A Grand Exposé

30 Aug

As you may have read earlier this year on our Artistic Director’s blog, Magicana unveiled our plans to reprint, A Grand Exposé, a rare 1860 treatise on deception.

The book is now at the  printers and will be available from Magicana on September 15, 2010. We had originally planned to make this book available September 1. However, due to a delay with the printers our anticipated shipping date has been adjusted to September 15, so we are extending our advance purchase offer to September 10.

This book has a limited print run of 500 copies with only 400 available for sale. It will sell for $45 USD plus shipping within North America. Canadian orders are subject to HST.

A Grand Exposé

Designer's interpretation of A Grand Exposé



For Sharing Wonder readers, we are extending our  Advance Purchase Offer: click here and pre-order your copy now for only $40 USD and receive FREE shipping inside North America; pay only $50 USD for free international shipping. Canadian orders subject to HST.

This is a limited-time offer which will expire on September 10, or while quantities last.


A Grand Exposé is an unapologetic explanation of numerous methods of cheating and how they are put into practice as well as several “short cons”. The author – identified only as “an adept” – paints a vivid picture of live in the latter half of the 19th Century as he travels the road, rail and waterways of the period plying his trade.

It was originally published in 1860 and only a handful of copies are known to exist. Our reprint has been reset and designed by Michael Albright who took every effort to create a convincing echo of the original. The foil-stamped, embossed hardbound edition measures 4.75″ by 5.5″ has a limited print run of 500 copies with only 400 available for sale.

Don’t miss your chance to own something grand.

One Response to “A Grand Exposé”


  1. It’s been really busy … « magicana: sharing wonder - September 10, 2010

    […] round off an excellent summer, we just received notice that our latest publication, A Grand Exposé has finally been delivered! As soon as the books arrive to our fulfillment partners in the USA, […]

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