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Goldston, Will: Magician Annual 1907-8
1908 Gamage Ltd., London, 1st Edition
Hardcover, 98 pages
Magician's Annual 1907-08
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Comments ( This was the first Magician Annual Will Goldston compiled and edited. It covers quite some ground. From juggling and optical illusions, to ventriloquism and palmistry. Of course you will find also magic illusions, tricks and patter. And if you want to read a little bit about hoop rolling, you can, too. These Magician Annuals are real fun to read. They are a great window into the past.
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4 The Editor to His Readers (Will Goldston)
5 Juggling Manipulations (Paul Cinquevalli)
7 Crayon Drawing for the Stage (J. F. Burrows)
8 Barrel and Packing-Case Tricks (Carl Rhein)
9 Simple Coin Tricks  (D. Devo)
10 Old Programmes and Play Bills (Horace Goldin's Collection)
12 Confessions of an Amateur Magician (Henry Ridgely Evans)
13 Indian Tricks (Gustave Fasola)
14 Expose (W. D. Leroy)
15 Goldin Cartoon, "Limelight"
16 Rehearsals, London and Country
17 Lesson on Ventriloquism (Robert Dunning)
18 My Best Trick (Horace Goldin)
19 Popular Favourites, See Index Page
20 Optical Illusions (Edmund H. Wilkie)
33 Will Goldston's Nightmare (George E. Hobbs)
34 Favourite Managers and Magicians, See Index Page
35 An Indian Story (Howard Thurston)
36 An Egg-citing Moment (Sylvester)
37 Card and Coin Tricks (Adrian Plate)
39 Egg and Handkerchief Trick (Carl Hertz)
39 The Celebrity Trick (Sydney Lee)
40 The Great Will Goldston (George E. Hobbs)
41 Simple Second Sight (Ess Gee)
41 Pictures of Celebrities (Baron Low)
43 Group of Magicians (George E. Hobbs)
45 Story Without Words (Baron Low)
46 Notions (Robertson-Keene)
60 Handcuff Story in Pictures (George E. Hobbs)
62 Effective Sleights and Black Magic (Hercat)
67 Illusions for Illusionists (Will Avis)
69 Simple Tricks that are Difficult (L. Laurie)
72 Palmistry (Eileen Elyce)
74 Practical Points on Palmistry (R. Darius)
75 Hints for Elocutionists (Leah Laurie)
76 Hoop Rolling (Everhart)
77 A Dancing Doll (D. Devo)
80 Latest Conjuring and Stage Illusions (Will Goldston)