The "Mystiscope" Fortune Teller - The Device That Thinks.

33 pp. booklet containing a numbered list of questions and specific instructions for how to find the answers using the enclosed multicolored cardboard wheel of fortune, which is comprised of a metal spinner and three concentric colored cardboard circles containing letters, numbers, and symbols. Central pages of booklet separated from staples but present and intact, light soiling and edgewear, very minor toning and soiling to wheel. Booklet large 8vo. Booklet with original illustrated textured wrpps., booklet and wheel of fortune housed together in original illustrated blue cardboard box, box professionally restored. San Francisco/Denver (F.L. Morgan Company/National Novelty Company) 1925.

The introduction in the booklet reads, "In India, when the world was young, there were great superstitions. Magic cycles were thought to possess weird power of foretelling the future, and healing those mentally and physically ill. On the wheel of life, with its mystic circles and queer characters, was thought to be found the answer to every one's problems and questions, and in each one was a definite message for good or ill. Ranjour Singh, Maharajah of the Pungal District, Hindu man of mystery...has finally been persuaded to unfold the mysteries of his wheel of fortune together with the English translation of its prophesies and disclosures for us to use as a delightful and fascinating game." Very scarce; as of January 2018, WorldCat does not show any listings for this item. Book ID: 49004

Price: $1,250.00