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Teller; Karr, Todd (Eds.)
House of Mystery: The Magic Science of David P. Abbott, Volume One--Behind the Scenes and Volume Two--The Book of Mysteries
The Miracle Factory, n.p, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. 10 1/4" X 8 1/8". 388pp; 393-892pp. Glossy pictorial dust jackets turn up slightly at edges, else fine. Black cloth over boards, with upper boards and spines lettered in gilt. Gentle bumping to bottom corners, else fine. Bindings are firm, sound, and square. Pages are clean and bright. A highly presentable and complete two volume set of this highly sought-after celebration of the work and writings of magician and inventor David P. Abbott (1863-1934), edited by Teller and Todd Karr and illustrated throughout. This set is oversize and heavy, and it will require additional postage to ship internationally; please contact us for a quote. A note from Teller: This two-volume set includes Abbott's Book of Mysteries, a collection of super-mysteries which, so far as I know, has never been surpassed. Abbott was a genius who built his work on the devious principles he learned from spirit mediums, who could not afford to get caught. With these miracles, Abbott fooled Houdini, Kellar, Okito, Ching Ling Foo, and all the greatest minds in magic, and recorded his secrets in step-by-step detail in two of the most delightful and detailed books ever written on the art of magic. This edition's annotations and the newly-rediscovered articles and letters, including seven original hand-illustrated Kellar letters, make this set as essential for the history buff as it is for the professional performer. - Teller ABOUT HOUSE OF MYSTERY: House of Mystery includes fifty essays by Teller on technique, magic psychology, and presentation, plus his o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Underground Books, IOBA [Carrollton, GA, U.S.A.]

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