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Mackenzie, R. Shelton, Dr.

Published by Porter & Coates [c1859], Philadelphia (1859)

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Item Description: Porter & Coates [c1859], Philadelphia, 1859. Hardcover. Later Printing. Color lightly worn on corners and spine ends, lower spine; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Publisher's light green cloth, spine and front board stamped in black with ornate foliage pattern, rear board plain, spine title on gilt panel, publisher's imprint at foot of spine, 445p., index. **Alta Edition. The spine states "illustrated" but the book is not illustrated unless you count the reproduction of his "First Bill" on page 245. Good+ end is worn but complete a tight attractive copy graded conservativly. Bookseller Inventory # 57692

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Mackenzie, Dr. R. Shelton and Mackenzie, Dr. R. Shelton (Translator)

Published by Porter & Coates (1859)

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Item Description: Porter & Coates, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Green hardback with embossed decoration in black on the cover and spine. The title is on the cover and spine. This states - Alta Edition on the cover. Book is rubbed through the cloth at the edges and spine edges. The back has three dim hand drawings in gold ink:a skull, a playing card and the name Welsh. Page 223 is loose. All pages are browned and brittle. Front endpaper is missing top 1" . Both hinges are started. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 1337

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ROBERT-HOUDIN, Jean Eugene] . MACKENZIE, Dr. R. Shelton, translator

Published by Henry T. Coates, Philadelphia (1859)

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Item Description: Henry T. Coates, Philadelphia, 1859. Hardcover. 445 pp plus two pages of ads 12mo. original blue cloth, decorated and lettered in black and red, coloured plate affixed to front cover. With an index. Jean Eug¸ne Robert-Houdin (December 6, 1805 Ð June 13, 1871) was a French magician. The Arabs of Algeria were said to be excited to rebel against French colonialists by miracles performed by their religious leaders. In 1856, Napoleon III's Second French Empire sent Robert-Houdin there, hoping that he might perform tricks that were far more impressive, thereby dissolving the excitement of the rebels. Robert-Houdin's tricks, it is said, succeeded in breaking up the influence of the mullahs. Moreover, the Arabs became afraid of Robert-Houdin. In one trick, he allowed an Arab to shoot at him with a marked bullet, but instead of killing him, the bullet was found between his teeth. After that, they believed he could do anything. Robert-Houdin was not the first illusionist to perform the bullet catch, and many since him have adapted their own version of the effect.He used another famous trick to prove that French magic was stronger than local shamanism techniques: he presented an empty box with an iron bottom that anyone could lift. By turning on an electro-magnet hidden under the floor, he made it immovable, "proving" that through will power, he could make it impossible to lift for the strongest Algerian warriors. He found the trick was more impressive not when he claimed that he could make the trunk heavy, but when he claimed he could make the strong man too weak to lift a trunk that even a small child could lift.[4]Robert-Houdin is often credited as being "the father of modern magic". Before him, magicians performed in marketplaces and fairs, but Robert-Houdin performed magic in theatres and private parties. He also chose to wear formal clothes, like those of his audiences. Many magicians today mimic this by wearing tail-coats, though other magicians view this as old-fashioned and believe that they should wear contemporary clothes. Doug Henning was the first to rebel against this stereotype with a distinctive modern look of his own -Wikipedia. Spine ends and corners a little rubbed, uneven fading on rear cover, else fine Although copyright states 1859, it's a later printing. Bookseller Inventory # 31333

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Mackenzie, Dr. Shelton

Published by PORTER & COATES (1859)

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Item Description: PORTER & COATES, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. B001U3RQGM Good; Ex-Library; Hard Cover; Porter & Coates; 1859; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 94848

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