1893 MORE MAGIC - by PROFESSOR HOFFMANN - MAGIC TRICKS with 140 ILLUSTRATIONS
Book Details + Condition: David McKay (Philadelphia). Early and uncommon edition (ND), circa 1893. Hoffmann's famous work on stage magic, with 140 illustrations. 457 pages. Hardcover with brown cloth, and elaborate decoration in gilt on front cover. Chapters include: The Magician's Wand, The Magician's Table, and the Magician's Dress; Principles of Sleight of Hand Applicable to Card Tricks; Card Tricks with Ordinary Cards and Not Requiring Sleight of Hand; Tricks Involving Sleight of Hand or the Use of Specially Prepared Cards; The "Charlier" System of Card-Making, and Tricks Performed by its Aid; Card Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus; Methods of Sleight-of-Hand Applicable to Coin Tricks; Coin Tricks Without Apparatus; Coin Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus; Tricks with Watches and Rings; Tricks with Handkerchiefs; Feats of Divination; Ball Tricks; Tricks with Hats; Tricks with Eggs; Miscellaneous Tricks; and Stage Tricks. An overall firm and clean copy: interior hinge cracked, but binding remains tight; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards, with some smudging; interior is clean and free of markings save normal age-toning to pages and owner's stamp on rear inside board.