MAGIC: PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CONJURERS IN THE THEATER - Price, 1st 1985 - SIGNED
MAGIC: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CONJURERS IN THE THEATER
Publisher: Cornwall Books, New York (1985). First and only edition. Very scarce signed copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. 551 pages, and illustrated throughout. David Price’s wonderful history of magicians in the theater from the time they came in from the streets and carnivals and began competing with actors of the legitimate stage to the beginning of World War II. All the greats are included: Alexander, Carl (Compars) Herrmann, Robert Heller, Harry Kellar, Howard Thurston, Houdini, Dante, Blackstone, Cardini, Jose Frakson, Keith Clark, Harry Willard, Sorcar and many others. This book contains much new information that has never been published – the result of a lifetime of research and experience in the field – and in many cases corrects myths that have sprung up around the careers of famous magicians. In very good condition: minor shelf wear from storage; interior is clean and free of markings save author's inscription and signature on the half-title page; dust jacket remains unclipped, and is protected with a mylar plastic cover.