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Author Name:    DEXTER, Will PRIESTLEY, J.B., intro. ROBINSON, William Ellsworth PRITCHARD, William Thomas

Title:   Riddle of Chung Ling Soo. Second printing in dustjacket

Publisher:    Supreme Magic Company, Bideford, Devon, 1971, 

Seller ID:   97840

DEXTER, Will. The Riddle of Chung Ling Soo. Bideford, Devon : The Supreme Magic Company, (September 1973). Second Printing. Pp (12),13-224, + 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, all edges mottled red. Gill 269 : "The author traces the lite of the celebrated 'Chinese' performer in fascinating detail, from the initial transformation of William E. Robinson into Chung Ling Soo, to his mysterious death during aperformance of his celebrated feat Catching a Bullet." Contents : Introduc tion; Who Was Chung Ling Soo?; Misadventure; The Man of Mystery; Exit Loo, Enter Soo; Foo Versus Soo; The Conquering Hero; "House Full" in Australia; A Change of Mind That Was Fatal; Close of an Era; The Man Who Wrote "Sensational Tales"; Fulton's Fantasy; The Trick That Scared Houdini; Front Row, Orchestra Stalls; Guardians of the Secrets; Secrets For Sale. Will Dexter was the pseudonym of William Thomas Pritchard. Very good in rubbed, nicked, and edgeworn dustjacket. 50.00


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