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Topic: History of magic - links ?
Message: Posted by: Lawrens Godon (Jan 5, 2016 02:42AM)
Hi all,

Can someone point me to some good sources/books/links about the history of magic in general ?
I'd like to study the evolution of magic by continent (europe, USA, India...)

Thank you for your help :)

Happy new year 2016 !
Lawrens
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jan 5, 2016 09:45AM)
A couple good books to get the list started...

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Pictorial-History-Conjurers-Theater/dp/0845347381

http://www.amazon.com/Victorian-Magic-Geoffrey-Lamb/dp/0710084536

A website with some useful info...

http://www.magictricks.com/magic-and-magicians.html
Message: Posted by: Lawrens Godon (Jan 7, 2016 11:05PM)
Thank you !
Message: Posted by: miistermagico (Jan 19, 2016 01:14AM)
Mr Godon, See the following:
Panorama of Magic by Milbourne Christopher
The Annals Of Conjuring by Sidney W. Clarke
The Master Magicians:Their Lives and Most Famous Tricks by Walter Gibson
Great Illusionists by Edwin Dawes
ABE Used Books
Message: Posted by: miistermagico (Jan 19, 2016 01:47AM)
Also See: The Illustrated History of Magic by Milbourne Christopher.
Message: Posted by: miistermagico (Jan 19, 2016 10:34AM)
Also see: The Old and New Magic by Paul Carus and Henry Ridgely Evans 1906 This has been reprinted.