Fooling the World (Howard Thurston)


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This is a pre-owned and scarce book.

Howard Thurston; New York; 1928 First Edition; 6″ X 9″; colored cover with 96 black and white interior pages and illustrations; staple bound; binding intact; some minor cover faults but otherwise a very nice edition.

Famous magician adventures and thrills; mysteries; dreams; numerology; astrology; fortune telling with cards; magic you can do.

This fascinating book contains instructions for a number of magic tricks as well as a dream dictionary, fortune telling guides, and highlights from Thurston’s storied career.

Scarce – OCLC locates only five copies.

Howard Thurston (1869 – 1936) was one of the most successful magicians of the early twentieth century. Thurston traveled the world with what was at the time the biggest magic show ever created – during one tour he advertised that he traveled with thirteen tons of magic. Over the course of his career he performed before Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, and Calvin Coolidge, as well as before heads of state across the world.