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Modern magic; a practical treatise on the art of conjuring by  Angelo (Pseud. Professor Hoffmann) LEWIS - Hardcover - 1901 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 8670)

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 LEWIS, Angelo (Pseud. Professor Hoffmann)

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1901 Modern Magic Professor Hoffmann Magician Conjuring Tricks Cards Dominoes

Modern Magic by Professor Hoffmann is a treatise in book form, first published in 1876, detailing the apparatus, methods and tricks used by the magicians and conjurers of that era. Hoffmann was one of the greatest authorities on the theory and practice of magic, despite his own limited professional experience as a magician. The book contains advice on the appearance, the dress and the staging of a magician. It then goes on to describe many tricks:

· Playing cards

· Coins

· Watches

· Rings

· Handkerchiefs

· Dominoes

· Dice

· Cups and balls

· Balls

· Hats

The edition concludes with a long chapter of miscellaneous tricks, including magic with strings, gloves, eggs, rice and some utility devices. The penultimate chapter describes large stage illusions, and the final chapter contains advice on making a routine for a magic show, and more advice on staging.

This rare 1901 edition includes 318 illustrations throughout.

Item number: #8670

Price: $499

LEWIS, Angelo (Pseud. Professor Hoffmann)

Modern magic; a practical treatise on the art of conjuring

London, G. Routledge and Sons, Ltd., 1901.


Details:

· Collation complete with all pages:

o xv, [1], 511, [1]

o 318 illustrations

· Language: English

· Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure

· Size: ~8in X 6in (20cm x 15cm)

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Bookseller
Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
8670
Title
Modern magic; a practical treatise on the art of conjuring
Author
LEWIS, Angelo (Pseud. Professor Hoffmann)
Format/binding
Hardcover; tight & secure
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
G. Routledge and Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1901
Keywords
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