“THE EXPOSÉ OF STAGE ILLUSIONS”
HOPKINS, Albert A. Magic; Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions. New York, 1901.
1901 edition of Hopkins scarce authoritative work on magic—tracing its practice from the early Egytpians through to the ingenuity of 19th-century magicians and sleight-of-hand artists, along with the visual illusions of early photography and cinema, with frontispiece and over 400 illustrations, many full page, in original pictorial cloth. $500.