"John Martin. The Master Magical Mechanic. A Genius at Work.
A Limited Edition of 250 copies, each one numbered and signed by the author. A Granville Taylor Publication. Dedicated to the memory of John Martin (1881-1968). "JOHN MARTIN. The Master Magical Mechanic. A Genius at Work" by Granville Taylor (Faust the Magician). 105 pages, including 24 pages in full colour, with over 100 colour photographs, plus 10 detailed Workshop Plans of some of the Martin replicas made by Granville Taylor. Preface by Peter Diamond. Introduction by Professor Edwin A.Dawes. The book, A4 size, is stapled and bound with red "Rexine" cardboard covers.
Chapters: Martin's Early Days, Magical Equipment Made by Martin, My Introduction to Martin, My Turn to Shake Hands with a Legend, More Visits to Martin, Touring the World, Taylor-Made Magic & Martin Replicas, My Martin Equipment, Is it a Martin?, Granville Taylor Assisted by Martin, Memories of Jan Martin recalled by Prof.Guy Higgins, Leo Burns, Photographs of My Martin Equipment, Photographs of Taylor-Made Replicas of Some of Martin's Equipment, Photographs of Martin Equipment from the John & Anne Davenport Collection, Photographs of some Martin Equipment from the Peter Nicol Collection. Plus 10 Workshop Plans for the Taylor-Made Martin Replicas: Poker size Rising Cards, The Coin Shooter, Release Clip for Lines for Coin Shooter and Holdout, Vanishing Birdcage Clip, The Martin "Butterfly" & Improvments, Small Butterfly Production, The Handkerchief Vanisher, Lit Cigarette Vanisher, Gadget for Cutting Rope Ends, The Cigarette Dropper.
Price: £60.00 plus U.K. Postage & Packing £7.00. Airmail: £14.00.
U.K.Buyers please make all cheques payable to Granville Taylor. Overseas buyers please send £74.00 via Paypal.
A Granville Taylor Publication
By Granville Taylor (Faust the Magician)
A limited Edition of 200 copies, each one numbered and signed by the author. 130 pages, including 17 pages in full colour, with 40 photographs. The book, A4 size, is stapled and bound with 'Rexine' cardboard covers. These are the original plans drawn by Granville Taylor over many years when making magical equipment to be used by himself as Faust the Magician in his theatre and cabaret tours around the world, and some to be marketed by "Taylor-Made Magic" for other magicians.
PLANS: The Arabian Cabinet; Coin Stand; Table for Decanter, Glass, & Handkerchief; Table for Smoke Vase; Devant's Vest Servante; Special Crocodile Clip for a Martin/Hammerton "Flying Ring" Reel; Martin Release Clip; Brass Bowl for Cigarette Routine; Mirror Box Illusion; Murray's "Beheaded Princess" Illusion; Tray for Decapitated Head; The Sand Wand; Making Spider for Card Spider; 'Boon' type Thumb Writer; Changing Jumbo Card; Vanishing Birdcage Clip; Max Sterling's "Egg on Fan"; T.Nelson Downs Coin Wand; Reel Wand; Pagoda of Flowers; Making Fibreglass Billiard Ball Shells; Livestock Production Bag (Okito type); Display Board for 20 Pocket Watches; A vintage type Vest Servante; Table for Solo Act; My Dove Cage Vanish; The Rubber Band "Snapper"; Dog Kennel Illusion; Dog to Duck Table; Tables for Water Bowls Production; Rising Ring on Wand; Harlequin type Cigarette Holder; "Marco's" version of Glass Suspension from Bottle; Changing Ladle; Rabbit Vanish Tray (Goldin); "The Artist's Dream" (David Devant); My Coin Ladder; My Flowering Bouquet; Modification to Wind-up Gramophone Motors; My 5-Bloom Flowering Rose Bush. Plus and eight page list of all the tricks and illusions built by Granville Taylor since 1941.
PRICE: £60.00 plus U.K. Postage and Packing of £7.00. Airmail: £14.00. Airmail (Europe): £9.00. U.K. buyers please make all cheques payable to Granville Taylor. Overseas buyers: Please send £74.00 via Paypal.
Order your copy from: Granville Taylor, 11 Victoria Avenue, Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire. BB9 5RH.
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"The Evolution of Faust. The Autobiography of Granville Taylor".
A Limited Edition of 250 copies, each one numbered and signed by the author. A Granville Taylor Publication. It's all here! At last! The true facts! "The Evolution of Faust". The Autobiography of Granville Taylor. 275 pages, including 40 pages in full colour, with over 180 photographs. The book, A4 size, is stapled and bound with red "Rexine" cardboard covers.
Chapters: It's a Strange Small World, A Boy in Wonderland, The Magic of the Theatre, On Tour with "Murray's International Wonder Show", On Tour with The Great Lyle's "Mystery Box Revue", The Schoolmaster, The Magician at "The Devil's Bar", "Britain's Greatest Illusionist", "Supreme Master of Mystery", The Great Arabian Magic Show (Japan 1968), Dr.Faust with his London Great Magic Show (Japan 1971), A Royal Court Magic Show (Japan 1973), Merlin at the Court of King Arthur - A Pageant of British Magic thro' the Ages (Japan 1975 and 1976), A Long Luxury Cruise & The Juraku Hotel, Japan (A Six-month Resident Season 1978/79), At a Variety of Venues (London's West End, Blackpool's Ice Show, Fossett's Circus, More Cruising, Touring Austria, "Abanazar" in Pantomime, and Touring with the East European Circus on Stage 1986), Another Mediterranean Cruise & Precision Magic in an Attic Workshop, & An Encore.
Granville Taylor has made use of his 14 scrapbooks and over 12 photograph albums to give an accurate and detailed account in chronological order of his life from "Boy Magician", to stage assistant with Murray (1951) and The Great Lyle (1953), to presenting an act on Moss Empire Theatres, to building up a big illusion show with his own company, and achieving his ambitions on the other side of the world with the show he devised, produced and directed, where all the tricks and illusions fitted a story theme in a Pageant of British Magic through the Ages.
Plus an original 'flyer' for the 1971 tour of Japan with each copy. See below.
Price: £45.00 plus U.K. Postage & Packing of £7.00. U.S.A. Airmail: £15.00. U.S.A. Airmail Europe: £9.00.
U.K. buyers please make cheques payable to Granville Taylor. Overseas buyers please use Paypal.
Granville Taylor, 11 Victoria Avenue, Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire. BB9 5RH.