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Later Magic was the third of Professor Hoffmann’s most significant books on conjuring. First published in 1903, the text looks at the most important developments in the art since 1890’s More Magic. In these intervening years the popularity of magic had snowballed. Due to this rise, Hoffmann decided that to produce a further work encompassing the whole field of conjuring would no longer be practicable. Despite this, Later Magic was still a hugely ambitious and in-depth study of the art at the turn of the twentieth century.


This is the hardback American 1951 edition which includes the extra sections: New Miscellaneous Tricks and Recollections of Hartz the Wizard, which are absent from the much more common 1953 reprint. This adds 184 pages to the shorter edition. In additon, it also has a new introduction by John Mulholland.


Condition: Good, techincally this is ex-library, but it was the library's reserve copy and appears not to have been put into circulation.  It does have a library sticker on the inside front cover and some sticker and tape marks to the spine and boards. There is some shelf wear and wear to the top and bottom of the spine, internal condition is nearly new, a very nice copy.


Binding: Hardback

Year:  1951

Publisher: Dutton.

Pages: 738

Dimensions (to nearest cm): 19 X 13cm

Later Magic - Professor Hoffmann

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