1898 Rare Book - MODERN MAGIC - A Practical Treatise On The Art Of Conjuring by Hoffmann.
Author: Professor Hoffmann.
Title: Modern Magic - A Practical Treatise On The Art Of Conjuring.
Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons, Limited, no date (circa 1898). Fifteenth edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xix-373 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, spine decoration faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, endpapers renewed - as shown, rare foxing, and staining - as shown).,
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated with 318 illustrations.
The book: Rare and attractive edition of Modern Magic by Professor Hoffmann (real name Angelo Lewis) -- a treatise in book form, first published in 1876, 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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