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Title

  • La magie blanche dévoilée, ou, Explication des tours surprennants, qui font depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la province : avec des réflexions sur la baguette divinatoire, les automates joueurs d'échecs, &c. &c.

Other Title

  • Explication des tours surprennants, qui font depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la province

Names

  • Decremps, Henri, 1746-1826.
  • Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
  • McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • A Paris : Chez Langlois ... : Tiger Relieur ... et chez l'auteur ..., avec permission 1784.

Headings

  • -  Pinetti, Giuseppe,--1750-1800
  • -  Magic tricks--Early works to 1800
  • -  Juggling--Early works to 1800

Notes

  • -  "... Decremps wrote and published a series of books purportedly to expose all the tricks of [Giuseppe] Pinetti. The first book, La Magie Blanche, appeared in Paris while Pinetti was still playing there in 1784. The first book was followed by Supplement a la Magie Blanche Devoilee, Testament de Jerome Sharp, Codicille de Jerome Sharp, and others. ... they did have a devastating effect on Pinetti as well as on other practitioners of the mystic art, despite the fact that Decremp's explanations were largely guesswork. ..." D. Price. Magic, 1985, p. 40 ff.
  • -  One of the plates is the engraved t.p.
  • -  Signatures: a-b⁴ A-R⁴ S².
  • -  Errata: p. xv.
  • -  Pages [1-2] at end reads as follows: En faisant chauffer ce feuillet, on verra le mot du logogriphe écrit avec de l'encre sympathique verte ... ; (p. [2]) L'auteur continue de donner en ville des leçons élémentaires sur les sciences physico-mathématiques ...
  • -  With: With: Decremps, Henri. Supplément a la magie blanche dévoilée ... A Paris : Chez l'auteur ..., 1785. Issued separately.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LC copy 1 NOS, 30 Jul. 2009. Recataloged using copies 2 and 5. he04
  • -  Card appears to indicate that Copy 1 is also in Houdini Collection, although it is difficult to tell. LAC nsk 2019-06-27
  • -  LAC nsk 2019-06-27 no edits (2 cards)

Medium

  • xvj, 138, [2] p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. (1 woodcut, 1 engraving) ; 21 cm. (8vo)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1546 .D4 1784
  • GV1546 .D4 1784 Copy 2 Calling card of Houdini, laid in. Author's autograph copy. Inscription: Berlin Germany, March 31 [19]03. The above signiture [sic] is the persenol [sic] handwriting of the author of this book. H. Houdini. Have compared same with a letter I saw. H.H. Wanting p. [1-2] at end.
  • GV1546 .D4 1784 Copy 3 Leaf S2 cut out, laid in. With: Decremps, Henri. Supplément a la magie blanche dévoilée ... A Paris : Chez l'auteur ..., 1785. Issued separately.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 33008604

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Chicago citation style:

Decremps, Henri, Pre-1801 Imprint Collection, Mcmanus-Young Collection, and Harry Houdini Collection. La magie blanche dévoilée, ou, Explication des tours surprennants, qui font depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la province: avec des réflexions sur la baguette divinatoire, les automates joueurs d'échecs, &c. &c. A Paris: Chez Langlois ...: Tiger Relieur ... et chez l'auteur ..., avec permission, 1784. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/33008604/.

APA citation style:

Decremps, H., Pre-1801 Imprint Collection, Mcmanus-Young Collection & Harry Houdini Collection. (1784) La magie blanche dévoilée, ou, Explication des tours surprennants, qui font depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la province: avec des réflexions sur la baguette divinatoire, les automates joueurs d'échecs, &c. &c. A Paris: Chez Langlois ...: Tiger Relieur ... et chez l'auteur ..., avec permission. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/33008604/.

MLA citation style:

Decremps, Henri, et al. La magie blanche dévoilée, ou, Explication des tours surprennants, qui font depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la province: avec des réflexions sur la baguette divinatoire, les automates joueurs d'échecs, &c. &c. A Paris: Chez Langlois ...: Tiger Relieur ... et chez l'auteur ..., avec permission, 1784. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/33008604/>.