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The Illustrated History of Magic

Milbourne Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0690431651 / ISBN 13: 9780690431650
Published by Ty Crowell Co, USA, 1973
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First published in 1973 and long out of print, this mesmerizing, intelligent history sweeps from the earliest known image of a conjuring feat?an Egyptian wall painting made around 2500 B.C.?to the feats of that renowned escapologist Harry Houdini. In between, the authors introduce us to Muslim traveler Ibn Batuta's 1355 eyewitness account of an Indian rope trick in a Chinese royal court and to the exploits of trailblazers like French virtuoso Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin. Bookseller Inventory # 9012

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Title: The Illustrated History of Magic

Publisher: Ty Crowell Co, USA

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: No

Edition: First edition

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An entertaining and informative account of magical feats and magicians that have intrigued mankind through the ages

About the Author:

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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