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This is the complete true first issue of Clarke's hugely important history of magic: The Annals of Conjuring. This run of The Magic Wand includes volumes 13 to 17 (March 1924 to December 1928), each issue of which contains a section of the book. Of course, these also feature tricks, news and gossip from the time.


The middle three volumes have been handsomely leather bound in grey and black. The other two volumes could be bound to match by a good bookbinder. All original plates are present. These copies have some light pencil annotations, which imply they may have been proofread, perhaps in preparation for the four fully bound copies that were produced in 1928. The perfect way to own and read this great text as originally issued.


Condition: Very good/good. The bound volumes have minor general wear, some nicks to the leather, occasional marks, light pencil annotations and minor creasing, very small areas of loss to a few page corners and yellowing to pages. The unbound editions have some slight wear, tear, creasing and small areas of loss to the spines and some foxing and yellowing to pages and page edges  


Binding: Hardback and stapled paperback

Year:  1924-28

Publisher: The Magic Wand Publishing Company

Pages: 1160 (Approx), this includes all pages in these volumes, not just The Annals of Conjuring. 

Dimensions (to nearest cm): 24 X 16cm

The Annals of Conjuring, complete first issue - Sidney W. Clarke

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