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Auktion: Sale 365: Fine Americana with Autographs & Manuscripts
wurde versteigert am: 11. Oktober 2007
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Fifty Years in the Magic Circle; Being an Account of the Author's Professional Life; His Wonderful Tricks and Feats...

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Title: Fifty Years in the Magic Circle; Being an Account of the Author's Professional Life; His Wonderful Tricks and Feats... Author: Blitz, Antonio Place: Hartford Publisher: Belknap & Bliss Date: 1871 Description: 432 pp. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait and 16 wood-engraved plates and numerous text illustrations. 8x5, original green cloth stamped in gilt & black. First Edition. The English-born Blitz travelled widely, but this very diverting account of his career is set mostly in the United States, Canada, and the West Indies. He was best known as a ventriloquist and produced two books on the art; he also often amused himself in offstage practical jokes. A fine composite plate shows the variety and showmanship of his performances. Toole Stott 99. And see DAB, II, p. 378. Lot Amendments Condition: A little rubbing to joints and extremities, slight cover soiling; front hinge tender, a very good, bright copy, with the bookplate of James A. Banckerl. Item number: 184899

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Auktionshaus: PBA Galleries
Titel: Sale 365: Fine Americana with Autographs & Manuscripts
Auktionsdatum: 11.10.2007
Adresse: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
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