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The Lantern Image

 

The Lantern Image

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The Lantern Image

A comprehensive record of printed illustrations of the magic lantern before 1880, together with the earliest known manuscript representations, dating back to the 15th century. A unique reference source, tracing the evolution of the magic lantern from a quaint magical toy used for frightening the superstitious through to a sophisticated scientific device.

Compiled and introduction by David Robinson.

83pp, 291 illustrations, paperback, 1993.

ISBN 0 9510441 2 5

Out of Print

 

 
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"The present listing has been achieved by making a grand sweep of all accessible publications and major collections in Britain, France and elsewhere. We have tried as far as possible to illustrate everything catalogued ...

The book is intended to be both enjoyable and useful - enjoyable as a vivid, visual survey of the evolution of the many-faceted optical device which is the most direct forerunner of the cinema; useful as a first point of reference for collectors and students endeavouring to identify an engraving or progression of some particular style of lantern illustration."

David Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

The Lantern Image Supplement No.1

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The Lantern Image Supplement No:1

Uniform in format with the main volume, this new book adds to The Lantern Image a further 88 references to early illustrations of the magic lantern, including reproductions of the vast majority of these. As in the original volume, the illustrations are produced to a very high standard, giving a fascinating insight into the development of the lantern and its uses. Further supplements are envisaged in future as more images come to light.

Compiled by David Robinson.

24pp, 70 illustrations, paperback, 1997.

ISBN 0 9510441 3 3.

Price £4.00 plus postage

You can buy The Lantern Image Supplement from our Online Catalogue

The Lantern Image Supplement No.2

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The Lantern Image Supplement No:2

Uniform in format with the main volume, this new book adds to The Lantern Image a further 150 references to early illustrations of the magic lantern dated between 1684 and 1901, including reproductions of the vast majority of these. As in the original volume, the illustrations are produced to a very high standard, giving a fascinating insight into the development of the lantern and its uses

Compiled by David Robinson.

32pp, 150 illustrations, paperback, 2009.
ISBN 978 0 9510441 7 9

Price £8.00 plus postage

You can buy The Lantern Image Supplement from our Online Catalogue