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Maskelyne and Cooke's entertainment, 1877

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PressmarkEvan.140
Heading or VenueEgyptian Hall
PlaceLondon, Piccadilly
TitleMessrs. Maskelyne and Cooke the royal illusionists and antispiritualists. Egyptian Large Hall, Piccadilly, daily at three and eight o'clock. Fourth year in London. … [on the inside] Japanese top spinning and drawing room decoration trick, by Mr. J. N. Maskelyne. Psycho! … Between the first and second parts of the entertainment Mr. Charles Woodman will introduce his wonderful musical novelties. Exposition of spiritualism (so-called) light and dark seance extraordinary. … John King, appears rising from the stage, … Self-levitation and other manifestations. … Zoe! …
Size25 cm.
Date[1877]
Imprint[London] : E. M. Burgoyne, Art Printer, 93, Upper Thames Street
IllustrationsWith an illustrated border on the front and inside pages depicting Maskelyne and Cooke in performance.
NotesA folded sheet. - Dated at end of text: W. S. - 232 - 31/3/77 - 3000. - With the text printed in blue ink. - At head of each page: The Graphic Theatrical Programme. - With an advertisement for John Gosnell & Co. on the final page
GenreTheatre programme
SubjectOptical illusions; Magicians; Visual perception; Magic tricks
NamesMaskelyne, John Nevil, 1839-1917; Cooke, George Alfred, 1825-1905; Woodman, Charles; Psycho (Automaton); Zoe (Automaton); John Gosnell and Co.
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