Video Fridays: The New York Public Library's Treasures

Credit: Jonathan Blanc

A late sixteenth-century Italian blow book—a device conjurers used to trick others into thinking that illustrations changed before their eyes—is one of the items in the spotlight at the NYPL. 

If the spring issue of Fine Books has arrived in your mailbox, you already know that we feature ten books (like the magical book pictured above) on view at the New York Public Library’s amazing new Treasures exhibit.

If you’re headed to the NY International Antiquarian Book Fair next month and want to see the exhibition, reserve your timed tickets now. Until then, check out this five-minute preview.