Annals of Conjuring Deluxe Collector's Edition

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Only 75 copies of this deluxe edition were printedAn elegant production with the signatures of two of magic's top historians, Edwin A. Dawes and the late Bob Read. One of our first limited editions, The Annals of Conjuring deluxe edition has a simple label inside with the book's number and the signatures of the editors and cover artist Katlyn Breene, housed as usual in our Miracle Factory black case and bound in leather.This is the second of the Todd Karr Miracle Factory Publications. This out of print book is highly sought after. Book is in like new condition. If you do not have this book on your library shelf, you are missing one of the finest works on magic history ever published. From 1924-1928 the Annals of Conjuring was published serially in the Magic Wand Publication. It was a landmark in recorded magical history. In 1929 Sidney Clarke printed only four copies of his complete series. Only four copies!! Imagine the rarity of that volume. Here is your chance to get that publication with all the extras now reprinted by the Miracle Factory in a beautiful hardbound 639 page book with dustjacket. Not only is the Annals completely reprinted and reedited, but the additional material is a wealth of magic history. The chapters from the Annals covers Ancient Conjuring, Medieval Jugglers, Juggler's Tricks, Hocus Pocus, the English Showmen, Continental Conjurers, the Decline of Conjuring, Wizard of the North and Mechanical Conjurers, Robert-Houdin, Maskelyne, Maskelyne and Cooke, Conjurers of Yesterday and Today, and Oriental Conjurers. Then there are the Appendices; Installments from the Magic Wand, Clarke's Annotations, Clarke's Principal Writings, The Research of Arthus Watson, Hippolytus, Early English Records of Conjuring, Scotto, Early Italian Conjuring Works, Entertainment in "The Spectator," Southwark Fair News Items, Fawkes Notices, Colonial American Magic, Magic in Early Literature, and Charlier. There is also a wonderful Bibliography as well as a full index.Without a doubt the richest of all literature on the history of magic. Fascinating, entertaining, informative. Read about the legends in magic, their history, their illusions and effects. I recommend this as a MUST HAVE book for your library. Hardbound with dustjacket, 639 pages.



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