Antique Book How To Amuse An Evening Party Victorian Entertaining 1869

$26.25

Antique 1869 book of Victorian entertainments, How To Amuse An Evening Party, A Complete Collection of Home Recreations. It includes round games, forfeits, slate and board games, numerous table and toy games, a large collection of evening amusements, comic diversions, parlor magic, tricks with cards scientific recreations, and puzzles, with 197 fine woodcuts. The book measures 7" x 4 1/2" with 131 pages plus a large advertising section in the back. Front and back covers are missing. Enjoy!

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Contents:

5 Play Room Games
5 Blind-Man's Buff
6 How D’Ye Like Your Neighbor
7 One Old Ox Opening Oysters
7 Magic Music
8 Twirling The Plate
8 How Do You Like It
8 What Is My Thought Like
9 Cupid’s Cunning
9 Cross Questions And Crooked Answers
9 Consequences
10 I Love My Love
11 Proverbs
11 The Emperor Of Morocco
12 Buff
12 The Family Coach
13 Earth, Air, And Water
13 Oranges And Lemons
14 Pigeons Fly
14 Red Cap And Blue Cap
14 Conceit
15 Prussian Exercise
15 My Lady’s Toilet
15 Yes Or No
15 Copenhagen
16 The Fagots
16 Hunt The Hare
16 Thus Says The Grand Mufti
16 Hunt The Ring
17 Transpositions
17 Tasks For Redeeming Forfeits
20 The Interrupted Reply

21 Board And Slate Games
21 Loto
22 Tit-Tat-To
23 The Game Of Goose
23 Fox And Geese
24 Nine Men's Morris
25 Solitaire
26 The Decimal Game
27 Agon, Or The Queen's Guards

30 Table And Toy Games
30 Dominoes
33 Bagatelle
34 Russian Bagatelle
35 American Bagatelle
30 Brother Jonathan
36 Shovel-Board

37 Dibs, Or Knucklebones
38 Jack Straws
33 The Water Cutter
39 Cup And Ball
39 The Bandilor
40 Jack-Stones
40 Batlledoor And Shuttlecock
41 Graces—Schimmel
42 Le Diable

44 Comic Diversions
44 The German Dwarf
45 The Kentucky Giant
46 The Elephant
47 The Decapitation
47 The Old Man's Face
43 The Knuckle Trick
43 Knocking The Head Against A Door
49 Hat Measurement
49 The Immovable Card
49 The Bottle Imp

51 Parlor Magic Sleight Of Hand
51 Sleight Of Hand
51 The Travelled Balls
53 Palming Coin
53 The Magic Coin
54 To Bring Two Separate Coins In One Hand
54 The Magic Handkerchief
55 The Domino Oracle
56 To Guess Two Ends Of A Line Of Dominoes
56 Dominoes Seen And Counted Through All Obstacles
56 The Magical Knot
57 To Cause A Dime To Appear In A Glass
58 A Threaded Needle
58 Magic Money
58 The String And Corals
60 The Magnetized Cane
60 The Obedient Dime
6l The Hat And Quarter Trick
61 To Make A Dime Pass Through A Table
61 The Erratic Egg
61 The Magic Splice
62 The Needle And Thread Trick
63 The “Twenty Cent” Trick

64 Tricks Requiring Simple Apparatus
64 The Die Trick
65 The Pepper-Box Trick
66 To Pass Six Cents Through A Table
67 The Mysterious Coin
63 To Change A Dime To A Quarter
68 The Magic Cups
69 To Pass A Quarter Into A Ball Of Worsted
69 The Magic Canister
70 Eatable Candle-Ends
70 The Magic Kings
71 The Burned Handkerchief Restored
71 The Multiplied Money
73 The Lost Ring Found

74 Tricks With Cards
74 To Make The Pass
74 The Nerve Trick
75 The Knaves And The Constable
75 The Turn-Over Feat
75 To Tell A Card Blindfold
70 The Shuffled Seven
70 To Name The Position Of A Card
77 The Three Packets
77 How To Keep A Hotel
73 The Four Knaves
78 The Mystic Courts Of Zoroaster
79 The Chosen One Discovered
80 To Make Another Draw A Called Card
80 To Call For Any Card In The Pack
81 To Discern One Or More Cards
81 The Magic Wine-Glass
81 The Window Trick

82 Scientific Recreations
82 Chemical Amusements
88 Sympathetic Inks
83 To Light A Candle Without Touching The Wick
83 Magic Milk
84 The Mimic Vesuvius
85 The Real Will-O'-The Wisp
85 The Paper Oracle
86 The Mimic Gas-House
86 The Silver Tree
87 The Magic Bottle
81 Alum Baskets
83 The Faded Rose Restored
88 The Protean Liquid
89 The Changeable Ribbon
89 The Chemical Chameleon
89 The Musical Flame
90 Optical Amusements
90 The Camera-Obscura
91 The Magic Lantern
93 The Phantasmagoria
93 Dissolving Views
98 How To Raise A Ghost
94 To See Through A Philadelphia Brick
95 The Cosmorama
96 To Imitate A Mirage
96 The Thaumatrope
96 Two-Fold Reflection

97 Pneumatic Amusements
97 The Magic Tumbler
98 The Weight Of The Air Proved By A Pair Of Bellows
98 The Revolving Serpent
98 To Put A Lighted Candle Under Water
99 To Place Water In A Drinking Glass Upside Down

100 Amusements In Mechanics
100 Experiment Of The Law Of Motion
100 Balancing
101 The Balanced Turk
101 The Balanced Pail
102 The Balanced Coin
102 The Spanish Dancer
103 The Mechanical Bucephalus
104 The Revolving Image
104 The Bridge Of Knives
104 The Parlor Boomerang
105 The Complacent Vizier

106 Arithmetical Amusements
106 Aphorisms Of Number
107 To Find A Number Thought Of
108 To Find Two Or More Numbers Thought Of
109 How Many Counters Have I In My Hand
110 The Three Travellers
110 The Money Game
1ll Philosopher’s Pupils
1ll The Certain Game
1ll The Dice Guessed Unseen
112 The Famous Forty-Five
112 The Astonished Farmer
112 The Expunged Figure
113 The Mysterious Addition
114 The Remainder
114 The Three Jealous Husbands
114 The Arithmetical Mouse-Trap

116 Curious Puzzles
116 The Card Chain Puzzle
116 The Square And Circle Puzzle
117 The Magic Octagon
117 The Board And Ball
117 The Cabinet-Maker’s Puzzle
118 The Protean Puzzle
118 The Button Puzzle
119 The Heart And Ball Puzzle
119 The String And Balls Puzzle
119 Puzzle Purse
120 The Twelve-Cornered Star
120 Cutting Out A Cross
120 The Circle Puzzle
121 The Card Puzzle
121 Three-Square Puzzle
121 The Cylinder Puzzle
122 The Florist’s Puzzle
122 The Roman Cross Puzzle
122 The Fountain Puzzle
122 The Double-Headed Puzzle
123 The Cardboard Puzzle
123 The Perplexed Carpenter
123 The Triangle Puzzle
123 The Carpenter’s Puzzle
123 The Nine Digits
123 The Accommodating Square
123 The Three Rabbits

124 Answers to Puzzles

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