Art and Artifice – 1st Edition Hardcover Steinmeyer – Marcello Contento Estate – BK


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IMPORTANT: Image shows four books however, the price reflected is for only ONE Book.  We are simply showing the condition of all four books is the same.

All four books have never been stretched or read. They are practically time capsuled new quality purchased by the only previous owner Marcello Contento. They remained in his estate until recently. They are all first edition as was the case with a limit of 700 produced. The book features 192 pages. Very unlikely you will find a better copy than these four. Review the images that are of the exact articles being offered.

From the author of Hiding the Elephant and The Glorious Deception comes a collection of five essays that shows how the great stage illusions were integrally products of their time, based on the traditions and fashions of the people, and the offspring of the incredible, inventive personalities who brought them to the stage. Like no other author, Jim Steinmeyer gives us insight into the timeless appeal of magic. His human subjects include such characters as Steele MacKaye, Maskelyne, David Devant, P.T. Selbit, Horace Goldin, and Charles Morritt. Illusions he discusses include: The Mascot Moth, Sawing a Lady in Halves, and Morritt’s Disappearing Donkey.

REPEAT: The images reflect FOUR of the books, representing the number of units available for sale.  The price listed is for only “ONE” book.  

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