History of "The Art of Modern Conjuring "

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Postby Guest » 09/16/04 01:14 AM

Regarding the book
The Art of Modern Conjuring
by anonymous (?)

I have two questions :

1. Why is the order of the table of content not chronological? weird.. no?
2. I have the same book but with a different title : The boy's book of conjuring anyone knows the history of this? Why two different titles? No author mentioned? Is this book supposed to be an "exposing" book?



Postby Philippe Billot » 09/19/04 11:26 AM

The only book I find is :
The Art of Modern Conjuring, Magic & illusions by
Henru Garenne - 1886

To quote Bart Whaley :"It's a partial plagiarism of Hofmann's Modern Magic"
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Postby Guest » 09/19/04 11:31 AM

Thanks for the info Philippe !
If anyone else has more info.. it's still welcome :)


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