Gibeciere

6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Perfect Bound
Price: $400.00 + $8 postage

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Fans of Mike Caveney’s various writings on magic history will certainly be interested in his article on Del Adelphia - The Cowboy Magician that appeared in the second issue of Gibeciére. This twice-yearly publication is one of the many benefits to members of The Conjuring Arts Research Center but we have a limited number of selected issues. Produced under the auspices of Bill Kalush and expertly edited by Stephen Minch each issue of roughly 200 pages features a wide variety of fascinating articles by authors from the four corners of the world. Full-color images are liberally sprinkled throughout the text. The available issues are described here and any missing issues can be obtained directly from The Conjuring Arts Research Center.

SPECIAL OFFER: We have two complete sets (12 Issues) of Gibeciére available for a very special price. Purchased separately these issues would cost over $514. For a limited time we can offer the complete set (which includes the Summer 2007 special issue that alone costs $74.95) for a total of $400 plus $10 postage. When these two sets are gone – that’s it. I have no more except for my own file and that is staying right here.


Winter 2005 - Issue #1
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The Yawning Mouth by Volker Huber. Traces the principle behind the Himber Wallet back 500 years.On the Prearrangement and Mnemonic Use of a Deck of Cards by Vanni Bossi.Traces the history of prearranged decks over 400 years.Sharpers and Their tricks in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Times by Robert Jutte. Davenport Brothers & Fay by Ricky Jay.


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Summer 2006 – Issue #2
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An Investigation into Magic in Japan After the Opening of the Country by Mitsunobu Matsuyama. This is the first in a fascinating series of articles by Mr. Matsuyama on the history of magic in Japan.Recreations Mathematiques: A Study of Its Authorship, Sources and Influence by Albrecht Heeffer. Examines the true authorship of this French language book published in 1624.Del Adelphia, The Cowboy Magician by Mike Caveney. The most complete account of the life of this little known magician who claimed to have been friends with Erdnase.


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Winter 2007 - Issue #3
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The Educated Swan by Volker Huber. Traces the fascinating history of this animated swan that was operated by magnetism and first recorded in 1550.An Investigation into Magic in Japan After the Opening of the Country Part 2 by Mitsunobu Matsuyama. Notes on Pietro Aretino’s Le Carte Parlanti by Aurelio Paviato. Italy’s great magician Aurelio Paviato examines the card and gambling techniques described in this book published in the 1500s.Abraham Bamberg: The Augmentation of a Dynasty by Peter Brauning. Mr. Brauning makes a great case for an additional member of the Bamberg family of magicians that already includes Okito and Fu Manchu.


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Summer 2007 – Issue #4
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Commentary on Galasso’s Ciochi di Carte by Vanni Bossi. As the person who discovered only the second known copy of this book, Vanni Bossi is the perfect person to act as tour guide through this ancient tome.Giochi de Carte Bellissimi di Regola, E Di Memoria by Horatio Galasso. The majority of this issue is given over to a complete translation of Galasso’s landmark book on card magic first published in Italy in 1593.Observations on a Rarity by William Kalush. Mr. Kalush places this extremely rare and important book into perspective.


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Winter 2008 - Issue #5
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An Investigation into Magic in Japan After the Opening of the Country Part 3 by Mitsunobu Matsuyama. More magic history from Japan including the surprising story of Soto Sunetaro’s arrival in America several years before Japan permitted travel abroad.The Pendulum “Knows” by William Spooner. Here is the centuries old history of the hand-held pendulum or “Sex Dectector” that is still sold today.Max Beckmann and His Magic Mirror by Volker Huber. Accompanied by previously unseen and beautiful images Mr. Huber solves a mystery surrounding German artist Max Beckmann’s lithograph called Magic Mirror.Introduction to The Adventures of Bartolomeo Bosco by Ricky Jay. In typical fashion Mr. Jay sheds new light on Bartolomeo Bosco.The Adventures of Bartolomeo Bosco by F. A. Rosenthal. This is a translation of a rare biography of the original Bosco published in France during the 1850s.


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Winter 2009 - Issue #7
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The Thought-Reader Craze by Barry Wiley. A book length article on John Randall Brown, Washington Irving Bishop and Stuart Cumberland by the reigning expert in this field Barry Wiley. Mr. Wiley’s talk at the 2011 Los Angeles Conference on Magic History was drawn from these pages.An Investigation into Magic in Japan After the Opening of the Country Part 5 by Mitsunobu Matsuyama. Western magicians begin to visit Japan and thus Ernest Thorn is featured (among others) in this installment.


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Winter 2010 - Issue #9
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Dr. Elliott’s Three-Card Speller by William Kalush. Mr. Kalush presents new research on the origin of the card-spelling trick.The World’s Second-Best Spelling Trick by Martin Gardner. Who better to discuss the Spelling Trick than the man who many believe created the best version ever, Martin Gardner.An Investigation into Magic in Japan After the Opening of the Country Part 6 by Mitsunobu Matsuyama. In this chapter we learn about Ten-Ichi and the Water Fountain act.Antoine Castelli and His Physical Amusements by William Kalush. Here is a discussion of and a complete translation of the only known copy of this French booklet on card magic dated 1810.


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