A collection of papers on various aspects of lantern technology and use: naming of parts; the history of the magic lantern by John Barnes; the rise and fall of the triple lantern by David Robinson; origins and early history of limelight by M. Lindsay Lambert; the limelight jet, by Richard Franklin; the fantasmagoria, by Thomas Weynants; some German professional magic lanterns, by Deac Rossell; the riddle of the lanterns, by Stephen Herbert; lanterns for advertising, by Stephen Herbert; three favourite lanterns, by Lester Smith; the Finney collection, by Stephen Herbert. Many illustrations, especially of lanterns themselves; some are in colour.
|Dimensions||length 249mm; breadth 314mm; thickness 7mm|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Related people||Dennis Crompton (editor)|
|Richard Franklin (editor)|
|Stephen Herbert (editor)|
Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection