Seattle: The Miracle Factory, 2001.
First Edition. Hardcover. 10 1/4" X 8 1/4". 488pp. Mild shelfwear to pictorial dust jacket featuring "Mystic" by Katlyn Breene and "Thinker" poster advertising Chung Ling Soo. Bound in black cloth over boards, with upper board and spine lettered in gilt. Light shelfwear, if any, to binding, firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very presentable first printing of this sought-after book examining legendary performer Chung Ling Soo, illustrated in over 125 illustrations, with an 8-page color section with 40 Soo posters and introduced by Jim Steinmeyer.
ABOUT THE SILENCE OF CHUNG LING SOO:
I’m delighted that, through this collection, we have a chance to appreciate Robinson’s inventive abilities and insights into magic, and that his portrait will, line by line, be that much clearer to us all. — Jim Steinmeyer
This fascinating collection of writings examines legendary performer Chung Ling Soo, alter ego of William E. Robinson of New York, and includes more than fifty of Soo's extraordinary close-up and stage effects, forty gorgeous color Soo posters, over fifty letters from Robinson to Houdini, Robinson’s insightful articles and books, including a full reprint of his scarce Spirit Slate Writing and Kindred Phenomena, plus programs, reviews, biographical profiles, rare photos, and memorabilia. (publisher)
This book is oversize and will require additional postage to ship internationally; please contact us for a shipping quote. Very good + / very good +. Item #6356