Vol. 1 Issue 2

Ye Olde Magic Mag - magazine on the history of magic and collecting - Marco PusterlaIssue TWO of Ye Olde Magic Mag is a bumper issue, the largest to date with 35 pages (digital; 48 pages in the print edition) with a particular emphasis on magic collection and on the magic of the 18th century. In this issue:

  • Thomas Denton and the magic tokens attributed to him… but are they true?
  • Who challenged aeronaut and amateur conjurer Vincenzio Barletti in Florence, in 1787? Discover this fascinating, obscure character in a scholarly article by Pietro Micheli;
  • Has 2014 been an interesting year for the sale of magic books? James Smith has collected a vast amount of information on magic books sold in the course of the year and provides a clear analysis and surprising commercial information on antiquarian magic books;
  • Did you know that the great Bartolomeo Bosco had to beg to perform? Pietro Micheli presents a unique, amazing document which will open your eyes;
  • The Amazing Chang was the protégé of which magician in the first part of the 20th century? Was this mentoring true or just a lie?
  • A previously unknown poster (thought lost) has finally surfaced: the only photo is in this issue!
  • Our regular columns, Auction Action (looking at the most important magic auctions of the past three months) and Chewing the (magic) fat on the future of old magic, with reviews of three books on magic history.

A limited edition of only 50 copies of the magazine is available for sale: it will be sent post-free worldwide, and you will be able to download IMMEDIATELY the FREE digital version.

Due to changes in the European law on VAT on digital products, if you live in Europe, you cannot automatically buy ONLY the digital copy of the magazine (you will still get it free by buying a printed copy), but you will have to Contact Us to receive a PayPal invoice and the download link. Sorry for any inconvenience. As we don’t have the technology to verify if you live outside of Europe, if you want to buy ONLY the digital issue, please Contact Us. If you think this legislation is unjust, you may want to consider signing this petition.

Issue 2 of Ye Olde Magic Mag is 12.3MB in size, has 35 pages and it contains almost 18,000 words. Download your copy now!

Ye Olde Magic Mag is the first fully-digital magazine on Magic History and on the collection of magical memorabilia, edited and published by Marco Pusterla, M.M.C. A quarterly publication, it is available in a small number of printed copies, and individually numbered and signed, for real collectors. The printed version (48 pages long) allows access to the digital one and is shipped post-free worldwide! Enclosed to the printed edition is a small magical collectible, something exclusive and hard to find. You cannot reserve a number as they are assigned sequentially when you order a copy. There is no subscription for the magazine: you can buy only the issues you want, when they are released.

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