This poster was first introduced at the August 2021 Magic Collectors’ Expo held in Las Vegas. Produced by Bill Smith, one hundred of the posters were also signed. This is #16/100. Unfortunately John Davenport was not able to attend the Expo, which included a visit to the museum and library, because of Covid restrictions.
David Price is well placed to offer insight into the joys and pitfalls of collecting magic books. He has stories to share about major UK collectors and booksellers of the 20th century: Andrew Block, Harry Bosworth, Leslie Cole, Jimmy Findlay and George Jenness. David’s personal recollections of Sotheby’s and the world of magic book collecting are both informative and entertaining. Click below for the PDF of David’s talk. [Photograph courtesy of David Hibberd and The Magic Circle Archive.]