Magic: Stage Illusions, Special Effects and Trick Photography (Dover Magic Books) (Paperback)
Standard work on classic stage illusions performed by Robert-Houdin, Bautier de Kolta, Maskelyne and others. Detailed descriptions of techniques of fire eaters, sword swallowers, jugglers, acrobats, etc. Also ancient magic, automatons, magic photography, much more. Over 400 exceptional illustrations. Introduction. Bibliography.