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Around the World with a Magician and a Juggler

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Around the World with a Magician and a Juggler
AuthorH. J. Burlingame
PublisherClyde Publishing Company
Publication Date1891
LanguageEnglish
Pages172
 

Around the World with a Magician and a Juggler: Unique experiences in Many Lands From the Papers of the late Baron Hartwig Seeman "The Emperor of Magicians" and William D'Alvini, Juggler "Jap of Japs" by H. J. Burlingame published in 1891.

The book contains:

  • Reminiscences of Baron Hartwig Seeman. Anecdotes include his performance of a remarkable bullet catch in Egypt.
  • The story of the magician/juggler, William D'Alvini.
  • A reprint of psychologist Max Dessoir's monograph on the psychology of conjuring (with added references by Burlingame to mediums).
  • A brief chapter on the Bellachini (1828-1885), court magician to Kaiser Wilhelm the first.

Reprint

A limited edition (300 copies) reprint was published which included a Barrie Richardson introduction pointing out some highlights of the book as well as reproductions of Seeman and D'Alvini promotional materials and programs.


Table of Contents

CHAPTER I.

Introductory Remarks

CHAPTER II.

Life of Professor Seeman

CHAPTER III.

Thrilling Experiences with Ole Bull

CHAPTER IV.

A Visit to the Pyramids — The Shooting Adventure with the Mussulmen

CHAPTER V.

The Czar Befriends the Magician — Tricks of Prof. Alexander with Ole Bull

CHAPTER VI.

To England, Africa and India — Teaching Magic to the Zulus

CHAPTER VII.

Experiences with a Great Fakir

CHAPTER VIII.

A Problem Solved

CHAPTER IX.

Martin Luther's Wedding Ring — Seeman Unmasks a Clairvoyant — A. Wholesale Treat

CHAPTER X.

William D'Alvini, "Jap of Japs" — Early Life — English and Continental Contracts in Detail

CHAPTER X.

The First Japanese Troupe — Indian Jugglers and Their Feats

CHAPTER XII.

To South America with Patrizio — The Patrizio Contract

CHAPTER XIII.

D'Alvini's Experiences in the West Indies — Performances for a "Struggling Cemetery" — Fistic Powers — Spiritualistic Excitement

CHAPTER XIV.

D'Alvini in the United States

CHAPTER XV.

Reminiscences of D'Alvini

CHAPTER XVI.

D'Alvini's Programmes — Before the Footlights — Behind the Scenes — "Jap of Japs" Juggling and Conjuring Programmes as Written Out by Himself

CHAPTER XVII.

Psychology of the Art of Conjuring

CHAPTER XVIII.

Bellachini

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