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diffuser
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as a student of the wonderful art of magic, i want to learn the technical aspect , as well as the historical aspect of it. so i would like to know some books (old/new/out of print) that cover magic history.

please post as much information as you can...

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GeorgeG
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The best resource I have seen is Milbourne Christopher's "Illustrated History of Magic". If you get one of the early printings, it contains beautiful colored reproductions of posters from the past greats.
shomemagic
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Check out the learned pig site, tons of history there and its free...
Magically,

Mike King - Sho-Me Magic

You can e-mail me at: shomemagic@gmail.com
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Okay... first, expect to shell out some bucks, these projects are labors of love and are expensive to produce:

The following producers either specialize in this sort of work or have published titles of interest:

Mike Caveney's Magic Words http://www.mcmagicwords.com

Todd Karr's The Miracle Factory
http://www.miraclefactory.org/

Richard Kaufman
http://www.geniimagazine.com/kaufmanandco/newreleases.html
http://www.geniimagazine.com/books/index.html

Other groups you might be interested in are collector organizations:

New England Magic Collectors
http://www.nemca.com/

Magic Collector's Association
What to find out more about the Magic Collectors' Association and it's great quarterly journal, Magicol? Please contact Anita Meyer, Magic Collectors' Association, P.O. Box 511, Glenwood, IL 60425-0511, USA.

Online information:

Be sure to check out magical pastimes for lots of article of interest to those historically-aligned:

http://www.uelectric.com/pastimes/

Good luck!

ajp
diffuser
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thank's for your great replies.
i think i'll go with "Illustrated History of Magic" and some online-archives..
"Miracle Factory" seems to be great, too. i guess i'll get all of them eventually Smile

keep them coming Smile
cardican66
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I have a great book that i picked up several years ago titled "Paul Daniels and the Story of Magic." It traces the history of magic and profiles many of the greats like Kellar, Houdini, and others. I do not know if it is still in print or not.
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LLoyd


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Gary Alford
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I found Blaines book to be a fascinating read, lots of history in there without getting too bogged down.
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