You, too, can walk on water!

Walking on water (oobleck)

Just follow these simple directions.

The following tends to be less successful and is not recommended:

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Interested in rare texts and care and feeding thereof?

Illustration from rare bookThis link covers that aspect of an interesting document.

And here’s the document.

I’ve seen the thing itself in all its bizarre glory.

The volumes are in different sizes, such that one would never imagine that they were parts of the same series.

The parts were printed at the time of the transition from hand-tinted plates to colour printing, so some plates are hand-tinted and others printed in colour, with the alignment registers subtle but visible if you know where to look. And, ‘in the flesh’, the insects show ‘chatoyancy’ (from the metallic highlights painted on) and appear to move as you shift the viewing angle of the page.

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