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The Great Boomsky

The African American Apprentices of Herrmann the Great

A New Book by Margaret Steele

Coming Spring 2022

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Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

Memoirs, Published Writings & Collected Ephemera

Edited by Margaret Steele

Published by Bramble Books

This first-ever book on Madame Adelaide Herrmann includes her long-lost memoir, which finally surfaced in 2010, seventy-eight years after her death.  It includes 145 rare photos & images from some of the finest magic ephemera  collections in the world. Introduction and chapter notes by Margaret Steele. With a Foreword by James Hamilton. 337 pages.


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It’s a fun story improved by Steele’s peppering the text with photographs to illustrate Herrmann’s text, giving the book the feeling of a well-loved scrapbook. - Kirkus Reviews


Hardcover, Full-Color in Linen Slipcase
Limited to 125 copies, signed & numbered. $200
(only a few copies left)

Black & White. $30

Available through Bramble Books

A must-own for fans of magic, Steele's book is a fun peek into the history of magic's golden age - Kirkus Reviews

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