[Miscellaneous] Group of 28 Books on Magic History, Magicians’ Biographies, and Beginner Magic. Including The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess Playing Machine (2002); The Queen's Conjurer: The Science and Magic of Dr. John Dee, Adviser to Queen Elizabeth I (2001); Conjuring Tricks: Revealing the Mysteries of the Magic Arts (1992); Fortune Telling: Divining the Future from the Study of the Hand and Other Methods (1993); Houdini: His Life Story (1928); The Secrets of Houdini (1931); Dai Vernon: A Biography (2006); Memoirs of Robert-Houdin: King of the Conjurers (1964); When I'm Dead All This Will Be Yours! (2000); Carter Beats the Devil: A Novel (2001); The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, Chung Ling Soo, The “Marvelous Chinese Conjurer” (2005); and more. Sizes and bindings vary. Condition generally near fine.