"THE TWENTY-NINTH CARD, MADAM, IS THE TEN OF HEARTS"
(MAGIC) HOFFMANN, Professor [LEWIS, Angelo John]. More Magic by Professor Hoffmann. New York: George Routledge and Sons, [circa 1890]. Thick octavo, original green beveled cloth, pictorially stamped in black, white, red and gilt. $350.
Early edition, with numerous wood-engravings of sleight-of-hand tricks, in a wonderful pictorial binding.
First published in Philadelphia in 1889, barrister Angelo Lewis' More Magic is a follow up to his very popular Modern Magic (1876). Where his earlier works focused on historical and stage magic, this volume treats "parlor magic"—what is now called "close-up magic," including tricks with cards, coins, and handkerchiefs. Owner signature; bookseller label.
Margins of text block lightly and uniformly embrowned. Minor rubbing to extremities, extremely good condition.