The Expositor Dlx. by William Frederick Pinchbeck – SCARCE Misprint


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Own one that represents 1% of the total 200 units published  If you love to collet the unusual here it is!  Make no mistake there is not damage – the book if fully readable, it’s almost as if Houdini played a trick and selected 2 out of the 200 limited edition books and had the cover bounded upside down.

To the best of our knowledge as the publisher only two of the deluxe versions of the his book which where the binding was attached upside down.  For many people that would be ground to immediately return the book, yet to others who have an enhance knowledge and appreciation for those things that are unique or not as they were supposed to be this could be a unique find.  Possibly one of your favorite pieces in your collection to show others and educate them on how such mistakes often cause the less than perfect book to accrue in value much faster and at a substantially higher trajectory.  Now of course, that is not to say all books that have these quirks end up this way.  We think since this was already a limited production item and as we only have maybe a few a few of the correct edition left in the deluxe version, you may want to opt for this one with character.  If nothing else it will serve as a great ice-breaker.  Please review to the photos. This deluxe copy comes with a a high quality book case.  While there was only 200 of these deluxe copies made that means that only 1% of the total books published had this occur.

This deluxe edition features cloth book case and leather applications was limited to 200 total sets. The first edition was published in Boston in 1805, by the English born William Frederick Pinchbeck, a descendant of Christopher Pinchbeck and the famous family of showmen and builders of automata and clocks. Pinchbeck’s intention in penning this treatise was to amuse and instruct, “but also to convince superstition of her many ridiculous errors.” The highlight of the book is the explanation of the secret of the learned pig.

Years before this exposure, pigs had been demonstrating simple feats of legerdemain, mathematical calculations and mind-reading for audiences in England. The Expositor also sheds light on other mysteries including the invisible lady and acoustic temple, seven feats of Mr. Ranie performing in the U.S., the art of ventriloquism and miscellaneous tricks and optical delusions.

The student and lover of early conjuring literature, previously unable to experience the book’s quaint chard, should find this to be a great treat.

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