Lot 2771837 The Penny Magazine date 28 Jan contents...

Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am



1837 The Penny Magazine date 28 Jan contents include The Automaton Chess Player, invented by Baron Kempelen, the device went to the U.S. in 1826, where it sparked heated debates among audiences and journalists about the mystery of its operation (an 1837 newspaper expose revealed the presence of an assistant concealed inside the cabinet), t/w 1843 Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal with further contents relating to Chess, both in good, clean condition (2)

Guide Price: £25.00 - £35.00

(Not sold)

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