"THE IDEAL WAY OF LEARNING MAGIC IS… TO OBTAIN LESSONS FROM A MAGICIAN WHO IS NOT ONLY A SKILFUL PERFORMER BUT WHO ALSO HAS THE GIFT OF TEACHING"
GOLDSTON, Will. Easy Road to Magic in Seven Lessons. London: Will Goldston, . Quarto, staple-bound and post-bound as issued, original gray paper wrappers; ff. 47.
First edition of this basic instructional manual written by a famous magician and personal friend of Houdini, containing seven steps to “becoming a successful magician,” with photographic title vignette and over 60 in-text illustrations.
This magic primer offers seven lessons by famous stage magician Will Goldston, who made his debut at age 17 as "Carl Devo." By the time Goldston was 20, he had become a solo magician, professional dealer, and manager of the "Conjuring, Theatrical, & Entertainment Departments" at Gamage's Department Store in London. He also founded "The Magicians' Club," serving as club treasurer alongside his lifelong friend Harry Houdini, who acted as its president. Printed on rectos only. Embossed stamp of ownership.
Interior near-fine, crease to front cover. A near-fine copy.