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A World of Wonders; or Divers Developments, Showing the Thorough Triumph of Animal Magnetism in New England. Illustrated by the Power of Prevision in Mrs. Matilda Fox, and the Point of the Pencil by D. C. Johnston

Peabody, Joel. R., M.B

Published by Boston. Robert S.Davis. ., 1838
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158 pp. 12mo in 6's. A witty and interesting work of the imagination, revealing charming discoveries about real and imagined worlds though the medium of Mrs. Fox, whose descriptive powers are unfettered by animal magnetism. Half the book is an early work of science fiction, with descriptions of lunar, Saturnian and asteroidal geography, inhabitants and behavior. There are seven illustrations by D. C. Johnston, called by Clarence Brigham "The American Cruikshank." Johnston (17981865), an artist, engraver and lithographer shows his skill as a humorist and his great imagination especially in the science fiction illustrations of this volume. The author claims to be a Fellow of the College of 'Pothecaries. Wear at corners and edges of boards and abrasion of printed covers. Inscription in ink on front and rear free end papers. Penciled calculations on rear pastedown. Scattered foxing and water staining. Margin trimmed on one illustration. Else, tight and Good + text and illustrations. M. Johnson, D. C.Johnston, AAS, 1970. One quarter brown calf with glt titling and ruling on spine , and printed paper covered boards. Bookseller Inventory # 9494

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Title: A World of Wonders; or Divers Developments, ...

Publisher: Boston. Robert S.Davis. .

Publication Date: 1838

Illustrator: With 7 illustrations by D[avid] C[laypool] Johnston.

Edition: Third Edition.

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