This is the thirteenth edition of Hoffmann's Modern Magic. First published in 1876, Modern Magic had a huge impact on the world of conjuring. It was the first book in the English language to move away from simply exposing the secrets of tricks towards truly explaining how to perform them. With in-depth descriptions of card and coin tricks, mechanical apparatus and stage illusions, it became an instant success and spawned a slew of similar books from rival publishers.
Condition: Good. Spine faded and worn, small bumps to covers, foxing to endpapers, interior very clean and neat, good tight binding, very nice copy.
Year: C. 1900
Dimensions: 20 X 13cm