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    A Rare Complete Set -- Louis Prang's "Magic Cards". A wonderful and complete set of twelve "Magic Cards" printed by Louis Prang of Boston, 1865. Each card measures 2.5" x 4.5", and bears a double image -- the second revealed when the viewer rotates the card 180 degrees. Accompanied by the original tri-fold instruction card giving commentary on each image. Examples include "The Chivalrous Rebel" which, when turned upside down reveals a horse eating from a bag of oats. A wonderful example of the early work of Louis Prang who became well-known later in the century for his chromolithography. Overall the set is quite clean with the occasional foxed spot, brochure bears partial separation at folds, else very fine condition. We have seen individual cards in the market -- this is the FIRST time we have seen the complete set offered together with the original descriptive booklet. As far as Civil War-era ephemera is concerned, this one is both rare, and quite fun!

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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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