Burling Hull books

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Postby JFox » 08/13/12 08:32 PM

Hi:

I'd like some clarification on the following Burling Hull Mentalism books.

Are some of these books pretty much identical, in term of content?

(For example, I assume that the content of the original single volume "The Dictionary of Mentalism"...was republished as the "ENCYCLOPEDIC Dictionary of Mentalism" (Vol. 1).

In short, I want to avoid over-spending by not buying the Hull books that are basically reprints of his earlier works.

The books that I am referring to are:
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* "The Dictionary of Mentalism" (single volume)

* "Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mentalism" (3 volumes, each originally issued in 3-ring binders)

* "Amazing World of Mentalism"

* Goldmine of Mentalism"
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Any assistance is appreciated.

--Joe
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Postby Joe Pecore » 08/13/12 08:59 PM

This is from the forward of "Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mentalism" (Vol. 1):

" The original edition of the "Dictionary" contained a rather large amount of personal editorial comment which, though of sincere concern to Mr. Hull, provided no pertinent information and distracted from the real value of the book. This material has been deleted to make room for additional content, enabling us to supplement this work with 34 more great mental effects and routines. More than 100 line drawings have been added to this work to help you understand and enjoy the material here in."

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Postby JFox » 08/13/12 09:23 PM

Thanks, Joe P.

(no doubt, the deleted "personal editorial comments" - were Hull's persistent attacks on Nelson)
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Postby JFox » 08/14/12 02:28 PM

If there are any other major duplication of contents among the books I listed above, please advise.
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