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The Golden Age of Magic Posters: The Nielsen Collection Part I - Book

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The Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection Part I chronicles one half of what has been called the finest private collection of vintage and contemporary posters ever assembled, by legendary sleight-of-hand performer Norm Nielsen.

The book includes gorgeous full-color images of each poster (some 350 in all), as well as detailed historical data, and the stories surrounding many of the magicians - from Houdini and Kellar to Thurston, Dante and others - whose rare and attractive advertisements grace the pages of the book. Many of the posters depicted in its pages are the only examples known. Equal parts coffee table book and reference work; clothbound with a stunning full-color dust jacket. Sewn binding, 154 pages. Written by Gabe Fajuri, with an introduction by Lupe Nielsen, designed by Stina Henslee and photographed by David Linsell.

"Much more than an auction catalog, Volume 1 of the Nielsen poster collection is a valuable reference book as well as a beautiful coffee table book."
- Mike Caveney

"It's probably the most beautiful book of magic poster images since 100 Years of Magic Posters. Way, way beyond a first class production."
- John Mendoza