The Ricky Jay Collection
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[ANDERSON] [PUZZLES] NUTS TO CRACK, PART XXV. Circa 1853. Letterpress broadsheet with hundreds of wood-engraved images, comprising a series of rebuses framing the central text, which together tell the story of the “history of the Russian war.” The center of the sheet is comprised of conundrums, enigmas, anagrams, and images including a “magical phantoscope,” “Chinese Shadows,” and images of a seance and a variety of apparatus concealed behind the scenes captioned, “Spirit Rapping illustrated and explained by Professor Anderson.” 22x12”. Old folds, corners chipped. One of a series of puzzle pages issued in concert with various English newspapers; the solutions were offered for sale in a separate booklet entitled The Nutcracker.
 [ANDERSON] [PUZZLES] Nuts to Crack, Part XXV. Circa 1853. L...
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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,040.00
Estimate: $600.00 - $1,200.00
Number Bids:13
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