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Javi
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Where can I found a book or a web page where I can get some good information about the history of the art of magic, his greatest performers, etc...
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On Oct 20, 2018, Javi wrote:
Where can I found a book or a web page where I can get some good information about the history of the art of magic, his greatest performers, etc...


This website may be useful for you:
https://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Here's the history section:
https://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php......:History

Hope that helps.
Barry Allen

"The Rules of the Sleight-of-Hand Artist, are three and all others are vain; the first and second are 'practice', and the third one is 'practice again'.

Edward Victor 1936
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Thank you very much
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Milbourne Christopher's _Panorama of Magic_ is a very good history with many pictures, photos, and a few color plates:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panorama-Of-Mag......upt=true

Christopher's _Illustrated History of Magic_ is also good but more text than pictures.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-ILLUSTRATED......upt=true

My favorite book on magic history is _Magic: A Pictorial History of Conjurors in the Theater_--but it is out of print and a lot more expensive than Christopher's book:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magic-A-Pictori......upt=true

There is also a kind of "graphic novel" history of magic from the folks who published the Classics Illustrated company: _The Illustrated Story of Magic_.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Illustrated......upt=true
and that title is also available as a pdf download from lybrary.com
https://www.lybrary.com/the-illustrated-......5136.htm

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
----- Sonny Narvaez
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There is also a section of lybrary.com devoted to history and biographies:
https://www.lybrary.com/magic-biographie......_65.html

----- Sonny
----- Sonny Narvaez
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Jim Steinmeyer and Peter Lamont have a brand new book out called "the Secret History of Magic". It's a real eye opener, even for magicians who think they know magic's origins. I'm totally "astonished" while reading this book. Lynn
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