£125.00

Publisher

George Routledge and Sons, Limited.

Place

London

Date

1931

Synopsis

With new miscellaneous tricks and recollections of hartz the wizard. by professor hoffmann. new and enlarged edition with 266 illustrations. reprinted.

Item Description

8vo. 7.75 x 5.5 inches. xviii + 737 + 1 pp. Bound in original decorated red cloth, gilt. Spine sunned and ink stain on lower edge; otherwise a very good clean copy. Sticker of L. Davenport and Co. 15 New Oxford St. London, Tricks, Jokes, Puzzles, on half title. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece and by 266 text figures. Decorated by title page vignette. Following an initial chapter on the conjuror's dress and contrivances, the text surveys various appliances, including the magic wand, with numerous chapters on tricks with watches, rings, handkerchiefs, flags, gloves, eggs and hats, etc. This enlarged edition contains additional chapters on New Miscellaneous Tricks and on recollections of Hartz the Wizard (Joseph Michael Harz 1836-1903, a famous Vaudeville conjuror). The author, born John Lewis Angelo (1839-1919) used the pseudonym, Professor Hoffmann, because of his profession as a lawyer. His most famous book was Magic Tricks (1876), which had three successors, including this title. Later Magic was first published in 1903 and in new editions in 1911 and 1925, this copy being a reprint of the latter. Hoffmann was considered to be the foremost writer on magic of his time.

[Stock No. 27249]

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