Secrets of Ancient and Modern Magic; Or, the Art of Conjuring Unveiled: as Performed By the Wonderful Magicians, Houdin, Heller, Herr, Alexander, Maskelyne & Cooke, Bautier and others. Conjuring, ANONYMOUS, M. Young.

Secrets of Ancient and Modern Magic; Or, the Art of Conjuring Unveiled: as Performed By the Wonderful Magicians, Houdin, Heller, Herr, Alexander, Maskelyne & Cooke, Bautier and others.

New York: Wehman Bros. ND [ Circa 1880 ]. First Edition? Softcover. Small octavo. 94pp. + viii page publisher's catalogue, illustrated in b&w. Original illustrated wrappers with red titling and illustration. A booklet describing the methods of well known conjurors.. "..comprising all of their best tricks, giving full explanations for performing them successfully in the parlor or on the stage." Possibly a first edition - but most definitely an early edition. Covers rubbed and a bit discoloured, edges chafed with some chipping and minor loss to spine and corners, page edges very darkened, pages evenly browned (as common), unmarked. Overall a complete, clean near VG copy of this fragile and scarce booklet. Item #63948

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