The Illustrated History of Magic

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Milbourne Christopher
Carroll & Graf, 2006 - History - 514 pages
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Set off on a magical history tour with Milbourne Christopher's classic Illustrated History of Magic. Follow the fascinating stories of the world's greatest conjurers, from sorcerer-priests in ancient Egypt, The Great Herrmann, Harry Kellar, Chung Ling Soo, Houdini, to modern miracle workers like David Copperfield, Siegfreid and Roy, and David Blaine. Filled with fantastic illustrations—poster art, photographs, illusion diagrams—this book is a feast for anyone interested in the conjuring arts.

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a 452-page comprehensive look at the evolution of the magical arts. While this large-format, extensively illustrated volume does omit some notable magicians of the past, it remains one of the best ... Read full review

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Presenting prodigious feats of prestidigitation and their practitioners, this book, first published in 1973, recounts the stories of notable necromancers from Professor Pinetti and Signor Blitz to ... Read full review

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Milbourne Christopher, Maurine Christopher, Foreword by David Copperfield

Milbourne Christopher played a crucial role in reviving magic’s appeal for audiences in America and Europe, practicing his craft on TV and Broadway. An expert and author on magic, extrasensory perception, and the hereafter, Christopher lectured at colleges and universities and was at the forefront of the magic world from the 1950s until his death, at 70, in 1984.

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