The Early History of the Paddle Trick in Print
by Bill Palmer
This 26 page booklet traces the history of the development and evolution of one of the most favorite tricks of magicians the world, from Scot and Prevost until the beginning of the 20th century
Exhaustively researched from sources as diverse as the McManus-Young collection to the Library of Congress. Many of the old texts are faithfully reproduced in this booklet. It is a short detective story, describing how the paddle trick developed and how the research itself was done. It will serve as a guide to research on other tricks for magicians in the future. -- $16.50 postpaid, in the US.
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