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The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist: Houdini

The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist: Houdini by Harry Houdini, 1900, revised 1922. Advertisements

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

More Conjuring: Simple Tricks for Social Gatherings

More Conjuring: Simple Tricks for Social Gatherings by Hercat, 1912.

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin

The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin by Harry Houdini, 1908. This book revises the historical record on the claims of Robert-Houdin in his (ghost-written) “autobiography”, shared here in 2013. The industrious student … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Indian Conjuring

Indian Conjuring by L. H. Branson, 1922. And here is Penn and Teller’s visit to India, mentioned in a video earlier in the week:

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magic

Magic by Ellis Stanyon, 1901. In which are given clear and concise explanations of all the well-known illusions, as well as many new ones

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magic: Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions Including Trick Photography

Magic, Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions Including Trick Photography by Alberta Hopkins, 1897.

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Peerless Prestidigitation

Peerless Prestidigitation by Herbert De Caston, 1910. And here are Penn and Teller showing you how to do the “cups and balls” trick. Well, sort of. “The first rule of … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment