PARLOUR PASTIME FOR THE YOUNG - 1st 1857 MAGIC TRICKS, GAMES, PUZZLES, CHARADES
PARLOUR PASTIME FOR THE YOUNG
Book Details + Condition: James Blackwood (London). First Edition, 1857. Scarce. Hardcover. 208 pages. Brown boards with gilt decoration to front, and gilt to all edges. Featuring engraved illustrations. Edited by English journalist George Frederick Pardon, here credited as Uncle George, this book is subtitled, "Consisting of Pantomime and Dialogue Charades, Fire-Side Games, Riddles, Enigmas, Charades, Conundrums, Arithmetical and Mechanical Puzzles, Parlour Magic, Etc." Interior hinges cracked but binding remains firm; rubbed and bumped corners and edges; light wear to original boards; interior is clean and free of markings save owner name to front free endpaper.