THE MAGICIAN'S OWN BOOK OR THE WHOLE ART OF CONJURING, 1860s PARLOR MAGIC TRICKS
Title:THE MAGICIAN'S OWN BOOK, OR THE WHOLE ART OF CONJURING
Publisher: Fitzgerald Publishing Corporation
City: New York Year: ND, circa 1860 Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 362, with advertisements at rear Illustrated: Yes; "Illustrated with over 500 wood cuts"
Book Details + Condition: Circa 1860 edition of THE MAGICIAN'S OWN BOOK, OR THE WHOLE ART OF CONJURING. BEING A COMPLETE HAND-BOOK OF PARLOR MAGIC. AND CONTAINING OVER ONE THOUSAND OPTICAL, CHEMICAL, MECHANICAL, MAGNETICAL, AND MAGICAL EXPERIMENTS, AMUSING TRANSMUTATIONS, ASTONISHING SLEIGHTS AND SUBTLETIES, CELEBRATED CARD DECEPTIONS, INGENIOUS TRICKS WITH NUMBERS, CURIOUS AND ENTERTAINING PUZZLES, TOGETHER WITH ALL OF THE MOST NOTED TRICKS OF MODERN PERFORMERS. Original brown cloth boards with paper label on spine. Wonderful illustrations throughout — "over 500 woodcuts," per the title page. Hardcover is in very good condition, with solid and tight binding; clean and unmarked pages.