Guide to the British Manuals and Guides to Magic Tricks, Conjuring, Illusions, and Prestidigination, 1915-1964

David Seubert and Rachel Wright
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the British Manuals and Guides to Magic Tricks, Conjuring, Illusions, and Prestidigination, 1915-1964

Collection number: PA Mss 66

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
David Seubert and Rachel Wright
Date Completed:
March 2007
Encoded by:
Lisa Koch
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: British manuals and guides to magic tricks, conjuring, illusions, and prestidigination, 1915-1964
Dates: 1915- 1964
Bulk Dates: 1940- 1949
Collection number: PA Mss 66
Collection Size: 2.5 linear feet 5 boxes
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: Early 20th century British pamphlets and ephemeral guides of a practical nature to magic tricks, largely published by L. Davenport & Co.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

British manuals and guides to magic tricks, conjuring, illusions, and prestidigination, 1915-1964. PA Mss 66, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection is organized alphabetically by folder title.

Acquisition Information

Acquired through library purchase, 2007.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
L. Davenport & Co.
Magic tricks
Magicians


 

1 Manuals and Guides

Box 1: 1

50 easy card tricks. Levante. n.d.

Box 1: 2

After the dessert. Martin Gardner. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1941

Box 1: 3

Be decieved. Louis Lam. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 1: 4

Card magic part 1 & 2. Victor Farelli. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 1: 5

Controlled coincidence. Victor Farelli. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1940

Box 1: 6

Demon magic. Robert Harbin. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1938

Box 1: 7

Demon Telegraph Magazine Volume 1. January 1941-December 1941

Box 1: 8

Demon Telegraph Magazine Volume 2. January 1942-December 1943

Box 2: 1

Demon Telegraph Magazine Volume 3 January 1944-February 1946

Box 2: 2

Demon Telegraph Magazine Volume 4. March 1946 - December 1947

Box 2: 3

Forces favorites. Laurie. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 2: 4

Further magic of the hands. Edward Victor. London 1945

Box 2: 5

Further magical studies. Eric C. Lewis. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1944

Box 2: 6

Lend me your pack. Victor Farelli. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 3: 1

Magic as we do it. Eric C. Lewis and Dan Bellman. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 3: 2

Magical mentality. Eric C. Lewis. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 3: 3

Magical mixture. Tom Seller. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1943

Box 3: 4

Magical patter. Bert Douglas. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1940

Box 3: 5

Modern levitations. U. F. Grant.

Box 3: 6

Modus operandi. Eric C. Lewis. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1944

Box 3: 7

More magic of the hands. Edward Victor. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 3: 8

Not primigenial. Roger Montandon and Logan Wait. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 3: 9

Novel mysteries part 1-6. Edward Bagshawe. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1940

Box 4: 1

One-man show. WM. A. Bagley. London: Vawser & Wiles

Box 4: 2

Oswald Rae's original magic. Oswald Rae. S.l. The author 1930

Box 4: 3

Programmes of magicians. J. F. Burrows. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 4: 4

Proudlocks's egg bag and four-ace presentations ; Proudlock's version of the sympathetic silks. Edward Bagshawe. London: Bobby & Co. Ltd. 1936

Box 4: 5

Rope ties and chain releases. Burling Hull. New York: Magnotrix Novelty Corp 1915

Box 4: 6

Routine with thimbles. Edward Bagshawe. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1942

Box 4: 7

Showmanship and presentation. Edward Maurice. Birmingham: Journal Printing Offices 1946

Box 4: 8

Silken sorcery. Jean Hugard. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 4: 9

S'marvellous. Laurie. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 5: 1

Studies in mystery ; More studies in mystery. Eric C. Lewis. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 5: 2

Super magical miracles. John Booth. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 5: 3

The magical compere. Laurie. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d.

Box 5: 4

The magician presents. Laurie. London: L. Davenport & Co. n.d. n.d.

Box 5: 5

The three shell game. Tom Osborne. Philadelphia: Kanter's Magic Shop 1938

Box 5: 6

Thirteen steps to mentalism. T. Corinda. London: Accuba Ltd. 1964

Box 5: 7

Thrilling magic. Leonard H. Miller. London: L. Davenport & Co. 1946

Box 5: 8

Trick tracks. Tom Sellers. London: George Johnson 1942

Box 5: 9

Tricks with cards. Charles Roberts. London: W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd.