1832 1ed Brewster Letters to Walter Scott MAGIC Natural Alchemy Optics Tricks

BREWSTER, David

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‘“Having adopted our present ideas of the Devil as they are expressed by his nearest acquaintances, the witches!”

– Walter Scott, Letters.

 

One of Walter Scott’s final works, ‘Letters on Demonology’ encompasses everything of Scott’s interests – witchcraft and the supernatural. This work sparked numerous scientific responses including that of British scientist David Brewster. Brewster sent a series of letters to Scott regarding natural ‘magic’ – wonders of the natural world.

 

In these letters, which were published as a book in 1832, Brewster discusses science phenomena such as spontaneous combustion, wonders of alchemy, flammable gasses, physical properties of music and musical instruments, optical illusions and light tricks (apparitions and specters), and physiological descriptions of the human eye. Other notable topics covered include smoke and mirrors, fire-breathing, supernatural, and ancient magic!

 

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1832 1ed Brewster Letters to Walter Scott MAGIC Natural Alchemy Optics Tricks

 

‘“Having adopted our present ideas of the Devil as they are expressed by his nearest acquaintances, the witches!”

– Walter Scott, Letters.

 

One of Walter Scott’s final works, ‘Letters on Demonology’ encompasses everything of Scott’s interests – witchcraft and the supernatural. This work sparked numerous scientific responses including that of British scientist David Brewster. Brewster sent a series of letters to Scott regarding natural ‘magic’ – wonders of the natural world.

 

In these letters, which were published as a book in 1832, Brewster discusses science phenomena such as spontaneous combustion, wonders of alchemy, flammable gasses, physical properties of music and musical instruments, optical illusions and light tricks (apparitions and specters), and physiological descriptions of the human eye. Other notable topics covered include smoke and mirrors, fire-breathing, supernatural, and ancient magic!

 

Item number: #18162

Price: $499

 

BREWSTER, David

 

Letters on natural magic : addressed to Sir Walter Scott, bart.

 

London : John Murray, 1832. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xi, [1], 351, [1]
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Green cloth
  • Size: ~5.75in X 4in (15cm x 10cm)

 

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18162

Category

Medicine & Science

Authors

BREWSTER, David

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete