This amazing resource reproduces hundreds of patents related to theatre in the nineteenth century. A great deal of magic history here with patents filed by Maskeyne, Hertz, Morritt, Pepper, Stodare, Tobin and many more. There are more than fifty patents listed in the index under Illusions with many more of magic interest under Effects, Stage Machinery and Ventriloquism. The patents are reproduced with their original illustrations. Fully indexed by name, subject, venue and works. An essential resource for people interested in magic history.
Condition: Very good, some minor knocks and a few marks to the boards.
Publisher: The Society for Theatre Research
Dimensions: 25 X 17cm