This is the American first edition of Hoffmann's follow up to Modern Magic. This copy was published in 1890 and joined its predecessor as one of the most important and influential magic books written in the English language.
Condition: Fair, spine and boards missing with small section of top of spine cloth missing, water damage has stained page edges, front and back endpapers have cracked but hinges are still well attached, some pencil additions, particularly to first title page (see photos), some marks and yellowing, still well-bound.
Year: 1890 (first American edition)
Dimensions (to nearest cm): 20 X 14cm