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An edition of The illustrated history of magic (1996)

The illustrated history of magic

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Publisher
Heinemann
Language
English
Pages
484

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Set off on a magical history tour with Milbourne Christopher's classic The Illustrated History of Magic. Follow the fascinating stories of the world's greatest necromancers, from sorcerer-priests in ancient Egypt to such modern miracle workers as Houdini and David Copperfield. Discover the truth behind the legendary Indian Rope Trick, the fearful Bullet-Catch and how Chung Ling Soo was killed performing it, Houdini's vanishing elephant, Sawing a lady in half and much,

much more! This reissue has been updated by Milbourne Christopher's widow, Maurine, to include the hottest magic acts of today, including Doug Henning, Melinda, and Siegfried & Roy!

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Cover of: The illustrated history of magic
The illustrated history of magic
1996, Heinemann
in English
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The illustrated history of magic
1996, Heinemann
in English

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Published in

Portsmouth, NH

Table of Contents

Foreword / David Copperfield
1. Myth or Magic
2. The First Wonder-Workers
3. The Automaton Chess Player
4. Magic in the Colonies
5. American Indian Conjuring
6. Professor Pinetti
7. Signor Blitz
8. The Great Wizard of the North
9. Robert-Houdin - Innovator
10. England's Home of Mystery
11. The Great Herrmanns
12. Around the World with Kellar
13. Thurston - The Wonder Show of the Universe
14. Ching Ling Foo, Chung Ling Soo, and The Great Lafayette
15. The Selbit Sensations
16. The Great Vaudeville Specialists
17. Le Roy and Goldin - Trendsetters
18. Carter, Nicola, and Raymond
19. Houdini
20. Blackstone Versus Dante
21. Dunninger - Master Mentalist
22. Big Shows and Small Screens
23. Magic Superstars Poised for the Twenty-first Century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-471) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
793.8
Library of Congress
GV1543 .C45 1996, GV1543.C45 1996

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 484 p. :
Number of pages
484

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24712291M
Internet Archive
illustratedhisto00chri
ISBN 10
0435070169
ISBN 13
9780435070168
LCCN
96032984
OCLC/WorldCat
35269902

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