BETWEEN OURSELVES: A BOOK OF EXCLUSIVE MAGIC, Oswald RAE 1st/1st 1926, Near Mint
BETWEEN OURSELVES: A BOOK OF EXCLUSIVE MAGIC, by Oswald Rae — First Edition 1926 Hardcover in Near Mint Condition
Publisher: Oswald Rae (Self Published), Tombridge, England (1926)
BETWEEN OURSELVES: A BOOK OF EXCLUSIVE MAGIC, first edition from 1926 in overall near mint condition. Bright blue boards with gilt lettering; 91 pages. The boards and binding are solid and tight with very slight shelf-wear. The pages are crisp and clean, with no interior markings. Please see below for more information of Rae and his extensive career in Magic.
Oswald Rae (1892–1967), born and raised in Reading, Berkshire, was an English magician.
In 1915 he joined the Royal Corps of Engineers and was on active
service until 1918. In 1919 he was in Germany with the Army of
Occupation. During the war he gave over 500 performances to troops in
France, was personally thanked and complimented by General Lord Plumer.
On his return from Germany he joined a concert party at Exmouth,
England, and stayed with them until 1921 when he became manager of
DeMond's Concert Party Enterprises, Skegness. He continued with them in
1922, and then in 1923 went into vaudeville. Since then he has been
doing mostly society entertaining.
During his act in 1937 he performed the following tricks: The
Holdup Trick, silk to Match Box, the Pip Card, Ink bottle and Turnip,
bill Trick. Oswald Rae had a great line of patter and making wonderful
impressions during his act.
Oswald Rae appeared before the Queen of Belgium, Prince of Wales,
Princess of Monaco, Duke of Grafton, Earl of Athlone, Marquis of
In 1928 he formed the British Ring 25 along with half a dozen others and was its President until 1947.
The Ring grew quickly and had at 1932 already over 50 members.
Rae had been a professional magician all his life and in 1965
celebrated his 50th year as a professional. His work was confined
primarily to entertainments for private parties.