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The century of the 1600s.
Selected Magic Events By Year
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- 1631 - One of the earliest documentations of the bullet catch appeared in the book Threats of God's Judgments by Reverend Thomas Beard
- 1676 - Sports and Pastimes is published by anonymous, including possibly the first reference to the ball and vase, which became a common children's prop since
- Claude-Gaspar Bachet de Méziriac (1581-1638), a French mathematician who formed the basis for almost all later books on mathematical recreations. Author of Problèmes plaisants et délectables qui se font par les nombres.
- Jean Leurechon (1591-1690), thought to be the author of author of the book Mathematical Recreations which includes parlor tricks and conjuring practices.