The Boy Magician
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. (1922)
THE BOY MAGICIAN by Raymond Dixie 1st Edition
Abebooks price range 75.00 - 150.00
A large number of the latest and best tricks carefully selected for the rising generation of conjurers. Published for the general public in 1922 this copy is the 1st edition. In green pictorial cloth, frontispiece, illustrated with line drawings, and containing 218 pages. The contents cover a wide range of tricks with Cards; Coins; Billiard Balls; Eggs; Handkerchiefs; Magic Wands; and Spirit Tricks.
Light foxing to internal pages, cover rubbed at edges with light soil. Earle Oakes bookplate inside front cover.
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September 17, 2011
Earle Oakes was a magic illustrator who has worked with Kaufman and Company and Hermetic Press. He did architectural renderings as a profession.
An Army Aircorps pilot during World War II, Earle was a lifelong artist. He and his brothers produced architectural renderings of most major building projects in Philadelphia for forty years (1951-1992). Following "retirement" he applied his energy and talent to two of his passions–magic and origami–by illustrating books and magazines.
His work is noted for its remarkable detail and wonderful sense of line. The hands have an almost three-dimensional modeled quality.
According to Chuck Romano's book Art of Deception, Oakes started doing magic illustrations part time in 1980 and went full-time in 1987, doing work for The Linking Ring. He began illustrating Magicana in Genii in 1999 when it was purchased from the Larsen family by The Genii Corporation.
Master Lock Routine (1981)
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