The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions: The Curious World of the DeMoulin Brothers and Their Fraternal Lodge Prank Machines - From Human Centipedes and Revolving Goats to Electric Carpets and Smoking Camels

Author(s): Julia Suits

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"The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions" offers a peek into 20th-century American culture that most people have never seen. At its core are hundreds of the most inventive DeMoulin prank machines, complete with their original, quirky descriptions and eccentric line art.


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"This stuff is more than just fancy pranks. It's Americana. Never has nonsense been taken so seriously...This book is a fascinating, appetite-whetting glimpse for the, if you'll pardon the expression, uninitiated." -David Copperfield, from the Foreword

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  • : 9780399536939
  • : Perigee Books
  • : Perigee Books
  • : September 2011
  • : 230mm X 185mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : illustrations
  • : 203
  • : 366
  • : 312
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : Julia Suits