Magicana is proud to present the definitive collection of five hundred articles of “A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities” written by renowned historian Dr. Edwin A. Dawes. The articles were originally published as a monthly serial for The Magic Circular, the official magazine of The Magic Circle in London, between 1972 and 2020. This limited edition set that we are releasing is called The Rich Cabinet Collection, comprising eight volumes, and a detailed index.
Dr. Dawes has dutifully revisited each of the five hundred articles, updating and expanding where possible, making this a truly rich and comprehensive collection of essays on magic history. It is a monumental achievement by the legendary Dr. Dawes and we are thrilled to present his work in this colourful, bound and comprehensive form.
This is a LIMITED EDITION of 250 sets
* Books will not be available separately *
Each of the eight volumes will be hardbound with a dust jacket, made up of approximately four hundred pages per book, with a final trim size of 9 x 11.5 inches (23 x 29 cm), weighing about 5 lbs. (2.27 kg) each. The index will be a slimmer, lighter book, of the same trim size. The images shown are artist renderings. Actual product may look slightly different.
In order to manage such a large product, we are printing and releasing the books in pairs. Orders will be shipped in four mailings, spread over a two year span—starting August 2022. The index will be included in the fourth and final mailing.
Shipping Update (October 2022)
Our first shipment of Volumes 1 and 2 started in late-August and September 2022. We are aiming for the following schedule:
Shipment #2 | Volumes 3 and 4
February / March 2023
Shipment #3 | Volumes 5 and 6
Shipment #4 | Volumes 7, 8 and the Index
February / March 2024
Collect, Collate, Communicate
Indeed, this is an investment in knowledge, research and history.
Dr. Dawes has spent half a century collecting this information, refining it, giving us one of the most unique collections of magic history on record. It is his devotion and his long-standing commitment to sharing his knowledge that greatly enriches us. Magicana is equally committed to supporting Dr. Dawes’ “Three Cs” mantra: Collect, Collate, Communicate. His steadfast belief in collaboration and in circulating discoveries in a responsible and global way, is, in fact, sharing wonder.
We are very proud to make this unique set both available and as affordable as possible by reducing the price to recover only a part printing and shipping costs.
The Rich Cabinet Collection is truly a one-of-a-kind, encyclopedic collection of magic history, covering an immense variety of topics. It’s one of magic history’s greatest collections, written by one of its greatest authorities. This is a rare opportunity to own such an astounding anthology of magic history.
The set of nine books, postage paid:
USA & Canada $1,300 USD
International $1,600 USD
* Orders in some countries may be subject to duty and taxes, which the buyer will be responsible for.
We realize this is a large investment, but one that your library must have! So, to help ease the cost of this bookshelf-squeezing collection, we are also offering a payment plan of three installments, see below for details. The payment plan includes a one-time administration fee of $100 USD to cover credit card and collection fees.
There are only 250 sets available! And once they sell, that’s it!
To start an order, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the button below, indicating your intent to purchase along with these important details:
- Your mailing address. No PO Boxes, please. Must be a street address for courier delivery.
- Your email regarding details of the order.
- Your telephone number for delivery purposes.
- Your payment preference.
For payment preference: let us know if you wish to purchase a) the entire set now in full; or b) if you would prefer to opt for the payment plan.
Payment Plan: will be spread payments out over three installments. The first will be due upon ordering, followed by payment on May1, 2023, November 1, 2023. Also, there is an additional one-time $100 fee, to cover the installment collection fees, which is added to your first installment.
Once we receive your email, you will receive a reply confirming the order details and an invoice for your purchase. The invoice will have a link for you to complete the sale, via PayPal, where you can pay by credit card or your PayPal account.
In concert with the generosity of the Slaight Family Foundation, The Rich Cabinet Collection is made possible through the added support of the Pat & P. Howard Lyons Estate Fund.