The Modern Conjurer: Drawing Room Entertainer

NEIL, C. Lang

18432 Explaining and Illustrating Tricks by J. N. Maskelyne London, C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1903. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover, 8vo., blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to the cover & spine, some wear to spine ends, Edwin Dearn bookplate endpage, black & white photographs, bibliography, 414pp. + 2pp. adv. Rare copy as it has the author's spelled incorrectly on the spine, Niel instead of the correct Neil - the error was discovered too late by the printer and a new printing was required. Dearn the magic book collector has pasted down a description page on the front endpage, describing it as one of the best books ever written to teach the beginner classical conjuring. The magicians whose tricks are described includ Maskelyne, Trewey, Charles Bertram, Nelson Down, Patrice, Valadon, De Manche, Lewis, Kennard, Stanyon with over 500 illustrations to clarify the explanations. $500.00AUD
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