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Lives of the Conjurors

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Lives of the Conjurors was one of the first books on the general history of magic.

Lives of the Conjurors
AuthorThomas Frost
Publication Date1876

Frost discusses the interesting life of magicians, without giving away any secrets, concentrating on the impact they had on the entertainment world in general. He wrote two other books relating to magic: "Circus Life and Circus Celebrities" (1875) and "The Old Showmen and the Old London Fairs" (1881).

Some of the topics covered are Alexander, Anderson, Automaton Chess Player, Maskelynes, Bacon, Bull, Beaumont, Blitz, Bosco, Cagliostro, Conjuring of the 16th and 17th Century, Davenport Brothers, Fawkes, Ghost Illusion, Goldfish Trick, Robert-Houdin and Herrmann.

It was reviewed in Genii 1992 August.

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