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Gobolinks: or, Shadow Pictures for Young and Old

Gobolinks: or, Shadow Pictures for Young and Old


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This special edition of 'Gobolinks : or, Shadow Pictures for Young and Old' was written by Ruth McEnery Stuart & Albert Bigelow Paine, and first published in 1896, making it over 120 years old.

This rare find is filled creepy, fantastical and wondrous beasts - what are they, exactly? Are they goblins or demons? Maybe imps or fairies? Or maybe something else entirely, like bugs, or butterflies, or even a mermaid or two. Some are whimsical or funny, some are sinister and dark.

Herein lies the 'Gobolinks' - more commonly know as Ink-Blots, created by the same method as the 'Rorschach Test' images. These are used by psychoanalysts and psychiatrists who interpret their patient's answers on what they see in the pictures, and subsequently determine their mental state.

But Gobolinks is also a game - one where you make the Ink-Blot image, then tell a story about what you see, in the form of a poem.

This is a fabulous rare find and a must-have addition the libraries of all collectors of the weird, the curious and the strange.

IMPORTANT NOTE - Please read BEFORE buying!


This book is a reprint edition and is a perfect facsimile of the original book. It is not set in a modern typeface and has not been digitally enhanced. As a result, some characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections, blurring, or minor shadows in the page background. This book appears exactly as it did when it was first printed.

DISCLAIMER : Due to the age of this book, some methods, beliefs, or practices may have been deemed unsafe, undesirable, or unacceptable in the interim years. In utilizing the information herein, you do so at your own risk. We republish antiquarian books without judgment, solely for their historical and cultural importance, and for educational purposes. If purchasing a book more than 50 years old, especially for a minor, please use due diligence and vet the text before gifting.

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ISBN-13: 9781719027571
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/10/2018
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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