Leaves from Conjurers' Scrap Books, or, Modern Magicians and Their Works. Hardin J. Burlingame.
Leaves from Conjurers' Scrap Books, or, Modern Magicians and Their Works
Leaves from Conjurers' Scrap Books, or, Modern Magicians and Their Works

Leaves from Conjurers' Scrap Books, or, Modern Magicians and Their Works

Chicago: Donohoe, Henneberry & Co., 1891. First Edition. Octavo. Item #029195

274 pages, index, illustrations and portraits. A vivid picture of some of the biggest stars of late nineteenth-century magic and the routines they presented. H. J. Burlingame devotes ample space to describing the work of American performers, granting a whole chapter to Alexander Herrmann and Harry Kellar, but their European predecessors do not go neglected, as the author's stories about such luminaries as Comte, Anderson and Robert-Houdin attest. Whether he's discussing the Bambergs or William Robinson prior to his Ching Ling Soo days, whether he's explaining stage hypnosis or two-person codes, Burlingame frequently quotes magicians directly and cites numerous contemporary newspaper reports, bringing a fascinating period in magic history to life. A very good copy bound in red cloth lettered and decorated in black, spine lettering gilt, decorative endpapers.

Price: $225.00

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