THE LIVES OF THE CONJURORS
Book Details + Condition: Tinsley Brothers (London). First Edition, 1876. Scarce. Hardcover. 360 pages with index. Blue cloth boards with black decorations and gilt title to spine. "Lives of the Conjurors" is a history of stage magicians and performers, demon conjurors, wizards, pagan rites, phantoms, devils, apparitions, and much more. Fascinating work describing the use of magic mirrors in the ancient world, black magic, and the mysteries of pagan worship in Egypt and necromancers in Israel. A true first edition, first printing with the telltale bright blue boards - the boards changed to red in later printings. Firm binding; wear to boards, with darkening; rubbed corners and edges; wear to spine ends; slight lean to book; period newspaper clippings on magic tricks and magicians glued to front endpapers and half-title page; collection sticker to blank page opposite of title page; interior is clean and free of markings.