BOY'S OWN CONJURING BOOK - 1860 - PARLOR MAGIC TRICKS ILLUSIONS GAMES
Book Details + Condition: Dick and Fitzgerald (New York, NY). Early edition, circa 1860 (ND provided). Hardcover. 384 pages; illustrated throughout with 200 engravings. Subtitled, "Being a complete hand-book of parlour magic; and containing over 1000 optical, chemical, mechanical, magnetically, and magical experiments, amusing transmutations, astonishing sleights and subtleties, celebrated card deceptions, ingenious tricks with numbers, curious and entertaining puzzles, charades, enigmas, rebuses, etc." Interior hinges cracked, but binding remains firm; rubbed corners and edges; wear to original boards; slight scuffing to endpapers; toning and occasional age discoloration to pages; interior is clean and free of markings.