WILL GOLDSTON’S EASY ROAD TO MAGIC
GOLDSTON, Will. Easy Road to Magic in Seven Lessons. London: Will Goldston, . Quarto, original gray wrappers, staple-bound and post-bound as issued; ff. 47. $350.
First edition of this basic instructional manual, containing seven steps to “becoming a successful magician,” with photographic title vignette and over 60 in-text illustrations.
Basic instruction 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 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.