The Incomparable Testot: Selections from a 19th Century Magician's Paragraph Book
Introduced by Edwin A. Dawes

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ISBN Number: 1 9030 00084
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17 July 2005
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From the 1820s the halls and theatres of Britain were visited by French magician Felix Testot, with his Magical Illusions and Optical Delights. His act variously included the Irish Giant, and Monsieur Louis: the French Hercules. Later he was joined by his son, a proficient violinist and juggler.

The newspaper clippings in this compilation have been selected from his Paragraph Book, Courtesy of the Testo[t] family and the National Fairground Archive.

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