Vol. 10 Issue 2

The March 2024 issue of Ye Olde Magic Mag is proud to introduce to the magic community a portrait painting of Giuseppe Pinetti, the most famous conjurer of the eighteenth century, hitherto unknown.

In this issue:

Cover of Ye Olde Magic Mag volume 10 issue 2 (March 2024) - Giuseppe Pinetti
  • James Smith, our resident librarian, returns for the 10th year in a row with his annual review of antiquarian magic books sold in the past year (2023). Some old friends, but also some exciting discoveries
  • Anne Goulden investigates a rare photograph of a young Lewis Davenport and Walter Jeans, clearing some biographical information, and providing an interesting theory on a common friend.
  • Noted magic historian, Brian Lead returns to these pages with a short article, a discovery that joins Chung Ling Soo, Chinese magician Ching Ling Foo and the Bard himself, William Shakespeare.
  • Our editor, Marco Pusterla, has been researching the history, date and provenance of two exciting paintings that have recently come to the market, a portrait of Giuseppe Pinetti and his wife, in a world first.
  • All the major magic auctions of the last quarter are discussed in this issue, with many unusual magic collectibles recorded in our Auction Action
  • Five books for magic historians and collectors are reviewed:
    • Herrmann the Great (M. Cantor)
    • Magical Minard (Mystery Lab)
    • Houdini’s Schooldays (J. Notaro)
    • Murray, the Marco Polo of Magic (F. Roy)
    • Secrets of Automata (M. Start)
  • Our regular column on magic history and collecting reflections, musings and revelations returns in earnest: Chewing the (Magic) Fat

This 56 pages issue contains more than 21,200 words and is available as a PDF Download and in printed format, LIMITED TO 125 SIGNED AND HAND-NUMBERED COPIES, for the most distinguished collectors.

Download your copy now (about 6MB) to learn about the history of magic and magic collecting!

Ye Olde Magic Mag is the first fully-digital magazine on Magic History and on collecting magical memorabilia, edited and published by Marco Pusterla, A.I.M.C. A quarterly publication, available in a small number of printed copies, all individually numbered and signed, for real collectors. The printed version is shipped post-free worldwide and gives access to the digital copy! We recommend you subscribe to the magazine with a PayPal recurring payment as that will ensure you receive the same issue number every time.

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