Indian Conjuring. Major L. H. BRANSON, Lionel Hugh.

Indian Conjuring.

London: George Routledge, ND [ 1922 ]. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. [vi] + 104pp. Illustrated papered boards. B/w frontis, plates & illustrations. The author, Major Lionel Hugh Branson (1879 – 1946) was a magician, an officer of the British Indian Army and a firm believer that with perseverence mediumship could always be shown to be the result of conjurer tricks and fraudulent phenomena . A member of the famous "Magic Circle," he wrote a number of books on magic and his autobiography "A Lifetime of Deception: Reminiscences of a Magician" under his own name, as well as several under the pseudonym Elbiquet Branson. In this work he explores and reveals the tricks of the Indian "jadoo-wallah" or wandering magician/conjuror. Boards a little darkened and slightly discoloured, light rubbing, pages toned, a few tiny worm holes to upper board and first few leaves, still overall a tight, clean VG copy. Scarce. Item #53243


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