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Signé; Rémy / Georges Méliès - Spirites et illusionnistes. Conférences faites à la Chambre syndicale des illusionnistes de France. - 1911

Signé; Rémy / Georges Méliès - Spirites et illusionnistes. Conférences faites à la Chambre syndicale des illusionnistes de France. - 1911

First edition of this work, important for information on the origins of illusion images and the relationships between magic shows, mediumistic practices and the cinema during the early 20th century.
Copy enriched with a beautiful handwritten dedication by the author.

In 1907, Georges Méliès, the father of cinema special effects, invited Mr. Rémy, honorary member of the Chambre Syndicale des Illusionnistes de France, which he chaired, to give two lectures at the Robert-Houdin Theatre on the subject of spiritists and illusionists.
This work contains the complete texts of these conferences with notes, verifications and applications.
Illustrated with 8 plates of photos reproduced in black.

Volume in very good condition, bound in a green percaline publisher’s binding, title embossed in gold on the spine, blind-stamped fillets on the spine and the boards, gilded upper edge.

Author: Rémy
Title: Spirites et illusionnistes. Conférences faites à la Chambre syndicale des illusionnistes de France.

Publishing information: Paris, Alfred Leclerc, 1911 12mo with 257 pp. with 8 tipped-in plates.

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Esotericism, Illustrated, movie theater, Reference works
Author/ Illustrator Signé; Rémy / Georges Méliès
Book Title Spirites et illusionnistes. Conférences faites à la Chambre syndicale des illusionnistes de France.
Condition Fine
Publication year oldest item 1911
Edition 1st Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Binding/ Material Hardback
Number of pages 257
Dimensions 18.5×12 cm
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