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Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring - Professor Hoffman

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"Modern Magic" by Professor Hoffmann (real name Angelo Lewis) is 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.

This is a fifth edition copy from 1886. It contains advice on the appearance, the dress and the staging of a magician. It then goes on to describe many tricks with playing cards, coins, watches, rings, handkerchiefs, dominoes, dice, cups and balls, balls, and hats, and 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 more advice on staging.
Its popularity was due in part to the scarcity of teaching materials available to would-be magicians in the late 19th Century. "Modern Magic" was the first book in the English language to really explain how to perform magical feats.

Some foxing of pages. The cover has some wear and fraying - see photograph.

Item details

Author(s):
Professor Hoffman
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
20 x 14 cm
Edition:
Fifth Edition, 1886
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
511
Publisher:
George Routledge and Sons
Title:
Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

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"Modern Magic" by Professor Hoffmann (real name Angelo Lewis) is 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.

This is a fifth edition copy from 1886. It contains advice on the appearance, the dress and the staging of a magician. It then goes on to describe many tricks with playing cards, coins, watches, rings, handkerchiefs, dominoes, dice, cups and balls, balls, and hats, and 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 more advice on staging.
Its popularity was due in part to the scarcity of teaching materials available to would-be magicians in the late 19th Century. "Modern Magic" was the first book in the English language to really explain how to perform magical feats.

Some foxing of pages. The cover has some wear and fraying - see photograph.

Author(s):
Professor Hoffman
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
20 x 14 cm
Edition:
Fifth Edition, 1886
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
511
Publisher:
George Routledge and Sons
Title:
Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

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