Rogues, Vagabonds & Sturdy Beggars - Arthur F. Kinney

Rogues, Vagabonds & Sturdy Beggars
  • Subtitle: A New Gallery of Tudor and Early Stuart Rogue Literature Exposing the Lives, Times, and Cozening Tricks of the Elizabethan Underworld
  • Publisher: The University of Massachusetts Press (1990)
  • ISBN: 0870237187
  • Type: Book
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 318
  • Category: History / History
  • Marco's Rating: Very Good
  • Language: English
Marco's Comments:
Commented reprint of seven classical texts about cheating, cozenage, gambling and sleight-of-hand from the Elizabethan era. This book contains R. Green's text which first describes the trick of separated cards coming together and the only reprint of the first bool in the English language entirely dedicated to magic, "The Art of Juggling" by Samuel Rid. A very interesting book, with a very good analysis of the subject in that historical period.

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