PRIMARY SOURCES

General Advertiser (London), Saturday, January 14, 1749; The same advertisement appeared on the 11th, 13th, and 16th, as well. (PDF)

 

"George Bickham the Younger, The Bottle Conjurer, from Head to Foot, without Equivocation," (London), 24 January 1749.

 

SECONDARY SOURCES

Richard Ryan, Dramatic Table Talk: Or, Scenes, Situations, & Adventures, Serious & Comic, in Theatrical History & Biography, Vol. 3 (London: John Knight & Henry Lacky, 1830), 69-74.

 

John Timbs, Romance of London: Strange Stories, Scenes and Remarkable Persons of the Great Town, Vol. 3 (London: Richard Bentley, 1856), 55-57.

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

Barbara M. Benedict, Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002).

 

Terry Castle, The Female Thermometer: Eighteenth-Century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995).

 

Norman Hampson, The Enlightenment (London: Penguin UK, 1990).

 

Richard Ryan, Dramatic Table Talk: Or, Scenes, Situations, & Adventures, Serious & Comic, in Theatrical History & Biography, Vol. 3 (London: John Knight & Henry Lacky, 1830).

 

John Timbs, Romance of London: Strange Stories, Scenes and Remarkable Persons of the Great Town, Vol. 3 (London: Richard Bentley, 1856), 55-57.

 

 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

THE ENLIGHTENMENT

 

OVERVIEW

http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/major-themes-of-the-enlightenment-reason-individualism-skepticism.html#lesson

 

The Gordon Riots

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/rights/gordon.htm

 

History.com

http://www.history.com/topics/enlightenment

 

Stanford Philosophy

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/enlightenment/

 

ARTFL Encyclopédie Project

https://encyclopedie.uchicago.edu/

 

The Encyclopedia of Diderot and d’Alembert

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/did/

 

Enlightened Automata, by Simon Schaffer

http://monoskop.org/images/2/2d/Schaffer_Simon_1999_Enlightened_Automata.pdf

 

Jacques de Vaucanson's Digesting Duck

http://www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/pschmid1/essays/pynchon/vaucanson.html

 

Jacques de Vaucanson and the History of the Computer

http://history-computer.com/Dreamers/Vaucanson.html

 

"The Role of Automata in the History of Technology," by Silvio A. Bedini (Smithsonian) 

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/b_edini.html

 

BOTTLE CONJUROR RESOURCES

VIDEO

Cambridge Historian Simon Schaffer

Science in the Enlightenment

THEMES: The Enlightenment, False Advertisements

BACK TO BOTTLE CONJUROR

BBC 4: The Writing Automaton

Vaucanson's Duck (Demo)

"Humans Need Not Apply"

Automation in the Workplace

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