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Encyclopedia of Suspensions and Levitations book by Bruce Armstrong

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This is a used copy of this very rare book, and has a plate saying its from the library of Paul Daniels

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This gigantic encyclopedia is in response to the demand for comprehensive and accurate information concerning levitations and suspensions. It supplies the answers to hundreds of questions raised by professional and amateur magicians alike. There is a complete selection of all known methods of suspensions and levitations, so that a performer can select those which best suit his individual needs.In addition, S. H. Sharpe has provided a complete chronology of the levitation, covering its history from the earliest recorded account (1355) to the 1950's. Entries of concurrent political, social and intellectual history have been added to give the reader a historical background to the evolution of the levitation.The act of levitating a person has remained the most entrancing and talked-about illusion of all time. Audiences still marvel at the sight of a person floating freely in mid-air and remaining there under the magician's control.Every great magician has featured the levitation--Maskelyne, Thurston, Dante, Kellar, Robert­ Houdin, Blackstone, Herrmann, Sorcar, Kalanag, Mark Wilson, Henning, Copperfield and many others.The Encyclopedia of Suspensions and Levitations is divided into sections on Suspension, Levitation, The Mystery of the Asrah, Novel Ideas and Presentations, The Contemporary Wizard, The Historical Chronology, and Source-ery. With 250 illustrations and a complete index, this is a must for the serious performer.Rare. No copies on internet. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Illustrated. xiii, 275pp.,

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