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Standard work on classic stage illusions performed by Robert-Houdin, Bautier de Kolta, Maskelyne and Kellar. Detailed descriptions of techniques of fire eaters, sword swallowers, jugglers, acrobats, ancient magic, automatons, magic photographic effects, automata, the electrical race course, stage scenery, diversions.
Spirit photographs, the "man in the bottle", temple tricks of the Greeks, theatre secrets, this unique book takes you on a journey back to the Nineteenth century stage and its mechanisms and methods.
Over 400 illustrations and engravings demonstrate how tricks were performed and staged, mechanisms and techniques.

Illustrations: Over 400 illustrations
Author: Albert A. Hopkins
Size: 140mm x 211mm
Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9780486265612

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