Matthew Buchinger: The Greatest German Living by Ricky JayMatthew Buchinger: The Greatest German Living by Ricky Jay

Matthew Buchinger: The Greatest German Living

byRicky Jay

Hardcover | January 1, 2035

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Born in Germany in 1674, Matthew Buchinger moved to the British Isles where he was notorious for his exhibitions of conjuring, swordplay, bowling, and dancing. He played over half a dozen musical instruments, though he had no arms or legs. He was only twenty-nine inches tall but married four times and fathered fourteen children.

Buchinger was also a master of calligraphic styles and he often created micrographic specimens that were only visible with the aid of magnification. Samples of his work grace many important collections, as do the handbills and broadsides featuring his amazing skills. This fascinating and beautiful volume is the result of one such collection and combines Ricky Jay’s passion for the extraordinary with his erudition as a scholar.
Ricky Jay is one of the world's great sleight-of-hand artists and an expert on the world of fantastic entertainment. His award-winning one-man shows were directed by David Mamet, in whose many films Mr. Jay has appeared. He is author of New York Times Notable Books Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women, Jay's Journal of Anomalies, Extraordin...
Title:Matthew Buchinger: The Greatest German LivingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:January 1, 2035Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1593720599

ISBN - 13:9781593720599

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