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.

Item number 36982
Category Book
Type Magic Lantern
Dimensions length 249mm; breadth 314mm; thickness 7mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Dennis Crompton (editor)
Richard Franklin (editor)
Stephen Herbert (editor)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection