Denton and Others: The Conjurer Unmasked
Denton and Others: The Conjurer Unmasked
©1790 Third Edition, C. Stalker
Hardcover, no dj, 128 pages plus ads
Denton: Conjurer Unmasked
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Denton Conjurer Unmasked
Image from Library of Congress

Comments: "Being a clear and full explanation of all the surprising performances exhibited as well in this Kingdom, as on the Continent, by the most eminent and dexterous professors of slight of hand, together with the Tricks of the Divining Rod, Automaton Chess Player, Speaking Figure, Artificial Serpents, Mechanical Birds, Automaton Flute Player, Vaulting Figure, Magical Table, Perpetual Motions &c & &c."

Contents (from USA Library of Congress eBook):

i Preface

1 Chapter I The Grand Sultan
5 Chapter II The Handkerchief Marked, Cut, Torn and Mended
8 Chapter III The Artificial Bird, Singing at the Desire of the Company
11 Chapter IV The Dancing Card
15 Chapter V The Card Nailed to the Wall by a Pistol Shot
16 Chapter VI The Card Burned and Afterwards Found in a Watch
18 Chapter VII A Card Made to Jump Into an Egg
21 Chapter VIII How to Tell What Card a Person Things On, and to Convey This Fame into the Kernel of a Nut or Cherry-Stone, and the Same Again into One's Pocket, &c. &c.
21 Chapter IX A Piece of Money Shut Up In a Box WHich Comes Out of Itself Withoiut Being Touched by Anyone
24 Chapter X The Writing Hid in a Snuff Box, From Whence It is Taken Without Being Touched, and is Found in a Candle
27 Chapter XI Three Pen-Knives are Put Into a Silver Goblet, at the Destire of the Spectator One of Them Leaps Out on the Floor
30 Chapter XII The Dancing Egg
32 Chapter XIII The Resurrection of the Dead Bird
35 Chapter XIV To Cut Glass, or Even a Piece of Crystal, Let it Be Ever So Thick, Without the Help of a Diamond, in the Same Shape as the Mark of the Drawing Made On It With Ink
36 Chapter XV To Make a Calve's Head Bellow As If Alive, When Dressed and Served Up
37 Chapter XVI To Extinguish Two Wax Candles, and Light Two Others, Distant About Three Feet, By the Firing of a Pistol, Loaded With Powder, as Usual
39 Chapter XVII To Change the Colour of a Rose, Whether It is On the Stalk or Not
39 Chapter XVIII To Make a Colour That will Appear or Disappear By Means of the Air
40 Chapter XIX To Compose a Red Colur Imitating the Colour of Blood
43 Chapter XX The Golden Head, Which Leaping and Dancing in a Glass, Answers Different Questions
45 Chapter XXI Rings Strung on a Double Ribbon
47 Chapter XXII The Cards Named By a Person Blindfold
49 Chapter XXIII The Sympathetic Lamp
50 Chapter XXIV The Little Sportsman
53 Chapter XXV A Ball is Thrown Into a House With Three Doors, and Comes Out at Any One the Company Chooses
54 Chapter XXVI Theophrastus Paracelsus - A Pigeon Killed by the Stab of a Sword Givven in Its Shadow or Image
56 Chapter XXVII The Magical Nosegay, Which Shoots Forth Flowers and Fruit at Command
58 Chapter XXVIII A Ring Put Into a Pistol Which Is After found in the Bill of a Dove in a Box, Which Had Been Before Examined and Sealed
61 Chapter XXIX The Chest Which Opens at Command
62 Chapter XXX A Watch Beat To Pieces in a Mortar
63 Chapter XXXI The Magical Tea Caddies
65 Chapter XXXII The Wonderful Well
66 Chapter XXXIII The Conjurer's Castle
67 Chapter XXXIV The Multiplies Pieces
68 Chapter XXXV The Double Transposition
69 Chapter XXXVI To Render Hideous the Faces of the Company
70 Chapter XXXVII How to Guess a Card That Has Been Thought Of, By Writing Before Hand On a Paper or Card a Number, Which Will Certainly Be That Of The Card That Has Been Thought Of
72 Chapter XXXVIII Sympathetick Ink
73 Chapter XXXIX To Make a Ring Shift From One Hand to Another and to Make It Go On Whatever Finger Is Required, While Somebody Holds Both Arms In Order to Prevent Any Communication
75 Chapter XL To Pull Off a Man's Shirt Without Undressing Him, or Having occasion for a Confederate
77 Chapter XLI The Divining Rod
84 Chapter XLII Different Performances, Both Ancient and Modern, Extracted From a Work Which Is Not Yet Published
86 Chapter XLIII Self Performing Organ, Artificial Serpents, Mechanical Birds, Automaton Chesss Player, A Speaking And a Vaulting Figure, &c.
101 Chapter XLIV The Automaton Playing At Command ON the Flute, Being Pefectly Detached From Communication With Any Other Object; a Perpetual Motion; Tables On Which Machines Are Caused to Move at Will Without Either Levers, Brass Wires or Magnetick Aid; the Invisible Stair Case, &c.
115 Chapter XLV A Artificial Spider Which Moves By Electricity
116 Chapter XLVI To Make Fine Blue Wax Which is Very Difficult to Be Had
117 Chapter XLVII A Philosophical Mushroom
119 Chapter XLVIII How to Dispense Two Little Figures So That One Shall Light a Candle And the Other Put It Out
120 Chapter XLIX To Change A Card Which Is In The Hand Of A Person, Recommending Him To Cover It Well
123 Chapter L A Mathematical Combination For Guessing, In A Whole Pack Composed Of Fifty-Two Cards, How Many Points Will Make The Cards Under Each Parcel, &C.
127 Chapter LI To Take a Bird Out of a Cage, and Make It Appear As Dead, Or To Roll It About As You Please

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