- A French magic manuscript compiled between 1579 and 1588 (pre-dating both The Discoverie of Witchcraft and La Première Partie des Subtiles et Plaisantes Inventions) has recently come to light. In this issue, Marco Pusterla gives a long analysis of the groundbreaking magic tricks it contains. This is an important text for magic history!
- John-Ivan Palmer narrates the story of his childhood touring with a magician father in an unabridged chapter from his new book, Master of Illusions
- Prof. Edwin A. Dawes researches an obscure Scottish magician of the first years of the 19th century, one Mr. Arbuckle, whose handbill he mentioned during the second episode of Ye Olde Magic Mag Live Stream. This is a clear example on how magic collecting and magic research mix, in the hands of the dean of magic history!
- Our regular contributor Pietro Micheli leaves the 19th century to reveal a diary from the 18th with comments on Philip Jonas, Giuseppe Pinetti and Vincenzio Barletti (whom we discussed in YOMM 1-2)
- Noted British magic historian Brian Lead gives yet another example of magic research on trying to identify an obscure magician in a playbill from the late 1800s. His research will open your eyes!
- Our regular contributor Peter Brunning (see YOMM 5-1, 5-3 and 5-4 for other articles by Mr. Brunning) provides some hitherto unknown information on tragic British magician and radio star Peter Waring, together with documents never before disclosed.
- Magic auctions of the last quarter are discussed by Marco Pusterla in the regular Auction Action
- Book reviews aplenty, of both English and German titles!
- And much more!
This 68 pages issue (the largest to date!) contains almost 28,000 words and is available as a Download and in printed format, LIMITED TO 105 SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPIES, for the most distinguished collectors. Please note that the printed version contains an EXCLUSIVE insert not otherwise available!!!
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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! If you prefer, you can subscribe to the magazine with a PayPal recurring payment and that will ensure you receive the same issue number every time.