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Lot 174: CONJURING & MAGIC - A collection of approximately 100 books on conjuring and magic, c. 1920-1980, including Quality Magic by Okito (London, [1921]), Harry Latour's Magical Suggestions (London, 1921), David Durant's Lessons in Conjuring (London, 1922, and many other titles by the same author), Jasper Maskelyne's White Magic (London, [n.d.]), John Brearley's Conjunioring[sic] (London, [n.d.]), Eric P. Wilson's The Art of Conjuring TO Children (London, [n.d.], with an inscribed photograph of the author loosely-inserted), Bert Douglas's Club Magic (London, 1930), Will Blyth's Effective Conjuring for Home Entertainments and Public Platforms (London, 1932, 2nd ed.), William G. Strickland's Wessex Wizardry (Elmhurst, 1931), Robert Parrish's For Magicians Only. A Guide to the Art of Mystifying (London, 1946), Tarbell Course in Magic (1948), Vic Oliver's Mr. Showbusiness (1954), Ron Bishop's Laughter all the Way (1968) and titles by Ali Bongo, Ken Brookes, Len Belcher, Billy McComb, "Edwin the Magician", Dante, Jack Hughes, Harry Latour, Carrell Fox, Will Goldston, Alan Shaxton, Kovari, Walter Gibson, Jasper Maskelyne, Will Ayling, Marconick, J. G. Thompson Jnr., Clarkson Rose, Roy Baker and John Northern Hilliard; also including a file about "Dante the magician" (with autograph material etc.); plus numerous bound issues of "Abracadabra"/'"The Wizard" from 1951. Many of the books are SIGNED by the authors. Provenance: The books were collected by "Keno", a magician and ventriloquist (i.e. family entertainer), who was based in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. A full list is available on request but viewing of the lot is strongly advised. (qty)

Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts

by Chiswick Auctions

November 30, 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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  • CONJURING & MAGIC - A collection of approximately 100 books on conjuring and magic, c. 1920-1980, including Quality Magic by Okito (London, [1921]), Harry Latour's Magical Suggestions (London, 1921), David Durant's Lessons in Conjuring (London, 1922, and many other titles by the same author), Jasper Maskelyne's White Magic (London, [n.d.]), John Brearley's Conjunioring[sic] (London, [n.d.]), Eric P. Wilson's The Art of Conjuring TO Children (London, [n.d.], with an inscribed photograph of the author loosely-inserted), Bert Douglas's Club Magic (London, 1930), Will Blyth's Effective Conjuring for Home Entertainments and Public Platforms (London, 1932, 2nd ed.), William G. Strickland's Wessex Wizardry (Elmhurst, 1931), Robert Parrish's For Magicians Only. A Guide to the Art of Mystifying (London, 1946), Tarbell Course in Magic (1948), Vic Oliver's Mr. Showbusiness (1954), Ron Bishop's Laughter all the Way (1968) and titles by Ali Bongo, Ken Brookes, Len Belcher, Billy McComb,
  • CONJURING & MAGIC - A collection of approximately 100 books on conjuring and magic, c. 1920-1980, including Quality Magic by Okito (London, [1921]), Harry Latour's Magical Suggestions (London, 1921), David Durant's Lessons in Conjuring (London, 1922, and many other titles by the same author), Jasper Maskelyne's White Magic (London, [n.d.]), John Brearley's Conjunioring[sic] (London, [n.d.]), Eric P. Wilson's The Art of Conjuring TO Children (London, [n.d.], with an inscribed photograph of the author loosely-inserted), Bert Douglas's Club Magic (London, 1930), Will Blyth's Effective Conjuring for Home Entertainments and Public Platforms (London, 1932, 2nd ed.), William G. Strickland's Wessex Wizardry (Elmhurst, 1931), Robert Parrish's For Magicians Only. A Guide to the Art of Mystifying (London, 1946), Tarbell Course in Magic (1948), Vic Oliver's Mr. Showbusiness (1954), Ron Bishop's Laughter all the Way (1968) and titles by Ali Bongo, Ken Brookes, Len Belcher, Billy McComb,
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Description: CONJURING & MAGIC - A collection of approximately 100 books on conjuring and magic, c. 1920-1980, including Quality Magic by Okito (London, [1921]), Harry Latour's Magical Suggestions (London, 1921), David Durant's Lessons in Conjuring (London, 1922, and many other titles by the same author), Jasper Maskelyne's White Magic (London, [n.d.]), John Brearley's Conjunioring[sic] (London, [n.d.]), Eric P. Wilson's The Art of Conjuring TO Children (London, [n.d.], with an inscribed photograph of the author loosely-inserted), Bert Douglas's Club Magic (London, 1930), Will Blyth's Effective Conjuring for Home Entertainments and Public Platforms (London, 1932, 2nd ed.), William G. Strickland's Wessex Wizardry (Elmhurst, 1931), Robert Parrish's For Magicians Only. A Guide to the Art of Mystifying (London, 1946), Tarbell Course in Magic (1948), Vic Oliver's Mr. Showbusiness (1954), Ron Bishop's Laughter all the Way (1968) and titles by Ali Bongo, Ken Brookes, Len Belcher, Billy McComb, "Edwin the Magician", Dante, Jack Hughes, Harry Latour, Carrell Fox, Will Goldston, Alan Shaxton, Kovari, Walter Gibson, Jasper Maskelyne, Will Ayling, Marconick, J. G. Thompson Jnr., Clarkson Rose, Roy Baker and John Northern Hilliard; also including a file about "Dante the magician" (with autograph material etc.); plus numerous bound issues of "Abracadabra"/'"The Wizard" from 1951. Many of the books are SIGNED by the authors. Provenance: The books were collected by "Keno", a magician and ventriloquist (i.e. family entertainer), who was based in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. A full list is available on request but viewing of the lot is strongly advised. (qty)

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