1890 First Edition - MORE MAGIC, A Practical Treatise On Magic by Professor Hoffmann.
Author: Professor Hoffmann.
Title: More Magic by Professor Hoffmann With 140 Illustrations.
Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, 1890. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xi-457 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated full-cloth binding with (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, front cover scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, some foxing mainly on the preliminary and last pages - as shown, ink name of a previous owner on the first endpaper and the upper margin of the title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated with 140 illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 300).
The book: Rare and attractive first edition of More Magic by Professor Hoffmann (real name Angelo Lewis) -- a treatise in book form, first published in 1890, detailing the apparatus, methods, and tricks used by the magicians and conjurors of that era. Hoffmann was considered to be one of the greatest authorities on the theory and practice of magic, despite his own limited professional experience as a magician.
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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