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Kellar, Harry (Heinrich Keller). A Magician’s Tour. Howard Thurston Presentation Copy. Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1886. Publisher’s mustard cloth lettered in gilt, beveled edges, a.e.g., floral endpapers. Presentation copy of the first edition, inscribed twice by Kellar to separate pages, first on the ffep to Li Hung Chang, a Chinese viceroy: “A son excellence/Li Hung Chang/with compliments of The Author/New York Sep. 2 1896.” And on the verso of the frontispiece: “To Howard Thurston, Esq./from his friend Harry Kellar.” Engraved frontis. under tissue, 29 full-page and text illustrations. 8vo. 214, 25pp. Old paper label to spine, ends and edges bumped and frayed, slight rippling and bubbling; slightly shaken, light spotting to first few leaves and occasionally throughout. The separately paginated section at the rear reproduces Kellar’s pamphlet on mathematical magic, “Kellar’s Aids in Mathematical Calculations.”
A Magician’s Tour. Howard Thurston Presentation Copy.
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Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $16,800.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
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