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My Magic Life

by David Devant
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My Magic Life by David Devant
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
  • APPENDIX I
    • 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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