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This is now sold out and out of print, to buy Volume Two click here.


This book describes and illustrates the amazing story of the legendary magic, joke and novelty shop Ellisdons.


The Ellisdon family established the London shop that inspired generations of magicians who visited or used their mail order service. Prior to this, the Ellisdons had been through boom, bust and scandal which led them to flee to the other side of the world. This deluxe illustrated 138-page hardback book includes 22 full-colour plates. 

The first of two volumes on the colourful history of the firm it has been produced with illustrated hardback boards, illustrated endpapers, head and tail bands and a dust jacket in a user-friendly compact size.


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Condition: New.


Binding: Hardback

Year: 2021


Pages: 138 (including 22 full-colour plates)

Dimensions: 16.5 X 10.5cm

Ellisdons: The History, Volume One - Philip David Treece

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