The Ricky Jay Collection

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The Ricky Jay Collection

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(Acrobatics) | A group of six items

1. (Acrobatics) | A group of six items

(Acrobatics) | A charming tabletop game featuring a moving trapeze artist

2. (Acrobatics) | A charming tabletop game featuring a moving trapeze artist

Ady, Thomas | A far more serious approach to debunking witchcraft than the witch skit in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

3. Ady, Thomas | A far more serious approach to debunking witchcraft than the witch skit in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

Ady, Thomas | Debunking witchcraft redux

4. Ady, Thomas | Debunking witchcraft redux

(Ætherscope) | "The Greatest Success Ever Known in This Town"

5. (Ætherscope) | "The Greatest Success Ever Known in This Town"

Agoust, Henri | The masters of "Restaurant Juggling"

6. Agoust, Henri | The masters of "Restaurant Juggling"

Agrippa von Nettesheim, Henricus Cornelius | A skeptical view of the arts and sciences

7. Agrippa von Nettesheim, Henricus Cornelius | A skeptical view of the arts and sciences

Alberti, Giuseppe Francesco Antonio | Fun with numbers and dexterous card tricks

8. Alberti, Giuseppe Francesco Antonio | Fun with numbers and dexterous card tricks

Allarty, Blanche | Midnight at the oasis

9. Allarty, Blanche | Midnight at the oasis

Alt, Al | The inspiration for Ricky Jay Plays Poker

10. Alt, Al | The inspiration for Ricky Jay Plays Poker

Anderson, George | A striking oversized poster advertising "The Living Skeleton"

11. Anderson, George | A striking oversized poster advertising "The Living Skeleton"

Anderson, John Henry (The Great Wizard of the North) | "… the most Wonderful Feat ever attempted by living Man … the Gun Delusion!"

12. Anderson, John Henry (The Great Wizard of the North) | "… the most Wonderful Feat ever attempted by living Man … the Gun Delusion!"

Anderson, John Henry (The Great Wizard of the North) | An ornate playbill for "The Great Wizard of the North"

13. Anderson, John Henry (The Great Wizard of the North) | An ornate playbill for "The Great Wizard of the North"

Anderson, John Henry (The Great Wizard of the North) | A striking portrait

14. Anderson, John Henry (The Great Wizard of the North) | A striking portrait

Andress, Charles | According to Kellar, "The Last of the Old Masters in Magic"

15. Andress, Charles | According to Kellar, "The Last of the Old Masters in Magic"

(Animals, Exotic) | Exhibition of exotic animals, mostly reptilian, and free lessons with the purchase of a magical instrument

16. (Animals, Exotic) | Exhibition of exotic animals, mostly reptilian, and free lessons with the purchase of a magical instrument

(Animals, Performing) | Performing quadrupeds, bipeds, and winged creatures

17. (Animals, Performing) | Performing quadrupeds, bipeds, and winged creatures

(Animals, Performing) | Performing horses, deer, elephant, and dogs

18. (Animals, Performing) | Performing horses, deer, elephant, and dogs

(Animals, Performing) | Performing horses, deer, elephant, and dogs

19. (Animals, Performing) | Performing horses, deer, elephant, and dogs

(Aquatic, Exotic Exhibitions) | A group of seven handbills and broadsides

20. (Aquatic, Exotic Exhibitions) | A group of seven handbills and broadsides

(Aquatic Fair) | Water works

21. (Aquatic Fair) | Water works

Aretino, Pietro | Translates literally as Dialogue by Pietro Aretino in which the game is spoke of with pleasant morality

22. Aretino, Pietro | Translates literally as Dialogue by Pietro Aretino in which the game is spoke of with pleasant morality

Astley, Philip | "new Exercises, On several Horses which no other Horseman in the World can perform"

23. Astley, Philip | "new Exercises, On several Horses which no other Horseman in the World can perform"

[Astley, John Conway Philip] | A slip song with lyrics composed by Philip Astley

24. [Astley, John Conway Philip] | A slip song with lyrics composed by Philip Astley

