TOP ROW an occupational hazrd explained by Punch, February 13th 1929, p.194
11 x 14cms by Ridgwell, "The Magician Who Failed To Produce His "Ticket"..."

a woodcut from an edition of Pliny, Frankfurt 1582

BOTTOM ROW St.James visiting the Magician Hermogenes , engraving, 1565 ; 21 x 29cms.

anon., popular print reproduced The History of Magicians , London 1805.

from Henri Decremps, The Conjuror Unmasked, Stalker [London] 1788