The Illustrated History of Magic

The Illustrated History of Magic

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of magic and magicians, from sorcerer-priests in ancient Egypt to modern magicians such as Houdini and David Copperfield

Greenwood Pub Group
Follow the fascinating stories of the world's greatest necromancers, from sorcerer-priests in ancient Egypt to such modern miracle workers as Houdini and David Copperfield!

Book News
Milbourne was a leader in the revival of stage magic in Europe and America from the 1950s until his death in 1984. His widow has updated his 1973 history of the art to include the most popular recent and current acts, including Doug Henning, Melinda, and Seigfried & Roy. He discusses personalities and trends, and explains the secrets of many of the illusions. Includes many old photographs and posters. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Set off on a magical history tour with Milbourne Christopher's classic The Illustrated History of Magic. Follow the fascinating stories of the world's greatest necromancers, from sorcerer-priests in ancient Egypt to such modern miracle workers as Houdini and David Copperfield.
Discover the truth behind the legendary Indian Rope Trick, the fearful Bullet-Catch and how Chung Ling Soo was killed performing it, Houdini's vanishing elephant, Sawing a lady in half and much, much more!
This reissue has been updated by Milbourne Christopher's widow, Maurine, to include the hottest magic acts of today, including Doug Henning, Melinda, and Siegfried & Roy!

Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 1996
Copyright Date: ©1973
ISBN: 9780435070168
0435070169
Branch Call Number: 793.8 Ch 1996
Characteristics: 484 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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