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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to magical tricks, conjuring, prestidigitation, and illusions.

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  1. Houdini and Conan Doyle.
    First edition, first printing. Houdini and Conan Doyle were close friends until falling out over the escapist's openly professed disdain for spiritualism. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 107597

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  2. Eduardo Paolozzi.
    First and only edition, signed by Paolozzi on the front board, and inscribed by him "For Cecil & Mary, Eduardo" on the half-title. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 107447

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  3. The Whole Art of Legerdemain: or Hocus Pocus in Perfection.
    A remarkably fresh copy of by far the best-known eighteenth-century book on conjuring, first published in 1722. Rare: ESTC locates three copies only of this edition in Britain (BL, Glasgow University and Senate House libraries) and the Folger copy in America. Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 107439

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  4. Magical Rope Ties and Escapes.
    First and only edition, first impression. Fragile and uncommon, just 10 locations on OCLC. A guide by the famous illusionist on how to perform ties of two distinct types, namely, those adapted to use in spiritualistic work, and those intended for the escape artist (preface). Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 96849

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  5. The Pyrotechnist's Treasury The Complete Art of Making Fireworks.
    The uncommon, definitive second edition of Kentish's classic of pyrotechnics - "one of the greatest classic how-to-do-pyrotechnic books that have ever been written" (Philip) - just four copies of this edition recorded on Copac - NLS, Oxford, Cambridge, and TCD - no copy in BL; OCLC adds 11 copies in the US. First published... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 87259

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