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My Magic Life

by David Devant

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My Magic Life by David Devant

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This is David Devant's autobiography. On top of his personal recollections he included three chapters on how to perform magic, and six chapters on the history of magic.
  • Publisher's Note
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Pictures Of My Early Life
  • CHAPTER I. My Introduction To Magic
  • CHAPTER II The Hot Pudding And The Vanishing Lady
  • CHAPTER III Mixing Magic With Midgets
  • CHAPTER IV My Attack On London
  • CHAPTER V I Appear With Maskelyne
  • CHAPTER VI The First Animated Pictures
  • CHAPTER VII Magical Sketches
  • CHAPTER VIII A Feast Of Magic
  • CHAPTER IX Magic And The Public
  • CHAPTER X Secrets Of Magic
  • CHAPTER XI More Secrets Revealed
  • CHAPTER XII The Indian Rope Trick
  • CHAPTER XIII "The Man Who Makes Money"
  • CHAPTER XIV "Magic And Spiritualism"
  • CHAPTER XV Magic In The Past
  • CHAPTER XVI Conjuring On The Continent
  • CHAPTER XVII Past Masters Of Their Craft
  • CHAPTER XVIII Magic In The Nineteenth Century
  • CHAPTER XIX Magicians Abroad
  • CHAPTER XX The Magic Of The East
  • CHAPTER XXI Magic To-Day And To-Morrow
  • CHAPTER XXII A Magician's Curtain
    • Programmes at the Egyptian Hall and on Tour from 1886 to 1904
    • Synopsis of Programmes, etc., Arranged and Presented at St. George's Hall since January 1905
    • Maskelyne & Cooke Programmes
    • Sketches Produced at the Egyptian Hall During A Period Of 32 Years
    • Sketches produced at St. George's Hall From January 1905 To 1915
    • Illusions and Effects Produced at the Egyptian Hall During A Period Of 32 Years
    • Illusions and Effects Produced at St. George's Hall From January 1905 To 1915
  • APPENDIX II The Artist's Dream
  • APPENDIX III St. Valentine's Eve
  • APPENDIX IV The Enchanted Hive
  • APPENDIX V The Pillar Of Brass
  • APPENDIX VI The Mascot Moth

1st edition 1931, reprinted 1978, 287 pages; PDF 232 pages.
word count: 89220 which is equivalent to 356 standard pages of text

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