Doerflinger, William: The Magic Catalogue
©1977 E.P. Dutton, NY
Hardcover, perfect-bound, 9x11", 242 pages
The Magic Catalogue
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ix Preface
x Directions for Pricing and Ordering

1 Magic Through the Centuries
1 Magic in Ancient Times
5 The Middle Ages and Renaissance
5 Magic in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century
8 Magic in Europe 1800-1875
13 Magic Comes to America The Earlier Years
18 The Golden Age of the Full Evening Show
37 Great Specialists and Club Performers
38 Magic Today

33 Miracles In Your Pocket: Impromptu and Close-Up Tricks
51 With a Deck of Cards
60 There's Money in Magic: Tricks with Coins and Bills
66 Sorcery With Silks
75 The Enchanted Garden: Magic with Flowers
84 Entertaining Children: Magic for the Birthday Party Crowd
90 The Fabulous Farmyard: Magic with Animals
98 The Rope Tricks
103 Perplexities With Paper
108 Magic for Club and Stage
131 Mental Marvels And Spirit Manifestations
149 Stage Illusions
157 The Art of Escaping
163 Antique Magic and Catalogues
203 Museums of Magic
212 Magician's Societies
216 Magic Conventions
220 Meet Some Dealers
231 Directory of Dealers and Catalogues (A Catalogue of Catalogues)
235 Courses In Magic
236 Magazines for Magicians
237 A Selected Bibliography
240 Index