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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
- ÉTIENNE-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
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.