THE MAGICIAN'S OWN BOOK or the WHOLE ART OF CONJURING - 1st, 1857 - PARLOR MAGIC
Title:THE MAGICIAN'S OWN BOOK, OR THE WHOLE ART OF CONJURING
Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald City: New York Year: 1857 (First Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 362 pages, with advertisements at end Illustrated: Yes; "Illustrated with over 500 wood cuts"
Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1857 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. Embossed boards with gilt decoration of a sorcerer / magician on front and on spine. Wonderful illustrations throughout — "over 500 woodcuts," per the title page. Hardcover is in excellent overall condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight; the pages are crisp and clean.