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Lives of the Conjurers: Volume 1

by Professor Solomon
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Lives of the Conjurers: Volume 1 by Professor Solomon

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  • HENRY SLADE Was he a medium or a magician?
  • CAGLIOSTRO The Mystery Man of Europe
  • KATTERFELTO Lecturer, conjurer, and quack
  • SERVAIS LE ROY He levitated a pianist and her piano
  • C. W. STARR His vanishing act was for sheriffs
  • TORRINI His greatest illusion was himself
  • SIGNOR BLITZ What he pulled from a hat one night kept a family together
  • CHARLES MORRITT His masterpiece was the Disappearing Donkey
  • THE BOTTLE CONJURER How was he going to jump into a bottle?
  • MAELZEL There was more to his Chess-playing Automaton than met the eye
  • ROBERT HELLER His mindreading act mystified audiences
  • THE BANGS SISTERS Both the spirits and the police visited their parlor
  • OTTO MAURER His magic shop in a Bowery basement was spooky
  • BERT REESE What was the secret of his psychic powers?
  • BELLACHINI He bewitched the Emperor's pen - and was appointed Court Conjurer
  • COMUS With his Horologium, he could read minds from miles away
  • √ČTIENNE-GASPARD ROBERTSON He hosted the Phantasmagoria
  • HENRY BOX BROWN, HOCUS POCUS, and THE FAMOUS MR. FAWKES

1st edition 2014, 165 pages
word count: 49123 which is equivalent to 196 standard pages of text

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Reviewed by Eric Fry (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Monday 14 April, 2014

Very well-written and entertaining. Short pieces about many old-time magicians and related characters.

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