Brewster's Letters on Natural Magic 1832 David Brewster mysticism *movable flap*Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Paper Covered Boards, Mysticism, Natural Magic).
Harper's Family Library. No L.
Brewster's Letters on Natural Magic, Sir David Brewster, K.H. Complete in One Volume.
Published 1832, New York, by J. & J. Harper.
314 pages. Text in English.
Publishers printed cloth over boards binding, list of publications see on back. Well illustrated throughout with charming small in text line drawings or wood cuts.
MOVEABLE FLAP image, among a handful of early American books with transformation images, all of which are scarce/ rare today. Incunabula of American transformation imagery, among the earliest usages found in a book published here (corrections welcomed).
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf, spotted as usual (due to paper used for cover boards). It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text block is clean, fresh, tight, untrimmed deckled edges, light age speckling and small spotting.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. Actually a nice example of an elusive and important early work in this famous early series.
Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 4" W.