Magic And Its Professors.
George Routledge and Sons Limited Broadway House Ludgate Hill.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. 8 x 5.5 inches. v + [i] + 220 pp. Bound in original cloth, gilt, with coloured pictorial blocks on front board and spine. Extremities a little worn and stained and edges spotted and darkened and interior foxing, largely confined to margins; otherwise a very good copy. Name inscribed on front pastedown. Illustrated by 3 black and white photographic plates and by 83 text figures, some of which have been neatly coloured in, Decorated by title page and endpiece vignettes. A book of magic tricks by numerous contributors, edited by Henry Ridgely Evans (1861-1949), US amateur magician and historian of magic. At the beginning is an account of the career of Robert Houdin (1805-71), The French illusionist and conjuror, considered to be the father of of the modern style of conjuring, which he transformed into a popular theatrical entertainment. First published in both the US and UK in 1902.
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