FROM OUR LIMITED/OUT OF PRINT SERIES!A select number of hard to find classic magic books have been recently reissued, in small quantities.This is one of those books, long out of print and originally published by Supreme Magic.HURRY- when these are gone, they are GONE!
THIS BOOK IS BRAND NEW.Suggested retail is $34.99.
This is a very rare find! Tony Shiels, author of 13 and Something Strange has come up with more of the same in Daemons, Darklings and Doppelgangers. If you like magic effects with a supernatural theme, then this book is for you!
This is one of those older, kooky books on presentation with a gothic type theme. It's rare and hard-to-find in the present market, so we're delighted to offer it to you.
Book is hardbound. 64 pages.Author: Tony ShielsOriginally published by Supreme Magic.
The Supreme Magic Company was a British magic manufacturer and publisher, operating from 1953 until 1993.
Founded by Edwin Hooper in Devon, England with a loan from his father and with encouragement from inventor and propmaker Jack Hughes and from Percy Abbott, Hooper launched the Supreme Magic Company. He partnered with Abbott's Magic Company and over the years built Supreme Magic into one of the largest magic dealerships in the world. It was exclusively a mail order business. Supreme was not merely a retailer; they also published hundreds of books plus the magazines Magigram and Pentagram .Supreme Magic also manufactured numerous magic apparatus that is very collectible today.The company eventually employed about 100 people, including renowned magic inventor Ian Adair. In 1987, due to ill health, Hooper sold the company to Brian Head and Paul Dupee.They closed the business in 1993.
Tony "Doc" Shiels" (b. 1938), a painter and artist, was a pioneer of Bizarre Magick in the 1960s.
Wikipedia lists his occupation as artist, magician, writer, busker, psychic entertainer, hoaxer.
Shiels is also know as "paranormal researcher" (as he defined at the time) and monster hunter, revealing stories or photographs of mythical creatures.
Between 1970 and 1974 he performed as 'Doc Shiels: Wizard of the West' at festivals and fayres in Cornwall, UK.This, presented with the help of friend Vernon Rose and the rest of the Shiels family, was a magic show that incorporated illusions such as the headless woman, the sub-trunk and the buzz-saw.
He was involved in a series of 'monster-raising' exploits in 1976, which gave him considerable media attention, particularly when he began 'invoking' the monsters with the aid of a coven of nude witches.
In 1977 he obtained photos claimed to be of the Loch Ness Monster which appeared on the front page of the Daily Mirror newspaper.
He considers himself an artist first and foremost, and his life's work to be a form of surrealism that he refers to as 'surrealchemy'.
BOOK ONLY- you supply anything needed to do the tricks.Hardbound book. 64 pages with illustrations.