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Trevor Dawson Collection at Auction

Magic history treasures coming up for sale
September 15, 2020

Lyon & Turnbull, one of the United Kingdom’s oldest fine art and antique auction houses, will be auctioning items from the Trevor Dawson Magic Collection in their forthcoming Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs auction on September 30, 2020.

Trevor Dawson was a commercial chartered surveyor and founder of one of East Lancashire’s largest commercial property companies. He also had a life-long obsession for all things magic. In his early years, Trevor performed close-up and cabaret magic as a semi-professional. Later, he turned his attention to collecting magic and to writing about magic and its history. He published original tricks, and in addition to writing books on famous figures in magic, he often lectured on magic history in the UK and in America. To us, he was a dear friend, as he was to many of our readers. We were all saddened to hear of Trevor’s passing in July 2017 at the age of 82.

While Trevor was an avid collector with a particular interest in books, the auction catalogue also includes several props and ephemera that he collected, too. Highlights from the collection include Henry Cornelius Agrippa’s Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, Daniel Defoe's A System of Magick and Jacques Ozanam's Recreations in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.

The online catalogue is now available as a DOWNLOAD

Auction items are also viewable online on Lyon & Turnbull’s site.

Good luck to all bidders!

Auction Details

Lyon & Turnbull Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs, including the Trevor Dawson Magic Collection.

September 30, 2020 @10 am (GMT+1) Live Online, Edinburgh.

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