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Postby Guest » 10/12/04 11:28 AM

In a recent acquisition of a friend's magic book collection, I have several books of Hugard's Magic Monthly in red cloth covers rather than the blue that I see in current reprints. The volumes are bound differently, too, as follows:

Volume V & VI
Volume VII
Volume VIII
Volume IX

Can anyone tell me about these red, perhaps earlier, editions?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/12/04 11:34 AM

The red cloth volumes are reprints done by the Fleming book co. during the 1940s or '50s. They never finished reprinting the entire magazine.
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Postby Guest » 10/12/04 11:40 AM

Thank you, Richard. Do you know how far they went? Was IX the final volume in their series?

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Postby Marco Pusterla » 10/14/04 01:19 AM

Hi!
I understand it the red cloth cover is the original binding sold by Mr. Hugard to enable the buyer to bind his/her own volumes. Personally, I have most of the magazines bound in that cloth, except the first 3 volumes (I mean books... I'm away from my library now and I cannot check... they should be vols. I-VI) which are the Fleming reprints (with a slightly darker cover, a tiny bit taller and with different paper), and the last 6 issues, which are unbound.

If you are interested, I may check later on today.

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Postby Marco Pusterla » 10/14/04 05:40 AM

Ok, I had a chance to check. I have 3 volumes reprinted by Fleming in 1949, each containing 2 volumes of the magazine (i.e. I-II, III-IV, V-VI). Then, there are other 7 volumes, containing 2 volumes each, in the original covers issued by the Carlos Lopez Press. These are vols. VII-XX (the latter published by Blanca Lopez after Mr. Hugard's death).

After this, there are only 6 issues of Vol. XXI (which I have, unbound), then the magazine died...

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