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DEVANT, David (David Wighton, 1868-1941). Woes of a Wizard....

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DEVANT, David (David Wighton, 1868-1941). Woes of a Wizard. London: S.H. Bousfield, (1903). FIRST EDITION. Purple cloth stamped gilt. Spine sunned, some rubbing, soiling to boards, text toned (not unusual for wartime paper). 8vo. 183, [1, ad] pp. Dawes’ bookplate to front pastedown. Near fine.Described by Jim Steinmeyer as “England’s greatest magician,” David Devant was also known as a cinematic pioneer for having exhibited some of the first films ever shown in the U.K.


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DEVANT, David (David Wighton, 1868-1941). Woes of a Wizard. London: S.H. Bousfield, (1903). FIRST EDITION. Purple cloth stamped gilt. Spine sunned, some rubbing, soiling to boards, text toned (not unusual for wartime paper). 8vo. 183, [1, ad] pp. Dawes’ bookplate to front pastedown. Near fine.Described by Jim Steinmeyer as “England’s greatest magician,” David Devant was also known as a cinematic pioneer for having exhibited some of the first films ever shown in the U.K.

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