Book Preview: Magic. 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s
Publisher Taschen has previously released Magic. 1400s-1950s as a A3-sized 650-page book. That's their XL edition.

This new edition in 2013 is slightly smaller, measuring 25.2 by 38.2cm. Somehow, it has only 544 pages.

It's a lavishly illustrated book telling the stories of great magicians from the Middle Ages to the 1950s. The book explores the history of magic through the medieval street performers to stage magicians. That's more than 5 centuries on the evolution of magic. There are more than 850 photos, posters, handbills, paintings and engravings. All are printed huge.

The book's scheduled for release in July 2013.

Magic. 1400s-1950s is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic 1400s-1950s

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5 Comments

I have the original over size

I have the original over size edition - a great book! Wonderful to know they are releasing a version that will actually fit on your book shelf. ;)
Not sure how they managed to go from 650 down to 544 pages, unless they have left some material out.
Taschen had previously made a smaller edition of their book on the circus as well...I wonder if there is a page count difference?
Anyways, you might be interested to learn my friend Lupe actually builds a table which replicates the table depicted on the cover and will hold the full sized edition of the same book: http://www.nnmagic.com/miscellaneous/miscellaneouskellartable.htm#top

@ Steve Brooks

@ Steve Brooks

I see you said you have the XL version of this book. Where did you get it? I believe it is now out I print. I'm seeking the XL version who might possibly keel over if he received it for his birthday at the end of September. Any leads would be great. Thank you in advance.

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