DE LA MANO’S GREAT MAGIC BOOK. N.Y Popular Pub. Co. NY Not dated 1877. 6” x 4 ¼”, 30 pp + 2pp adv; hand colored graphic front cover. Book consists of magic ticks, plus 17 individual b/w illustrations. DeLaMano, a 19th century American traveling magician, would sell these at his shows. His advertising material was discovered hidden in a barn about 25 years ago by magic collector/ dealer. These pieces date from 1877, some of the lot still had the original printer's invoice dated 1877 wrapped within. Near mint. (Et.706); $145.
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