Vol. 1 Issue 3

download issue # 3 of Ye Olde Magic MagIssue THREE of Ye Olde Magic Mag is out, breaking our previous record of the number of pages: this issue has 40 digital pages (and 52 in the print edition!) on magic collecting and on the magic of the 16th century.

In this issue:

  • Abramo Colorni: an Italian Jew, both an engineer and an amateur conjurer, is examined in three articles, including a biography by Prof. Angelo Mitri, and his tricks are analysed for the first time.
  • Tomaso Garzoni, in his La Piazza Universale di tutte le Professioni del Mondo (1585) mentioned some of the conjurers of the time, including one mysterious Luca Trono. Who was he? Roberto Bombassei presents a short research on this forgotten magician. But was he a real conjurer?
  • The Mystery Clocks by Robert-Houdin are among the most sought after collectibles. Roberto Lo Nigro introduces us to the work required to restore one such clocks, with many exclusive pictures. More pictures in the free insert of the printed copy.
  • Did you know about the unknown posters recently sold at auction? In this issue, you can see some photos of posters nobody knew existed until a few months ago!
  • Magic Beer! Yes, you have read it right! Only in Ye Olde Magic Mag!
  • 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.

A limited edition of only 75 printed 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 when 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 3 of Ye Olde Magic Mag is 13.9MB in size, has 40 pages and it contains almost 20,000 words. Download your copy now!

Ye Olde Magic Mag is the first fully-digital magazine on Magic History and on collecting magical memorabilia, edited and published by Marco Pusterla, M.M.C. A quarterly publication, it is available in a small number of printed copies, all individually numbered and signed, for real collectors. The printed version (52 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 to Ye Olde Magic Mag. 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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