Magic Papers: Conjuring Ephemera, 1890-1960
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A celebration of a bygone era of magic publishing, this book takes a peek behind the curtain into the community of magic and magicians. Featuring hundreds of pieces of printed ephemera, this volume is packed with flamboyant custom lettering, sensational language, and mystifying illustrations.
Magic is for the most part a solitary endeavor, but the channels of its tips and tricks had a little-known heyday around a century ago. During the golden era of magic, secrets compiled and consumed by dedicated practitioners and hobbyists circulated in printed matter among the magic community. The book features a massive assembly of this material and ephemera from the collection of Philip David Treece, an expert on the subject.
An included 16-page insert features a collection of magical apparatus.
Designed and edited by Patrick Fry
Published by CentreCentre, 2020
Soft cover with flaps, 144 pages + 16 page insert, full color, 9.4 × 13.4 inches