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The Paul Fleming Book Reviews Volumes I, II, III (one Two Three 1 2 3)

Fleming, Paul

Published by Fleming Book Company and Magic Limited, Berkeley Heights, PA and Oakland, CA, 1979
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Three clothbound volumes in original dust jackets. Published in book form in 1944, 1946 and 1979, respectively. All three volumes are fine in vg+ to near fine dust jackets. The two older volumes have typical paper aging. The jacket on volume one is fine with no chips or tears but there is a slight fade along spine. The jacket on the second volume is fine except for a 1/4" x 1/8" tiny chip at top of spine. and the jacket on volume three is fine except for what appears to be some natural age-discoloration/fading. All three books are tight and clean with no markings or bookplates. All in all a splendid set. These reviews of conjuring books were originally published serially in newsletter form in the 1940s by the Fleming Book Company, a distributor of magic publications from the 1940s to the 1960s. Fleming reprinted the reviews in two volumes issuing them both in cloth and paper--these are the more desireable clothbound copies. A third compilation of reviews, not previously issued in book form was issued by the purchaser of the Fleming Book publishing business, the late Lloyd E. Jones, aka Magic Limited, in 1979. Collectively, these reviews are among the most scholarly of all reviews in the stage and recreational magic field, the reviewer having been both a professional conjurer and a University economics professor. The three volumes cover reviews of magic publications from 1942 through approximately 1954. Of the three volumes, the most difficult to obtain today is, oddly enough, the third volume, which apparently had a lower print run than the first two volumes. Sold as a set only. Bookseller Inventory # 013294

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Title: The Paul Fleming Book Reviews Volumes I, II,...

Publisher: Fleming Book Company and Magic Limited, Berkeley Heights, PA and Oakland, CA

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Book

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