Quicker Than the Eye - the Magic and Magicians of the World

Mulholland, John

Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1932
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Clean, bright spine yellowed a bit, minimal wear. Jacke tis clean but has large chip off top frt., 4 inch tear along front foredge + frt. gutter + other chips & tears.259 pp. Lenghty inscription by author to owner of book on FFEP along w/ owner's inscrpt. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Quicker Than the Eye - the Magic and ...
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Co.
Publication Date: 1932
Binding: Cloth
Illustrator: Cyrus Leroy Baldridge
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition-Stated

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Mulholland, John
Published by Junior literary Guild (1932)
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Book Description Junior literary Guild, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy (illustrator). Ex-library with typical marks, some wear to the covers; a few stains to the spine and covers; pages yellowed; a good reading copy overall. 3 illustrations. Contents are Peddlers of Wonders; Of the Old World; First Magicians in America; Books of Magic; The Way You're Fooled; Eastern Magic; Holy Men and Jugglers; The Red Man's Magic; Romany Tricks; The Great Magicians; Those Who Get Not Their Living Thereby; Forecasting and Its Frauds; A Modern Mountebank; Near Royalty and Real. Illustrator: Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Juvenile; Inventory No: 149681. Bookseller Inventory # 149681

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Mulholland, John / Cyrus Leroy Baldridge (illusts.)
Published by Bobbs-Merrill, c.1932, (1932)
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Book Description Bobbs-Merrill, c.1932, 1932. hardcover, Book Condition: poor, Bobbs-Merrill, c.1932, 1st., 8vo., cloth, 259pp., rebound in plain cloth but no library markings, water-stained front cover, very heavily foxed endpapers, plate margins water-stained, but not text, contents sound, poor $. Bookseller Inventory # 77337

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Mulholland, John
Published by Junior Literary Guild, New York (1932)
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Book Description Junior Literary Guild, New York, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Okay to Good. Cyrus Leroy Baldridge (illustrator). Some shelf wear, edges bumped. Discoloration on small area on cover where a piece of tape was pulled off and a little on lower spine? No evidence of this being a library copy. Frontispiece is loose. There is damp staining to the top edge of book with staining at top edge of the illustrations and some pages otherwise good. Bookseller Inventory # 500445

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John Mulholland
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Book Description Junior Literary Guild, New York, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Red cloth, black tape to corners and spine, text solid. Magic; 10549. Bookseller Inventory # 43792

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John Mulholland
Published by The Junior Literary Guild, New York (1932)
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Book Description The Junior Literary Guild, New York, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Cyrus Leroy Baldrigde (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Greenish boards. Three corners mildly rubbed. Shallow vertical fold line the length of spine. Spine ends lightly bumped/ rubbed. Frontispiece separated, intact, and laid in. Binding tight, pages clean and lightly toned. Text block seems unread. Bookseller Inventory # 000802

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John Mulholland
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Book Description The Bobbs-Merrill co, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good - Used. Dust Jacket Condition: Missing. 1st. 1932 Bobbs Merrill First Edition no jacket light fox and tan no marks extermities bumped covers shelfworn Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-033470

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Mulholland, John
Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN (1932)
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Book Description The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very good, no markings, no bookplate. In FAIR ONLY dust jacket with large chip out at top of spine and lower right corner of front panel. Considerable edge wear, fraying, abrasions, etc. Dirt stain on rear panel. Not price-clipped. Displays reasonably well in mylar jacket protector. This is the original first printing, NOT the Literary Guild edition. Bookseller Inventory # 114419

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Mulholland, John
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Book Description Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1932. Hard Cover -. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Color, B/w Illustrations By Cyrus Leroy Baldridge (illustrator). First Edition Collectible. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SCARCE IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DJ. This is the true first edition (stated), not the book club. Original green pictorial cloth stamped in dark green; pictorial DJ with color illustration by Cyrus Leroy Baldridge (boards slightly warped; cloth darkened at edges with some wear; DJ has some soiling to rear panel and wear to edges; text edges browned). Bookseller Inventory # 0759585

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Mulholland, John
Published by The Boobs-Merill Company (1932)
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Book Description The Boobs-Merill Company, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1932, 1st edition, near fine condition, with a very good dust jacket, with price unclipped dust jacket flap, 259 pages, with three illustration, one in full color. The Magicians of the world with the likes of Houdini, Thurston, Keller, Long Tack Sam.Mohammed Bakhsh, and others, and the Frauds, and cons of the Magic world. Christopher vol.2 # 2148, Findlay p. 198. Bookseller Inventory # 21005

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Book Description Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Publishers, (1932). 8vo, original blue cloth, backstrip & front cover gilt-lettered, in tinted pictorial dust-jacket. 259 pp. Color frontispiece & two plates; fourteen vignettes after sketches. Dust-jacket worn along edges and soiled; covers discolored along joints; foxing and mildew traces on pastedowns; a copy that probably spent some time in humid storage but survived, and that has a significant association inscription. First Edition. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To my friend Charles / R. Brush with my / most cordial regards / John Mulholland, / March 29, 1932." John Mulholland (1898-1970) was for many years one of the most famous magicians in the world. He was a performer, historian, editor of the most eminent magazine of conjuring, the first "magical lecturer," and the owner of a magnificent library of books on magic. The critic Edmund Wilson called him "a top-notch magician , and one of the world's leading authorities on professional magic." The recipient of this copy, Charles R. Brush (d. 1949), was a celebrated amateur magician under the name of 'Baffles' and was a well-known writer on magic for the European press. This book is itself uncommon, and the reprint by the Junior Literary Guild is sometimes described as the first edition.A notable footnote to any account of the career of John Mulholland was his recruitment by the CIA in 1953 to develop methods of clandestinely administering drugs, chemicals, and poisons to suspected evildoers. These efforts included poisoning Fidel Castro's cigars and Patrice Lumumba's toothpaste. The details of Mulholland's involvement in these activities , which also included causing the death of an American by means of LSD , remain secret. Bookseller Inventory # 5790

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