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Palmer, Tom (Tony Andruzzi). Manuscript and Artwork for Palmer’s Unpublished “The Book of Illusion.” Circa 1970. Being approximately 100 loose sheets of cardstock, each hand-lettered and illustrated by Tom Palmer, describing the effect and method behind classic stage illusions. Each leaf approximately 14 x 22”, the first (title page) being hand-colored and bearing artwork based on classic Friedlander stock magic posters of the early twentieth century. Illusions described are credited to Okito, Devant, and Blackstone, and several dealers (Abbott’s among them), as well the author himself. Many classic tricks are described, including the Modern Cabinet, Mignon, Asrah, Hindu Rope (three versions), the Buzz Saw, and dozens more. Housed in the original suitcase as kept by Palmer. A truly unique and unusual combination of artifact, artwork, and manuscript. Palmer, an inventive and funny performer, authored a classic book on illusions published by Magic, Inc. This volume, apparently unpublished, is essentially an oversized and camera-ready project that was never completed. The quality of the artwork and hand-lettering is a testament to the author’s considerable artistic abilities.
Manuscript and Artwork for Palmer’s Unpublished “The Book of Illusion.”
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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $500 - $750
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
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