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Burlingame, H.J.: History of Magic and Magicians
©1895 H.J. Burlingame; Pub. Chas. L. Burlingame & Co., Chicago
Both Hardcover & Softcover editions, 50 pages
History of Magic and
              Magicians
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Comments: A narrative with a brief history of many famous magicians up to the 1800's. It does not cover some of the more famous magicians, who are covered in his other books.
There is also a 1974 reprint put out by Magic, Inc.

Contents:

1 Begin at the beginning: the early history of magic
1 - Indian Jugglers and Necromancers
3 - Tom Belling & Renz's European Circus
5 The Spread of Magic
6 Fifteenth & Sixteenth Centuries
6 - Nostredamus
7 Seventeenth Century
7 - Philadelphus Philadelphia
11 - Alexander Cagliostro
12 Present Century: 18th
13 - Bartholomew Bosco
13 - Prof. Louis Goldkette
13 - Compars Hermann
15 - Prof. Liebholz
16 - Other Magicians of Germany
19 Hand and Drawing Room Artists
20 - Ben Ali Bey: inventor of Black Art
21 - Female Artists
23 England Conjuring
26 - Pinetti
27 - Comus
28 - Others
30 - Some Catastrophes
31 - Comte
32 - John Henry Anderson
33 - Louis Dobler
36 - Philip Talon (Philippe)
37 - Wiljalba Frikell
39 - Bosco
40 - Mr. Alfred Stodare
40 - Professor Louis Haselmayer
41 - Dr. Lynn
42 - Maskelyne and Cooke of Egyption Hall, London
44 - Professor Antionio Blitz
48 - Prof. Epstein Bullet Proof Artist
49 Impostors
51 Advertisements



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