Preface; introduction: shows and slides by David Robinson; 'Who invented dissoving views? From the Journal of the Magic Lantern Society; list of magic lantern manufacturers and dealers in the 19th century by John Barnes; Winged Arrows; the tomb of Robertson by Laurent Mannoni; Wilhelm Busch's Diogenes by Herman Bollaert; the evolution of photographic lantern slides by James Fenton; Victorian slide viewers by Ron Morris; a magic lantern entertainment by Timothy Toddle; Jessica's First Prayer; The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass; David Roberts, a Victorian traveller and painter by John Jones; slide collecting by Dick Baltzer; The Lady of the Lake; lantern slides in the Oxford Museum of the Histroy of Science; classification of magic lantern slides for cataloguing and documentation by John Barnes; optical and mechanical effects of the lantern by Edmund H. Wilkie. Illustrated with many examples of lanterns and slides in black and white and in colour. Part 2 is a publicity flyer for the book.
|Dimensions||length 293mm; breadth 214mm; thickness 12mm|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Related people||Dennis Crompton (editor)|
|David Henry (editor)|
|Stephen Herbert (editor)|
Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection