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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to magical tricks, conjuring, prestidigitation, and illusions.

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  1. 118562comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Martin Johnson, Best wishes, Houdini, mailed May 3 1922". The recipient was perhaps Martin Johnson, husband of Osa Johnson, the American safari filmmakers. Houdini had hosted a farewell lunch for the Johnsons on the... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 118562

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  2. The Whole Art of Legerdemain: or Hocus Pocus in Perfection.
    A remarkably fresh copy of by far the best-known 18th-century book on conjuring, first published in 1722. Rare: ESTC locates three copies only of this edition in Britain (BL, Glasgow University and Senate House libraries) and the Folger copy in America. Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 107439

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  3. Magical Rope Ties and Escapes.
    First and only edition, first impression. Fragile and uncommon, just 10 locations on OCLC. A guide by the famous illusionist on how to perform ties "of two distinct types, namely, those adapted to use in spiritualistic work, and those intended for the escape artist" (preface). Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 96849

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  4. Inside the Medium's Cabinet.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To my friend Dr. Geo. M. MacRae with best wishes, Dunninger". Joseph Dunninger was one of the most famous mentalists of the twentieth century, a friend of Houdini and pioneer of performing magic on television. This volume... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 80370

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