Ten-year celebration volume for the Magic Lantern Society, containing articles on collaboration between small societies of collectors; Robertson's Memoires; the history of the Lantern Society; the exhibition A Room With a View (including peepshows, shadow play, perspective machines, optical toys like the Kaleidoscope), movement (including the thaumatrope, phenakistiscope, praxinoscope, mutoscope), and themed collecting; The Magic Lantern Society of the US; the cycloidotrope; optical toys and the development of the projected image; Aladdin )Lester Smith's Polytechnic slides); dissolvinbg views at the Polytechnic; the first ten years of the Magic Lantern Society; the terpuoscope lantern; Albert Smith; book reviews; trying to date some long slides. Many illustrations in colour and black and white, including plates of fashions on slides, a wholesale price list, Rowlandson cartoons of people watching a slide show, Little Paul's Christmas; the Lion and Two Sailors.

Item number 42634
Category Book
Type Magic Lantern
Dimensions length 305mm; breadth 215mm; thickness 9mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Mike Smith (editor)
David Henry (editor)
Dennis Crompton (editor)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection