David P Abbott Book of Mysteries: scarce

Winning Bid: $155.00

Book number 80. First edition. Teal hardcover with black stamping on front cover and spine. Illustrated, 184 pages. Edges rubbed, otherwise VG.

Published by Walter Graham in 1977 in limited private circulation. This is book #80.  Abbott Gained famed by inviting guest to his home and performing miracles for them (much like his counterpart  Dr. Hooker). Those miracles are explained in detail in this book along with wonderful photos of the Abbot home and his performances.  Must have for the magic historian!

estimate $200-300



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Item condition: Used



From Magicpedia:

The October, 1906 issue of Sphinx contains a biography of Abbott with his picture on the cover. Abbott became a wealthy businessman in the American Mid-West. As an amateur magician, he performed for invited guests in his private theater he built at his home from 1907 until he died. There he demonstrated his Talking Teakettle (around 1907, decades before miniature radio electronics came into use) and Talking Vase (in 1909).

He wrote Behind the Scenes With the Mediums (1907), considered to be one of the best exposures of the methods used by psychics. He exposed many mentalism techniques including Slate Writing and Billet Reading.

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