Published by ARCAS. Dimensions : 214mm x 140mm x 5mm. Weight : 0.100kg net. Condition : Quite good.
Willane's Wizardry by Willane (William H. Lane) M.I.M.C., M.V.A.F., M.C.A.A. Published by ARCAS (Academy of Recorded Crafts, Arts and Sciences, Lt., 404-408, Sydenham Road, Croydon, England. 1947. Printed by the Galleon Press, 402, Sydenham Road, Croydon. Price Marked 2/6 nett.
8vo, softback, 64 medium duty, light gloss finish, numbered pages with numerous illustrations.
Condition/Notes : Quite good. Front colour printed soft cover has wear edges and corners, folding to lower corners, light marking/dusting to face. Price marked 2/6 lower rh corner in red backed circle. Back soft cover similar with advertising by ARCOS. 20mm tear to lower rh corner. Stapled binding; slight rust staining to centre p32/33 around staples (2). Title page with details, "profusely illustrated"; verso black and white photo of Willane with signature below "Yours bubblingly Willane". Preface follows dated London 1947, Willane; dedication verso. Commences p3 and through to p64. ARCAS advertising on inside back soft cover. Light toning to page edges, sopme marking in places. Medium usage. Fully intact. Very well illustrated with instructional diagrams and drawings.
Interestingly, Willane started performing as a magician late in life having previously been involved in the family fruit and vegetable wholesale business in London. He also established the ARCAS publishing house.
Quite rare publication.
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