1904 First Edition - CONJURING throughout a Fairy Tale - King Koko by Professor Hoffmann.
Author: Professor Hoffmann.
Title: King Koko or the Pretty Princess and the Lucky Lover a Conjuring Entertainment in the Form of a Fairy Tale with Practical Instructions.
Publisher: London: Hamley's Magic Saloons ( pasted over Chatto & Windus 1904), 1904. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 127 pages plus a one-page ad for Hamley's Grand Magical Saloons, and 32 pages of ads for Chatto & Windus publications.
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper).
Illustrations: Complete with all the illustrations by H.L. Shindler.
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 450)
The book: Rare and attractive First Edition of King Koko by Professor Hoffmann including:
1. THE INSTANTANEOUS PRODUCTION OF A ROSE IN THE PERFORMER'S BUTTONHOLE
2. THE MAGIC WAND SUSPENDED IN AIR WITHOUT VISIBLE SUPPORT
3. A BORROWED HALF-CROWN MELTED IN A CANDLE
4. A BORROWED HALF-CROWN DISSOLVED IN A GLASS OF WATER
5. A GLASS OF WATER HELD UPSIDE DOWN WITHOUT SPILLING
6. A SHOWER OF BONBONS MADE TO FALL FROM A BORROWED HANDKERCHIEF
7. A QUANTITY OF FLOWERS PRODUCED FROM AN EMPTY PAPER BAG
8. A BROKEN FAN MAGICALLY RESTORED 33 85
9. A BORROWED HANDKERCHIEF REDUCED TO LILLIPUTIAN DIMENSIONS
10. A DRAWER, SHOWN EMPTY, REPEATEDLY BECOMES FULL 35 93
11. TWO CARDS MADE TO RISE AUTOMATICALLY FROM THE PACK
12. THE SAME CARDS, PLACED SEPARATELY IN DIFFERENT PIECES OF APPARATUS, ARE MYSTERIOUSLY BROUGHT TOGETHER
13. THE ANTI-GRAVITATION BALL, WHICH MOVES UPWARDS ON A CORD, INSTEAD OF FALLING
14. WRITING MAGICALLY PRODUCED UNDER GLASS IN A FRAME
15. SIX AND FIVE PROVED CONCLUSIVELY TO BE THIRTEEN
16. WHITE SAND AND GREY SAND, MIXED TOGETHER IN WATER, BROUGHT OUT AGAIN SEPARATELY, QUITE DRY
17. THE RAINBOW WATER, CHANGING COLOUR AT COMMAND
18. THE MAGIC DIE, PROVED TO BE IN TWO PLACES AT THE SAME TIME
19-20. THREE NUMBERS ADDED TOGETHER WITHOUT SEEING THEM, AND THE TOTAL MADE TO APPEAR ON A SLATE, PREVIOUSLY CLEANED.
The author: Professor Louis Hoffmann (July 23, 1839 - December 23, 1919), born Angelo John Lewis in England, was a lawyer, professor and the leading writer on magic, and on the games, amusements and puzzles of his time.
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