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I giochi numerici fatti arcani, palesati. by  Giuseppe Antonio Alberti - First edition - 1747 - from Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio (SKU: 6102)

I giochi numerici fatti arcani, palesati.

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I giochi numerici fatti arcani, palesati.

by Alberti, Giuseppe Antonio

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Good/First edition of the first book on prestidigitation printed in Italy. The text is a handbook of dice and card games, mathematic
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Bologna: Bartolomeo Borghi, 1747. First edition. Good/First edition of the first book on prestidigitation printed in Italy. The text is a handbook of dice and card games, mathematical riddles, sleight-of-hand, and magic, illustrated by 16 engraved plates and several tables. Among much else, the text includes recipes for invisible ink, exploding powder, and ink that can only be read in the dark.. Octavo (19cm); viii, 314 pages (misnumbered in last gathering--a point of the first printing), and XVI full page engraved plates, along with several woodcut tables in text. In 18th-century two-tone woodblock decorated paper over boards. Paper label on spine worn and illegible. Spine darkened and faded. Endleaves renewed. Some spots and stains throughout. References: Honeyman 47 ("Contains arithmetical puzzles, tricks with cards and dice, problems relating to the theory of numbers, sleight of hand, etc." ); Riccardi I, 15 ("oltre i giuochi numerici contiene ancora dilettevoli giuochi di prestigio"); Caillet 1, #146 ("Ouvrage sur les nombres et sur les secrets et recettes, enrichi des figures gravées hors texte.")

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Bookseller
Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
6102
Title
I giochi numerici fatti arcani, palesati.
Author
Alberti, Giuseppe Antonio
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
First edition of the first book on prestidigitation printed in Italy. The text is a handbook of dice and card games, mathematic
Quantity available
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Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bartolomeo Borghi
Place of Publication
Bologna
Date published
1747
Keywords
magic sleight-of-hand prestidigitation number theory games
Bookseller catalogs
The Long Eighteenth Century;

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