Magical Titbits.




Hamley's Magical Saloons, 35, New Oxford St., W.C.




[n.d., but 1911]


By professor hoffmann. with illustrations by h. l. shindler.

Item Description

8vo. 7.25 x 5 inches. viii + 221 pp. Bound in original decorated maroon cloth, gilt. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Ex Magic Circle Library with stamp and labels, etc. Erased signature on first free endpaper. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece and by 58 text figures. The first part describes miscellaneous magic tricks and the second is recollections of 'my old friend,' Hartz (Joseph Michael Hartz (1836-1903) was 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. New editions of one of these, Later Magic, also contained the Recollections of Hartz. The original publisher's name, probably George Routledge and Sons, has been pasted over by the Hamley's label. Hoffmann was considered to be the foremost writer on magic of his time.

[Stock No. 27250]

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