Item #75285 MATTHIAS BUCHINGER: "The Greatest German Living" Ricky Jay.
MATTHIAS BUCHINGER: "The Greatest German Living"

MATTHIAS BUCHINGER: "The Greatest German Living"

Los Angeles: Siglio, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed by Ricky Jay to Academy Award-winning producer Tony Bill on the title page. "Matthias Buchinger (1674–1739) performed on more than a half-dozen musical instruments, some of his own invention. He exhibited trick shots with pistols, swords and bowling. He danced the hornpipe and deceived audiences with his skill in magic. He was a remarkable calligrapher specializing in micrography - handsome, precise letters almost impossible to view with the naked eye - and he drew portraits, coats of arms, landscapes and family trees, many commissioned by royalty. Amazingly, Buchinger was just 29 inches tall, and born without legs or arms." Prospectus laid in. Square octavo: 150 p. with numerous illustrations, including many color and a few folding and others die cut. Original pictorial boards; issued without a dust jacket. Near fine. Near fine. Item #75285
ISBN: 9781938221125

Price: $250.00

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