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The Blackstone Book of Magic and Illusion

Blackstone, Harry with Charles Reynolds and Regina Reynolds. Ray Bradbury, foreword

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ISBN 10: 0937858455 / ISBN 13: 9780937858455
Published by Newmarket Press, New York, 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in fine dust jacket with a very slight touch of wear. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Harry Blackstone on the half-title-page, "To ______, The 'Inquizition' was fun [.] Thanks for helping turn this Book from illusion to Reality! Magically, Harry Blackstone Jr. June 4, 1985". Bookseller Inventory # b6002

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Title: The Blackstone Book of Magic and Illusion

Publisher: Newmarket Press, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Traces the history of magic, describes the acts of prominent magicians, and demonstrates some basic cup, card, and coin tricks


Harry Blackstone Jr. shares the history of modern magic, largely as seen through the eyes of his family. His father was the original Great Blackstone and Blackstone has carried on the tradition. This is not a merely anecdotal history, however. It's Blackstone's personal reflections on the art and game of magic--not just how it works but why it works as entertainment. It's about the psychological showmanship as well as the craft. Included are lessons in how to perform tricks that go beyond the mere technical details to show how to make a simple trick a piece of true theater.

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