“MYSTERY MAKES THE BABY GROPE FOR THE MOON, THE ASTRONOMER AIM HIS TELESCOPE AT THE STAR”
MAGIC. Hindoo Magic. P.C. Sorcar, The Man with X'ray Eyes. Calcutta: Susil Gupta, (1944). Octavo, original cream paper boards, original blue illustrated dust jacket. $400.
First edition, with numerous in-text “sleight-of-hand” woodcuts in red.
Included is a description of the famous "Indian Rope Trick," as well as "up-to-date amazing and highly interesting magical secrets commonly used by the learned Professors of Indian Magic." Owner signature.
Minor toning, chipping to spine ends of charming illustrated dust jacket.