A History of Pre-cinema, Volume 3
This set collects together for the first time rare and scattered material on the history of pre-cinema. It includes articles on stereoscopic photography; the use of kaleidoscopes; optical illusions; theatre design; magic lanterns and mirrors; shadow theatre, and much more. The articles are taken from sources such as The Magazine of Science, The Art Journal, The British Journal of Photography, Scientific American, American Journal of Science and Arts, and The Mirror.
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Explanation of an optical deception in the appearance of the spokes of
Camera obscura 3
and Charles Fremont 1894 16 November 1895
Magic Mirrors anamorphics Magazine of Science 13 April 1839
Description of the patent Kaleidoscope invented by Dr Brewster
An Improved Kaleidoscope Hobbies April October 1896
Description of the Thaumatrope David Brewster Edinburgh
Singular Optical Illusion T W Naylor Mechanics Magazine 14 May 1842
A new fact relating to Binocular Vision A Claudet Proceedings of
Optical Toy Sport Dr Scoffern Boys Own Paper 17 December 1881
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