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120: Magic Magic Book 1/300 copies

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Title: The Magic Magic Book: An Inquiry into the Venerable History and Operations of the Oldest Trick Conjuring Volumes, Designated "Blow Books"Author: Jay, RickyDescription: 2 volumes, text book with illusions and "blow book" replica. 10x8, wrappers, set in drop-back silkscreened silk box. No. 205 of 300 copies, designed by Patrick Reagh & Ricky Jay.A fine-press collaboration between magician/scholar Ricky Jay and six artists. Incorporating a history of a centuries-old form of magic trick book illusionists and scholar Ricky Jay, The Magic Magic Book presents more that forty prints-depicting oceans, vanishing dogs, optical patterns, lucky numbers, magicians, and other images-made especially for this project by Vija Celmins, Jane Hammond, Glenn Ligon, Philip Taaffe, and William Wegman. It is signed in the colophon by the six artists and Ricky Jay.Heading: (Magic)Place Published: [New York]Publisher: Whitney Museum of American ArtDate Published: 1994
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