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Topic: Wife in England finds magic books
Message: Posted by: blindbo (Mar 8, 2005 05:41PM)
As the title says, my wife stumbled upon a shop with the following books and prices (in pounds). Who can tell me if she's found something I can't live without?
Macready's Reminisceses...(1875 two vol) 110
Macready's Reminiscences (first american edition 1875) 35
Pollock, Macready as I knew him (1884) 40
Devant, Tricks for everyone, clever conjuring with common objects. (1925) 35
Frikell Magic no mystery: conjuring tricks with cards, balls, and dice, magic writing, performing animals, etc (1900) 45
Cannell Secrets of Houdini (1932) 35
Leat Magic of hte Depots (1924) 40
Leat Tragic Magic (1925) 40
Mander The lost Theatres of London (1968) 85
Message: Posted by: guten tag (Mar 8, 2005 06:41PM)
Not gut .. you will save your moneys.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Mar 8, 2005 10:10PM)
Leat's stuff is very unusual and a great read.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 8, 2005 10:29PM)
William Macready was a British Shakespearean actor of the 19th century, best known for his role in the infamous Astor Place Theatre Riot in New York City. Interesting if you enjoy theatre history, but I don't know of any magic connection that he had.


Jack Shalom
Message: Posted by: blindbo (Mar 9, 2005 07:49PM)
Thanks guys. I have her checking out Leat and I also told her to let us know what tricks Macready had up his sleeve. You might be right on that Jack, my wife is a writer and she may have just popped it on the list in hopes of me just saying get it!
Message: Posted by: BlackShadow (Mar 9, 2005 08:11PM)
The prices are well over the top - typical dealer prices. Never pay dealer prices for anything.