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Book of Shadows

Posted in Curiosa & Forteana by Suzanne G. on September 22nd, 2004 | BBC Wikipedia

© Henry Bursill
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

"... Of course the Shadows are not to be reproduced perfectly, on "one trial only"; but I believe that in each case I have drawn the due position of the fingers with such care, that the most difficult subject may be accomplished after a few minutes; nor need ingenious youth or parental fondness confine their endeavours to the sketches contained in this book. With a little ingenuity and some patience, new shadows may be produced; and not unfrequently figures appear that one never dreamed of attempting..."

- Henry Bursill, preface to "Hand Shadows To Be Thrown Upon The Wall", December 1858

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Note to Self:

Where on earth has the web gone today?
Am I all alone out here?!?...
*knocks on monitor screen*... hmm...

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