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Quicker than the Eye

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Quicker than the Eye
AuthorJohn Mulholland
PublisherBobbs-Merrill Company
IllustratorCyrus Leroy Baldridge
Publication Date1932

Quicker than the Eye: The Magic and Magicians of the World was John Mulholland's second book (the first by himself).

It includes a colored frontispiece, as well as original illustrations (including an image of Long Tack Sam producing his famous bowl of water).


  • Chapter I – Peddlers of Wonders
  • Chapter II – Of the Old World
  • Chapter III – First Magicians in America
  • Chapter IV – Books of Magic
  • Chapter V – The Way You're Fooled
  • Chapter VI – Eastern Magic
  • Chapter VII – Holy Men and Jugglers
  • Chapter VIII – The Red Man's Magic
  • Chapter IX – Romany Tricks
  • Chapter X – The Great Magicians
  • Chapter XI – Those Who Get Not Their Living Thereby
  • Chapter XII – Forecasting and Its Frauds
  • Chapter XIII – A Modern Mountebank
  • Chapter XIV – Near Royalty and Real
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