|Christopher, Milbourne: Magic A Picture History
Previously titled, Panorama of Magic
©1962 Dover Publications, NY
Softcover, perfect-bound, 8.5x11", 216 Pages
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Comments: A good, inexpensive history of magic. Slightly revised republication of Panorama of Magic, which was first published in 1962. The later edition includes a new introductory note by Mrs. Milbourne Christopher who also revised the biographical statement which appears just before the Index. A history of magic with tons of rare engravings, prints, playbills, lithographs and photographs from the authors collection.
1 The Ancient Art of Magic: magic from Egypt to the 1600's
41 Wonders, Wonders, Wonders: Magic in the 1700's
99 Seeming Impossibilities: Mediums and Spiritualism
137 Masters of the Mysterious: Magic in the nineteenth century
169 Twentieth Century Sorcerers: Thurston, Houdini, etc.