Great Illusionists

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By the use of splendid and often unique illustrations of prints, playbills and memorabilia, coupled with a constantly entertaining narrative, this book traces the history of conjuring and illusion through the lives and achievements of the finest practitioners of the art, conjurers whose names have, in many cases, become legend".  
 
By the use of splendid and often unique illustrations of prints, playbills and memorabilia, coupled with a constantly entertaining narrative, this book traces the history of conjuring and illusion through the lives and achievements of the finest practitioners of the art, conjurers whose names have, in many cases, become legend".  
ISBN 0890092400
 
  
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==Contents==
In the Beginning  
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*In the Beginning  
The Learned Animals  
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*The Learned Animals  
Bags, Bubbles and Bottles  
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*Bags, Bubbles and Bottles  
The Phenomena  
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*The Phenomena  
The Conjuring Quacks  
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*The Conjuring Quacks  
Laughing Gas  
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*Laughing Gas  
Phantasmagoric Professors  
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*Phantasmagoric Professors  
The Jewish Connexion  
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*The Jewish Connexion  
Wizards From The North  
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*Wizards From The North  
Science Et La Prestidigitation  
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*Science Et La Prestidigitation  
They Also Conjured  
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*They Also Conjured  
Egypt and the Sphinx  
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*Egypt and the Sphinx  
Maskelyne & Cooke, Royal Illusionists  
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*Maskelyne & Cooke, Royal Illusionists  
The Great Gun Trick  
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*The Great Gun Trick  
Sounds, Shadows and Shackles  
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*Sounds, Shadows and Shackles  
Epilogue  
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*Epilogue  
References and Notes  
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*References and Notes  
Index  
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*Index  
  
 
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Revision as of 15:37, 26 January 2011

Great Illusionists
AuthorEdwin Dawes
PublisherChartwell Books, Inc.
Publication Date1979
LanguageEnglish
Pages216
 

The book states:

By the use of splendid and often unique illustrations of prints, playbills and memorabilia, coupled with a constantly entertaining narrative, this book traces the history of conjuring and illusion through the lives and achievements of the finest practitioners of the art, conjurers whose names have, in many cases, become legend".

Contents

  • In the Beginning
  • The Learned Animals
  • Bags, Bubbles and Bottles
  • The Phenomena
  • The Conjuring Quacks
  • Laughing Gas
  • Phantasmagoric Professors
  • The Jewish Connexion
  • Wizards From The North
  • Science Et La Prestidigitation
  • They Also Conjured
  • Egypt and the Sphinx
  • Maskelyne & Cooke, Royal Illusionists
  • The Great Gun Trick
  • Sounds, Shadows and Shackles
  • Epilogue
  • References and Notes
  • Index
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