These new “old stock” copies of MAGICAL NIGHTS AT THE THEATRE may have a little shelf wear due to their age.
Each copy is numbered and signed by editor GERALD TAYLOR. 256 pages of text, 32 pages of b&w illustrations on coated paper stock. Bound in black cloth hardcover with silver stamped title on spine. Published in 1980 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. With pictorial dust jacket with a publisher sticker affixed to cover in corner indicating it is a numbered first edition.
Author Charles Waller was well known, some of his earlier books were published by Thayer and a number of his creations were built and sold by Thayer or Owen through the years.
This book is Waller’s chronicle of performances of magic and allied arts in Melbourne, Australia from 1854 to 1948. Book includes an eight-page name index to performers. Many of the magical greats performed on the stages & other venues of Melbourne including DANTE, OKITO, NICOLA, CARDINI, MALINI and many others. Many of these performer’s acts are described in detail. Others are described briefly.
A book which should be in every magical historian’s library.