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Dec
10

the magic of lewis carroll

The Magic of Lewis Carroll: edited by John Fisher.

Published by Penguin Books Ltd; New edition (30 Oct 1975).

Paperback.

ISBN: 0140040641

Fisher examines Carroll’s inventions of games and puzzles, and use of amateur magic tricks. Amongst other things, shows how to fold the Carpenter’s hat out of newspaper…

I love the cover illustration of this: it’s reversed on the back cover.

Publisher’s notes:

“In addition to being a lecturer in mathematics and a writer of fantasy for children, Lewis Carroll was a prolific inventor of games and puzzles and an adept amateur conjurer. The Magic Of Lewis Carroll explores these activities and attempts, in their light, to illuminate certain aspects of Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass. At the same time it brings together the most comprehensive collection of Carroll’s games and puzzles yet published.”

With illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, Henry Holiday, Arthur Frost, Harry Furniss and Lewis Carroll. Topics covered include `Thimble Thaumaturgy’, `Anagrams’, `Flower Riddle’, `Origami’, `Doublets’, and `Knot Two – Eligible Apartments’.

Given to me by David Hyatt-King: thanks!

Available on amazon: The Magic of Lewis Carroll




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