Seattle: The Miracle Factory, 2002.
Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Edition limited to 100, this being number 25 and signed by Stuart Cramer, Todd Karr, and Katlyn Breene to hand-lettered limited edition statement featuring a hand-painted rose by Isabelle and Daniel Hug, pasted in to front free endpaper. Laid in is a reproduction of a note by Germain, printed on a card within an envelope containg two dried rose petals. Publisher's glossy black paper-bound clamshell box with ribbon enclosure and title in gilt to spine; mild rubbing to extremities of clamshell box. Limited edition CD featuring Edward Elgar, Salut d'Amour performed by Michael Breene and Germain lecture from 1949 also present in sleeve to rear free endpaper. Germain the Wizard measures 10 1/4" X 8 1/4" within 12" X 10" X 2 3/8" clamshell box. 624pp. Faint coverwear to pictorial dust jacket featuring "Eternal Sage" by Katlyn Breene, based on Karl Germain "Wizard" poster. Glossy black Morocco-grain paper over boards, with upper board and spine lettered in gilt. Gentle bumping to top corner of rear board, else fine, firm and sound. Pages are clean and bright. This book combines the redesigned text of Stuart Cramer’s enthralling books on the life and art of Karl Germain with Germain’s scrapbook and notebook and features combines the redesigned text of Stuart Cramer’s enthralling books on the life and art of Karl Germain with Germain’s scrapbook and notebook and features over 100 effects, many previously unpublished, 10 gorgeous full-color Germain poster reproductions, over 350 historical illustrations including rare photos and memorabilia, Germain’s lectures, notes, writings, letters, and artwork, insightful essays on Germain by Stuart Cramer, Teller, and David Ben, and 100 beautiful new illustrations by Katlyn Breene. This copy is a highly presentable first printing of this celebration of a true master of the fine art of magic, Karl Germain (1878–1959), one of only 100 copies housed in a custom clamshell box, signed by Stuart Cramer, Todd Karr, and Katlyn Breene and featuring a hand-painted rose by Isabelle and Daniel Hug and a reproduction card featuring poetic lines penned by Germain himself.
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