Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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-While the origin of this trick is generally credited to the eighteenth century escapade of Mary Toft (see //The British Medical Journal// for July 25, 1896 for details of this story), Dr. Edwin Dawes debunks this theory in //The Magic Circular//, March/April and May 1987. (Also see //The Magical Spectator//,​ No. 4.) Comte seems to have been the first to produce items from hats, c. 1814 and nearly ninety years after the Toft incident, but there is no record of his using a rabbit. The first to produce a rabbit from a hat is still unidentified.+While the origin of this trick is generally credited to the eighteenth century escapade of Mary Toft (see //The British Medical Journal// for July 25, 1896 for details of this story), Dr. Edwin Dawes debunks this theory in //The Magic Circular//, ​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​4423/​Magic+Circular+Vol+81/​70|March/​April ​1987 (Vol. 81 No. 874, p. 60)]] and [[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​4423/​Magic+Circular+Vol+81/​99|May 1987 (Vol. 81 No. 875, p. 85)]]. (Also see //The Magical Spectator//,​ No. 4.) Comte seems to have been the first to produce items from hats, c. 1814 and nearly ninety years after the Toft incident, but there is no record of his using a rabbit. The first to produce a rabbit from a hat is still unidentified.
  
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