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Lot 269: FairburnÍs Conjuror. Monsieur Chabert the Fire King. London: J. Fairburn, ca. 1815. Hand-colored engraving of an extravagant conjuring show, whose audience stands dismayed to behold Chabert at center, stepping from a door from which huge flames

The Magic Collection of David Baldwin

by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.

29 October 2016

Chicago, IL, USA

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Description: FairburnÍs Conjuror. Monsieur Chabert the Fire King. London: J. Fairburn, ca. 1815. Hand-colored engraving of an extravagant conjuring show, whose audience stands dismayed to behold Chabert at center, stepping from a door from which huge flames spring forth. To his left and right, conjurors at tables perform with cards, cups and balls, and rings. One conjuror gestures toward a severed head on a platter. Columns at front bear the names of the famous conjurors Breslaw and Gyngell. 7 _ x 12 _î. Framed and matted to 12 x 17î overall. Near fine. Scarce. See Toole Stott 289.

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