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Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring by  Professor Hoffmann - First American Edition  - 1882 - from Gargoyle Books (SKU: 015597)

Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

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Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

by Hoffmann, Professor

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: David McKay, Publisher, 1882. First American Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. A master magician's guide to sleight-of-hand for tricks involving cards, dice, handkerchiefs, dominoes, doves, & more! In 563 pages, with 318 illustrations throughout the text demonstrating the tricks, & an "Appendix containing explanations of some of the best known specialties of Messers. Maskelyne & Cooke" (2 famous British stage magicians). Orig. published in London in 1876, this is the first American Edition, orig. published in 1882. There is no date in this book. This is an outstanding copy of a book that is usually quite worn! Green cloth-covered boards with red embossed design & black lettering to front cover & spine is in VG+ condition: extremely clean, binding tight & square, creamy off-white pages that are very light tanned around edges, but still very supple. NO foxing. NO writing, underlining, or highlighting; not ex-lib. Only real flaw is slight rubbing to extremities & bumped corners, light soil to outside page edges. Sticker from Gordon's Satyr book shop of Hollywood on inside back cover. A truly handsome collectible copy! Please see our photos--they depict the Exact book you will receive from us, never "stock" images! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2021. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship very next business day.

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Bookseller
Gargoyle Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
015597
Title
Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring
Author
Hoffmann, Professor
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
David McKay, Publisher
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date published
1882
Keywords
magic trick legerdemain sleight of hand cards magician magick conjurer

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