They Lived By Tricks - Expanded Edition

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Joe Hanosek
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They Lived By Tricks - Expanded Edition

Postby Joe Hanosek » August 4th, 2017, 12:14 pm

For those with an interest in magic history, Pietro Micheli has just published an expanded edition of "They Lived By Tricks". The book is incredible! Here are some details: limited to only 200 individually numbered copies; hardbound edition with handsome see-through dust jacket; 456 pages profusely illustrated with 188 images, 106 of which are in full color; most images are never-seen-before rare or unique eighteenth century broadsides. The material on Pinetti alone amounts to over 100 pages; showing nearly 60 images and revealing for the first time previously unpublished broadsides, leaflets, letters, books and documents relating to this most famous magician. As a standalone study it is, in itself,the most complete biography ever written on Pinetti.

Those interested in purchasing a copy can contact Pietro at: pietromicheli@yahoo.it

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Re: They Lived By Tricks - Expanded Edition

Postby Bill Mullins » August 4th, 2017, 2:01 pm

How much?

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Q. Kumber
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Re: They Lived By Tricks - Expanded Edition

Postby Q. Kumber » August 4th, 2017, 2:11 pm

Is it written in English or Italian?

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Re: They Lived By Tricks - Expanded Edition

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 4th, 2017, 3:26 pm

It's in English, and beautifully printed with some parts in color.
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Re: They Lived By Tricks - Expanded Edition

Postby Marco Pusterla » August 4th, 2017, 3:34 pm

The book is written in English. The price is currently €95: after EMHC, it will rise to €120 (to this you have to add postage: an email to the author will tell you how much postage is for your country).

Mr. Micheli has a presentation PDF of the book, available on Google Drive (please, let me know if you have problems in downloading it).

As Joe said, the book is excellent: the quality of the layout, the paper, the design is rarely seen in magic publishing, and the amount of information is just overwhelming, laying open a world of magic almost unknown. I don't know how many years of research this work entailed: a chapter (on Tomaso Palatino and Hyman Palatine) won the Roxy Award for Research on Magic History in 2012; the following year the author published a first edition which sold out rapidly, and he continued his research for five more years. This is the result.
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Pietro Micheli
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Re: They Lived By Tricks - Expanded Edition

Postby Pietro Micheli » August 18th, 2017, 9:18 am

For those who might be interested in my book, just a quick note to remind you that the special discounted price of "They lived by tricks" - NEW EXPANDED EDITION will only last a few more days, until 31 August 2017.

The book is:
· limited to only 200 individually numbered copies;
· deluxe, large format (21x28 cms; approx.. 8 ¼ x 11 inches), hardbound edition with handsome see-through dust jacket;
· 456 pages profusely illustrated with 188 images, 106 of which are in full colour;
· most images are never-seen-before rare or unique eighteenth century broadsides.

Only 95 euro ( until all August) to own this reference book which will also become a collector's item .

For more details, please see here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByDBJ7 ... tSdU0/view


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