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David Copperfield - History of Magic
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David Copperfield - History of Magic
David Copperfield - History of Magic
Item #: BK21971 (L2-2-3)
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David Copperfield profiles twenty-eight of the world’s most groundbreaking magicians. The incredible stories are complemented by over 100 never-before-seen photographs of artifacts from Copperfield’s exclusive Museum of Magic in Las Vegas.

 

An illustrated, illuminating insight into the world of illusion from the world’s greatest and most successful magician, capturing its audacious and inventive practitioners, and showcasing the art form’s most famous artifacts housed at David Copperfield’s secret museum.

In this personal journey through a unique and remarkable performing art, David Copperfield profiles twenty-eight of the world’s most groundbreaking magicians. From the 16th-century magistrate who wrote the first book on conjuring to the roaring twenties and the man who fooled Houdini, to the woman who levitated, vanished, and caught bullets in her teeth, David Copperfield’s History of Magic takes you on a wild journey through the remarkable feats of the greatest magicians in history.

These magicians were all outsiders in their own way, many of them determined to use magic to escape the strictures of class and convention. But they all transformed popular culture, adapted to social change, discovered the inner workings of the human mind, embraced the latest technological and scientific discoveries, and took the art of magic to unprecedented heights.

The incredible stories are complemented by over 100 never-before-seen photographs of artifacts from Copperfield’s exclusive Museum of Magic, including a 16th-century manual on sleight of hand, Houdini’s straightjackets, handcuffs, and water torture chamber, Dante’s famous sawing-in-half apparatus, Alexander’s high-tech turban that allowed him to read people’s minds, and even some coins that may have magically passed through the hands of Abraham Lincoln.

By the end of the book, you’ll be sure to share Copperfield’s passion for the power of magic.

 

By David Copperfield, Richard Wiseman and David Britland.
Photographs by Homer Liwag.

 

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 26, 2021)
  • 272 pages - Hardcover - 8.60" (w) x 10.90" (h) x 1" (d)

 

Please note: These are remainders and have a small, black magic marker mark on the bottom of the page edges. There are some bumps on outside edges of the book's dustjacket.

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David Copperfield profiles twenty-eight of the world’s most 
groundbreaking magicians. The incredible stories are complemented by 
over 100 never-before-seen photographs of artifacts from 
Copperfield’s exclusive Museum of Magic in Las Vegas.