All magic historians and collectors have heard of Milbourne Christopher's legendary library but few had the opportunity to examine the countless rarities it contained. Now, Mr. Christopher invites you to leisurely study every bibliographic detail of his lifetime collection of rare conjuring books. The monumental job of cataloging this important collection was undertaken by Maurine Christopher who relied heavily on the experience of George Hansen. Over the course of many years they listed over four thousand books, catalogues and magazines.
Volume I contains 160 pages and lists over 1,100 of Christopher's oldest titles (including foreign language) dating from 1589 to 1900. Many entries include interesting notes that Christopher (or some other famous, previous owner) has penciled inside. It features 24 pages of photographic plates showing the covers or title pages of many of Christopher's most prized books.
Volume II also contains twenty-four pages of rare photographs depicting authors who are represented in Christopher's library. Perusing these two bibliographies is like having unlimited access to the shelves of Christopher's famous collection and they serve as a fitting testament to one of the world's great collectors of magical literature. The Milbourne Christopher Library Volumes I and II represent an invaluable research tool that belongs in every serious magic library. Each volume is printed on acid free paper and is protected by a sturdy dustjacket.
Publisher: Mike Caveney's Magic Words
Pages: 499 (in total)
Dimensions (to nearest cm): 29 X 21cm
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