This is the rare true first edition of a book that became well known later retitled The Boy's Book of Conjuring. This book is one of the most lavishly illustrated magic books of the period. It is filled with beautiful photographs of conjuring effects and apparatus. It was published at a time when exposure was highly controversial, which is probably why the magician who wrote it remained anonymous. Though there is an essay here which explores the book's authorship. A fantastic piece of magic history.


Condition: Good/fair, boards and spine have wear with smal tears to top of spine, some warping to boards, front endpaper has some tape remnants, internal condition good with some light foxing and minor tears and creasing. A good copy of a rare edition.


Binding: Hardback

Year:  1909

Publisher: Ward, Lock and Co.

Pages: 222

Dimensions (to nearest cm): 19 X 13cm

The Art of Modern Conjuring - Anonymous (Ralpho)