THE MAGIC ART by Donald Holmes, 1st / 1st, 1920 Magic Tricks Stage, Illustrated
THE MAGIC ART by Donald Holmes, First Edition 1920 — Magic Tricks Stage Performance; Illustrated
Publisher: Published by the Author, 1920
"The Magic Art," first edition from 1920, is in overall excellent condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight with little shelf-wear. The pages are crisp and clean save for previous owner's signature on the first blank page. A wonderful rare book on the magical arts. "The Magic Art" is a collection of tricks and apparatus used in magical performance. The book contains tips and techniques on working on a magic act. Also
includes numerous magic routines including A Hypnotic Experiment, The
Chinese Marble Trick, The Dove And Hat Trick and The Tea Chests Of Wang
Foo. The Magic Art is described in the preface as the first volume in a series by Holmes. For unknown reasons, no other volumes were published making this volume very rare. Please see below for a complete table of contents.
Complete Table of Contents The Tea Chests of Wang Foo Preface The History and Psychology of Natural Magic CHAPTER 1 - THE FAIRYLAND OF MAGIC CHAPTER 2 - SOME ACCESSORIES AND ARTIFICES OF GENERAL UTILITY Holmes' Tumbler Manipulation The Watch, Handkerchief and Confetti The Egg and Handkerchief The Flying Glass, Watch and Flag How Many Goldfish? Holmes' Tumbler Manipulation on a Chair A Novel Exchange Holmes' Trick Glass Outfit The Bottomless Mirror Glass The Bottomless Demon Glass The Bottomless Confetti Glass The Mystic Handkerchief and Tumbler of Confetti Holmes' Crystal Jar Outfit The Crystal Mirror Jar The Crystal Confetti Jar Confetti to Water and Goldfish A Chinese Paradox CHAPTER 3 - TRICKS - ORIGINAL AND OTHERWISE A Series of Card Tricks The Torn Card Trick The Barrington Method The Card in the Loaf The Card, Orange and Candle A Hypnotic Experiment The Cards, Coins and Glass Knarf's Coin and Ball of Wool The Coin and Orange Trick A Dye Tube "Wrinkle" Knarf's "The Flag Between" The Handkerchief Sword Improved Candle and Handkerchief Trick Holmes' Color Changing Egg Christopher's Egg and Bag Trick The Paper Balls and Plates The Chinese Marble Trick The New Spirit Handkerchief Gloves to Dove The Dove and Hat Trick The Contrary Fluids The David Bell Funnel The Watch and Pill Boxes The Mysterious Dove Pans The Tale of a Rat The Tea Chests of Wang Foo CHAPTER 4 - WORKING UP AN ACT Fun, Deviltry and Magic A Suit-Case Act "The Magical Man"