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The first issue of our third volume includes the fascinating third installment of Mitsunobu Matsuyamas « An Investigation into Magic in Japan after the Opening of the Country. » This time he is solving the mystery of Soto Sunetaros arrival in the U.S.A. and discussing the role that Soto played in the history of de Koltas « Expanding Die » illusion.
Dr. William Spooner has contributed a history of the ideomechanic pendulum commonly known as the « Sex Detector. »
Volker Huber returns to provide a solution to the source of German artist Max Beckmanns puzzling lithograph, « Magic Mirror. »
We have also included the first English translation of Satana raccolta Europea: passatempo dellintermezzo nelle sedute: di magia egiziana: del cavaliere Bartolomeo Bosco, a rare and early biography of the renowned sleight-of-hand performer Bartolomeo Bosco. And we are very excited that this new translation includes an introduction by Ricky Jay.
Pages: 160 – 9.5″ x 6.5″ – Softcover – Black and white and color images