London: The Turk was a mechanical illusion that allowed a human chess master hiding inside to operate the machine. With a skilled operator, the Turk won most of the games played during its demonstrations around Europe and the Americas for nearly 84 years, pl, 1837, 1841. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. Item #350457
Six 8 page issues. Approximately A4 size, containing a number of different articles in addition to the Automata material, with a front woodcut, plus other smaller illustrations. There are eleven small woodcut illustrations of the automata mechanism and cabinet within the text. Note; this is a collection of original articles separated from the annual volume, not a reprint or copy. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Penny Magazine; Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Inventory No: 350457.
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