Scientific Amusements in Philosophy and Mathematics: includingArithmetic, Acoustics, Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, Pneumatics, together with Amusing Secrets in various branches of Science, the Whole calculated to form an Agreeable and Improving Exercise
Enfield, William.

London: Printed for A.K. Newman and Co....also Griffin and Co.,Glasgow, 1821. First edition Includes long sections on throwing “any point. . . with One, Two, Three, or more Dice,”card tricks including “The Four Indivisible Kings,” an animated feather, artifical spider, “the magician’s chace,” elec Engraved frontispiece by Davenport after Thurston, complete with the half-title. First few leaves with some foxing, old ink number on verso of title. A very good copy of an uncommon book. Contemporary calf, rebacked, with original spine laid down. Twelvemo. xii, 276pp. (Item ID: 15969)


Enfield (1741-1797) was a Unitarian minister and friend of Joseph Priestley—even though the two did not always agree. He is best known for his two-volume history of philosophy, published in 1791, based on Bruckner's five-volume Historia critica philosophiae, and for his compilation of works dealing with elocution, The Speaker (1774).

Toole Stott, Bibliography of English Conjuring, 274.

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