1855 - FASHIONABLE SCIENCE OF PARLOR MAGIC - PROF. JOHN H. ANDERSON - HOUDINI
THE FASHIONABLE SCIENCE OF PARLOR MAGIC: BEING A SERIES OF THE NEWEST TRICKS OF DECEPTION, ARRANGED FOR AMATEURS AND LOVERS OF THE ART TO WHICH IS ADDED AN EXPOSURE OF THE PRACTICE MADE USE OF BY PROFESSIONAL CARD PLAYERS, BLACKLEGS AND GAMBLERS — By Professor John Henry Anderson, "The Great Wizard of the North" — 1855 — Magician, Illusions, Conjuring, Tricks, Sleight of Hand, Inventor of "Pulling a Rabbit out of a Top Hat Trick", Occult, "Spiritual and Medium Fraud"
Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald, New York (1855; No Date Provided)
Very scarce 1855 copy of "The Fashionable Science of Parlor Magic" by Professor John Henry Anderson, in well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for light rubbing to the boards and overall light shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean save for small pinhole in the front endpaper, and some erased pencil marks on the back endpaper. All other pages and illustrations are crisp and clean save for a random spot or two of foxing. Leather binding with marbled boards. 89 pages and illustrated, with publisher ads at rear. In the book, Anderson details famous tricks including The Gun Trick, To Make a Card Pass From One Hand Into the Other, and of course the first to be credited with Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Top Hat. Please see below for more information on JH Anderson.
that spiritualism was a "delusion that has driven ten thousand persons mad
in the United States."