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Lot number (low to high)
1 (Acrobatics) | A group of six items
2 (Acrobatics) | A charming tabletop game featuring a moving trapeze artist
3 Ady, Thomas | A far more serious approach to debunking witchcraft than the witch skit in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
4 Ady, Thomas | Debunking witchcraft redux
5 (Ætherscope) | "The Greatest Success Ever Known in This Town"
6 Agoust, Henri | The masters of "Restaurant Juggling"
7 Agrippa von Nettesheim, Henricus Cornelius | A skeptical view of the arts and sciences
8 Alberti, Giuseppe Francesco Antonio | Fun with numbers and dexterous card tricks
9 Allarty, Blanche | Midnight at the oasis
10 Alt, Al | The inspiration for Ricky Jay Plays Poker
11 Anderson, George | A striking oversized poster advertising "The Living Skeleton"
12 Anderson, John Henry (The Great Wizard of the North) | "… the most Wonderful Feat ever attempted by living Man … the Gun Delusion!"
13 Anderson, John Henry (The Great Wizard of the North) | An ornate playbill for "The Great Wizard of the North"
14 Anderson, John Henry (The Great Wizard of the North) | A striking portrait
15 Andress, Charles | According to Kellar, "The Last of the Old Masters in Magic"
16 (Animals, Exotic) | Exhibition of exotic animals, mostly reptilian, and free lessons with the purchase of a magical instrument
17 (Animals, Performing) | Performing quadrupeds, bipeds, and winged creatures
18 (Animals, Performing) | Performing horses, deer, elephant, and dogs
19 (Animals, Performing) | Performing horses, deer, elephant, and dogs
20 (Aquatic, Exotic Exhibitions) | A group of seven handbills and broadsides
21 (Aquatic Fair) | Water works
22 Aretino, Pietro | Translates literally as Dialogue by Pietro Aretino in which the game is spoke of with pleasant morality
23 Astley, Philip | "new Exercises, On several Horses which no other Horseman in the World can perform"
24 [Astley, John Conway Philip] | A slip song with lyrics composed by Philip Astley
25 Astley, Philip | The final performance of Astley's "Wonderful Little Horse"
26 (Automata) | Marvelous marchines
27 (Automata) | Automata, spectres, and beheadings
28 (Automata) | Early American playbill for an automata musicians
29 (Automata) | A group of broadsides for "extraordinary curiosities"
30 (Automata) | Six works on "Superb and Magnificent Pieces of Mechanism"
31 (Automata) | "Magnificent Exhibitions"
32 (Automata) | "Mechanical Figures, As Large as Life, Moving and Working by Machinery"
33 (Automaton Card Tricks) | Mr. Lane—fairground showman, and "First Conjurer to the King"
34 (Automata, Chess) | " ... it can be but an illusion ... But in what consists the illusion? There is the Gordian knot"
35 (Automaton Chess-Player) | The first great "cabinet trick"
36 (Automaton Chess-Player) | Maelzel's mysterious mechanism
37 (Automaton Chess Player) | It even speaks French
38 (Automata) | Including a "Great War" and a "Representation of Nature, in one of her most Tremendous Aspects"
39 (Automata, Musical) | Flute-playing automata
40 Hottentot Venus (Sarah "Saartjie" Baartmann) | A "Wonderful Living Production of Nature"
41 [Babcock, John] | A cockney-inspired lexicon
42 [Bacon, Roger and Thomas Bungay] | The exploits of "Doctor Mirabilis"
43 Signor Bagonghi (Giuseppe Bignoli) | The Bignoli that made Bagonghi famous
44 Bailey, Robert | A notorious gambler, reformed
45 Mr. Baldwin | The unrivalled American magician
46 Baldwin, Samri S., & Miss Baldwin (Samuel Spencer Baldwin & Kitty Baldwin) | Where are my pants?
47 "Clown" Barker & Miss Rozsika | Animal comedians
48 Barnum, P. T. | "Three Dozen Reasons Among Thirty-Six Thousand" to visit Barnum's fair