Astley, Philip | The final performance of Astley's "Wonderful Little Horse"

25. Astley, Philip | The final performance of Astley's "Wonderful Little Horse"

(Automata) | Marvelous marchines

26. (Automata) | Marvelous marchines

(Automata) | Automata, spectres, and beheadings

27. (Automata) | Automata, spectres, and beheadings

(Automata) | Early American playbill for an automata musicians

28. (Automata) | Early American playbill for an automata musicians

(Automata) | A group of broadsides for "extraordinary curiosities"

29. (Automata) | A group of broadsides for "extraordinary curiosities"

(Automata) | Six works on "Superb and Magnificent Pieces of Mechanism"

30. (Automata) | Six works on "Superb and Magnificent Pieces of Mechanism"

(Automata) | "Magnificent Exhibitions"

31. (Automata) | "Magnificent Exhibitions"

(Automata) | "Mechanical Figures, As Large as Life, Moving and Working by Machinery"

32. (Automata) | "Mechanical Figures, As Large as Life, Moving and Working by Machinery"

(Automaton Card Tricks) | Mr. Lane—fairground showman, and "First Conjurer to the King"

33. (Automaton Card Tricks) | Mr. Lane—fairground showman, and "First Conjurer to the King"

(Automata, Chess) | " ... it can be but an illusion ... But in what consists the illusion? There is the Gordian knot"

34. (Automata, Chess) | " ... it can be but an illusion ... But in what consists the illusion? There is the Gordian knot"

(Automaton Chess-Player) | The first great "cabinet trick"

35. (Automaton Chess-Player) | The first great "cabinet trick"

(Automaton Chess-Player) | Maelzel's mysterious mechanism

36. (Automaton Chess-Player) | Maelzel's mysterious mechanism

(Automaton Chess Player) | It even speaks French

37. (Automaton Chess Player) | It even speaks French

(Automata) | Including a "Great War" and a "Representation of Nature, in one of her most Tremendous Aspects"

38. (Automata) | Including a "Great War" and a "Representation of Nature, in one of her most Tremendous Aspects"

(Automata, Musical) | Flute-playing automata

39. (Automata, Musical) | Flute-playing automata

Hottentot Venus (Sarah "Saartjie" Baartmann) | A "Wonderful Living Production of Nature"

40. Hottentot Venus (Sarah "Saartjie" Baartmann) | A "Wonderful Living Production of Nature"

[Babcock, John] | A cockney-inspired lexicon

41. [Babcock, John] | A cockney-inspired lexicon

[Bacon, Roger and Thomas Bungay] | The exploits of "Doctor Mirabilis"

42. [Bacon, Roger and Thomas Bungay] | The exploits of "Doctor Mirabilis"

Signor Bagonghi (Giuseppe Bignoli) | The Bignoli that made Bagonghi famous

43. Signor Bagonghi (Giuseppe Bignoli) | The Bignoli that made Bagonghi famous

Bailey, Robert | A notorious gambler, reformed

44. Bailey, Robert | A notorious gambler, reformed

Mr. Baldwin | The unrivalled American magician

45. Mr. Baldwin | The unrivalled American magician

Baldwin, Samri S., & Miss Baldwin (Samuel Spencer Baldwin & Kitty Baldwin) | Where are my pants?

46. Baldwin, Samri S., & Miss Baldwin (Samuel Spencer Baldwin & Kitty Baldwin) | Where are my pants?

"Clown" Barker & Miss Rozsika | Animal comedians

47. "Clown" Barker & Miss Rozsika | Animal comedians

Barnum, P. T. | "Three Dozen Reasons Among Thirty-Six Thousand" to visit Barnum's fair

48. Barnum, P. T. | "Three Dozen Reasons Among Thirty-Six Thousand" to visit Barnum's fair