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Close-Up of the Damned - Richard Bartram Jr.

Close-Up of the Damned - Richard Bartram Jr.

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This is a VERY UNUSUAL magic book!!! While it is first and foremost a magic book, the style of Close Up of the Damned, is reminiscent of “Horror Comics”. While the format is unusual, the book is loaded with good close up magic. AND BEST OF ALL, the tricks do not hinge on weird plots. You can present the magic as “straight magic”. ALMOST NEVER has a magic book combined with the magical innovations of a clever author with a unique and artistic style of presenting the magic on the printed page. Rarer yet are books which are fully illustrated and completely hand-lettered by the author!! Close Up of the Damned presents the close-up magic of Richard Bartram, Jr. and showcases his considerable ability as an artist and illustrator. We think you’ll love the book!!

If you haven't heard a lot about the author Richard Bartram, Jr. that's because he has only recently started publishing his tricks and ideas. His first major contribution to published magic was a blockbuster trick section published in the May 1984 issue of The Linking Ring magazine. The magic was good and it led Phil Willmarth of The Linking Ring staff to say he'd be the first in line to buy this book, "Close Up of The Damned".

While the close-up stuff in the book is the same high caliber magic as that which appeared in The Linking Ring, it is all different material and presented in an offbeat format.

The totally unique format and layout of "Close Up of The Damned" fills 47 pages, 8 1/2 by 11-inch size. The softbound book has a two-color cover. Interspersed with the descriptions of the magic are some "warped humor" close-up tips, cartoons, and other bits, gags, etc. One offbeat feature is a two-page "comics" section. "Close-up of the Damned" is a truly unusual book which you'll want for the magic as well as for the unusual style. Order today as the first edition supply is now very limited.

USED, Saddle stitched, 45 pages

IMPORTANT NOTE: Former owner has pasted his nameplate, as well as small photos of the magicians that are mentioned throughout this book, on the inside front cover & onto facing page.  There may also be a colored dot on the spine, by which he indexed his collection, as well as underlining throughout.  THIS IS A USED BOOK, and the listed price reflects these possibilities.

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