The Observer: a Description of the Territory of Arkansas, a Visit to China, a Levitating Man in Vol. I, Number 27, Saturday July 5, 1823.
Salem, MA: W. & S.B. Ives, 1823. A newspaper with geographical news of the Territory of Arkansas and descriptions of the Red River, lead and copper ore, and a quarry of gypsum. Tennessee became a state in 1836. Includes an excerpt of Capt. White's Voyage and visit to a Cochin China Pagoda. And an article about 'The Flying Man'. '"The faculty for which he is so remarkable, is that of raising himself in the air, without any visible means, keeping himself suspended... and descending gradually... When asked to explain the process... he ... answers "I not know, I feel."' Could it be sleight of hand, conjuring, magic, or the effect of '...strong Coffee, Opium and Snuff, which he consumes in quantities beyond belief.' 4pp, 14 x 21.5",edges ruffled, some chips at folds, slt. water mark, very legible. Good. Item #25115