THE BOY'S OWN CONJURING BOOK - 1st Ed, 1859 - MAGIC TRICKS, ILLUSIONS, GAMES
THE BOY'S OWN CONJURING BOOK
Book Details + Condition: Dick and Fitzgerald (New York, NY). Very scarce First Edition, 1859. Hardcover measuring 5.25" x 3.5". 416 pages. Portable-sized guide to parlor magic for young boys. Subtitled, "containing an endless variety of optical, chemical, mechanical, magnetical, and magical experiments, amusing transmutations, astonishing sleights and subtleties, celebrated card deceptions, ingenious tricks with numbers, curious and entertaining puzzles, etc." Illustrated with nearly 200 engravings, including a fold-out. Embossed covers with gilt lettering to spine, and gilt to all edges. A solid copy of a scarce first edition, with firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; wear to original boards; slight lean to book; interior is clean and free of markings. Fold-out engraving has had some repair, with binding tape (a well done job).