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How It's Done and Recollections of India / The Adventures of the Strange Man Dr. Lynn
by Dr. Lynn


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How It's Done and Recollections of India / The Adventures of the Strange Man Dr. Lynn by Dr. Lynn

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This is Dr. Lynn's autobiography describing his travels in Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, India, and other countries. He was the earliest Western magician to perform in China and Japan. He had a long-lasting rivalry with J. N. Maskelyne appearing a week before Maskelyne in the Egyptian Hall in London in the spring of 1873.

In the "How It's Done" section he provides mock descriptions of some of his tricks.

  • TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF DR. LYNN
  • HOW IT'S DONE
    • The Mysterious Spirit-writing
    • The Blood-writing on the Arm
    • Time in a Fix
    • The Pomaceous Puzzle
    • The Ornithological Inexplicability
    • The Great Fish Trick
    • The Spirit Calculator
    • The Magic Growth of Flowers
    • The Gordian Knot
  • RECOLLECTIONS OF INDIA
  • HOW TO TAKE A MAN TO PIECES AND RESTORE HIM TO HIS ORIGINAL SELF BY INSTALMENTS
  • ACCOUNT OF FEATS PERFORMED BY THE HINDOO CONJURERS AND SNAKE-CHARMERS BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY BY DR. LYNN
    • The Real Indian Basket Feat
    • The Indian Jar Feat
    • The Indian Bag and Ball Trick
    • The Mango Tree Mystery
    • Indian Serpent-Charming

1st edition 1873 as "The Adventures of the Strange Man Dr. Lynn", later republished in an expended edition as "How It's Done and Recollections of India" in 1882; PDF 70 pages.
word count: 31969 which is equivalent to 127 standard pages of text



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Magic & Conjuring / Published 1800-1899