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ALEXANDER, Herr. UNPRECEDENTED ATTRACTION! TWO CELEBRATED MAGICIANS IN THE FIELD! [Cincinnati?]: Germa Republican Print, 1851. A central woodcut showing Herr Alexander presenting the Inexhaustible Bottle a la Robert-Houdin is flanked by flowering and descriptive text outlining his combined show with Mr. Young. Featured effects include the Star Spangled Banner, “a magnificent national illusion,” the Egg Bag, the Mango Tree, and the aforementioned bottle from which will be produced “one hundred different kinds of liquors.” 23 . x 8 7/8?. Corner stains, old folds, short tear and small loss in upper right. A fine and early American conjuring broadside. See MAGIC: 1400s – 1950s, p. 33. This is not a bill advertising Alexander Heimburger, but one of his many imitators. The original Herr Alexander left America in 1847 and by the time this bill was printed, was deep in South America on an extended tour.
 ALEXANDER, Herr. Unprecedented Attraction! Two Celebrated M...
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