The Golden Age of Magic Posters – The Nielsen Collection Part II chronicles the second half of what has been called the finest private collection of magic posters ever assembled, by legendary manipulative magician, Norm Nielsen.
The book includes gorgeous, full-color images of some 300 posters. Each one is complemented by detailed, historical data, as well as the stories surrounding the men and women of mystery whose rare and attractive advertisements the book showcases. Featured in its pages are stunning lithographs heralding the shows of Houdini, Chung Ling Soo, Carter, Blackstone, and many others.
Equal parts coffee table book and reference work, the volume presents many one-of-a-kind images, including the world-record setting Houdini Water Torture Cell poster, which sold for $114,000.00 — more than any other magic poster in history.
Clothbound with a stunning full-color dust jacket. Sewn binding, 154 pages. Written by Gabe Fajuri, designed by Stina Henslee, and photographed by David Linsell.
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