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Illusions by Will Goldston
Illusions by Will Goldston
Illusions by Will Goldston

Illusions by Will Goldston

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Illusions by Will Goldston

Pre- Owned Magic Book

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Stage Illusions
Will Goldston (London: The Magician ltd., 1912)

Paper covered boards with titles and illustration on

Will Goldston was a prolific writer and publisher of guides, biographies, histories and manuals of magic. Like many, his interest in magic began as a child and he had a short-lived stage career performing a black art act under the name Carl Devo. He founded his own society, the Magicians’ Club of London in 1911 after leaving the Magic Circle with Harry Houdini as the first president, and Harry Price serving as its librarian and later vice-president. Goldston wrote and published many books revealing magicians’ secrets. This book, largely compiled from material in magazines, reveals the mechanics behind illusions acts. The cover depicts various versions of making a lady disappear.

* Introduction PART I. Illusions in which an Assistant appears
* The Mysterious Lady
* An Indian Basket Trick
* An Effective Change
* A Good Levitation
* The Glass-lined Trunk
* The Vanishing Trunk
* The Golden Fly
* The Flower Girl
* The Vanishing Lady
* An Improved Vanishing Lady
* A Furnished Drawing-Room and Lady produced from Nowhere
* An Oriental Dish
* The Rapid Transit
* Phantom Decapitation
* Two Sack Tricks
* Cremation Illusions PART II. Miscellaneous Illusions
* Two Tubs
* The Spirit Blackboard
* The Growth of Flowers
* Sham Spiritualism
* The Drum which can't be Beaten
* Novel Mirror Illusion
* The Vanishing Sketch
* Conradi's Coin-Ladder
* The Cauldron of Macbeth
* A Table from a Shawl
* The Vanishing Lamp
* The Latest Spirit Picture
* An Inexhaustible Coffee Pot produced from an Empty Table
* Materializing a Table
* The Crystal Chest
* The East to West Mystery
* The Escape of Cinderella
* Original Flying Handkerchiefs Illusion
* The Gambler's Bride Illusion

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