The Magic Catalogue by William Doerflinger, E.P. Dutton

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Details: THE MAGIC CATALOGUE A Comprehensive Guide To The Wonderful World Of Magic; compiled by William A. Doerflinger; A Sunrise Book from E.P. Dutton in New York; 1977; first edition; hard covers with original dust jacket.

Illustrated card wraps. Fully illustrated with photographs, drawings and engravings, including eight pages in full color. Magic tricks you can master, together with a short history of the art of magic; rare memorabilia of the fascinating Fraternity of Famous Magicians; hundreds of magical effects you can buy and collect; magic with flowers; tricks with coins and bills; magic for the birthday crowd and more – its all here.

The beautiful color plates are most impressive. The plates are posters from the Mario Carrandi collection, window card from the Robert Schroeter collection and magic memorabilia from the author’s collection. A unique book that brings together a treasury of information about magic and its performers.


ix Preface
x Directions for Pricing and Ordering

Magic Through the Centuries
1 Magic in Ancient Times
5 The Middle Ages and Renaissance
5 Magic in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century
8 Magic in Europe 1800-1875
13 Magic Comes to America The Earlier Years
18 The Golden Age of the Full Evening Show
37 Great Specialists and Club Performers
38 Magic Today

33 Miracles In Your Pocket: Impromptu and Close-Up Tricks
51 With a Deck of Cards
60 There’s Money in Magic: Tricks with Coins and Bills
66 Sorcery With Silks
75 The Enchanted Garden: Magic with Flowers
84 Entertaining Children: Magic for the Birthday Party Crowd
90 The Fabulous Farmyard: Magic with Animals
98 The Rope Tricks
103 Perplexities With Paper
108 Magic for Club and Stage
131 Mental Marvels And Spirit Manifestations
149 Stage Illusions
157 The Art of Escaping
163 Antique Magic and Catalogues
203 Museums of Magic
212 Magician’s Societies
216 Magic Conventions
220 Meet Some Dealers
231 Directory of Dealers and Catalogues (A Catalogue of Catalogues)
235 Courses In Magic
236 Magazines for Magicians
237 A Selected Bibliography
240 Index

  • Publisher: E.P. Dutton
  • Pages: 242
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Dimensions: 9″x11″
  • Date: 1977
  • Binding: hardbound

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